]> The Citizen Online - Weekend http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/10/0 en 12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42258 <p>The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. As always, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned. The Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge.</p> Weekend Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:46:31 -0500 NCTC presents an evening of comedy http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42169 <p><div class="image"> <a href="node/42168"><img src="http://archive.thecitizen.com/files/images3/week_nitwits_COLOR-sm.jpg" width="370" height="226" alt="NCTC presents an evening of comedy" /></a> <span class="caption">The cast of Newnan Community Theatre’s NITWITS. Photo/Special.</span> </div></p> <p>What do you get when you put a veteranarian, a banker, and a teacher on stage? We really don’t know, but we’ll be finding out when the NITWITS return on February 20th to Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC).</p> <p> The NITWITS is NCTC’s improvisational comedy troupe. The troupe includes a veteranarian (Jeff Allen), a banker (Stephen Marshall), and two teachers (Spencer Jordan, Trey Stephens), among many other talented actors. The group uses improv acting techniques to perform skits, often using audience suggestions to guide the performance. The television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway” familiarized many with short-form improv comedy.</p> Weekend Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:14:28 -0500 “Percy Jackson” - The pen is mightier than the wand http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42167 <p><strong >****</strong></p> <p>If you’re wondering about the strange headline for this review, the reason for it is Chris Columbus directed the first two Harry Potter films. Since I was only 6 when I saw “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” I didn’t know how to compare two films based on who directed them. I’m happy to say I can now compare films based on the director. “Percy Jackson,” in my opinion, is better than the first and second Harry Potter films for a couple of reasons. The characters felt like people you could run in to on the street and I didn’t have to read the book to understand the plot.</p> Weekend Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:07:31 -0500 STG presents musical about teachers http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42165 <p>Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn is giving you a behind the scenes look with “Teachers, The Musical.”</p> <p>The cast features Sharpsburg residents Tommy McDaniel and Truman Griffin, Fayetteville’s Alexia Barrett and Lauran Wilkerson, Jim Abert of Acworth, Marti Catrett of Barnesville and Maureen McDaniel of Haralson.</p> Weekend Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:02:22 -0500 NCTC announces auditions for ‘Brer Rabbit Stories’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42166 <p>Boys and girls, ages 5 to 12, are invited to audition for Newnan Community Theatre Company’s original production, “Brer Rabbit Stories.” Brer Rabbit is a trickster who uses wit and words to escape from sticky situations. The author who popularized the Brer Rabbit stories is Joel Chandler Harris. He was born in Eatonton , Georgia . The children will participate in the creation and staging of half dozen or more of these endearing and charming folk tales, which originally came from West Africa .</p> Weekend Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:00:26 -0500 Volunteer Work Day at Line Creek Nature Area rescheduled http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42164 <p>Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, Feb. 27 to help improve the trails at Line Creek Nature Area, a popular nature preserve in Fayette County.</p> Weekend Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:59:30 -0500 PTC School of Dance offers free dance classes over week of winter break http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42041 <p>Peachtree City School of Dance offers classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz, pointe, tap, contemporary and musical theater for all ages. Check out PTCSchoolofDance.com for a complete schedule or call us at 770-632-1544.</p> Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:58:22 -0500 NCTC announces auditions for ‘Cabaret’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42040 <p>The musical “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff takes places in Germany in the 1930s. The audience is invited, by the emcee, to escape to the Kit Kat Klub and leave all their troubles behind. Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) will present the show in May.</p> Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:56:27 -0500 Plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day weekend http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42027 <p>Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what many consider a school night, but that doesn’t let you off the hook as your Valentine will probably expect to go somewhere this weekend to celebrate. If you need some ideas, this article should give you plenty.</p> Names & Faces Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:37:05 -0500 College Goal Sunday http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42020 <p>College or technical school bound students in Fayette are invited to attend College Goal Sunday at Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) on February 28 from 2-4 p.m.</p> Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:10:26 -0500 Join volunteers to improve trails at Line Creek Nature Area http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42019 <p>Southern Conservation Trust is hosting a Volunteer Work Day at Line Creek Nature Center in Peachtree City, off Highway 54 at the Coweta County line, Feb. 13.</p> Weekend Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:06:08 -0500 ‘The Rock’ wings it in ‘The Tooth Fairy’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41823 <p><strong >***1/2</strong></p> <p>Here’s a tooth fairy math question from my mother the editor: Children have 20 primary teeth. Would you be better off getting $5 per tooth, or getting a penny for the first tooth, two pennies for the second tooth, four pennies for the third tooth and continuing to double the dough for each tooth up to twenty? Now that the boring math message is out of the way, let’s get on with the review.</p> Weekend Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:08:48 -0500 British farce, ‘What The Butler Saw’ comes to NCTC http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41798 <p><div class="image"> <a href="node/41796"><img src="http://archive.thecitizen.com/files/images3/week_what-the-butler-saw-sm.jpg" width="370" height="283" alt="British farce, ‘What The Butler Saw’ comes to NCTC" /></a> <span class="caption">From left are ‘What The Butler Saw” cast members Randy Drake, Brian Walsh, Robby Culp, Chaz Ferguson, Ann Kohen, and Trey Stephens. In front, Scott Pollak. Photo/Kelsey Gentry</span> </div></p> Weekend Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:48:59 -0500 NCTC announces auditions for “Death of a Salesman,” Feb. 1 and 2 http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41797 <p>The American classic, ”Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, is the story of a man in search of the American Dream.</p> Weekend Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:45:12 -0500 Legacy Theatre presents ‘My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41677 <p><div class="image"> <a href="node/41676"><img src="http://archive.thecitizen.com/files/images3/week_my-way-at-legacy_sm.jpg" width="370" height="273" alt="Legacy Theatre presents Tribute to Frank Sinatra" /></a> <span class="caption"></span> </div></p> <p>Frank Sinatra entertained audiences for decades with dozens and dozens of hit songs. His presence can still be felt on modern culture as some of the songs he made famous continue to pop up on television, in movies and on the radio around the world. When Bethany Hayes Smith, the executive producer at the Legacy Theatre, was a part of “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” in Kentucky in 2004, it was a crowd pleaser, so it made sense for her and her husband, Mark, the theatre’s artistic director, to bring it to Tyrone.</p> Weekend Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:12:57 -0500