Tuesday, September 30, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Joe Landry Interviewed About His Play Vintage Hitchcock Premiering at Legacy Theatre

 

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

 
October 1, 2008
 
 
 

Website Created About World Premiere of VINTAGE HITCHCOCK at Legacy Theatre

 

Playwright Joe Landry Interviwed by Artistic Director Mark Smith

 
     In anticipation of the performance later this month of Vintage Hitchcock, a website has been created to answer the questions generated by this unusual play and the reason why
its World Premiere is being held in the small town of Tyrone rather than in a large city like Atlanta.  (In the info provided below, the word "Atlanta" means "Atlanta area".)  The information below comes from two websites, the Legacy Theatre website www.thelegacytheatre.org and www.vintagehitchcock.com.  The Legacy Theatre is run by a couple from Newnan, GA:  Mark Smith, the Artistic Director, and Bethany Smith, the Executive Producer.     
 
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

by Joe Landry

October 17 - November 2, 2008

WORLD PREMIERE!

 

Joe Landry, author of one of the most produced plays in America in 2007, It's A Wonderful Live: A Live Radio Play, has chosen the The Legacy Theatre to premiere his new play, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. "This is New York City and WBFR presenting Vintage Hitchcock. Each week, at this hour, we bring you the excitement of the great stories of the strange and unusual. Dark and compelling yarns culled form the four corners of the world. Tonight, we present a trio of thrilling tales immortalized by the Master of Suspense, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock: 'The Lodger,' 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' and 'The Lady Vanishes'." The author himself will be working hand in hand with director, Mark Smith, and the cast to craft a piece that will be released for world-wide production in the near future. The Legacy will the be the first EVER to present this fantastic evening of thrills and suspense. Audiences will not want to miss out on the chance to be a part of this history-making production.

For more information about the play , please visit the author's show website at http://vintagehitchcock.com/

Buy Tickets

Box Office (404) 895-1473

 

"Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play" is an evening of radio play adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In "The Lodger," a landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant may be a serial killer. In "The Lady Vanishes," a young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared. And, finally, in "The 39 Steps," a man falsely accused of murder races across Scotland handcuffed to the beautiful blonde who turned him in. These stories come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with five actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring.
"Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play"
will premiere at The Legacy Theatre
in Atlanta, GA in October, 2008.
Click here for details
JOE LANDRY (Playwright)
At age 12, Joe's first job was in the film department at the library in his hometown of Fairfield, CT. This was before the dawn of home video, back in the days of 16mm, and their permanent collection included "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Lady Vanishes" and other early Hitchcock films. Joe's other main interest was the theatre. Encouraged by his parents, Joe was introduced to various theatres which he came to call home, including Playwrights Horizons and Roundabout Theatre Company in New York, Westport Country Playhouse and others. In 1995, Joe founded Second Guess Theatre Company, which produced over two dozen new plays, adaptations and revivals to critical-acclaim. In 1997, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" premiered in Stamford, CT and has since enjoyed productions around the country. This fall, Joe's adaptation of the cult classic "Reefer Madness" is being published by Playscripts, Inc. In January, 2009, "Mothers and Sons," a musical co-written with Kevin Connors, premieres in Connecticut. Other future projects include a work inspired by Erich von Stroheim's "Greed." joelandry.com

The following interview is between Mark Smith, Artistic Director of the Legacy Theatre in Atlanta, GA, where "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play" premieres in October, 2008.

MARK SMITH. Could you tell us exactly what is a "radio play?" What uniquely separates it from a "regular" play?

 

JOE LANDRY. What uniquely separates a "radio play" from a "regular" play is the style of theatrical storytelling. In the "radio plays" I've written thus far, ("It's a Wonderful Life" and "Vintage Hitchcock") the audience is invited to experience the magic of a live 1940s radio broadcast. The golden age of old time radio is recreated using a handful of actors who play the dozens of characters in the stories and create sound effects and musical accompaniment to assist in engaging the imagination.


MARK. Why were you drawn to adapting radio plays for the stage? What is it about this medium that inspires you?

 

JOE. I had originally adapted "It's a Wonderful Life" as a full-stage version with twenty actors and full sets. While this version enjoyed a modest success with high schools and community theatres, the piece proved too large in scope and budget for most professional producers. While I was trying to pare the piece down I was also becoming a fan of old time radio and started thinking that "Wonderful Life" would be a perfect match for this medium. It was this new radio play version that really started the ball rolling, and word of mouth spread from one production to another. The blend of simplicity and nostalgia which initially attracted me to the radio play medium continue to inspire me today.


MARK. "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" was named one of the most produced plays in the country in 2007. How did that make you feel?

 

JOE. I was delighted to learn that American Theatre Magazine named my adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" among the top-ten most produced plays of 2007. And I was flattered to feel that my play had generated this level of interest around the country. While Frank Capra's original continues making new fans every year, I couldn't be happier in helping share the timeless tale of George Bailey through this additional medium.


MARK. Why did you choose the early British films of Alfred Hitchcock to adapt into the radio play?

 

JOE. Hitchcock is one of my favorite directors, and my first memories of seeing his films were those from his early years. Hitchcock developed a storytelling style and motifs in these early pictures which would follow him throughout his long career. I've chosen to adapt from this period because I don't think as many fans know these films as well as "Psycho" or "The Birds," and, if you're anything like me, there's nothing like discovering a new treasure from a filmmaker you love.


MARK. How will this production be different from "It's A Wonderful Life?" How will it be similar?

 

JOE. The biggest change is the number of stories. While "It's a Wonderful Life" tells that one story, "Vintage Hitchcock" tells three. The radio play elements in both "Wonderful Life" and "Hitchcock" are similar stylistically and each require the same number of actors (two women and thee men) to create the dozens of characters and sound effects over the course of the evening.


MARK. Why did you choose The Legacy Theatre to produce this World Premiere?

 

JOE. I first became aware of The Legacy Theatre when they chose to produce "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" last season. Every year I try to visit at least a few productions, and I was fortunate enough to see Legacy's production last year. Not only was the production itself amazing, but the theatre was such a beauty (I equate The Legacy to a boutique hotel when telling my friends about the place) and Mark, Bethany and the cast couldn't have been more welcoming. In my bio last year, I mentioned I was working on a radio play based on early Hitchcock, Mark sounded very interested and I was thrilled he was able to include the play's premiere this season!


MARK. What will your involvement be in this very first production?

 

JOE. I'm expecting to be very involved with developing the script itself, and will do so from my home in Connecticut as well as in residence at the Legacy during rehearsals. Being on site for the opening weekend will provide the opportunity to see how the piece plays in front of an audience, which is always the true test of a play. I'm grateful to the Legacy for providing me with this amazing opportunity, and couldn't be more excited to share in this premiere!


Monday, September 29, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] NCAA Artist of Month Barbara Kelly's Paintings On Display in Newnan City Hall

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

 
September 29, 2008
 

NCAA Artist of Month for October Announced

 

Barbara Kelly To Have Paintings Displayed in Newnan City Hall 

 
     The Newnan-Coweta Art Association has chosen as its Artist of The Month, Barbara Kelly, which means she will have her paintings displayed in the Reception Area of t he City Managers Office of the Newnan City Hall.  Below is the announcement issued by the City of Newnan's Publicity Director Gina Lau Snider:
 
 
 
Newnan City Hall's Artist of the Month for October

 

Barbara Kelly is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association's Artist of the Month for the month of October. Her artwork is currently on display at City Hall in the city manager's office.

 

Barbara was raised in Pennsylvania and as a youngster received formal art training.  This was from Pennsylvania Impressionist, Dr. Walter E.Baum. Subsequently, her work was displayed in her elementary and junior high schools.

    

As an adult she earned a B.S. degree from Cedar Crest College, and a Master's degree from the University of West Georgia.  After devoting 32 years to the field of education, Barbara retired in 1996.  It was then that she began to pursue art as a serious endeavor.

 

Barbara paints with oils, watercolors and pastels.  She feels that different subject matter lends itself to one medium over another, and she tackles all subject matter including animals, humans, still life, flowers and landscapes.  People and animals are her favorites.

 

Barbara's work has been displayed at the Georgia State Capital, Georgia State Fair, Clayton Arts Gallery and at the Fayette County Courthouse Art Show. One of her paintings was included in a traveling exhibition throughout the state of Georgia.  She has won numerous ribbons and purchase awards, and her work hangs in many private homes.

 

Barbara is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association

 

NCAA meets on the third Thursday of each month (Sept. through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 P.M.  Visitors and new members are welcome.  An art demonstration is presented each month.  Come and join the fun.

 

 


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Grantville Depot Southern Country Gospel Sings For October Announced

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

 
September 29, 2008

 

Grantville Depot Gospel Sing for October Announced

 
     The Grantville Day Committee is thankful to Roy Smith for arranging three of the Southern Country Gospel Music Groups which sang on Sunday September 28 during Grantville Day. Smith has become an authority on the Southern Country Gospel Groups in the area ever since he and the late Tommy Boyd several years ago founded the monthly Sings at the Grantville Railroad Freight depot which bring in these groups to perform and minister there. Smith has just announced the groups which will be present at the next Sing, which will be held on Saturday October 25 beginning at 7 PM. As usual, the atmosphere will be casual and picnic like, refreshments will be served and you can come and go when you wish and admission is free.
 
     These groups will be Day Spring from Alabama, Joyful Spirits from Whitesburg, and the Parrish Family from Florida. Anyone wishing information on these monthly Depot Sings can contact Roy Smith at 770-251-5621 or by email at depotsinging@yahoo.com.
 
     Grantville is a small city in southern Coweta County at Exit 35 on Interstate 85. The Railroad Depot was restored during the 1990s and is a historic site which is very important to Grantville, which gets its name from Mr. L. P.Grant, the President of the Railroad during the late 19th century.  It also provides an ideal venue for the Southern Country Gospel Music genre.
 
 

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Conlan and Gruby Win Prizes at SlowExposures

Coweta   Arts   Tidbits

The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 September 25, 2008
 
Two Coweta Photographers Win Prizes at SlowExposures:
 
Paul Conlan of Newnan Takes 1st Place in W. Central GA Category
 
Gary Gruby of Senoia Takes 2nd Place in Southeast Category
 
     As they have with past exhibitions, Coweta County photographers this year continued to win prizes at the SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South, which gets harder to do each year as more and more photographers across the country become aware of this prestigious event and the competition gets ever stiffer as more and more of them enter.
 
    Paul Conlan of Newnan won the First Place in the West Central Georgia Category for his entry "Pointing The Way".  Gary Gruby of Senoia won Second Place in the Southeast Category for his entry "Bad Moon Rising".  The winners were chosen over the weekend. 
 
     SlowExposures will be running for one more weekend -- the one coming up, September 26-28.  See details on the website www.slowexposures.org.   


THIS  - FINALLY ! - IS  CORRECT  
 
MY  APOLOGIES  FOR  THE 
PREVIOUS  INCORRECT  REPORTS !!
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[Grantville Day News Release] Peachtree Cloggers Unable to Come to Grantville Day

GRANTVILLE DAYS

CROSSTIE FESTIVAL

NEWS RELEASE

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258 schultz_forrest@yahoo.com

 
September 24, 2008
 
Peachtree Cloggers Unable to Come to Grantville Day
 
     Sandra Luttrell, the Chairman of Grantville Day, has regretfully announced that the Peachtree Cloggers will be unable to come to Grantville Day due to sickness among their members.  Info about Grantville Day is available from Luttrell at 770-583-2147 or sangalasands@aol.com.   
 
     
 
   

[Grantville Day] Pony Rides at Grantville Day

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CROSSTIE FESTIVAL

NEWS RELEASE

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258 schultz_forrest@yahoo.com

 
September 23, 2008
 
Holly McKay Family Pony Rides At Grantville Day
 
     Grantville Day this year will be reviving something that has been missing the past few years -- Pony Rides!!  These Pony Rides will be conducted by Holly McKay who operates a family owned business called "Pony Parties".  Information on Pony Parties is available on their website  www.ponyparties.synthasite.com
 
     Grantville Day will be held this weekend on Saturday September 27 beginning at 10 AM and Sunday September 28 beginning at 12 Noon.  The official name this year is the Grantville Days Crosstie Festival.  Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85.  Information about Grantville Day is available from Sandra Luttrell at sangalasands@aol.com  or by calling her at 770-583-2147 or by dropping in and talking with her at the Luttrells' Family Restaurant on Main Street in Grantville.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

RE: [artscoweta] CORRECTED -- USE THIS ONE[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Conlan and Gruby Win Prizes at SlowExposures

Forrest and All…  Please note that the SlowExposures award categories in this Tidbit are reversed.  I won First Place with “Pointing the Way” in the West Central Georgia Category.  Gary Gruby won Second Place with “Bad Moon Rising” in the Southeast Category.  I’ve checked my email of 9/22 and these results are correctly presented.   I just wanted to let you know.  Thank you for getting this and the other Tidbit notices regarding SlowExposures out.  I hope others will visit the show this coming weekend.

 

Best wishes,

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

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The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 September 23, 2008

 

Two Coweta Photographers Win Prizes at SlowExposures:

 

Paul Conlan of Newnan Takes 1st Prize in Southeast Category

 

Gary Gruby of Senoia Takes 2nd Prize in West Central GA Category

 

     As they have with past exhibitions, Coweta County photographers this year continued to win prizes at the SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South, which gets harder to do each year as more and more photographers across the country become aware of this prestigious event and the competition gets ever stiffer as more and more of them enter.

 

    Paul Conlan of Newnan won the First Place in the Southeast Category for his entry "Pointing The Way".  Gary Gruby of Senoia won Second Place in the West Central Georgia Category for his entry "Bad Moon Rising".  The winners were chosen over the weekend. 

 

     SlowExposures will be running for one more weekend -- the one coming up.  See details on the website www.slowexposures.org.   

 

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CORRECTED -- USE THIS ONE[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Conlan and Gruby Win Prizes at SlowExposure

Coweta   Arts   Tidbits

The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 September 23, 2008
 
Two Coweta Photographers Win Prizes at SlowExposures:
 
Paul Conlan of Newnan Takes 1st Prize in Southeast Category
 
Gary Gruby of Senoia Takes 2nd Prize in West Central GA Category
 
     As they have with past exhibitions, Coweta County photographers this year continued to win prizes at the SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South, which gets harder to do each year as more and more photographers across the country become aware of this prestigious event and the competition gets ever stiffer as more and more of them enter.
 
    Paul Conlan of Newnan won the First Place in the Southeast Category for his entry "Pointing The Way".  Gary Gruby of Senoia won Second Place in the West Central Georgia Category for his entry "Bad Moon Rising".  The winners were chosen over the weekend. 
 
     SlowExposures will be running for one more weekend -- the one coming up.  See details on the website www.slowexposures.org.   


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Conlan and Gruby Win Prizes at SlowExposure

Coweta   Arts   Tidbits

The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 September 23, 2008
 
Two Coweta Photographers Win Prizes at SlowExposures:
 
Paul Conlan of Newnan Takes 1st Prize in Southeast Category
 
Gary Gruby of Senoia Takes 2nd Prize in West Central GA Category
 
     As they have with past exhibitions, Coweta County photographers this year continued to win prizes at the SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South, which gets harder to do each year as more and more photographers across the country become aware of this prestigious event and the competition gets ever stiffer as more and more of them enter.
 
    Paul Conlan of Newnan won the First Place in the Southeast Category for his entry "Bad Moon Rising".  Gary Gruby of Senoia won Second Place in the West Central Georgia Category for his entry "Pointing The Way".  The winners were chosen over the weekend. 
 
     SlowExposures will be running for one more weekend -- the one coming up.  See details on the website www.slowexposures.org.   

[Grantvill Day News Release] Peachtree Cloggers Coming to Grantville Day

GRANTVILLE DAYS

CROSSTIE FESTIVAL

NEWS RELEASE

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258 schultz_forrest@yahoo.com

 
September 23, 2008
 

Peachtree Cloggers Coming to Grantville Day

 
     Grantville Day, which this year is being called the Grantville Days Crosstie Festival, features many different forms of entertainment. Appearing this year for the first time will be The Peachtree Cloggers, who will be dancing up a storm from 2 PM thru 3 PM on Saturday September 27. There is no charge to see the Cloggers or to come to Grantville Day.  Grantville is a small city in southern Coweta County, GA located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85.
 
     Information on Grantville Day is available from its Chairman Sandra Luttrell at sangalasanda@aol.com or 770-583-2147. 

[Grantville Day] Grantville Day Street Dance Announced: McElhannon the DJ; Southern Pride The Band

GRANTVILLE  DAYS 
CROSSTIE   FESTIVAL 
NEWS  RELEASE
 
Composed  By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258  schultz_forrest@yahoo.com
 
 September 23, 2008
 
Grantville Day Street Dance Announced
 
Mike McElhannon the DJ;  Southern Pride the Band
 
     Although Grantville Day not lasts two days instead of one day, and although the name this year is different -- The Grantville Days Crosstie Festival, one thing which is the same is that Saturday night is devoted to a Street Dance held next to the railroad freight depot on Grant Street and lasting from 6 PM through 10 PM.
 
     Mike McElhannon, from All Star Entertainment in Atlanta, who recently moved to Grantville, will once again be in charge of the music at Grantville Day.  He is very excited about everything and particularly about the Street Dance where  he will be the DJ and aboaut the Southern Pride Band coming to perform there.

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Legacy Theatre Play Raising Funds for Three Sick Children

 

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 

September 23, 2008

 

Legacy Theatre Play Raising Funds For Three Sick Children

 
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[Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Sleepy Hollow" Coming to the Legacy on Oct. 18

 

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 
September 23, 2008
 
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Coming to Legacy Theatre On October 18
 
Using "One of Best Play Adaptations" of Irving's Classic
 
      By now anyone familiar with the performing arts scene on the Southside knows that Mark and Bethany Smith of Newnan present only the very best plays at their Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  Therefore we are not surprised to learn that the upcoming Sleepy Hollow play next month will use one of the best adaptations ever of this great classic by Washinton Irving, namely the one by Kathryn Schultz Miller.
 
   Here is the flyer produced by the Publicity Director, Dustin Lewis:
 
 
 South Atlanta's Only Full-Time Professional Theatre!

1175 Senoia Road Tyrone, GA

BRINGING BROADWAY SOUTH OF ATLANTA!

by Kathryn Schultz Miller

Saturday, October 18th at 11am The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving's spooky Halloween classic, is presented

with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats.

"The audiences loved it! By far one of the best

play adaptations of Washington Irving's classical work!"

-Storybook Theatre

"This adaptation, by Kathryn Schultz Miller, is both funny

and simple for a young audience to understand, an important

consideration, full of shivers and merriment."

-The Orlando Sentinel

Tickets are only $10 General Admission

For more information and reservations call Dustin at 404-895-1473

or email dustin@thelegacytheatre.org

www.thelegacytheatre.org

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Actor Joey Waldrop Participating in Free Night of Theatre on Oct. 16

Coweta   Arts   Tidbits

The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 
September 17, 2008
 

Coweta Actor Joey Waldrop Participating in "Free Night of Theatre 2008"

 

Will Perform With Gallery Players On Oct. 16 at Tyrone's Boxcar Cafe'

 

     Dr. Susan Steadman of Offshoot Productions has announced that the Gallery Players will be one of the acting groups involved in performances as part of this year's "Free Night of Theatre" Program.  One of the actors in the Gallery Players is Joey Waldrop from Senoia. Here verbatim is  her news release about this issued on September 15:

 

Offshoot's Gallery Players Troupe Participates in Free Night of Theatre 2008

 

            Fayette County-based Offshoot Productions is once again participating in the Theatre Communications Group's exciting national audience development program, Free Night of Theatre.  Offshoot's Gallery Players improvisation troupe will perform on October 16th at Tyrone's Boxcar CafĂ©, 865 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA 30290.  The performance, which begins at 8:00 p.m., is free, but reservations are required, and seating is very limited.  Each patron may reserve only two tickets.

            Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase.

            Visit Offshoot's web site, www.offshoot.org, for a link to Theatre Communication Group's site, where tickets may be reserved.   For specific information on the Gallery Players, contact Offshoot Productions at (770) 631-2362 or offshootp@aol.com.  For general information on the Free Night program, go to http://www.freenightoftheater.net/.

 

Here now, verbatim is the first two paragraphs found at this website:

 

 

FREE NIGHT OF THEATER 2008

Launches in Over 100 Cities Across the Country on October 16!

Free Night of Theater is Theatre Communications Group's exciting national audience development program designed to attract new audiences to America's not-for-profit theatres. Since the pilot program, which debuted in three cities in 2005, Free Night has expanded across the country and will be presented in over 100 cities by more than 600 theatres in 2008.
 
As the Free Night program rolls out over an ever expanding national stage, we are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to provide access to thousands of new audience members to experience the joy of theatre for the first time -- absolutely free of charge!

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Joey Waldrop From Senoia in Offshoot Productions' Gallery Players

 

Coweta   Arts   Tidbits

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 
September 17, 2008
 
 

Joey Waldrop From Senoia in Offshoot Production's "Gallery Players"

 

Next Performance September 28 in PTC

 

     Recently it seems that more and more of Coweta County's arts news pertains to Senoia.  The latest of these pertains to Senoian Joey Waldrop, who is a member of the  "Gallery Players" of Offshoot Productions, one of the oldest performing arts groups on the Southside.  Here is what Offshoot's Director, Dr. Susan Steadman has to say about Joey Waldrop and about the next performance of the Gallery Players, which will take place on September 28 in Peachtree City.

 
     "One of the actors in the Gallery Players is from Coweta:  Joey Waldrop, who was brought up and lives in Senoia.  Joey was an apprentice with Offshoot years ago, when he was a teenager.  He has since graduated with a theatre degree from UGA, has had parts in movies and commercials.  Here's his bio, in brief, from our program:

Joey Waldrop (Ensemble) earned a degree in Theatre and Film Studies from UGA. His numerous stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, and The Last of My Solid Gold Watches.  His recent film credits include the upcoming feature film Deadland and the television sitcom pilot Dixie Melodie.  He can also be seen soon in a Coke Zero commercial. Joey is happy to be working with Offshoot again, after a long hiatus, and proud to be a member of the Gallery Players. 

 

Info on the Gallery Players--next performance is Sunday, September 28, 7:00 p.m. at Gallery Row coffee in the Kedron shopping center in Peachtree City.

            This Offshoot Productions ensemble features diverse actors ranging in age from twenties to fifties and with a variety of backgrounds in theatre and music.  Rehearsals and several performances have enabled the Players to develop into a cohesive and very funny troupe.  Actors include Elizabeth Clausen, Andy Fleming, Kristi Israel, Betty Mitchell, Paige Steadman and Joey Waldrop, all of whom have appeared in previous Offshoot shows over the years. 

            The director, Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D., has staged nearly 70 productions for professional, alternative, community and university theatres.  While establishing the first theatre program at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, she led a popular improvisation troupe and has widely taught improvisation techniques.   

            Each performance is unique, and the group has hours of material to call upon at the drop of a hat.  Furthermore, because the audience is always different, the show is always different.  For example, in the ensemble's version of the Dating Game, the audience assigns different charac­ters (real or fictional, from Cleopatra to Orphan Annie) to the women competing for a bewildered contestant.  In another scene, laughs abound when the players must begin each line with the subse­quent letter of the alphabet and the audience gets to blow the whistle—literally—if an actor slips up.  Like variety?  Watch the actors turn an everyday scene into a Shakespear­ean tragedy, science fiction movie, musical comedy, soap opera, Dr. Seuss book or televi­sion sitcom.

            Gallery Row's Peachtree City location is 1255 North Peachtree Parkway, in the Kedron shopping center.  A $10 cover charge, which may be paid at the door, includes complimentary coffee, with mouth-watering desserts available for purchase.  Reservations are suggested.

             Contact Offshoot Productions for details and reservations at (770) 631-2362 or offshootpr@aol.com.  To learn more about Offshoot, the longest-running professional theatre on the Southside, visit www.offshoot.org.


Offshoot Productions
P. O. Box 2462
Peachtree City, GA 30269
(770) 631-2362 offshootpr@aol.com www..offshoot.org

 
To learn more about Joey Waldrop you can visit his website www.joeywaldrop.com


 


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Pianist Richard Dowling At Arts Centre On October 18

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

 
September 17, 2008

 

Noted Pianist Richard Dowling Coming to Arts Centre on Oct. 18

 

     Knowing the high artistic standards held by Don Nixon, the Director of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, it is not surprising to learn that he has scheduled a concert at the Centre by one of the nation's top pianists, Richard Dowling.  The New York Times has hailed Dowling as "an especially impressive fine young pianist."  Dowling regularly appears across the USA both in solo recitals and in concerts with orchestras.  He is highly acclaimed by his audiences for his elegant and exciting style.  Two of the greatest achievements of his illustrious career include these two New York City triumphs:  a sold-out orchestral debut performance at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and a solo recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.  Among the awards he has received is a special one from National Federation of Music Clubs recognizing his outstanding performances of American music.

 

     Admission for this important event is $10 for adults and $8 for children and senior citizens.  Tickets may be purchased at the Centre or at Scott's Book Store on the Courthouse Square in Newnan or at Morgan's Jewelers in Ashley Park on the Newnan Crossing Bypass.  The Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.  The Centre telephone no. is 770-254-2787.

 

       

 

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Andy Cunningham, Jr. Art Exhibit at Arts Centre Oct. 13-30

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

September 10, 2008

 

Andy Cunningham, Jr. Art Exhibit at Arts Centre Oct. 13 - 30

 

     The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County recently announced that it will be hosting an exhibit by one of Georgia's greatest visual artists, Andy Cunningham, Jr. from Atlanta.  Cunningham is a teacher at the Woodward Academy and is chairman of the Visual Arts Department of the Governors Honors Program of Georgia.  He has exhibited at art galleries and museums all across the country where his works have won many awards.  His works have also been featured in various publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southern Homes, Guide to Georgia, and Art Papers.   Anyone who is familiar with the high standards of the Arts Centre would expect no less.  Ever since the Arts Centre opened four years ago, its Director Don Nixon has become welll known for bringing us the best!

 

     The Gallery hours of the Centre are 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. For further information or to arrange for weekend or extended hours, call 770-254-2787.

 

     The Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.    

 


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Coweta Arts in Perspectives Magazine

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The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases

 

Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258

 

September 17, 2008

 

Coweta Arts Scene in September Perspectives Magazine:

 

Janet Baggarley, Todd Key, Gary Gruby and Veranda Inn Art Gallery

 

     The burgeoning Coweta County arts scene is gaining ever more recognition.  A good example of this is found in the September issue of Perspectives magazine which is devoted to articles about art, entertainment, and uplifting stories.

 

     Coweta County is not only creating a lot of new visual and performing and literary arts, it also includes people concerned about its history.  One such person is Janet Baggarley from Senoia, whose efforts thru her Buggy Shop are discussed in the feature article "Local Woman Preserves History" found on page 9. 

 

     Surprisingly few people from Coweta County are aware of one of our nation's greatest entertainers -- comedic juggler Todd Key from Grantville.  Our armed forces, though, are well aware of him because over the past several years he has provided entertainment for them under the auspices of the USO.  You can read about it in the article "Georgia Juggler Entertains Troops" on pages 26 & 27.

 

     Photographer Gary Gruby is best known for his striking photos of people and places in Senoia.  The feature article about him on pages 38-40 is appropriately entitled "Gary Gruby a portrait of Senoia".  One of these photos is found on the notice for this year's SlowExposures exhibition, an ad for which is found on page 2.  (The story behind SlowExposures is found in an article on pages 12-14.)

 

     A news clip "Veranda Inn Art Gallery Opens in Senoia" is found on page 61 along with a photo of the three artists whose works were exhibited in its first show.

 

     Information about Perspectives is found on its website www.upliftingperspectives.com