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The Columbia County Ballet, Imperial Theatre and SRP Federal Credit Union Present ‘Michael Viator’s Cinderella’

The Columbia County Ballet will perform Cinderella for The Imperial Theatre’s 100th Anniversary!

The story of Cinderella can be found in many stories and legends dating back to ancient China. Today, some 1,500 variations of the story exist.  The story we are most familiar with serves as the base of the ballet and was written by Charles Perrault.  It, like The Sleeping Beauty, was one of eight stories in the book titled Histoires ou Contes du temps pass (Stories and Tales of the Past).  Originally, in 1870 the Bolshoi theater requested Tchaikovsky to write the music for the ballet but it never materialized.  Many decades later, a composer by the name of Sergei Prokofiev took on the task of scoring the music for the ballet of Cinderella. He began his work in 1940, but put it on hold during World War II to write the opera War and Peace.  In 1944, Prokofiev picked up work on Cinderella and finished the score a year later.  Based on the world’s greatest fairy tale, the Columbia County Ballet presents Michael Viator’s Cinderella.

Tickets On Sale Now!

Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 7PM
Reserved Seating: $14-$30
Military and Student Discount available
Plus applicable fees

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Take a trip under the sea with The Augusta Players, as Disney’s The Little Mermaid makes its Augusta debut.  Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.  With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”  Come fall in love with this enchanting and magical Broadway musical for the first time–or all over again!

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
at the Imperial Theatre in Downtown Augusta

Le Chat Noir’s ‘Quickies! Short Play Festival 2018’

‘Quickies is Le Chat Noir’s annual short play festival featuring original scripts by local authors. Show dates are April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 pm. $20. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3318916

Here are this year’s plays in alphabetical order:

IT’LL BE HERE SOON
Written by Stephen Gilliam
Directed by Julianna Johnston
Betty – Rachel Miller
Hank – Eric Poe
Hiker – Amy Peplinski

MILKSHAKES & KOOLAID
Written by Ray Troiano
Directed by Julianna Johnston
George – Brandon Dawson
Emm – Annaleesa Rogers
Tracy – Mary Beth Westbrook
Carl – Caasi Simpson
Tony – Parker Hall

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Written & directed by Chris LaMantia
Floyd – Ray Troiano
Hank – Chris La Mantia
Betty – Mary Beth Westbrook
Carol – Christena Painter
Milt – Eric Poe
Margaret – Kelsey Gibson

NOTHING EVER REALLY CHANGES
Written by Joanne Greene
Directed by Tom Colechin
Olivia – Amanda Lynn Joyce
John – Adam Demshar
Granddad – Ray Troiano
Grandma – Shere Ladd
Madison – Annaleesa Rogers
Mike – Corbin Rivers

STRATA
Written by Paul Rogers
Directed by Devon Moody McSherry
Clay – Craig Reynolds
Isabelle – Amanda Lynn Joyce
Male Nurse – Adam Demshar
Pratime – Caasi Simpson

THE SUITCASE
Written & directed by Marty Matfess
Man – Mary Matfess
Woman – Chelsea Essigman

2 ASSHOLES ON AN ELEPHANT
Written & directed by Rick Davis
Zack – Caleb Bloodworth-Rivera
Dad – Jim Garvey
Nurse – Marian Thibodeaux

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
Written & directed by Jonathan Cook
Jessie – Amy Peplinski
Grace – Marian Thibodeaux
Nica – Chelsea Essigman

The Ballroom Dance Center Presents ‘Under the Big Top’

Step right up “Under the Big Top” for our 1920’s traveling circus show. Right before your very eyes, witness death defying stunts, beautiful showgirls, brave lion tamers, hilarious clowns, and acrobats! But wait! There’s a twist. A timid witness of mob shenanigans finds refuge in the circus and discovers that what makes him different makes him special, and also, an unlikely hero.

“Under the Big Top” is an original production presented by

the staff and students of The Ballroom Dance Center.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Adult $27, Military with ID $24, Under 18 Youth $20

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY FOR A NIGHT FULL OF SURPRISES! Call (706-854-8888) or come by the studio (525 Grand Slam Dr, Evans, GA 30809) for ticket purchase.

Sister Act

The Augusta Players Presents:

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!  Featuring original music by Tony-and-eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

February 23-25, 2018 at the Imperial Theater in Downtown Augusta.