Summer theater season gets underway

ACOF Oz Touring Cast~ Alison Chambers as Glinda, Alexa Echevarria as Dorothy, Justin Duhon as Tin Man and Korey Echols as Lion. Photo/Special

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions is excited to announce a summer of fantastic theatre for family audiences. The theatre company will take audiences on an adventure to Fantastica, stroll down the yellow brick road and make the sun come out tomorrow with our three shows in production in June, July and August.

The first offering is the professional touring production of the interactive musical “The Wizard Of Oz.” A touring cast of seven will be traveling all across Georgia performing for summer library reading programs and there is sure to be a performance near you. Library reading performances are free, but you must check with the library to see if admission tickets are required. Performances are schedule at the Peachtree City Library, Fayetteville Library, Carnegie Library, Tyrone Library,  Jonesboro Library, Barnesville Library, Central Coweta Library and many more. Go to www.fcft.net/ACOFOz to see the entire list of library locations that the group will be at this summer. If you can’t make a library show, Oz will also have several public performances at the Fayetteville Train Depot August 2 and 3 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and August 4 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. These depot performances will include a fun meet, greet and treat party after each show with the cast. Come dressed as your favorite Oz character and take part in our costume contest, too.  Tickets for the August public shows are $12 online and $14 at the door and can be purchased online at the Oz page at our website.

 Don’t miss the unique opportunity to go on a magnificent journey of magic, imagination and thrills as ACOF presents the Fantastical Production “The NeverEnding Story” on June 12 at 7 p.m., 14 at 7 p.m., June 15 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and June16 at 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville Train Depot. This high adventure show is full of fun and unusual characters, lots of special effects and a story that will touch your heart as well as your mind. Based on the book and movie of the same name, this high-flying tale will lift spirits, induce laughter and even scare you a little! Great fun for families! Tickets are now available online at www.fcft.net/ACOFNES by clicking of the tickets link or you can go directly to the ticket sight at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/378292. Opening night is discounted at only $10 while all other performances are $12 online and $14 at the door.
 
Finally, ACOF will be offering the Summer Musical Production Camp “Annie, Kids” on June 21, 22 24-27 and July 8-12 for ages 8 to 16 years of age. The highly popular summer camps allow participants to be part of a full musical production as they take part in placement auditions, help design sets and costumes, sing, dance, act, experience makeup application techniques, take part in theatre games and excercises to build creativity and self-confidence as they prepare to present the 45 minute musical “Annie, Kids” at the end of camp to a public audience. This is ACOF’s most successful event and camp is already more than half full. No prior experience is needed to participate and all who register get a role in the final show. Fee is $250 for the two week camp and June times are 1 to 5 p.m. with July days running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The production of “Annie, Kids” is June 12 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission to the show is $5.  Camp is located at the Fayette Train Depot at 250 Lanier Ave. E  in Fayetteville. Discounts are available for siblings who register together and financial assistance through Ad Options are available. To register for camp please e-mail fcftdirector1@fcft.net or call 770-599-0051. For online camp information go to www.fcft.net/ACOFAnnie.