Entertainment

Hometown Holiday events kick off in Peachtree City

Santa's helper is backed up by carolers at last year's Hometown Holiday program. Photo/Special.

Don the golf cart with garland and holly, pack up the family and head to The Fred Amphitheater for the annual Hometown Holiday program on Saturday, Dec. 3. This family-friendly event is free to the public and promises to possess all of the ingredients needed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

The hour-long program is packed with local talent including performances by Twilight Theater, Peachtree Wind Ensemble, The Cratchit Family and Carolers from A Company of Friends Productions, Legacy Dance Stars, Music Schools International and local singers Paige McCauley and Alison Chambers. Read More»

A Boogie Woogie Christmas

Haley, Courtney and Jordan Godwin as The Andrews Sisters. Photo/Special.

Sisters play 'The Andrews Sisters' in show at Legacy Theatre

This Christmas season, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone invites you to step back in time as it presents the regional premiere of “The Andrews Sisters: Christmas of Swing.” More than just a musical review of 1940s swing music, this family-friendly show is a hilarious, endearing, and at times poignant homage to America’s greatest generation. Read More»

STG prepares a 'Christmas Gift'

STG prepares a 'Christmas Gift'

Terry and Celia Hoffman, longtime members of Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn, took in a play last year at Stone Mountain ART Station called “Christmas Gift.” The play was based upon a story written by Fayette County resident Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. After seeing the show, the Hoffmans talked to the playwright, David Thomas, about bringing the show to the theater in Fairburn this year at Christmas. Read More»

Comedian at It's a Grind Friday

Timothy Banister

Timothy Banister still remembers sneaking into the living room back in the late 70’s when he was seven years old trying to sneak a peek at John Belushi playing the Samurai Warrior on “Saturday Night Live.” He remembers watching shows like “SNL,” “SCTV,” and even old reruns of “The Smothers’ Brothers” and “Laugh-In.”

“I think it was some of the absolute absurdity of watching Andy Kaufman lip synching to Mighty Mouse that really piqued my interest. I mean this was crazy stuff and people were laughing at this crazy stuff,” he said. Read More»

New Hope hosts Brandon Heath in concert Saturday

Brandon Heath.

Brandon Heath, twice-honored as the Gospel Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year, brings the stories, messages and meaning of his most recent project “Leaving Eden” to life again this fall. His Leaving Eden tour will make its way around the U.S. this fall 2011. Joining Brandon will be Sparrow artist Britt Nicole. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents 'On Golden Pond'

Mary Caroline Moore and Tony Daniel “aged up” for their roles as Ethel and Norman Thayer in “On Golden Pond.” Photo/Special.

A conversation with Sarah Jordan, director of the show

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“On Golden Pond,” directed by NCTC’s own Sarah Jordan, opens at the Newnan Community Theatre on November 10. The highly acclaimed movie “On Golden Pond,” made in 1981, starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.  Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda won best actress and best actor Oscars for their roles.

Sarah, will “On Golden Pond” be the first play you’ve directed? Read More»

At Falcon Field a Young Eagle prepares for flight

At Falcon Field a Young Eagle prepares for flight

For 11-year-old Fayetteville resident Derek Saylor it was up, up and away in a Cessna 172 flown by pilot Ken Gran. The occasion was the Nov. 5 Peachtree City Young Eagles Rally held at Falcon Field. The first-ever event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 468 and the Commemorative Air Force. Nearly 20 kids took to the clouds for the Saturday event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville family on 'Family Feud' next Monday

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Fayetteville’s own Ruff Family will face off with the Fogarty Family from Billerica, Mass for their chance to take home prizes that could reach $100,000 plus a brand-new car, not to mention some serious bragging rights.  The challenge begins on Monday, November 14 at noon on WPCH (Channel 17). Read More»

PTC Optimist Club hosts successful Halloween events for kids

From left are Mr. and Mrs. Green (Cris and Debbie Lemay) in the Garden; Miss Scarlet (Deanna Finn) in the Hall; Mrs. Peacock (Nancy Britton) in the Ballroom; Mrs. White (Kathy Burdg) in the Kitchen; Col. Mustard (Tom Burdg) in the Study and Professor Plum (Stony Lohr) in the Library. Each room had an activity for the children and three of the rooms had a hidden clue to solve the mystery.  Children received prizes/candy in each room and prize for solving the crime. Photo/Special.

The Peachtree City Fire Department hosted its annual haunted house for children 10 years old and older and adults. The Peachtree City Optimist Club hosted “The House of Clues” for children 3 years to 10 years old. The House of Clue was a non-scary event based on the Clue Mystery Game.

The Optimist club also provided the concession stand with hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, hot chocolate and homemade hot apple cider. Both events were a great success and they appreciated the public’s support of both organizations. Read More»

Kids and costumes and storytelling in PTC

Kids and costumes and storytelling in PTC

The Not-So-Spooky Storytelling event brought lots of costumed children to “The Fred” in Peachtree City on Saturday for trick or treating, a costume contest and entertainment. Pictured are a crowd of kids enjoying a puppet show of “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Photo/Michael Boylan.