Staged Right Production of "Almost, Maine"
Two performances remain- Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm; tickets are between $10 and $15 - and great small group seating. For ticket information, visit www.stagedrighttheatre.org/tickets.php or e-mail email@example.com. Venue is located at 5331 Lawrenceville Hwy. in the Lilburn Square Shopping Center near the Dry Cleaners.
A Review: This is not-to-be-missed holiday entertainment. Friday night's play was so well done; the crisp, cold air of Lilburn certainly helped transport attendees to Almost, Main. From there the actors took over with a series of poignant vignettes that tickled and challenged our inner selves. Lighting, sound effects, music and the set itself was professional and creative as Staged Right presented this first season tight-budgeted play in a made over retail space in Lilburn Square Shopping Center. Once started the production moved quickly with precision timing. Each scene was very entertaining with a thought provoking message and before one knew it, it was approaching 10 pm and time to bid adieu to our new stage friends.
The set, the music, the acting were incredible - hard to imagine that here in Lilburn we have attracted actors and stage support who have experience in a variety of well-known community theatres: New Dawn, Lionheart, New London, Horizon, Aurora, Live Arts, and Alliance, to name a few. Yes, real theatre is here reaching out to our community - time for our community to check them out. - DP
Another review: “ What a delightful confection of a show. Heather Kapp, Ilene Miller, Joshua Howe, Paul Franklin, Deidre Odell, and Jimmy Groove turn in hilarious and heartwarming performances, with some brilliant physical comedy thrown in. Spencer Estes's set makes perfect use of the intimate space. Kudos to director Robbie Summerour for concocting a wonderful way to start the holidays….This is a truly sweet show. No wonder it's one of the most produced plays in America. And Staged Right does a great job with it.”
From the Website: “On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.” (From the Publisher's Website) Directed by Staged Right's founder, Robbie Summerour, "Almost Maine" is the perfect holiday treat!
When "Almost, Maine" closes, Staged Right will begin preparations for "A Doll's House" to be performed in the Wynne-Russell House in March, 2017. Auditions will be Jan. 3 and 4 in the evening at the Wynne-Russell House. go to the website for more info: http://stagedrighttheatre.org/
VISIT SANTA AT THE GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE!
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Dec. 14, 2016) – There is still time to have your photo taken with Santa at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Families can tour the decorated courthouse, make a holiday craft in the Elf Workshop and take home a keepsake photo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 17, and 18. The last chance to visit with Santa will be Monday, Dec. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to give him your list. The cost for keepsake photo is $5, and crafts range from $1 to $2. For details or to register for special holiday events, visit www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-5450. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.
Lilburn Library December Activities
- December 21: Cubelets Robotics Fun! Ages 6-10 6-7p.m.
- December 22: Drop in Craft Fun! Ages 3-8 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
Candlelight Tours of McDaniel Farm
The Environmental and Heritage Center invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern holiday season and return to a more tranquil time when a brightly lit home full of family and neighbors made for a warm and festive winter's night.
Dec. 17, 18, 20, 21- 7 pm until 8:30 pm.
Location: 3251 McDaniel Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Guests must pre-register!
Publisher's Note: Recently my husband and I took the tour and found it to be a great experience for family groups and out of town guests. We spent around 45 minutes touring the out buildings - barn with farming implements, smoke house, blacksmith's shed and ended with a leisurely tour of the house complete with hot cider/chocolate and a take home craft. While it wasn't lit with real candles - it was better with the battery lighted candles and LED laterns. Really fun, informative and highly recommended. - DP
Cookies for Santa
Centerville Community Center invites children ages 1 to 4 on Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate while decorating cookies for Santa. Cost is $1 per child (in exact cash note, no coins). This is a parent-assisted program and parents must stay with participant during the entire event. Pre-registration with payment required by December 20 to hold spot at the community center. For more information, call 770-985-4713.
News from Our Businesses
Agavero Cantina - Jazz Sundays - Come out for some great Jazz sounds - 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Salon Gives Back
Elevated Envy Hair Salon is collecting new and gently used toys and coats for their Annual Christmas giveaway. Their mission is to help 20 families and 100 children. Donations are being accepted until Dec. 19th at 670 Hillcrest Re. ste. 500 Lilburn. They can be reached at (470)375-3692 or via social media (Facebook) Elevated Envy Salon and Beauty Bar and (IG) elevatedenvy.
Holiday menus at 1910 Public House
1910 will be open, and serving its full menu December 24th. The featured dish will be Prime Rib served with horseradish mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. $26
New Year's Eve 2016
Come out New Years Eve for a scrumptious evening of dining. Perfect for celebrating the end of 2016 and welcoming 2017. Enjoy live music from 8:00-11:00 pm.
The full menu will be available along with two Chef specials: Grilled Beef Tenderloin or Pan Seared Crab Cakes, grilled asparagus,roasted potatoes topped with bearnaise sauce. Stay until midnight for a free Champagne Toast.
Meet Kyle Miller. The new 1910 Bar Manager. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of all craft beers. Don't forget 1910 has 28 local beers on draft to enjoy at the tap room or for you take home a growler for the holidays.
Also consider fabulous retail wine selection with some great pricing on Italian wines.
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