Ballyhooed actor and comedian Kevin James takes a sabbatical from his big-screen antics to return to his roots for Kevin James Live. Having paid his dues in the nightclub trenches for more than 11 years, the charismatic comic rose to ubiquity with his Emmy-nominated work on the smash sitcom The King of Queens and in leading-man roles in movies such as Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Live, he unloads fresh musings and wry insight into bits ranging from relationship foibles to sports and fitness, all filtered through his gruff teddy-bear persona and everyman affability.
The Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years.
With a full season of shows, NCTC is a busy and active theatre. Additionally, NCTC offers educational programs, improv comedy, and many other events!
NCTC is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit company.
The community-focused Theatre in the Square fetes playhouse enthusiasts with riveting tales from classic, modern, and local scribes. Bursting onto the 225-seat MainStage is The Little Foxes, a familial yarn about trickery surrounding a husband's fortune. Recommended for ages 14 and up, the story brims with deceit, humor, and the complicated trappings of family life, especially for siblings that have trouble sharing stage props. Meanwhile, Circle Mirror Transformation examines the inner workings of acting class participants as they delve into their created characters while excavating the artifacts of their own personality. An off-Broadway hit, the play provides theater-goers with an amusing peek into the intricately convoluted minds of scene crafters.
The gorgeously renovated Strand Theatre is decorated in gold and crimson, with old-fashioned seats, a lobby chandelier, and retro plaster walls reminiscent of classic 1940s Hollywood theaters. Strand welcomes guests with its lit-up marquee, recalling the excitement our ancestors felt back when Chaplin vs. Kong was the biggest event of the year. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the 8 p.m. showtime for a pre-show organ sing-along, rousing the spirit of the silver screen. It's the ideal setting to see Tim Curry fight drag sharks.
• For $10, you get one reserved-seating ticket to Swingin' Medallions on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. (a $20 value) • For $25, you get one reserved-seating ticket in level 2 to Kool & The Gang on Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m. (a $50 value). • For $25, you get one reserved-seating ticket in level 2 to 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain on Saturday, August 20, at 8 p.m. (a $50 value).
Flush with cash during the Roaring Twenties, Atlanta's Shriners set out to build a magnificent monument for their headquarters, dubbed the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. The structure was to feature grandiose architectural touches such as towering minarets and onion domes. When a teetering economy threatened construction, the Shriners sold the building to film mogul William Fox, who finished the space as a movie palace with virtually no changes to its extravagant design. As splendid as the exterior was, audiences were unprepared for the interior. After seeing it for the first time, one Atlanta Journal reporter breathlessly remarked on the "picturesque and almost disturbing grandeur" on display.
Crafted to resemble the courtyard of a Moorish castle, the main hall's decorations begin in the back with a faux canopy of plaster and steel stretching over the rear balcony. Stone parapets wrap around the sides, culminating in a towering proscenium arch illuminated by hanging lanterns and overhung with persian rugs. Above, a blue ceiling sparkles with hundreds of recessed light bulbs, which refract through three-inch crystals. Projected clouds drift across this simulated starry night and rain on anyone who texts during a show.
The final jewel in the theater's gilded crown is the The Mighty Mo Organ. The second-largest theater organ in the world, the Mighty Mo was custom-built in 1929 for the princely sum of $42,000 to accompany any movie or live production. The instrument’s richly textured sounds erupt from 3,622 pipes of varying length, with the smallest no larger than a pen and the largest spanning five feet in diameter. Adding to the Mighty Mo's sonic tapestry is an internal glockenspiel, marimba, and xylophone, plus a system by which the stage's grand piano can be played remotely. The Mighty Mo also mimics thunder, steamboat whistles, saxophones, and its parents' voices when they're not around.