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(Newnan’s Improv Troupe With Incredibly Talented Stooges)

April 11, 2015

8 pm

Tickets are $5

We are the Newnan Theatre Company’s Improvisation Troupe.

We perform unscripted scenes in order to improve our craft, explore theatrical relationships, and have a good time. Our games are very similar to the television show Whose Line is it Anyway? and theatre sports that you may have seen in college or at other local venues. Be warned, we are sometimes risque and are NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AUDIENCES. To purchase tickets click here. To Follow the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. on Facebook click here.

By David Mamet

Black Box

April 16 – 26, 2015
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm;
Sunday at 3pm

In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable “Buffalo nickel”. These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and “Teach”, a violently paranoid braggart- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams. To purchase tickets to this show click here.

Main Stage

May 8 & 9, 2015

Friday at 8pm

Saturday at 2pm and 8pm

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. To purchase tickets click here.

Pirates & Mermaids: June 1-5, 2015

Night at the Museum: June 8-12, 2015

Princess, Knights & Dragons: June 15-19, 2015

Superhero: June 22-26, 2015

FROZEN: July 6-10, 2015

Minions: July 13-17, 2015

From designing and building sets, writing skits, creating characters and putting on a show, KIDSCAMP campers will be taught by working theatre professionals, teachers, and college theatre students during what is affectionately known as “Drama Boot Camp!”

KIDSCAMP is offered to children ages 5 to 12, Monday through Friday with a demonstration on Friday afternoon.

Classes meet Monday-Friday with performances on Friday (Noon for Half-Day, and 4:30pm for Full-Day).

• Half-Day KidsCamp is from 9:00am to 12:30pm (A light snack is provided Cost is $150 per child – $25 off for additional siblings.

• Full-Day KidsCamp is 9:00am to 5:00pm. (A morning and afternoon snack is provided – Students should bring their own lunch) Cost is $240 per child – $25 off for additional siblings.

*Early Bird Sign Up

From January 1, 2015 until April 30, 2015 these are the prices for those classes listed above.

• Half-Day = $130

• Full-Day = $220

To register your child click here.

Announcing our 2015-2016 Season!

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum

Adapted by Frank Gabrielson

Score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Main Stage

September 3-6, 10-13, 2015

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By Ira Levin

Black Box

October 1-4, 8-11, 2015

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By Steven Deitz

Main Stage

October 22-25, 29-November 1, 2015

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The Four Clowns Project

World Premiere

Black Box

November 12-15, 19-22, 2015

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The Island of N.I.T.W.I.T.S. Toys –

A Christmas Miracle, Indeed

Main Stage

December 3 through 6, 2015

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A Christmas Carol

Music, book, and lyrics by Dale Lyles

Main Stage

December 10-13, 17-20, 2015

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Picasso in the Lapine Agile

By Steve Martin

Black Box

February 4-7, 11-14, 2016

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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Main Stage

March 10-13, 17-20, 2016

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All In the Timing

By David Ives

Black Box

April 14-17, 21-24, 2016

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The 25thAnnual Putnam CountySpelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn

Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Main Stage

May 12-15, 19-22, 2016

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Season Tickets for 2015-2016 are on sale at the Box Office or online by clicking here.


Regular Price Season Tickets are $125!

Student/Senior/Military Price Season Tickets are $100!


Call the Box Office, 770-683-6282, stop by between 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday, or purchase them when you see American Buffalo!

2014-2015 Season Tickets are still on sale!!

Our season is underway, and this season’s line-up is one of our best! Don’t miss out on any of our shows! Grab your season tickets now and make sure you have the best seats in the house for the rest of our season American Buffalo. Click here for more information on our season tickets!

To purchase tickets to our Summer Series shows, click on the show’s name below to be taken to the Vendini link:

bare: a pop opera

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Newnan Theatre Company uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Newnan Theatre Company – 24 1st Avenue, Newnan, GA, 30263, (770) 683-6282
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173


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Tuesday March 31st @ 10:30am

Story Time: Learn and Play! (ages 2-5)

Share the fun of reading with your preschooler! Children and their parents or caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children along a lifelong path of reading and learning. These 60 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand their imagination and self-image and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.


Saturday April 1st @ 11am

GED Prep Class (ages 18 & up)

Do you need help preparing for the GED exam? If so, the Grantville Branch offers a one hour class taught by educator Shelly Smith for adult preparing to take the GED exam. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this program. Please call the Grantville Branch and register today!


Friday April 3rd at 4pm

S.T.E.A.M. Up the Library!! (ages 8-13)

Program Description: S.T.E.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. We at the Grantville Branch Library have included an A for Arts because we love to tap into children’s creativity. We invite children to S.T.E.A.M. Up the library and find out how awesome science really is!!!! Each month children will get a chance to participate in a different science experiment.  This is a fun, interactive way to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math! Program is limited to 20 children. Registration is required.


Saving thru Crafting @ the Library

Thursday April 23rd at 11am (Ages 18 & up) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Do you like beautiful items? Do you enjoy saving money? If you answered yes, then this program is for you. Call the Grantville Branch at (770) 683-0535 for registration.
Fairy/Miniature Gardening 101 WorkshopRelease your inner child and step into the fairy/miniature world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy/Miniature gardens are increasing in popularity and this Fairy/Miniature Gardening 101 workshop will provide you with all the information necessary to design, plant, and care for your very own miniature garden oasis. The library will provide potting soil, garden tools and three plants per participant. Each participant is asked to bring gardening gloves, a 10” or 12” container (flower pot) and miniature garden décor items (a maximum of 5) i.e. swings, fairies, animals, outdoor/patio furniture, hardscape etc. There must be a minimum registration of six (6) participants in order for this workshop to be offered. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

Learn from the Land About Lifestyle of Early Inhabitants


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (3/30/2015) – Hike in the beautiful area of Pine Mountain with local archaeologists on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Discover collapsed ruins and abandoned artifacts of old farm houses in Pine Mountain, Ga. This hike will take a scenic route through a forest with blooming wildflowers, century old trees and babbling brooks.


This easy, one mile hike, suitable for ages 12 and older, will be led by respected archaeologists from Southern Research, who specialize in historic preservation.  Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water and insect repellant. The group will start at the Callaway Discovery Center at 9:30 a.m. for a quick historical overview that will include tips on how read the land to identify archaeologically-significant sites. The group will return to the Callaway Discovery Center by 12:30 p.m.


Participation is $35 per person.  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.  To register, please contact the Education Department at 1-855-546-9740 or education@callawaygardens.com.  To register online, www.callawaygardens.com and click on Events, then Education & Culture.

LaGrange, GA – More than 240 fishing enthusiasts from around the state of Georgia will converge on Pyne Road Park at West Point Lake March 30-31 for the annual Georgia Bass Federation Top Six State Tournament.


With a primary purpose of preserving and furthering the sport of Bass Angling, members of the Georgia Bass Federation work to protect the natural environment from harmful change, and undertake informational and educational programs to bring to the public an awareness of threats to our environment.


The organization also works to engage youth through annual statewide youth programs designed to introduce young fishermen to the goals of the Georgia Bass Federation and the sheer joy of bass fishing.


“Our membership is excited about holding the Top Six tournament on West Point Lake,” said Tournament Director Jerry McKinney. “We are looking forward to an outstanding experience for our anglers. Weigh-ins on Monday and Tuesday are open to the public and we encourage everyone to come out between 2pm and 6pm to enjoy the excitement.”


“We are grateful that Georgia Bass Federation selected Troup County and West Point Lake as the location for their 2015 state tournament,” said Dave Marler, Director of Tourism for the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. “Tourism is economic development in Troup County. The participants in this tournament will create a positive economic impact in our community. More importantly, our partners at West Georgia Technical College’s Callaway Conference Center and Troup County Parks and Recreation will ensure that our visitors enjoy their experience and return to their home towns touting the wonders of Troup County and West Point Lake.’


West Point Lake is surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields extending 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake’s 525 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.


For more information, visit www.gabassfed.org.


University of West Georgia Music Performance at Wadsworth Auditorium

Newnan, Georgia

Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.


The University of West Georgia Department of Music will bring two of its ensembles to perform for Newnan residents on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. The free concert will be presented in the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.


The concert will feature the UWG Chamber Singers and the UWG Tuba Ensemble, as well as vocal soloists. The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Department Chair and Director of Choirs Kevin Hibbard, will perform works by Polish composer Jozéf Świder, French impressionist composer Claude Debussy, Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, and others. Their selections will include the 1950s hit “Beyond the Sea” made popular by Bobby Darin. The Tuba Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Director of Bands Cale Self, will perform works by Zach Collins, Barton Cummings, and Franz von Suppe. Vocal solos will be performed by mezzo-soprano Charlotte Cole, baritone James Tyson, and soprano Gabby Beteag.


The Chamber Singers is a select ensemble of 15 voices. Their repertoire includes madrigals, choral chamber music, and popular music. The Chamber Singers tour annually, and have performed for the annual GMEA Conference and for the Georgia ACDA Summer Conference at Spivey Hall.


The Tuba Ensemble is comprised of music majors, non-majors, and alumni of UWG. Originally formed under the umbrella of the UWG Brass Ensemble program, the Tuba Ensemble is now a separate ensemble that meets weekly.  The Tuba Ensemble, now 13 members strong, just completed its first tour that included a featured performance at the Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.



Tuesday, March 31 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Facts of Franchising Workshop

Have you ever thought of being your own boss?  Now’s your opportunity to learn the Facts of Franchising. Speakers include: Mark Lupo of the UGA Small Business Development Center, Leslie Kuban of FranNet and Scott von Cannon of Retail Strategies. Sponsored by the Small Business Committee of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Cost $15, for reservations, contact Renae Willis at 706-884-8671 or renae@lagrangechamber.com, a light lunch will be served.


Ribbon Cutting


Friday, March 27

West Georgia Garden Center, 4:00 p.m.

601 Greenville St.


Tuesday, March 31

Wilshire Bank, 11:00 a.m.

1508 Lafayette Parkway, Suite A




Now-May 28

Recalling the End: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (Legacy Museum on Main, LaGrange)

Using photographs of soldiers from West Georgia together with maps and letters written by soldiers to their families, this exhibit will explore the War Between the States and its effects on West Georgia. Admission is free. www.LegacyMuseumOnMain.org – (706) 884•1828



Nature Angled Art Exhibit

Callaway Gardens

Guests can enjoy the works from eight artists who interpret nature through their art forms including glass, paint, photography and three-dimensional paper.

For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.


March 3 – April 3, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Open Tuesday – Saturday)

Follow the Cross Walks

Learn more about the last week of Jesus’ ministry in the most authentic setting this side of Israel. For the ultimate Easter experience, schedule a Biblical meal as part of your tour! Reservations required.

Explorations in Antiquity Center – ExplorationslnAntiquity.com – (706) 885-0363


Thursday, March 26 – Friday, March 27

Ashton Court Craft Bazaar & Yard Sale

125 Parker Place, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day.



Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29

Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale

This is one of Callaway Gardens’ largest fundraising events, with proceeds going to the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation in order to support the Gardens and its educational and environmental programming. Enjoy free admission to the Plant Fair by entering through the Beach Gate entrance on U.S. Highway 27.

www.CallawayGardens.com – (844)-265-7908


Friday, April 3 – 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Reflection with Sound and Light Presentation

Explorations in Antiquity Center – ExplorationslnAntiquity.com – (706) 885-0363


Saturday, April 4 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Easter Bunny at the Square – Downtown Lagrange

Bring your camera and capture a springtime visit with the Easter Bunny and Quakers the Duck in Downtown LaGrange at LaFayette Square.

Downtownlagrange.com – (706) 298-4534


Saturday, April 4 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday Sound and Light Presentation

Explorations in Antiquity Center – ExplorationslnAntiquity.com – (706) 885-0363


Thursday – Saturday, April 9-11

Smokey Joe’s Café is the hottest joint in town!! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration of almost 40 of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits.

New Horizon Theatre – nhct.org – (706) 643-7529


Saturday, April 11 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Relay for Life Survivor Luncheon

Baptist Tabernacle Family Life Center

All cancer survivors are invited to attend this special Troup County Relay for Life survivorship event this spring. This celebration of life includes a complimentary lunch and a Relay for Life T-shirt. Pre-registration is required via phone or on-line.

Dan Wooten – 706-883-1681 – dwooten@troupsenior.org


Saturday, April 11 – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pickin’ in the Park 2015, a southern rock concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia

Pyne Road Park

Headlining performances by Confederate Railroad and Kentucky Headhunters, opening acts include Paris Luna and the Kurt Thomas Band.

Advance tickets are $25, students buy one get one free, or $30 at the gate.

Tickets are available at www.pickininthepark.eventbrite.comwww.pickininthepark.org


Saturday, April 11 – 6:00 p.m.

“Celtic Spring” – An Irish Invitation to Spring Concert and Dinner

Highland Country Club

Bel Canto LaGrange Women’s Ensemble with the Karl Drake School of Irish Dance



Saturday, April 11 – 7:00 p.m.

We Are Not Alone featuring the LaGrange College Chamber Choir

The LaGrange College Chamber Choir will present a spring concert in the Callaway Auditorium entitled “We Are Not Alone.”  The concert will feature Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass and other shorter works for the combined forces of the LaGrange College choir, instrumentalists, and soloists.

www.lagrange.edu – Ann Sellman 706 880-8351


Sunday, April 12 – 2:00pm

Callaway High School Football Banquet

Callaway High School Cafeteria

Guest Speaker: Mark Richt, Head Football Coach, University of Georgia

$25.00 (including meal).  Tickets can be purchased at CHS Athletic Office or PC Screen Printing on Hill Street.  Call 706-845-2074 for more information.


Tuesday, April 14 – 7:00 a.m.

Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast


Coffee sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham LaGrange

The speaker is Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, who will talk about the importance of economic development in our region and across the state. RSVP by Friday, April 10.

www.lagrangechamber.comletisha@lagrangechamber.com – 706-884-8671


Tuesday, April 14 – 10:00 a.m.

Child Abuse Awareness Program presented by Twin Cedars

Coleman Community Center

Along with other special guests, our keynote speaker is Tajuan McCarty, founder of The WellHouse and sex-trafficking victim. This year’s event will bring together everyone from parents, law enforcement, social worker, and businesses as we celebrate April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

www.twincedars.org – 706-298-0050


Tuesday, April 14 – 7:30 p.m.

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra – Celebrating Classics

Guest Conductor Richard Prior leads the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in their final concert of the season. Selections include Music from Peer Gynt and Lincoln Portrait with guest narrator Dr. Kevin Shirley.

Callaway Auditorium – info@lagrangesymphony.org – 706-882-0662


Mid-April – Mid-June

Permanent Collection

LaGrange Art Museum – www.lagrangeartmuseum.org – (706) 882-3267


Friday, April 17

150th anniversary salute to the Nancy Harts

The Troup County Historical Society will host a special salute on the 150th anniversary of the day the Nancy Harts, a female militia unit, saved the City of LaGrange from invading Yankee soldiers.  On Friday, April 17th, a special reception will be held at Legacy Museum on Main followed by a dinner at Del’Avant.


Nationally acclaimed artist and historical illustrator Mort Künstler has chosen to do his last painting ever about “LaGrange vs. LaGrange.”  He will be the special guest during the dinner and will talk about his painting.  Signed copies will be available for purchase. The event is co-sponsored by the Booth Western Art Museum of Cartersville.

www.LegacyMuseumOnMain.org – (706) 884•1828


Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival

Arts, music, food and much more. Come listen, shop and experience what LaGrange-Troup County has to offer.

hillsideneighbor@gmail.com or 706.407.1185 or 706.298.0585


Saturday – Sunday, April 18 – 19

Sons of Lafayette Spring Concert

The Sons of Lafayette Male Choir present a Spring Concert at First Presbyterian Church, 120 Broad St, LaGrange, GA.



Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

LaGrange Academy 5K Fun Run/Walk

LaGrange Academy, 1501 Vernon Rd

A 5K run/walk supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles in adolescents and adults. Registration forms available at LaGrange Academy or by calling 706-882-8097. $20 adults, $15 children includes T-shirt and swag bag.

Diane Harrell – (706) 594-0000 – dianeandjohn@earthlink.net


Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ivy Topiary Workshop

The classic look of topiary is timeless! At this “make and take” workshop, horticulturists Jo Phillips and Tina Eturralde will demonstrate how to train ivy to create various topiary shapes and participants will also create one to keep. Ivy and forms will be provided. Bring pruning shears if you have a pair. $35 per person. Call 706-882-3242 to register.

Hills & Dales Estate – HillsandDales.org


Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Legacy Museum on Main – nationally acclaimed artist and historical illustrator Mort Künstler will sign prints of his final Civil War painting.

www.LegacyMuseumOnMain.org – (706) 884•1828


Sunday, April 19th – 2:00 p.m.

Nancy Harts re-enactment

A re-enactment of the encounter with Colonel LaGrange will be held at Bellevue


Sunday, April 19th – 3:00 p.m.

Nancy Harts Tea

LaGrange Woman’s Club will be hosting a Tea at Bellevue following the Nancy Harts Reenactment. The cost will be $10 per person.

Bellevue – 706-884-1832


Tuesday, April 21 – 7:30 PM

LaGrange College Percussion Ensemble

Join the LaGrange College Percussion Ensemble for their spring concert. This ensemble never fails to energize and entertain the audience!

www.lagrange.edu – Ann Sellman 706 880-8351


Wednesday – Sunday, April 22 – 26

The Misanthrope by Jean Baptiste Moliere

A comedy of manners satirizing hypocrisy and deceit among friends and lovers.

Price Theater – LaGrange College – Box Office (706) 880-8080


Friday, April 24 – 10:00 a.m. – noon

Great Annuals for the Garden

Matt Whiddon, Director of the Columbus Botanical Garden will present an illustrated talk and share his best ideas for garden annuals. As part of the workshop each participant will create an annual container garden to take home. $40 per person.  Registration required.

Hills & Dales Estate – HillsandDales.org – (706) 882-3242


Saturday, April 25 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

REALTOR Day on the Square

Troup County Board of REALTORS® invites you and your family to this special event on the Square in downtown LaGrange! You will meet the area’s TOP REALTORS® and Business Partners of Troup County Board of REALTORS(R). Fun for the whole family! Informational sessions on home ownership, giveaways, Silent Auction, music, inflatables, and FOOD!!


Sunday, April 26 – 5:00 pm

Giving It Voice Music Program

First Presbyterian Church

Giving It Voice features original student compositions from the LaGrange College Music Program’s composition students. Hear new musical works performed and sung by professional musicians.

www.lagrange.edu – Ann Sellman 706 880-8351


Monday, Apr. 27 – 10:00 a.m.

3D Journeys Lecture

“Post-War Croatia’s Entrepreneurial Vigor: The Economic Rebirth After the Independence”

Dr. Mariangela Vecchiarini, Business

3D Journeys offers you free lectures to enrich and inspire. Focused on Croatia, each Monday morning session will feature a member of LaGrange College’s distinguished faculty.

LaGrange College – Dickson Assembly Room – (706) 880-8244 or 3DJourneys@lagrange.edu


Thursday – Saturday, Apr. 30 – May 2

Friday – Saturday, May 8, 9

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Comedy By Neil Simon,

(Picnic Theater seating)

Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but network executive insists that it’s too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act.

Black Box Theater

Lafayette Society for Performing Arts – lspaarts.org – (706) 882-9909


Saturday, May 2 – 8:30 a.m.

March of Dimes March for Babies

Hollis Hand Elementary

For details, 706-845-0708 – marchforbabies.org


In today’s segment, Patrick discusses upcoming films and events with our favorite film critic, Mr. Jonathan Hickman!

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