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HAPEVILLE, GA – Every day is a good day to make a healthy choice. If you’re looking to improve your lifestyle, bring the whole family to the Academy Theatre Health Expo! General Admission is FREE!

This same weekend, Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta are opening a new production of I and You by Lauren Gunderson. “This story touches deeply on the subjects of health and chronic illness,” says director Brenda Porter.

“I’m excited that this show has an outreach component!”, says Fracena Byrd, Marketing Director for Academy Theatre. “The CDC says that there are more than 30 million children living in the US with less than excellent health. It’s heartbreaking, and we just want to do our part.”

Holli Stephens of the Hapeville Recreation Center adds, “We are elated to be participating with on this project. We are always looking for new ways to work with local organizations to serve the public.”

This event will include free health screenings. In addition we will have music, live demonstrations, and door prizes. Please visit our website at http://www.academytheatre.org to see a list of our vendors and participants!

  • What: Academy Theatre’s Health Expo
  • Who: Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta
  • Where: Hapeville Performing Arts Center, 599 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10th from 10am to 1pm
  • Cost: FREE!

For more information please call the Academy Theatre at 404-474-8332 or visit www.academytheatre.org

The City of Hapeville, the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade and the Academy Theatre have entered into a public / private partnership to serve the citizens of Hapeville. The City of Hapeville and the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade are the official sponsors of the Academy Theatre’s programming in Hapeville.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.  GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The Legacy Theatre is kicking off 2018 right, with lots of opportunities for your star to SHINE.
Theatre Classes for ages 5-18. Join us for our Spring Semester!
For more info, click here.
Dance Classes for ages 2-18. Sign up for a Class today!
For more info, click here.
Acting Out
Ages 8-18
An exciting week long experience for young playwrights and actors ages 8 and up! This camp will take place February 19-23 from 9am-12pm each day. Students will collaborate and create original plays that they will perform at the end of the week.
Enroll now! Call 404-895-1473 or click below.




Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is the late Rev. Bradell Allison-Martin and will be presented posthumously during Sunday’s Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Hogansville.

The Rev. Martin was a native of Hogansville and graduated with honors from West End High School. She would later marry the love of her life, Mr. Charlie Frank Martin. She was a local civil rights activist and organizer, who worked alongside her male contemporaries in the 1960s and early 1970s to make our county a better place, until her passing in March 28, 2017 at the age of 75.

Bradell was a known seamstress within the community and the surrounding areas. She later became an ordained minister and pastored Newnan Chapel in Newnan, Ga., Roe’s Chapel and Smith Chapel in Harris County. Bradell was one of the first female African American Methodist ministers in the North Georgia District. She paved the way for many more women to achieve the mantle of fully connected ministers.

She worked together with the late Lucious Glenn and Harold Smith to foster the West Side Voter League, a non-partisan political organization that was instrumental in getting African-Americans registered to vote and to exercise that vote at the polls. Bradell knew and understood the power of the ballot box, and worked tirelessly throughout her life to educate voters through her many efforts, which included facilitating candidate forums throughout the community.

Keynote Speaker Announced

The featured keynote speaker will be Pastor Jimmy R. Gibson, Sr., an accomplished minister, musician, and singer with over 30 years of pastoral leadership experience. He comes from a line of gifted preachers, as his Father and Grandfather were major contributors to his early accomplishments in ministry. Reverend Gibson is a blessed, anointed and gifted man of God who is committed to carrying out God’s Vision. He is currently serves as the full-time Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Atlanta.

City of Hogansville Proclamation and Special Recognition

Hogansville will also honor one of its own during the ceremonies, former Callaway Cavalier and Georgia Bulldog Terry Godwin. The junior wide receiver played an integral part in the Bulldogs 54-48 win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, which gained them a seed in the 2018 National College Football Championship against Alabama. After catching eight combined balls from October 28 to November 25, Godwin has caught five passes each in the SEC Championship and Rose Bowl. Hogansville is proud of our hometown hero and the Mayor and City Council will honor him with special recognition and a proclamation during Sunday’s event.

The Details…

WHAT: Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

WHEN: 4 – 6 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018

WHERE: Hogansville Elementary Auditorium, 611 E Main St, Hogansville, Georgia 30230

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