Friday, July 11, 2008

August Events at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center

Playground Art at Optimist Park for ages 5-12, July 28-August 1, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Free drop in art class. Parent assistance is appreciated. Melanie Drew, instructor. Classes move to the Cultural Arts Center if it rains. For more information call 770-838-1083.

Alicia Alsip and Patrick McGowan, “Complementary Acquaintances,” multi-media exhibit including portraits, August 1 –September 28 in the Roush Family Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, August 1 from 5-7 p.m. For more information call 770-838-1083.

Carrollton Artist Guild, Traditions of Talents II, a multi-media/family tree of artistic talent exhibit, August 1 – September 26 in the Galleria. Opening Reception Friday, August 1 from 5-7 p.m. For more information call 770-838-1083.

Carrollton Teen Theatre presents Once Upon a Mattress, Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Theatre. This program is funded in part by Target. Tickets $5. For more information call 770-838-1083.
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, Dean Fuller
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer

In this classic Broadway retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, Princess Winifred the Woebegone, with the whole kingdom rooting for her, must swim moats, endure all-night dance-a-thons, and feel a pea through 20 mattresses in order to impress the highly discriminating Queen and win the hand of her Prince Dauntless. Nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1960 and Best Revival of a Musical in 1997, this musical delight features the songs “Shy,” “Happily Ever After,” “Many Moons Ago,” “In a Little While,” and “Yesterday I Loved You.” A show for the whole family! (Rogers and Hammerstein)

The Claddagh School of Irish Dance- “Take your first steps to River Dance for Ages 6 to adult. Barbara Joyce, Instructor. Classroom #3. Classes are every Monday beginning August 4. Class times vary according to age and ability. Numerous opportunities are provided for performance. $48 per month per child. A $15 late fee will be assessed on fees that are not paid by the first Monday of each month. This program follows the school schedule and does not meet in summer. Irish Dance rehearsal schedule: 3-4 p.m. for Homeschool (6 years and up) 4-5 p.m. for beginners, 5-6 p.m. for Advanced Novice, and 6-7 p.m. for Performance Groups. To contact instructor call 770-836-8757 or email at Register on line at or call 770-838-1083.

West African Drumming Class for ages 13-adult. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in Classroom #1 on Tuesdays, beginning August 5, in six week sessions. Instructor, Tom Harris will teach basic Dunun and Djembe Technique and Traditional Rhythms. Class focus will be to create an ensemble which can perform in the community. This class will accommodate beginning and intermediate drummers. Loaner drums will be provided. Fee: $60 per six week session. Sessions: August 5-September 9; September 23- October 28; November 11-December 16; January 6-February 10; February 24-March 31; April 14-May 19. Min. 6; Max 20. For more information call 770-838-1083.

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