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Offensively Funny Original Musical Parody to Debut in Atlanta

Offensively Funny Original Musical Parody to Debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- How often is a musical rated 'O' for Offensive?  Trevor Petty, the writer and producer of this original show, thinks not often enough.  Unmasked: The Phantom of the Flopera is exactly that, hilariously and equally offensive and laugh out loud fun.  This original show comes with this warning: Unmasked is an equal opportunity offender, without regard to race, religion, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation and has been rated "O" for “Offensive” by the Committee Against Creativity in America (CA-CA).  The show is produced by The Spirit of Broadway.

NY Times Best Selling Author Adriana Trigiani Coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe

From The Today Show to CBS This Morning to Woodstock’s very own FoxTale Book Shoppe, best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is quite busy with the release of her latest novel today called The Shoemaker’s Wife.  FoxTale is excited to welcome Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday, April 17th for an exclusive Georgia event.  Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and, most importantly, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time and Rococo.   Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap.

Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

The arts are flourishing at Carmel Elementary School.  The month of March started with a Cultural Arts Day where all students were able to select a piece of their art to be on display throughout the school.  The students were also treated to a performance by the Atlanta Percussion Trio.  That evening parents were invited to listen to a student choral performance, view the artwork throughout the school, and participate ina  collaborative art and music work.  Carmel artists also acheived some state recognition this month as shown below.

 

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

 

Carmel Elementary School third grader, Ethan Lasenyik, made his acting debut as Hansel in this past weekend's performance of Hansel & Gretel, a Children's Garden Theater original retelling of the classic fairy tale.  The show, under the direction of Artistic Director Don Goodner, is approximately an hour long and is performed by a wonderful cast of kids ages 4-15.  There are two more performances on Saturday, February 11th at 11am and 3pm where families can come and enjoy this kid-friendly show.  An additional date of February 18th is presently being considered.  As you may recall....tired of enduring their mother's attempts to make them eat vegetables, Hansel and Gretel go out in search of the fabled House of Gingerbread so that they can eat candy for the rest of their lives. What could possibly go wrong?!?!

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta is adding a new experience that will soon delight visitors.  In a holiday email sent to its members, Zoo Atlanta, announced a new experience being planned for late Spring 2012, which is sure to brighten the days of thousands of zoo visitors in the coming years.  Zoo Atlanta is planning a new deck overlooking the savanna exhibit. This overlook will provide the opportunity to create a special giraffe feeding experience for Zoo visitors, who will be able to purchase lettuce to be fed to the giraffes.  An exhibit  opening date and more details will follow in the coming months.