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Posted on: June 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Next Show: July 5 & 6 "The World is my Home"

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Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Next Show: July 5 & 6 "The World is my Home" : the life of musician and songwriter, Paul Robeson.

AtlantaTheatreBuzz.net describes the show as: "The show chronicles the life of Paul Robeson as he fights bigotry, both in American and abroad while on his way to becoming a renowned singer! From his career as an Athlete to his work in the law, you'll see it all come to life on stage. As Paul Robeson said during World War 2, "Nations may go to war, but it is Arts & Culture that unites us."

In a quote from AtlantaTheatreBuzz.net, Stokie Kenyatta, the lead actor in the production stated:
'Atlanta's very special to me' says Kenyatta, 'I have so many friends here and I want them to get an up close and person view of the work I am doing'. "Stokie Kenyatta has presented 'The World is My Home' at more than 220 theaters and festivals around the world. He hales from Jamaica, grew up in Brooklyn, New York and now lives and performs in Los Angeles."


Upcoming Shows Announced at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Home to the Academy Theatre! See a brief list below and visit the Academy Theatre Official Website for upcoming showtimes and performances right here in downtown Hapeville and at their location in Stockbridge!

THIS SUMMER HAPEVILLE, THEATRE EVENTS HIGLIGHTS:
Please note: all programs take place at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, home to the Academy Theatre, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM - The World is my Home
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The World is my Home-The Life of Paul Robeson

Starring Stogie Kenyatta, this is the number 1 Multi-Cultural, Black history Solo show on the American & Caribbean Educational Circuit & the favorite on the topic of Diversity & Social Justice. Paul Robeson said during World War 2 "Nations may go to war, but it is Arts & Culture that unites us."

This L.A. based show is poignant, humorous, informative & magnificently performed at YALE, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, UCLA & over 200 Universities around the world & US Embassy in Barbados, Bahamas, Europe, The Univ. of the W. Indies, The U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Education, ( High Schools in St. Thomas & St. Croix) Tokyo, Japan, The Hollywood NAACP, Miami & Shakespeare in Paradise Theater festivals & the the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, The Museum of NYC, Underground Railroad Museum& Theaters around the country.

Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/296760 or email us at academytheatre30002@yahoo.com or call 404-474-8332.


Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Farm & Art Market
Hapeville Farm and Art Market at the Depot
The Hapeville Depot Farm and Art Market will take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9am to 1pm. The Market is a partnership between the Hapeville Arts Alliance, Academy Theatre and the Hapeville Historical Society. The Market is sponsored by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade.

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.


Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM – Magic Show
Mr. Greggy's FREE Goofy Magic Show!
Imagine a stress-free event where your guests enjoy a hilarious, laugh-packed Goofy Magic Shows full of amazing magic, respectful audience interaction, visual humor, colorful balloon artistry and a trunk full of magical surprises. They may even learn a few special tricks of their own to dazzle their families and friends back home.

The sponsorship of Mr. Greggy's FREE Goofy Magic Show! by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade allows us to offer this performance free of charge to the community! Even though the performance is free, we would still appreciate your ticket reservations online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/660386. Also please note that children must be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted to the show.

Saturday, July 19 at 8:00 PM – Improv Comedy
BattleActs! With Laughing Matters
You the audience choose who is funny in our monthly improv competition at the Academy Theatre! 8 Improvisers start on stage and take your tasteful suggestions to create songs, sketches, and more! You then vote for the scenes you like! Players from improv troupes from all over come to win our great evening of fun!

Show starts at 8PM. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door! To purchase tickets online - Please go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104339 or email us at academytheatre30002@yahoo.com or call 404-474-8332.


To purchase tickets online - Please go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com or email us at academytheatre30002@yahoo.com or call 404-474-8332.
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To purchase tickets online - Please go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com or email us at academytheatre30002@yahoo.com or call 404-474-8332.
Theatre Things to Know
Founded in 1956 by Frank Wittow, a 25 year old Army Veteran, the Academy Theatre is the longest running professional theatre in Georgia. Hapeville welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013. They now call Hapeville home! Join us in welcoming Academy Theatre.


Get to Know
Lorenne Fey, Managing Director, and Robert Drake, Artistic Director
Website: www.academytheatre.org
Phone: 404-474-8332
E-mail: academytheatre30002@yahoo.com
Tickets: available on-line for pre-show discounts or at the door for full price.

The City of Hapeville Welcomed the Academy Theatre to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center in Fall of 2013! Hapeville Mayor and Council announced at the Happy Days Festival, in late September, that the Academy Theatre group was coming to downtown Hapeville. Artistic Director, Robert Drake enthusiastically informed Hapeville residents at the Happy Days Festival that the Academy Theatre will have an approximate 99-seat black box theatre that will host performances and classes, bringing an artistic vitality to downtown!

The City of Hapeville, owner of The Hapeville Performing Arts Center, located at 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue, purchased the downtown buildings as part of its Economic Development efforts. As part of its downtown revitalization efforts, the City recently leased the Hapeville Performing Arts Center to the Academy Theatre. The current space at 599 N. Central Avenue has been transformed into a temporary theatre with seating for approximately 85.

Planning is underway for design and build-out of an expanded and more permanent home for the Academy Theatre to include both the 599 and 597 N. Central Avenue properties and to accommodate more visitors. Visit the City website: www.hapeville.org for updates on the renovations.


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.

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