115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

Spellbound

Spellbound

Performed by: Mike Smith

A few years back, Chris Ramsay, a professional magician and YouTuber, asked a question of his nearly 7 million followers: “How many of you have ever seen a magic trick in real life?” The answer was surprisingly low. Of the small percentage that said yes, most had only seen some simple trick at a party or from an uncle. The reaction to Ramsay’s question had ripples in the magic community, but one person it affected was Mike Smith. Having returned to his magic cards during the lockdown, Mike thought about the fact that so many people never see a real magic trick, so the next day he brought a small packet trick to his English class, started his day with a grammar lesson, and then did a magic trick. Although not always appreciated by his ninth graders, they at least get to experience the wonder and amazement of a magic trick to take the sting out of grammar.

Spellbound is Mike Smith’s first full length magic show, combining mentalism, card magic, Rubik’s cubes, comedy, storytelling, and his love of theater, teaching, family, and of course, magic. Each magic routine is connected to a story from his life, some more true than others admittedly. For members of Town & Gown, there are stories about past shows and Mike’s time in Athens. For friends of Mike’s, you’ll learn what Mike considers to be truly magical. For others, there’s just good magic to experience. It will be a fun, family friendly show that will truly leave you with a sense of wonder and awe.

Show Dates:
March 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Christine Carpenter

Claudio loves Hero. Hero loves Claudio. Benedick loves…Benedick? And Beatrice loves banter! The boys are back from the war, and love is in the air. Watch one of Shakespeare’s most famous couples duel with words and wit in this beloved romantic comedy!

Show Dates:
February 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm
February 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Red Herring

Red Herring

Written by: Michael Hollinger
Directed by: Nick Ciarochi

Spies! Murder! Fish? It’s 1952, America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, and Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. Set at the feverish height of the red scare, Red Herring is a surprising, sexy, and hilarious noir comedy about love, lies, and other megaton explosives.

Audition Dates:
February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm
February 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Contact nick.ciarochi@gmail.com for more information.

Show Dates:
April 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm
April 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by: Drew Doss
Musical Direction by: Justin Sanders

The middle school spelling bee is a terrifying memory for many. But when you add singing and dancing and put it on stage, it becomes H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. Come see six quirky contestants (and perhaps a few audience members) vie for the crown in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Audition Dates:
April 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm
April 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Contact drewdoss03@gmail.com for more information.

Show Dates:
June 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm
June 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm
June 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm
June 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm
June 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm
June 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm
June 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

Written by: Jane Chambers
Directed by: Richard Chaney

Lil and her female friends have been coming to the cove for years. But how will they react when a woman fleeing her marriage stumbles into their vacation colony? A classic written in 1980, this is the first mainstream play to look at the diversity of Lesbian lives.

Audition Dates:
June 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
June 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Contact orlando132000@yahoo.com for more information.

Show Dates:
August 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm
August 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm
August 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm
August 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm
August 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm
August 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm
August 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Timelapse: Musical Theater Through the Ages

Timelapse: Musical Theater Through the Ages

Town & Gown Players presents TIMELAPSE: MUSICAL THEATER THROUGH THE AGES. This Second Stage production is an original show, written by local drama teacher Hannah Eppling. Timelapse looks at the history of Broadway through the eyes of a former Broadway performer and her granddaughter. The audience will enjoy Broadway favorites from the early 1900’s to today. Performance numbers include tap, jazz, bellydance, and more! This show features the youth and adult musical theater companies from The Studio Athens, and several of their adult dance companies. This production features a wide variety of dance and performance styles and highlights the talents of youth as well as adults. From Oklahoma! to Six the Musical, there is something for everyone in this show!

Show Dates:

  • October 21, 2022   7:00pm
  • October 22, 2022   7:00pm
  • October 23, 2022   2:00pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults
Free for Season Pass Holders

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601