Friday, July 13, 2012
Follow some of Gwinnett County best in arts and entertainment on Twitter.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The weekend is here and it's a great time to check out some music, comedy or a play. Here are some art and entertainment venues in Gwinnett you can follow on Twitter to find out who's playing what, when and where. Do you know of other venues to follow on Twitter? Suggest them in the comment section below. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @LawvillePatch!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
"El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada" will have English supertitles.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Aurora Theatre continues the 2011-2012 Harvel Lab Series with the Spanish language production of El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada (The Preposterous Case of Miss Piña Colada) by Carlos Ferrari. This outrageous comedy runs April 12 – 29, 2012. In the play, penniless widow Ofelia has been left with nothing but her pride by her deceased good-for-nothing husband. To regain some of her luster in “society,” she will stop at nothing to have her daughter, Loreley, crowned queen of the Miss Piña Colada beauty pageant. Ofelia pawns her belongings, fends off debt collectors and even causes her children to break the law. This April, Aurora Theatre becomes home to the hilarious hijinks of a widow trying to keep up appearances in the midst of …
Monday, December 19, 2011
A story about a comedy show "The Muslims are Coming!" will air on Rock Center Monday night.
Lawrenceville's own Aurora Theatre will be featured in a story tonight airing on NBC's news program Rock Center. On tonight's program, NBC News reporter Harry Smith tells the story of Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad, two Muslim comedians. Obeidallah and Farsad made a stop at the Aurora Theatre this summer as part of their tour of "The Muslims are Coming!" comedy show. Lawrenceville Patch interviewed Farsad and Obiedallah in August. You can read what they told us before watching Smith's story "Laughing Matter" tonight on NBC. Rock Center airs at 10pm on 11Alive.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Get ready for a comedy about a bunch of co-workers who turn the tables on a Bernie Madoff-type bad guy.
Ben Stiller plays an apartment building manager who, along with the other building staff members, gets ripped off by penthouse resident Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). When the employees realize they have been swindled, they plan their revenge in the form of a "Tower Heist." After an FBI agent (played by Tea Leoni) leaks word about a large stash of cash in Shaw's apartment, Stiller's character hires Slide, a two-bit cat burglar played by Eddie Murphy, to plan the heist. When Murphy makes it on the screen, about 40 minutes in, the movie finally picks up. "Tower Heist" spends the rest of its running time tracking the staff members (played by Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena and Gabourey Sidibe) as they try to infiltrate the penthouse …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A stand-up comedy tour featuring Muslim-American comedians is coming to Lawrenceville, to provide fun and laughs with a message of understanding.
Attention, Lawrenceville: The Muslims are coming! They're here to make you laugh, as they challenge misconceptions about their religion. The Aurora Theatre will host “The Muslims Are Coming!”, a stand-up comedy show produced by comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, who are creating a documentary of the same name. “The goal is to try to reach people, have a good time with comedy, and get to know people,” Obeidallah said. “It'll run the gamut from jokes about us to jokes about dating, politics and pop culture. It's just a comedy show that happens to have a message, but it's a subtle message.” Farsad and Obeidallah have worked together before, and this project was born out of a desire to spark interactions between Muslims and non-…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Music, comedy and Major League Baseball going on this weekend!
Release your stress from a long work week away with these fun events going on around and beyond Lawrenceville this weekend. Moonlight and Music Concert Why Go? Hear multi-talented Atlanta-based musician Shawn Mullins perform on the green at the Historic Courthouse. Mullins plays a blend of folk, blues, county and rock. Cost: Free on the lawn, $65 for a reserved table. Short Bus Heroes Comedy Tour At The Aurora Theatre Why Go? LOL at the Funny Fridays season finale. Tonight's show show will feature Kevin Mason, JB Blackwell, Jamie Bendall and Jarrod Harris. Cost: $15 Running for Hope 5K Race Why Go? This 5K run/walk will benefit the Gwinnett County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Cost: $20 to register on site Atlanta …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
The Aurora Theatre's production of "Sirens" tells the story of a songwriter who follows a siren's song to a deserted island, only to realize his true love is back at home.
The Aurora Theatre's “Sirens” offers a whimsical glimpse into a mundane part of almost any marriage or romantic relationship – the stage where the excitement has started to fade and the prospect of staying committed to that one person seems more boring than comforting. In the play, this seems to be the state of Sam and Rose's marriage. Twenty-five years ago, the song Sam (Steve Coulter) wrote to convince Rose (Mary Lynn Owen) to marry him became a classic love song. But now, they can't keep from bickering as the visit a travel agent to plan a vacation for their anniversary. They exchange heated words that seem to be part of a long-standing fight. Sam is frustrated with both his marriage and his inability to write a song that matches his …