Thursday, February 24, 2011

11th Annual FAMILIES Centerstage Returns To The Alliance Theatre

Event Combines Family Fun Fair With Performance Of Musical Comedy Favorite HONK!

The Alliance Theatre will hold its 11th Annual Families Centerstage event on Saturday, March 19. An afternoon of family activities is planned including a family fun fair with live performances, arts, crafts, music and two performances of the beloved children’s musical comedy HONK!

“Families Centerstage is a wonderful entrĂ©e to the theatre for younger audiences,” said Philippa Ellis, one of the event’s co-chairs. “On this special day each year, families discover the magic of live theatre together while also experiencing a wonderful afternoon outing at the Alliance Theatre. It’s a very special day.”

In addition to HONK!, activities will include presentations by many Atlanta nonprofits, including Young Audiences, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Imagine It! Atlanta Children’s Museum.

The event starts with a 1:00 p.m. performance followed by the fun fair from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and the second performance of Honk! at 4:00 p.m.Tickets for FAMILIES Centerstage are $25 for children and $30 35 for adults and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at Patrons interested in sponsorship information can contact Lindsey Hardegree at or 404.733.4615.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Cartoon Network. Other co-chairs of the event are Andrea Montag and Patrice Greer.

About HONK!
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved children’s fable The Ugly Duckling, HONK! Is the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother.

With an original book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles, the production is directed by Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth Rosemary Newcott.

Honk! will be performed on the Alliance Stage on weekends beginning Saturday, March 5, 2011 with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and the opening night performance at 7:00 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday, March 20 with weekend matinees scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and Sundays, March 13 and 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The second matinee on Saturday, March 19 will be performed at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office by calling 404.733.5000 or online at Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-733-4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, corner of Peachtree & 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.
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