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Hapeville Performing Arts Center

Call: (404) 474-8332 or visit www.academytheatre.org

Tapas IV: The Great Divide

Friday June 7, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Theatre

Owners of short attention spans can rejoice with this smorgasbord of 10-minute plays, from comedy to horror to drama to farce. From shows about modern connection and disconnection, to a new take on Shakespeare, come fill your theatrical plate with our summer amuse bouche!

Cost: $20-$25

STEAM Innovation in Schools: An Interactive Breakfast for Educational Leaders

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Categories: Education

Venue: Hapeville Maker Space 3578 South Fulton Avenue Hapeville, GA 30354

Are you a school Superintindent, Prinicipal, Assistant Principal, Charter School Founder or other Educational Leader interested in becoming a STEAM certified school? Learn how to embed STEAM connections i...
Cost: FREE

Agnes of God

Friday October 5, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Agnes (Sarah Craig), a young nun, has given birth in a convent. Agnes claims no memory or knowledge of the event. Her mother superior, Mother Miriam Ruth (Lynna Schmidt), insists that Agnes does not understand what happened. Dr. Martha Livingstone (Brenda Porter), the court-appointed psychiatrist, w...
Cost: $20-$25

How To Be An Immigrant

Thursday August 2, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Play, Theatre

A Jamaican immigrant finds her hard-fought life crumbling when her business fails, and her sons turn against her and the old ways. She must decide whether to fight for what she has established or to return home. Has her life been in vain?

Co-produced with Impact Theatre A...
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Sunday October 22, 2017 03:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Saturday October 21, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Saturday October 21, 2017 05:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Friday October 20, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Sunday October 15, 2017 03:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Saturday October 14, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Friday October 13, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Sunday October 8, 2017 03:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Saturday October 7, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

'Steel Magnolias'

Friday October 6, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town.
Cost: $20-$25

Steel Magnolias

Friday October 6, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
This show is rated PG-13 because of adult content. Audience discretion is advised. 

What: 'Steel Magnolias' by Robert Harling Where: 599 N. Central Ave Hapeville, GA When: October 6, 7, 13, 20 @ 8pm     October 8, 15, 22 @ 3pm     October 14, 21 @ 5pm

How Much: $20 online and $25 at the door.    ...
Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door

Academy Theatre Presents: BattleActs! Improv Competition

Saturday September 16, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Eight young performers begin this family friendly improv competition hosted by Sarah Ackerman. The audience gets to decide who wins and who gets axed.
Cost: $12-$15

BattleActs!

Saturday July 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
This family-friendly improv competition is hosted by Laughing Matters and Academy Theatre as part of their monthly improv competition series. The audience will be able to vote for the improviser that they think is the best and will have the opportunity to make suggestions for the performers' skits a...
Cost: $12-$23

Tapas II: Steady As She Goes

Friday July 7, 2017 12:00 am EDT
Tapas, or a small sampling of dishes, is translated by the Academy Theatre as a small sampling of plays. In the second edition of their Tapas play festival, the theme is Steady As She Goes. 10 plays will feature the work of talented local creatives that look at themes such as feminism and stability....
Cost: $20-$30

Naughty & Nice: A Sassy Holiday Cabaret

Saturday December 17, 2016 07:00 pm EST
A variety of sing-a-longs, think Muppets to Motown, and carols await as academy favorites Lynna Schmidt and Annie Cook join Fracena Byrd to present the on-stage debut of Julia Archer and M. K. Penley.
Cost: $20-$25

The Rooting Place

Saturday August 27, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Impact Theatre Atlanta, a resident company of the Academy Theatre, presents The Rooting Place by Betty Chaney, opening August 5. The story follows Effie Raye, who returns to rural Mississippi after a thirty year absence.
Cost: $20-$25

BattleActs!

Friday May 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy a night of improv with a twist. This show is set up as a competition, so with the help of an MC, the audience watches, judges, and votes on who will survive to the next round, and ultimately who should be the rightful winner of that night's show.
Cost: $12-$15

Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams

Saturday April 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Impact Theatre Atlanta and Academy Theatre presents C. Robert Jones' Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams. Directed by Brenda Porter, the play follows the life of Williams, the first African-American to have a leading role on Broadway.
Cost: $17-$20

BattleActs! The Family Friendly Comedy Competition

Friday April 15, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Eight performers start the night but by the end of the night, only one remains. Who will it be?
Cost: $12-$15

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Saturday March 5, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Neil Simon’s irresistible romantic comedy comes to The Academy Theatre. Barney Cashman (Rob Raissle) is a successful restaurant owner and family man who, after 22 years of happy marriage, decides it’s high time for him to have an affair. He attempts to lure various women to become his paramour. ...
Cost: $17-$20

The World is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson

Saturday January 30, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Stogie Kenyatta’s solo show about African-American artist/activist Paul Robeson is a powerfully heartfelt and humorous evening of theatre. The show traces Robeson’s life from the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz/bebop era, the shame of the Holocaust, racism, and oppression.
Cost: $20-$25

Grace and Glorie

Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta present Grace and Glorie by Tom Ziegler.Grace is a feisty 90-year-old who has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her quaint cottage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Gloria, a New Yorker, is now volunteering as her caregiver. At firs...
Cost: $17-$20

Bob Stagner and Friends

Friday September 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost:

BattleActs! Improv Comedy Hosted by Laughing Matters

Friday September 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
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 grea...
Cost: $12

Mantra: Live and Almost Unplugged

Friday August 7, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Proceeds to benefit the Academy Theatre. Come support the Academy Theatre at the site of the former opera house where Mantra grew up.
Cost: $8

Collective 51's Late Night Laughs

Thursday August 6, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $10-$15

The World is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson

Thursday July 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Stogie Kenyatta performs his acclaimed Broadway-style one-man show. Portraying 10 characters, he chronologically takes the audience through the life of history's first black Renaissance man and one of America's most complex and brilliant citizens.
Cost: $20

Collective 51's All Women's Comedy Improv Show!

Sunday July 5, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $10-$15

Tuesday Night Music Club with Hart Deer

Monday June 29, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Hart Deer and friends playing accomplished acoustic music in a cabaret setting at the Academy Theatre.
Cost: $5

Going To St. Ives

Thursday June 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing is a drama centering on two women as they explore the complexities of morality, hidden agendas, and sharing secrets. Brenda Porter, the powerhouse director of Yellowman, is back in full force at the Academy Theatre. The story focuses on May N'Kame, the mother of an ...
Cost: $17-$20 at the door

Collective 51

Thursday June 4, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Ladies of Collective 51 are here to kick off summer vacation with a comedy splash. Don't miss their takes on all that we do in those summer nights!
Cost: $10-$15

Serenity's Steps Presents: A Night of Comedy featuring Dusty Slay with Devon Gollinge!

Friday May 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Serenity’s Steps is a faith-based, registered 501(c)(3) that exists to cultivate authentic relationships and provide support to persons in the commercial sex industry with the objective of seeing them attain dignity, hope and self-sufficiency. All proceeds of this event will go directly to the org...
Cost: $20-$25

BattleActs! Hosted by Sarah Ackerman

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Sarah Ackerman hosts our monthly improv competition with defending Champion Taylor Roy! You choose what the scenes are about and which performers keep performing! It's fun for everyone! Christian Williams, Tutul Rahman, Tera Buerkle Adam Kim, Molly Gilmartin, Marie Barker will try to de-axe Mr. Roy!
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Tuesday Night Music Club with Alyse Black

Monday April 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Tuesdays feature acoustic music from national and local talent. Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Alyse Black will perform on April 14.
Cost: $5

The Lost Boys and Toucan Dubh St.Patrick's Day Show

Friday March 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The show will feature Atlanta's favorite kilted Celtic bands in a battle royal of singing, drinking, dancing, and fun!
Cost: $12-$15

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney

Saturday February 28, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The story of Andrew and Melissa, life long friends who begin writing each other as pre-schoolers and continue through out their lives. The show is performed entirely in letters and features Robert Raissle and Lynna Schmidt, who also directs. Through school, marriages, divorces, affairs, and loss, th...
Cost: $15-$20

Tuesday Night Music Club Presents: The Kitchen Jam Band!

Monday February 9, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $5

The Tuesday Night Music Club

Monday December 15, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The Academy Theatre will hold a series of open music jams through December as a way for people to express their hopes and desires for the holiday season.
Cost: $5

Tuesday Night Music Club

Monday December 15, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Musicians come together to jam at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center led by John Payne.
Cost: $5

Lost Boys in Concert

Thursday December 11, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The Hapeville Performing Arts Center hosts a live Christmas concert featuring Atlanta's acoustic band, the Lost Boys, as well as a guest appearance by singer Kristen Englez. The evening will include performances traditional and classic Christmas songs.
Cost: $13-$15

Yellowman

Saturday November 15, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated story of Alma and Gene as they grow up and closer together in the low country of South Carolina and deal with colorism, alcoholism, and classism.
Cost: $17-$20

Academy Theatre's BattleActs!

Friday November 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters own Tommy Futch is your host for this improv competition where you give the tasteful suggestions and vote for who survives! 8 performers begin the night, and the audience votes for the scenes they like! The performers in those scenes survive to the next round!
Cost:

Tug of War! A Premiere Improv Comedy Show!

Friday October 24, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
This is the premiere show of Tug of War, Atlanta's newest improv troupe! Each show, Tug of War will divide into two teams who will compete for the audience's love! One team leaves with their head held high and a clean start, the other team's name is mud until the next show! Come root them on!
Cost: $15 at the door, $10 on line

Battleacts! Returns

Friday September 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The family-friendly improv competition returns for more hilarious on-the-spot jokes and skits. Eight performers will begin the night before the audience votes them off one-by-one until only the funniest participant remains and is announced victorious.
Cost: $12-$15

Plaza Suite by Neil Simon

Saturday September 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy an evening of classic Neil Simon comedy in room 719 of the 'Plaza Suite'! From anniversary couples, to Hollywood producers, to a bride that won't come out of the bathroom and the dad who can't stand it, the show is hilarious and poignant all in the same moment!
Cost: $20 at the door, $15 on line

Academy of Comedy Improv's Free Show!

Friday August 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Academy of Comedy Improv and the Improvables will team together to bring you a great short set of improv! We'll be using some of the kids in the audience as well! Don't miss this great free show! It's all part of the Hapeville Farm & Art Market!
Cost: Free!

The Accountant of Monty Cristo

Saturday August 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
This tale of revenge, intrigue, and double entry is the newest one-man show from Dustin Danger Stevens.
Cost: $5

BattleActs!

Friday August 15, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Tommy Futch (Laughing Matters) hosts the improv competition where audiences vote for their favorite of 8 performers.
Cost: $12-$15

Snark Week! A Variety Show about Sharks!

Friday August 8, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
From the improv group Shark Party to actual lectures on sharks, this will be a fin filled evening for the benefit of Shark Advocates International! We hope your hunger for knowledge about our favorite cartilaginous carnivores is as strong as their hunger for fish!See the improv group 'Shark Party', ...
Cost: $15 at the door, $10 on line

BattleActs!

Friday July 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Laughing Matters' own Tommy Futch is your host for this improv competition where you give the tasteful suggestions and vote for who survives. Eight performers begin the night, and the audience votes for who they think should survive.
Cost: $12-$15

BattleActs! Solstice Edition

Friday June 20, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Pat Young defends his title against 7 new challengers in BattleActs!, the family-friendly improv competition that returns to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. Laughing Matters' own Tommy Futch is your host for this improv competition where you give the tasteful suggestions and vote for who survi...
Cost: $12-$15

A Friend Like Me: A Free Show for Kids!

Friday June 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Academy's Theatre for Youth Actors present this entertaining show where kids learn about the importants of friendship, resolving conflict, and not bullying each other. Great costumes, hilarious situations, and even meatballs all add to the mix as Madison, Charlie, and Emily solve it all!
Cost: FREE

Origin Story

Saturday May 17, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Abigail must return to the Mental Hospital where she dropped off her brother 10 years ago to retrieve him, but if they can't agree on what happened the night they killed their father, they'll never move forward, in this stunning new script from Theroun Patterson.
Cost: $20 at the door or $15 on line

A Seussome Twosome the Opera

Saturday May 10, 2014 12:00 am EDT
Bright costumes, zany characters, and well loved stories highlight this is extremely kid-friendly classical music! Let Gertrude McFuzz and Sam-I-Am show your students the importance of loving yourself just as you are and of keeping an open mind — even towards green food!
Cost: free

Fools for Our Schools -- Benefit Concert featuring Michael Randman

Friday April 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
To support the formation of Hapeville Education Foundation, Michael Randman, with the help of his wife Carole will premiere his original songs in concert format. Please join Michael and the Foundation team for this informal night of music for a great cause! 100% of proceeds benefit the Hapeville Ed...
Cost: $10 online, $15 at the door

Pathways: 7 Black Women Who Changed America

Saturday March 29, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Noted actress Brenda Porter takes you to meet seven noted African-American women including Ida B. Wells, Harriett Tubman, Bessie Coleman, Wilma Rudolph, Barbara Jordan, and more. An evening of history for the whole family.
Cost: $10-$15

They're Just Not That Into You!

Tuesday February 25, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Collective 51, the all women's improv troupe, and the Academy Theatre present a hilarious post Valentine's Day improv comedy show about the foibles of Romance.
Cost: $10-$13

Collective 51: They're Just Not That Into You

Tuesday February 25, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Two weeks after Valentine's Day, and they still haven't called or texted. Laughter is the best medicine! Collective 51 presents a night of improv comedy.
Cost: $10-$15

The Prestige

Thursday February 20, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Matthew Trautwein, Matthias Young, and Jeff Blanks take off their metal gear and put on white tie and tails to play the best in classical music including work by Monteverdi, Bach, and Chopin!
Cost: $10 on line or $15 at the door

The Prestige: an Elegant Night of Music

Thursday February 20, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta's only Rock-Driven Classical Trio: The Prestige presents an evening of the greatest music ever! Appetizers will be served, and the music will flow beautifully. From Beethoven to Chopin and Back again, you'll never hear anything like it!
Cost: $10 online, $15 at door

BattleActs! Valentines Day Edition!

Friday February 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
In this improv comedy show, eight performers begin the night, and the audience votes for who they think should survive.
Cost: $12-$15

BattleActs! of Love

Friday February 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters' own Tommy Futch is your host for this family-friendly improv competition. You give the tasteful suggestions and vote for who survive. 8 performers begin the night, and the audience votes for who they think should survive!
Cost: $15 at door, $12 online

Hansel & Gretel: A family Opera in English!

Friday February 7, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Englebert Humperdink's Opera is presented in English for the whole family by the Academy Theatre & Capitol City Opera!
Cost: $10 for kids, $15 for adults

Battle Acts! Winter Edition

Friday January 17, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Welcome to BattleActs, performed at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center! 8 performers start on stage, but there can be only one champion. You, the audience, vote for the scenes you like, and we keep the performers from those scenes. Jessica McGruire defends her Axe against Eric Mees, Carole Kaboya...
Cost: $12 online, $15 at the door
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