Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Open Mic Monday to Return in September!


Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Tami Mayhugh 706.244.0039
Date: 09/09/19
RE: Open Mic Monday

The Historic Ritz Theatre kicks off its Third Open Mic Monday Season
 
Toccoa, GA, September 9, 2019 – Who will be the first to take home a $50 prize and a paying gig at the 2020 Ida Cox Summer Music Series? Find out on Monday, September 16th at 7:00pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre as we kick off the third season of Open Mic Monday.

Each month’s competitions will include up to ten performers and spots are still available. Sign up on-line at ritztheatretoccoa@gmail.com or at the door the night of the show on a first-come, first-up basis, until 6:30pm. Contestants can sing two songs or perform for ten minutes. This month’s musical category is “TheVoice.” Solo singers can perform with guitar accompaniment or music on a jump drive only.

This fun event is not only free for participants, but also for the public. Come hear some great talent and cheer on your favorites!

For more information about Open Mic Monday, contact Tami Mayhugh, General Manager, Historic Ritz Theatre at 706. 244.0039.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lightwire Theater Returns to the Ritz on September 26, 2019



Press Release
Release: Immediate

Contact: Tami Mayhugh

Date: September 9, 2019

RE: Lightwire Theater Returns To The Ritz on Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Toccoa, GA – September –With a little science and a little magic, Lightwire Theater will bring to life a friendly dinosaur right here in Toccoa. Follow him on his adventures through the darkness on Thursday, September 26th, 7pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and is the first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp.

​This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world.

Lightwire Theater is most famous for their semi-finalist win on America’s Got Talent and as a winner of TruTV’s Fake-Off.  The show is family-friendly and takes place in complete darkness.

Night at the Ritz, a regular event series at the Historic Ritz Theatre, is funded, in part, by a generous grant received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Tickets for all shows may be purchased online at www.ritztheatretoccoa.com, at Eventbrite.com, or at the Toccoa Welcome Center. Adult tickets are $10, children under 12 and students with an ID are $5.  Doors open at 6:30.

For more information on Lightwire Theater’s performance or Night at the Ritz, please contact Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh at tmayhugh@cityoftoccoa.com or via phone at 706.244.0039.
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Friends of the Ritz Meeting Scheduled for September 14, 2019 at 10am


Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Keith Kozicki, (404) 434-7705
Date: 9/9/2019
RE: September 14th Friends of the Ritz Public Board Meeting
Toccoa, GA,
The Friends of the Ritz, Inc. will hold its quarterly public board meeting this Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 AM in the Historic Ritz Theatre. Anyone interested in supporting additional programming at the theatre, or learning more about the organization is encouraged to attend.

"Now that we have entered the active membership and fundraising stage it's even more important to have the support of the community as we reinvest donor dollars into actual on stage activities" says Friends of the Ritz, Inc. President Keith Kozicki.

The board will finalize plans for the group's very first fundraiser; the 80 for 80 Celebration, which takes place on Friday, October 18th. The organization's goal is to have eighty people donate $80 in honor of the Ritz Theatre's 80th year in existence. A number of special activities are planned for that evening including a screening of The Wizard of Oz, which was released the same year that the Ritz Theatre opened its doors in 1939. General Admission tickets for 80 for 80 Celebration are currently available on the Ritz Theatre's website and are $10 for adults and $8 for children and students with ID.

Additional information about becoming a Friends of the Ritz, Inc. member or an 80 for 80 Celebration donor can be found on the Historic Ritz Theatre website at https://www.ritztheatretoccoa.com/donate.html

The Friends of the Ritz, Inc. board members are:

Rucia Adams
Randall Carpenter
Marie Cochran
Sharon Crenshaw, Secretary
Sharon Crosby, Treasurer
Evan Hellenga
Keith Kozicki, President
Elaine Alewine Martin
Bill Standard, President-elect

For more information contact Keith Kozicki, President, Friends of the Ritz, Inc. at (404) 434-7705.
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Lightwire Theater to Show at the Ritz on September 26th!

Press Release
Release: Immediate

Contact: Tami Mayhugh

Date: August 26, 2019

RE: Lightwire Theater Returns To The Ritz on Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Toccoa, GA – August 26, 2019 –With a little science and a little magic, Lightwire Theater will bring to life a friendly dinosaur right here in Toccoa. Follow him on his adventures through the darkness on Thursday, September 26th, 7pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and is the first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp.

This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world.

Lightwire Theater is most famous for their semi-finalist win on America’s Got Talent and as a winner of TruTV’s Fake-Off.  The show is family-friendly and takes place in complete darkness.

Night at the Ritz, a regular event series at the Historic Ritz Theatre, is funded, in part, by a generous grant received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Tickets for all shows may be purchased online at www.ritztheatretoccoa.com, at Eventbrite.com, or at the Toccoa Welcome Center. Adult tickets are $10, children under 12 and students with an ID are $5.  Doors open at 6:30.

For more information on Lightwire Theater’s performance or Night at the Ritz, please contact Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh or via phone at 706.244.0039.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Parallel Love to Show at the Ritz



Press Release

Release: Immediate

Contact: Tami Mayhugh, 706.244.0039

Date: August 12, 2019

RE: The Historic Ritz Theatre Presents Parallel Love: The Story of a Band called LUXURY

Toccoa, GA – August 12, 2019 - Main Street Toccoa is pleased to announce the one-night-only showing of Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury on Friday, August 30, at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session with the band.

The feature film documents the rise and devastating fall of Luxury, a band formed in Toccoa, GA at Toccoa Falls College in the 1990’s. While on tour, and on the cusp of success, the band was involved in a wreck with long-term consequences.

In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love tells the poignant and gripping story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and students with an ID, and may be purchased either online, at the Toccoa Welcome Center, or at the box office.

For more information on the performance, please contact Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh at tmayhugh@cityoftoccoa.com or via phone at 706.244.0039.