Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Drama Camp at The Schaefer Center

Beginning July 27 and going to July 31, Main Street Toccoa in cooperation with the Savannah River Production, will sponsor a children’s Drama Camp at the historic Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa.

The class will be offered from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon for children going into first grade (and can read) through 5th grade. The registration fee is $50 per child with a $10 discount per additional sibling.

Throughout the week, the children will learn a variety of skills such as breathing exercises, blocking, and memorization. They will be working on a production which they will perform on Friday, July 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schaefer Center. This year’s production is entitled, “Treasure Island.” The community is invited to attend the final production on July 31.

The children will be working on a production of “Treasure Island” a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book. The story is about Jim Hawkins who longs for adventure and finds it in this tale of pirates, pigaloos and buried treasure. This musical features an expanded script and eight original songs - ideal for performers who are ready to try a full-length musical production. The score includes the accompanied songs, full script and staging guide. Step back in time and share an adventure with Jim, Bill Bones, Long John Silver and a host of interesting characters! 55 minutes.  

Savannah River Productions, Inc. is a regional theatre troupe that performs in Elberton, GA at the recently renovated Rock Gym and in Hartwell, GA at the Savannah River Playhouse.  Savannah River Productions strives to offer high-quality theatre productions to the Northeast Georgia region. “We are looking forward to working with Seth Howard and Laura Beth Cannon from the Savannah River Productions. Both come highly recommended and with much experience,” stated Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator.

Seth Howard is a native of St. Mary's in southeast Ga. Seth has a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Education from Piedmont College and an MA in Theatre Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. Seth has taught for 10 years in the Hart county school system and is currently Theatre Arts teacher at Hart County's middle and high school. He has worked on many productions with SRP, but his two favorite roles are Shrek in Shrek The Musical and most recently Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.

Laura Beth Cannon is an intern in her junior year at Anderson College in South Carolina with much experience working with children as well as acting.

For more information on the drama camp, or a registration form, go to www.mainstreettoccoa.com or call the Toccoa Main Street office at 706-282-3309. You can also register at the door on July 27.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"Paddington" at the Schaefer Center

The first of the 2015 summer movie series will open at the Schaefer Center, Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.  Main Street Toccoa will be hosting movies again this summer every Thursday evening in June and July in the renovated Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa for the whole family.

The first of the season’s movies, “Paddington” is about a young Peruvian bear adapted from Michael Bond's enduring children's book series. As the story opens, Paddington makes his way to London, where he quickly gets lost until being taken in by the benevolent Brown family. After reading the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.'), the family offers him a temporary haven. When it looks as though his luck has changed this rarest of bears catches the eye of a scheming museum taxidermist who embarks on a personal mission to get him stuffed and mounted. This family friendly movie will delight children as well as the “young at heart.”
Other summer movies include;
June 11 – Guardians of the Galaxy
June 18 – Maleficent (Sponsored by
June 25 – Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good,Very Bad Day
July 2 – Unbroken
July 9 – Despicable Me 2
July 16 – Earth to Echo
July 23 – The Boxtrolls
July 30 – Annie

“This year’s movies will come to life on the new 30 foot screen in the Schaefer Center. The new screen and new projection system were installed in April and will greatly enhance the movie goers experience,” says Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator. “Last year we had so much fun at the summer movies and are really looking forward to them again this year. Come early to make sure to get a seat!”

Admission is $1.00 and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and other concessions will be on sale for $1. For more information, call 706-282-3309