Things are gearing up at the Tift Theatre, now under the management of Robert Reid Goodson, managing director.
Goodson says it’s a new day for the arts in Tifton, and 2014 promises to be an exciting year of revitalization and new beginnings.
Movie nights are back, beginning with the showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Family-friendly movies will be shown on the second Saturday of each month at $1 p.m., musicals on the third Mondays at 7 p.m., and old Hollywood films on the fourth Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission is $3.
The theater is also revamping the community theater program, and is searching for actors, dancers, singers, musicians, seamstresses, builders, painters and other creative people to bring the stage to life.
Auditions for “Steel Magnolias” will take place March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m., and performances are set from May 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 3 p.m.
The youth in the sizzlin’ Stage Summer Camp will perform “101 Dalmations” June 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Auditions for “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be held June 2 and 3 at 7 p.m., with performances Aug. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m., and June 3 at 3 p.m.
And there will also be auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” Aug. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., with performances Oct. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.
In February, “Risen Voices” will take the stage for spoken word and poetry from the African-American community. Admission is $5.
For information on any of these upcoming events, or to keep up with future events, go online at http://www.tifton.net/departments/tifton-theatre. You can also follow the theater on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TiftTheatreforthePerformingArts, and on Twitter: @TiftTheatre. Follow the theater on Instagram at hashtag “#tifttheatre.”
You can also call 229-391-3932.
To contact editor Angye Morrison, call 382-4321.