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Class Act Theatre2
Cobb Playhouse and Studio2
Stage Door Players1
Average Rating Given : 4.40000
Reviews in Last 6 months :

Quilters, by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Pieces of Women... One Story
Friday, September 23, 2005
There is something that binds women together. Pieces of their girlhood, their courtships, their marriages, children, trials, and joys. Quilters pieces together the experiences of many women to make a wonderful, soulful story. I heard they've had small crowds. Pity. This show is worth the drive to downtown Acworth. It's not just a ladylike drama, it's not just for chicks. You'll laugh, feel sorrow, and remember all the little pieces of living that bring people together. It's more than tradition, it's more than the heirloom that might very well be lost in a fire. It's the strength of character, keeping yourself busy creating something of worth to find that spark of hope, and not only passing on that beautiful quilt, but the tears, the sorrow, the joy, the love that are sewn into and represented by it; the things that bind us together as human beings. Men and women alike. I especially thought the strength of these women after the fire scene could speak so clearly to those touched by Katrina. They didn't whine and cry gimme gimme, it's all his/her fault. They realized there were some things they couldn't control and built their lives again with what they had. Hands got busy, minds became creative, lives were enriched. We're spoiled in the modern world. Most of us could not have survived a day facing what these woman did. Take a lesson from them. And a drive to Acworth.

Forever Plaid, by Stuart Ross
Enjoyable Evening of Nostalgia
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Stage Door's Forever Plaid was a fun adventure into the past through beautiful harmony! There's nothing like male voices blending to make one's heart melt. The quartet obviously had a blast doing this; their energy was contagious, and I for one enjoyed the entire production. It was doubly fun watching some of the audience members clapping and singing with the quartet. Involving members of the audience was a cool touch. Great job, Stage Door!

It's a Wonderful Life, by Frank Capra (adapted by Mary Binaco)
What a Wonderful Night
Monday, December 13, 2004
I saw the December 11 performance of "It's a Wonderful Life" at the ClassAct Theater in Marietta and found it a delightful rendition of one of my favorite Christmas classics. Robert Zeigler did a great job at portraying George Bailey. The transitions in his roller coaster emotional journey when confronted with each and every event in his life were believeable and delivered with energy and heart. Clarence was darling - Oh, my heavens! Tony Binaco's performances were fun and natural, and he portrayed his characters as altogether different individuals. Chimere Love (what a great name) was spunky and sah-mooth as the flirty Violet; She was perfect. Josephine was also a pleasant narrator as she took us through George's early life. I can see why this show is a sell-out. The last weekend (December 17, 18, and 19) I know is pretty much sold out, but if you call, perhaps there are a few seats available. Allow the little angels and the preshow singing get you in the Christmas mood, if you aren't already! Great job, Mary! Thanks for the front row seat. HEE HAW!!

Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Great Carol
Monday, December 13, 2004
I have to agree with Doug's review that A Christmas Carol at Cobb Playhouse was fantastic. I don't know Kim West, but her talent was obvious: the show was extremely well-directed. Not one movement or space was wasted. Every turn had a purpose, every area of space had a role to play. All the performances were full of life. Andy Leach was particularly eerie - great job! Ghosts were excellent. Having performed with many of these same actors, I was pleasantly surprised as well as filled with pride to see them expanding their craft and portraying such different characters from those I was used to seeing. What a great ensemble altogether. Catch the last weekend; it's worth it.

Blood at the Root
by Dominique Morisseau
University of West Georgia Theatre Company
Blood at the Root
by Dominique Morisseau
University of West Georgia Theatre Company
Murder Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
by E. Xavier Wheeler
Laughing Matters
Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Centerstage North Theatre
BattleActs! Comedy Improv Competition
Laughing Matters
Daddy Long Legs
by John Caird (book) and Paul Gordon (songs)
The Legacy Theatre
Laughing Matters Winter Wonder Laughs
Laughing Matters
Midnight at the Masquerade
by The Murder Mystery Company
The Murder Mystery Company in Atlanta
Murder Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
by E. Xavier Wheeler
Laughing Matters
Stories on the Strand
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
The Bachelor! A Double Date of Death!
by Marc Farley
Agathas: A Taste of Mystery

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