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Importance of Being Earnest at Holly Theater 6/23-26,30, 7/1,3

25 Jun

Come stay with us and enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest at the Holly Theater in downtown Dahlonega.

The Story: John Worthing lives a double life. While in London he is Ernest, the lively urban bachelor. While in the country with his ward Cecily, he is Jack, the serious morally minded suburban gentleman. The inscription in a forgotten cigarette case reveals Jack’s deceit to his close London friend Algernon who, while calling out his friend’s impropriety, admits to having his own nom to folie. Chaos ensues as Ernest proposes marriage to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, and Algernon pursues Ernest’s ward Cecily. Will this farce through London and the British countryside end in marriage and happiness? As we all struggle to come to grips with the serious issues facing our world today, there is no better way to spend an evening than reveling in the masterful wit of Wilde’s “iridescent filament of fantasy,” which is as comic and relevant today as it was at its premiere in 1895.

Shows are June 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 July 1 & 3 Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays (Matinee) at 2:00pm. Call 706-864-3759 for tickets/information. 

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival 4/16-17

4 Apr
The 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an entertaining and lively weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Pre-festival events will take place on Friday, April 15, with the first of the  jamming sessions on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, as well as Master Classes in the afternoon, and the Live Country Auction that night.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, there will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the Main Stage Tent at Hancock Park. The juried Artist Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday features traditional mountain crafts and will also have a Country Store. More jamming on the square and  music workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam led by Glenda Pender, a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance and food complete the offerings.
 
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers, and updates between now and the event, visit website.

Yahoola Cherokee Spring Powwow 3/26-27

4 Mar

Stay with us and attend the Yahoola United Cherokee Spring Powwow

The Yahoola Cherokee Museum and Cultural Education Center will be hosting the first Annual Spring Powwow. The event is a fundraiser/benefit to help raise funds for the construction of a world-class Cherokee Indian museum in Dahlonega.  Festivities will occur atop Crown Mountain on Findley Ridge.  Experience Native American life from years gone by. 

Jane Mashonee, 7 time Nammy winner, will be performing on Saturday at 3 pm.  Brothers of the Spirit Flute will be playing native american flute music on Sat. and Sun.  Finally, Wright Flight will be playing throughout the weekend.

Watch or participate in a traditional primitive bow and tomahawk throw competition. Food offerings include “Indian” tacos and other foods from Buffalo Burgers to Fry bread to Italian Ice. Vendors will be selling Native American and Native American style items. Native American dancing and other styles of dancing will occur throughout afternoon.

For more information visit Cherokee Powwow or call 706-482-8353.

Summer Shorts Playing at the Holly Theater

11 Aug

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Back by Popular Demand — The Green Mountain Theatre Company returns to the Holly Theater with — “Summer Shorts”!

Show Times: August 19-21, August 26-28 & September 2-4 at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: Adults $12.00 / Students & Seniors $10
Venue: Holly Theater — Lower Level

An evening of hilarious and poignant one-act plays including: “Variations on the Death Of Trotsky” by David Ives –”Words, Words, Words” by David Ives — “The Hangover” by Keith Traywick — “Death Knocks” by Woody Allen — “Sure Thing” by David Ives

A Sure Thing by David Ives: This fun and quirky play explores the encounter between Bill and Betty. Through a series of opportunities, of near misses, of abject failure, Bill tries to engage Betty´s attention. Each time that the possibility of romance crashes and burns, a bell rings softly and the pair start over and try again. The characters shift and fine tune themselves, accommodating different possibilities, even different selves.

Death Knocks by Woody Allen: Nat Ackerman, seeing himself on a final mission succeeds in buying time from the inevitability of death, challenges a personified death to a game of gin rummy.

Hangover by Keith Traywick (a local playwright):  This funny and awkward play provides window into the dysfunctional lives of Tammy, Bobo, Frank and June, as they find themselves in an uncomfortable predicament caused by uncontrollable lust, family loyalty and social convention.

The Death of Trotsky by David Ives: The play depicts the death of Leon Trotsky in varying ways. The play is divided into eight scenes or “variations,” which depict the last day of Trotsky’s life. True to its title, the play calls for Trotsky to die at the end of each scene, and then continues on from near where the last scene left off, usually progressing the story a bit further each time.

Words, Words, Words by David Ives: The play is about three intelligent monkeys who are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of a never seen Dr. Rosenbaum, who has the hypothesis: “Three monkeys hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Hamlet” (a variation on the infinite monkey theorem).

Box Office & Business Office Hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm. Box Office Opens One Hour Prior to Curtain or call
706-864-3759 for tickets.

Don’t Dress for Dinner at Holly Theater 5/8-22

11 May

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The Green Mountain Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cozy weekend with his new mistress. His bachelor pal Robert calls to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu-level cook to cater a delicious dinner. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high-speed farce begins! One impossible situation leads to another as the hapless friend Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of a weekend.

Show Dates: May 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 at 8:00pm
Ticket Prices: $15 adults

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CALL 706-864-3759

Appalachian Jam Returns to the Square 4/24-10/9

15 Apr

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Downtown Dahlonega Hosts Appalachian Jam Every Saturday
Thousands Enjoy Acoustic Mountain Music in Historic Downtown 

North Georgia’s mountain music pickers and singers flock to the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday, April 24 through October 9. Listeners and musicians alike enjoy the acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music on the Public Square from 2 pm until 5 pm.

Dahlonega’s “Appalachian Jam” is produced by Dahlonega’s Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. The events are made possible with support from the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Committee, the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at North Georgia College & State University, and the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. The events are hosted by the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site and are presented in cooperation with the Dahlonega Merchants Association. 

For information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706-864-3513.

Bear On The Square Mountain Festival 4/16-18

8 Apr

The 14th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival , an incredible weekend of mountain music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, will be April 16-18, 2010 in Dahlonega.

Old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, GA. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday.

A juried artist’s marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children’s activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing.

Holly Theater Events March and April

24 Mar

The REVERB-O-ROCKETS are an Electric Chicago Blues Band honoring the legacy and talent of the great Chicago blues artists that first decided to plug a guitar or harmonica into an amplifier and let it cry and scream. Enjoy great music and eat some great BBQ! 2 Shows! Saturday, 3/27th at 8:00PM &10:00PM Holly Theater — Lower Level, Ticket Price: $10.00 Tickets will be sold an hour before each performance at the door.

THE DAHLONEGA JAZZ SOCIETY- A mix of great jazz musicians from the Dahlonega community will be playing in the Holly basement the last Sunday of every month. Sunday, March 28th at 7PM, Holly Theater — Lower Level, Ticket Price: $10.00
Tickets will be sold an hour before each performance at the door.

Damn Yankees  Musical By George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
Faust meets professional baseball in this Broadway classic with such hit songs as “Ya Gotta Have Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants”, Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the devil (the charming but devious Mr. Applegate) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. 
Performance Dates: April 8 – 11, 15 – 18 & 22 – 25, Holly Theater — Main Stage, Ticket Prices: Adults – $20, To purchase tickets call the Holly Theater Box Office at 706-864-3759

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