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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. 


Guys & Dolls at the Holly Theater 6/3-5,10-12,17-19

27 May

Come stay with us and attend Guys & Dolls, playing at the Holly on June 3-5,10-12,17-19, Fri & Sat shows start at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Tickets are $15.

The Story: All the hot gamblers are in town, and they’re all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week’s incarnation of “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who’s short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan’s $1000 bet that he can’t get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you’ve got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, “Luck Be a Lady”, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”. Call 706-864-3759 for tickets.

Nuncrackers- The Nunsense Christmas Musical at the Holly Theater

1 Dec

December 3 – 5, 9 – 12 & 16 – 19
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical is the first “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access. It stars the nuns you love plus Father Virgil and some of Mt. Saint Helen’s most talented students. It features all new songs including: Twelve Days Prior to Christmas, Santa Ain’t Comin’ To Our House, We Three Kings of Orient Are Us, and It’s Better to Give Than To Receive. This show is filled with “Nunsense” humor, some of your favorite carols, a “Secret Santa,” and an uproarious take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. Nuncrackers will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to insure your holiday season is merry and bright.

For tickets or reservations call 706-864-3759

Wait Until Dark at Holly Theater 10/8-31

1 Oct

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The play by Frederick Knott is about a sinister con man and two ex-convicts are on the hunt for a mysterious doll. They believe it to be in the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife Susy. Alone at home, Susy suddenly finds herself alone in a deadly game of cat and mouse, trying to stay alive while these criminals search for their prize.

Show runs October 8-10, 21-24, 28-31 

Call 706-864-3759 for reservations/ticket information.

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.

Hello Dolly at the Holly Theater

8 Jul

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Now playing July 8-11, 15-18 & 22-25

Book by Michael Stewart, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

The Story: The exploits of Mrs. Dolly Levi and her efforts to marry Mr. Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater. Just the way her late husband, Mr. Ephraim Levi taught her. Along the way she also succeeds, hilariously, in matching up several young couples in her acquaintance. The show includes such songs as “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”,”Ribbons Down My Back”, “Before the Parade Passes By” and the title song “Hello, Dolly!”

Ticket Prices: $20 Adults

For more information or to purchase tickets call 706-864-3759

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


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