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Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

On Tuesday night, I was given the chance to see Shrek the Musical at the fabulous Fox Theatre. To say that I simply "enjoyed" the show would be a travesty. The show was amazing! I left the Fox singing and dancing and I haven't stopped since.

The show followed the movie pretty closely, with many new songs added in and some hilarious jokes that flew right over the the heads of the kids in the audience but made every adult in the room nearly spit out their drink all over the unlucky patron in front of them. Donkey (Alan Mingo, Jr.) was, as any good Donkey should be, hilarious and Shrek (Eric Petersen) was just as ogre-ific, yet lovable as the animated version.

Shuler Hensley Award winners take center stage

Shuler Hensley Award winners take center stage

ATLANTA -- The Shuler Hensley Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre were announced at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, Apr. 26.

Forty-one Greater Atlanta-area high schools from 12 counties and 14 school districts, as well as private schools, participated this year.

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

ATLANTA (April 26, 2011) – Atlanta-area families are in for a treat as their favorite swamp-dwelling ogre makes a stop on stage in Atlanta!  SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at The Fabulous Fox Theatre from April 26-May 1.

On Wednesday, April 27, families can also take advantage of a special BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ticket deal for that evening’s performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL (using code KIDS, valid on tickets in price level 1).

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Style with Traditional English Goodies

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Style with Traditional English Goodies

Whether you’re an unmitigated anglophile or just love a good love story, the Royal Wedding is cause for celebration.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Buckhead Heritage Sponsors Civil War Battlefield Archaeology Lecture

Buckhead Heritage Sponsors Civil War Battlefield Archaeology Lecture

As part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War, Buckhead Heritage will host archaeologist Garrett Silliman for a lecture on the cutting-edge field of battlefield archaeology. “Digging Up Civil War History: Battlefield Archaeology of the Atlanta Campaign” will be held Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Child Hall at 2744 Peachtree Road. Drinks will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for Buckhead Heritage Society members or $15 for non-members.

The event is being generously sponsored by the Buckhead offices of Harry Norman, Realtors.

Battlefield archaeology utilizes startling precise technology to help historians better understand the everyday life of soldiers during war and the events that transpired on the field of conflict.

FUN & CREATIVE PARTY IDEA: $95 for a Painting Birthday Party with Kitchens & Easels ($160 value)

FUN & CREATIVE PARTY IDEA: $95 for a Painting Birthday Party with Kitchens & Easels ($160 value)

Purple, orange, green and blue, we have some fun in store for you! Celebrate your child’s birthday and their creative spirit with Today’s Scoop: 41% off a “Kitchens & Easels” Painting Birthday Party with JenniferSmithGallery!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD AT MIDNIGHT

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