Stories by Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

4 ballet companies plan 'Nutcracker'

The tale of a young girl entranced by a nutcracker and her magical journey into the Land of the Sweets has been a Christmas tradition for many, and in the Augusta area, there are four different ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

'It's a Wonderful Life' to hit stage

"It's a Wonderful Life" has been adapted for the stage and will be presented by the Aiken Community Playhouse beginning Thanksgiving weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Lights of the South adds to sparkle for 10th anniversary

In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Lights of the South will have more lights and displays. THe holiday attraction opens Nov. 20.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

'Shades of Love' looks at interracial relationships

When radio personality Miss Monique writes a stage play, she wants it to hit relevant social issues. Previous works have focused on sex trafficking and domestic violence. With her newest work, ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

'Perfect Wedding' is perfect opportunity for laughter

What happens when the groom wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone other than his bride-to-be? "The Perfect Wedding." Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present the farce by Robin Hawdon ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Take aim! Zombies haunt paintball trail

The Haunted Paintball Trail at Augusta Paintball on Barton Chapel Road offers a different type of Halloween scare.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Augusta Choral Society has changes in store for season

The Augusta Choral Society's season opener marks a few firsts. Multimedia, as well as an atypical soloist, will be part of The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, which kicks off the 64th season at 7:30 ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Storyland Theatre back for 27th season on new stage

After nine years at the Imperial Theatre, Storyland is returning to the Georgia Regents University Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, where the group spent 17 years.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Experience Hispanic and Greek cultures this weekend

Two different cultures will be highlighted downtown this weekend; The annual Greek Festival and the annual Hispanic Festival.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Symphony to open season with anniversary tribute

Composer John Hennecken wrote "Everything Beautiful In Its Time" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Augusta's sister city agreement with Takarazuka, Japan. 
By Charmain Z. Brackett

'Addams Family' is musical tale families can relate to

They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're back in a musical. The Augusta Players will bring a 21st century The Addams Family to the Imperial Theatre stage Sept. 26-28.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Jeremy Graham Band to open for Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry concertgoers will have the chance to hear a song from a local band that should hit the radio waves early next year.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Director pulls new strings for 'Music Man' opener in Aiken

When Lisa Kirschner was asked to direct Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" for the Aiken Community Playhouse season opener, she had one request - to perform with a live orchestra.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

United Way sets 'aggressive' $4.25 million campaign goal at kickoff

About 600 people attended the superhero-theme luncheon highlighting the charity’s annual fundraising campaign.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Augusta Southern Nationals returns to Savannah River

Hot-rod boat racing is July 19-20 with Night of Fire to kick off events on July 18.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Steel Magnolias' forges friendships on, off stage

Set in a Louisiana beauty shop, Steel Magnolias is a story about the lives, loves and losses of six women. At its heart are the friendships that have been forged.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Festival is celebration of 5 years of Augusta Pride

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Augusta Pride will feature two days of events with some returning favorites in downtown Augusta this weekend.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kayakers eager to share love of paddling

Augusta Canal, Savannah River, Lake Olmstead, other spots are destinations for local kayakers.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

'Unavailable' tackles domestic violence

Monique Kenny is not afraid to tackle tough issues through the vehicle of theater. "This one focuses on domestic violence," said the playwright, whose comedic drama, Unavailable, will be staged at ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Sunday, May 11, 2014

'Tom Foolery' should offend at some point, actor says

Keith Manasco chose the works of satirist Tom Lehrer for the next show at Le Chat Noir.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

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