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Spartan Players present How to Eat like a Child
Teens teach childhood lessons
The Spartan Players students will perform “How to Eat like a Child” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1-3 at West Hall High School in Oakwood. The play features children giving lessons on how to beg for a dog, torture your sister and laugh hysterically.

‘How to Eat Like a Child’

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 1-3

Where: West Hall High School, 5500 McEver Road, Oakwood

Cost: $7 adults, $5 students and senior citizens

More info: 770-967-9826 ext. 7350

High schools and community theaters kick their fall seasons into full gear with a couple of musicals and auditions on tap.

First up is West Hall High School’s production of “How to Eat like a Child.”

The musical features children giving lessons in subjects such as how to beg for a dog, torture your sister, act after being sent to your room and laugh hysterically.

The Spartan Players will perform the musical at 7 p.m. Oct. 1-3 at 5500 McEver Road in Oakwood. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, call 770-967-9826 ext. 7350

Next in line is the Holly Children’s Theater presenting “Xanadu Jr.” in downtown Dahlonega.

“Xanadu Jr.” follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time — the first roller disco.

But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4, at 69 W. Main St. in Dahlonega. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children and students.

And while these two plays are set to go, the upcoming “Miracle on 34th Street” play is holding auditions this week at Holly Theater.

Auditions will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Holly Theater Black Box.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28.

If you are unable to attend auditions, email to schedule an alternate time. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and possible group readings. 

Rehearsals will be from 7-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Rehearsals will start Monday, Oct. 5. Noted days off are Nov. 25-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Performances will be Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20.

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