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Theater events
For the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3
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This week

"Pajama Drama," Gainesville. Gainesville High School drama department. Theater workshop for kids in grades third through sixth. Friday-Saturday, Gainesville Performing Arts Center (The Ware House), Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. $50. Space limited, early registration recommended.

"Bye Bye Birdie" auditions, Gainesville. Pam Ware Summer Community Theatre auditions. Age 8 and older. 6-8 p.m. Monday; callbacks 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-535-3066/

"Once on this Island, Jr." auditions, Gainesville. Children's musical theater auditions. Age 8-12. 4-6 p.m. Monday; callbacks 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-535-3066.

"Oh Poe is Me!" Valentine's Weekend, Atlanta. Tales of Edgar Allen Poe told with puppets, part of the Center for Puppetry Arts' New Directions Series. Tuesday-Feb. 21 with special museum after-dark performances Feb. 11-14. 11 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays (evening performances only Feb. 11-14). Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-873-3089.

"Godspell" auditions, Flowery Branch. Fifth Row Center. Ten to 15 teens and adults age 13 and older needed. Strong singing voice required, CD accompaniment preferred, photo appreciated but not required. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, callbacks Feb. 4, The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 678-357-7359 or


"The Beaux Stratagem," Gainesville. Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Preview, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; shows 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-12 and 16-20; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 20, Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Performing Arts Center, Brenau University, 420 Academy St., Gainesville. $16-$18; $14-$16 seniors age 65 and older, $10-$12 students and children. 678-717-3624.

"Bus Stop," Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $18; $17 seniors; $12 students. 706-864-3759.