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Lionheart to host open house for expanded facility

NORCROSS — Lionheart Theatre recently expanded its facilities into the Old Cotton Mill. On Saturday, the Lionheart Performing Arts Centre is hosting an open house and ribbon-cutting to showcase the new digs.

“This is the next big step in Lionheart’s growth,” Centre Director Jason Caldwell said. “This space will be buzzing day and night with homeschoolers, playwrights, actors and special events. We’re going to be the artistic pride of Norcross and north metro Atlanta.”

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can participate in activities throughout the day and sign up for classes. The courses include acting, voice, dance, improv, play writing and audition techniques.

The new facility is located at 125 Lawrenceville St. in Norcross between the Norcross City Hall and the fire station. To sign up for classes, visit www.lionheartPAC.com.

The Performing Arts Center is holding its first fundraiser Sept. 20-21 in the form of a murder mystery dinner.

Lionheart Theatre will also stay open for performances. For more information about Lionheart, visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.

Saturday’s schedule:

• 10 a.m. — Donuts and coffee

• 10:30 a.m. — Ribbon Cutting

• 10:45 a.m. — Tap demonstration and lesson

• 11 a.m. — Imagination play and storytelling for preschool with Amy Cain

• 11:30 a.m. — Cold Reading Workshop, Get ready for your “MORT” audition with Amy Cain

• 11:30 am. to 12:15 p.m. —Music on the deck and guitar lessons with Steve McElroy

• 11:30 a.m. — Ten minute play readings and critique with James Beck; Play by Jeremy Clark

• Noon — 1-Acting class with stage combat with Mike Yow

• 12:30-1:15 p.m. — Music on the deck and guitar lessons with Steve McElroy

• 12:30 p.m. — Original monologue performed

• 1 p.m. — Musical theater demonstration

• 2 p.m. — Improv class with Sam Casey

• 3 p.m. — Ten minute play reading and critique with James Beck; Play written by Sean Casey