June 5, 2018
CONTACT: Manda Costoulas
770.293.0080 ext 301
MARIETTA – The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is pleased to share the schedule for all June shows and events. For all shows tickets are available at www.earlsmithstrand.org or at the box office at 770.293.0080 and 117 North Park Square. The box office is open 11am-6pm Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 9am-12pm, and two hours before showtime.
Title: The Tony Awards Viewing Party
WHAT: Awards show screening
WHEN: June 10; Doors: 6:30PM, Awards Ceremony: 8:00PM
WHERE: The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
INFO: Where better to watch the best of theatre be recognized for their art than in the beautiful and historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre? Enjoy a night out at The Strand for a FREE Tony’s viewing party in the best setting imaginable! The Strand will be hosting the theatre event of the year live on the big screen, so bring your friends to walk the red carpet, pose for photos, and place your bets for the 72nd Tony Award nominees! The full bar will be open at the concessions featuring specialty cocktails and champagne, as well as our standard beer and wine fare. Dress in your finest and fill the role of a Broadway bigwig or come in your living room popcorn-eating gear – but either way, come to have fun!
Title: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr
WHAT: Junior musical
WHEN: June 22-24
INFO: Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Performed by talented rising 8th through 12th graders, this show is a fun and accessible way to enjoy going to the theatre!
Title: Indie Film Night
WHAT: Independent film screening
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 @ 7:30PM
COST: $5, free popcorn & soda with student ID
INFO: Short Film: Jawffice (Georgia)
Short Film: The Bounty Hunter (Georgia) – A bounty hunter takes a job to track down a vicious killer in the Old West, but not all is as it seems.
Short Film: – My Eyes Looking Back (Georgia) – This is a story about a murder in a small town that forever changes life as they knew it!
Feature Film: Ultra Low (Washington) – The story begins with a filmmaking team that’s already sacrificed to make several professional feature films. While having significant indie budgets and films starring name actors, they can’t seem to get the attention of the industry elite. Upon learning the news that their latest endeavor will not be accepted into any top tier film festival, the team has hit rock bottom. With heavy hearts, they push each other to pick up and move forward on development of their next feature film, a supernatural thriller called THE RED VISION, in hopes that THIS will be the one that finally turns heads their direction. As development progresses, the team lands actress Lauren Holly, star of films like Dumb and Dumber, Beautiful Girls, and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and her voice shines as a guiding light of wisdom for the young filmmakers as they push forward through the trenches.
The Marietta International Film Festival and the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre team up to bring a monthly screening of indie movies to the big screen. This short and feature-length indie film night will showcase works from all over the United States, as well as films from all over the world. Indie Night at The Strand is a great way for movie lovers to explore new films that they wouldn’t have the chance to see anywhere else and support their local theatre at the same time.