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pre-theater dining

Enjoy Dinner (or Brunch) and a Show!

Enjoy Pre-Theater Dining options at Dot 2 Dot Inn! Enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of a unique and charming Antebellum home.   Cordon Bleu-trained chef and owner, Karen Henry-Garrett, is offering pre-theater dining prior to 3 of the 4 performances of “Rumors” at The Plaza.  Dot 2 Dot Inn is conveniently located just blocks from The Plaza Arts Center.  …

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PAPA presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors”

The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts (PAPA) presents the Neil Simon comedy, Rumors, on November 14-17 at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. The opening night is Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. Rumors is certain to keep audiences laughing at how an elegant evening of celebration can turn into a side-splitting farce of entertainment. From the first moment …

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jukebox hero

20th Annual Meet Me at The Plaza! Thank you!

The Plaza Arts Center would like to thank everyone who came out to support our Jukebox Hero Challenge Event on August 16th. The evening was yet another example of how much talent exists and thrives in our city and throughout the Lake Country. We would like to thank Rainey Gallagher, Julie Malcom and Loretta Hampton for some absolutely amazing vocals …

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PAPA Auditions – RUMORS

The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts announces auditions for their fall production of “RUMORS” by Neil Simon.  Auditions: August 27 & 28 from 7 – 9 pm.  Please note you only need to attend one of those days for the audition.  Auditions take place in the theater at The Plaza Arts Center and will run from 7:00 – 9:00 …

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Parties with a Purpose (#2)

Thank you to everyone who attended our second “Party with a Purpose” on August 1, 2019, at the beautiful home of Peg and Keith Cooley.  The purpose of this intimate gathering was to engage in meaningful conversations and cultivate new ideas with members of the lake community who support the arts.   The Plaza Board of Directors and staff members are …

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The Boys of Summer are here – PAPA’s DAMN YANKEES

The Boys of Summer at The Plaza – PAPA’s Damn Yankees Contributed Content by Margaret Morris, PAPA Chair When the curtain opens at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, Friday, July 26, the audience will find a set that hits a homerun and a stage filled with talented performers. This is the third summer musical production where the Plaza Alliance …

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jukebox hero

A Note from The Plaza Executive Director, Mark A. Street

Contributed Content June 2019 Mark A. Street Executive Director The Plaza Arts Center Summer is upon us and the staff at The Plaza Arts Center is planning a very special event on Friday, August 16 from 7 PM to 10 PM to celebrate! The name, Meet Me at The Plaza, is not new, but the theme, Jukebox Hero Challenge, is …

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Mary Mead Receives $500 Scholarship from The Plaza

Mary Mead, was recently selected as The Plaza Arts Center annual scholarship recipient.  Mary graduated this year as an honors student from Putnam County High School.   She received the $500 scholarship award during Honors Night on May 16, 2019.   Mary has been behind the scenes working at many different Plaza events during the last several years. Students that have shown …

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Big Check Ceremony with the Fox Theatre Institute

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) was on site for a Big Check Celebration Reception at The Plaza.  The event was to recognize the completion of several large renovation projects and accept the ceremonial “big check” from FTI for the Preservation Grant received in Q4 2018.  Guests from The Fox Theatre Institute, the Georgia Presenters, City …

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A Note from The Plaza Executive Director, Mark A. Street

The Plaza Arts Center Contributed Content May 2019 Mark A. Street Executive Director I’ve been on staff at The Plaza Arts Center for almost three months. It has been a very interesting journey so far. I’ve learned a lot about the history of The Plaza and, along with many others, I look forward to contributing to its future. I have …

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Excellence in Preservation Stewardship Award

The Plaza is honored to have received the Excellence in Preservation Stewardship Award from the Eatonton Historic Preservation Commission!   The Plaza received the award at the City Council meeting on May 20th, 2019 for “the extensive work done on the windows and the interior structure of the Plaza Arts Center and for the rehabilitation efforts that turned the school’s annex …

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Parties with a Purpose

Thank you to everyone who attended our first “Party with a Purpose” on May 19, 2019, at the beautiful home of Mary and Murray Air. We enjoyed spending quality time with some of our Founders, Members, Sponsors and a few potential new Plaza Partners. The purpose of this intimate gathering was to engage in meaningful conversations and cultivate new ideas …

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Volunteer Appreciation Reception

The Plaza Arts Center hosted our 2nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Thursday, May 9, 2019. We depend on our wonderful volunteers for so many things at The Plaza Arts Center.  The Plaza recognized volunteers from The Plaza Community Center and The Old School History Museum too. We are so grateful for all your volunteer hours and dedication. Your efforts …

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Plaza Preservation Projects

The Plaza Arts Center opened to the public just over 10 years ago in 2008 after an extensive $3M renovation.  The original building, as many know, was originally the old Eatonton School which was built back in 1916.  See video below on the history of the building and the original renovation project.  In June of 2017 Oconee Engineering, LLC completed …

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Vibrant Communities Grant – See the Impact!

Another busy day yesterday at The Plaza with the Georgia Ensemble Theatre & Conservatory! On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we welcomed over 900 students (grades K-4) in the theater for 2 performances of “STEAM Team.”  What can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? …

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Vibrant Community Grant – See the Impact!

The Plaza welcomed over 400 students from PCES and Gatewood on April 10, 2019, to experience a powerful multi-media show that tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. “And then they came for me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” is based on true stories from Holocaust survivors. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, and …

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2019 Fine Arts Show – Winners!

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Amateur Fine Arts Show reception, and congratulations to all the ribbon winners!  We had another wonderful year of submissions.  See below for a few photos that were taken at our event.  The ribbon winners for each of the categories are posted below.  Stay tuned for next year’s show dates!  We’ll be meeting …

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