With the rise of on demand entertainment and the prevalence of high definition big screen televisions, an outing to the movies isn’t as exciting or special as it used to be.
Going to the movies is still fun on occasion, but it’s way more comfortable (and affordable) to watch in theater movies at home in your PJs.
There is a magic and energy in a live show that makes each performance special and different.
Newnan Theatre Company, located in downtown Newnan, offers amazing entertainment for the same price as a movie ticket.
The Newnan Theatre Company is an intimate venue housed in an old brick building.
We think this building is everything a small theatre should be.
The unmistakable smell of a theatre hits you as soon as you walk in the front door.
It smells of ancient wood and new leather shoes.
The lobby is warm and welcoming with beautifully polished floors, exposed brick and golden chandeliers that give off an inviting glow.
A pair of double French doors leads directly into the theatre.
The seating in the theatre is very limited, allowing the audience to be very close to the stage.
The ceiling is made of thick, hand cut beams just above the large theatre lights.
We love the raw, stripped down feeling of Newnan Theatre Company.
The bare bulbs, brick and exposed ductwork combine to create an incredibly intimate experience for the audience.
We were lucky enough to be able to attend Newnan Theatre Company’s autumn production of Del Shore’s Sordid Lives, directed by NTC's artistic director Tony Daniel.
As the crowd filtered in, old friends greeted one another and those who didn’t know each other introduced themselves.
It felt very much like a small gathering at someone’s home.
The cast did an amazing job at capturing the raunchy southern charm of Sordid Lives.
The close proximity of the audience to the stage pulled us into the story and helped make the characters come to life.
We could hear the crinkle of the foil on the covered dishes brought to express sympathy for the newly departed and we smelled the cigarette smoke of the chain-smoking Lavonda.
We love the way the dialogue easily melts into the crowd.
It made the comedy of this show much more enjoyable to be in such a close space.
By the end of the show our stomachs were sore from laughter.
Newnan Theatre Company is a non-profit organization. Cast and crew are all volunteers.
In addition to their full season of well-known productions, NTC has an improv troupe that offers regular comedy shows.
There are also summer camps for children who are interested in the arts.
NTC is always looking for volunteers.
If you catch a show and find you love the electric atmosphere of a NTC live production, you can purchase season tickets to ensure admission to each show as well as a variety of VIP perks.