Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College St., Norcross, GA 30071-2540
Price of admission: Adult $15, Students and Seniors $12
Website - (770) 885-0425
Lionheart Theatre Company is the proverbial dream-come-true for
founding members, and long-time Gwinnett residents, J. Michael and
Tanya Carroll. Their vision was to establish a community theater that
offered affordable entertainment, and encouraged the participation of
community members in all aspects of theatrical production. It remains
Lionheart’s goal to elevate the spirit of community by enriching the
cultural experiences of its members.
Lionheart Theatre Company, based in Gwinnett County, is a nonprofit,
501-3c, all-volunteer, community theater. Its history is rooted in the
drama ministry at Norcross Presbyterian Church (NPC), where Tanya
Carroll has served as Artistic Director since 1994. Offering theatrical
productions in a number of formats, The NPC Players, as they were then
known, also toured surrounding communities as the "Suitcase
Players." In 2000, this dedicated group of actors, designers and stage
technicians made the "leap of faith" into the community at large, and
formally organized as Lionheart Theatre Company.
J. Michael Carroll began his acting career with The Alliance Theatre’s
1975 Studio Company, and studied voice under Mary-Nell Santacroce
before attending the University of Georgia as a drama major in 1976.
Michael has appeared in more than thirty-five Atlanta-area stage
Tanya Carroll is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she
received her Bachelors degree in Theatre. Tanya has produced and/or
directed numerous theatrical productions for both Norcross
Presbyterian Church and Lionheart Theatre Company. Tanya is the
Artistic Director for Lionheart Theatre Company.
In 2003, Lionheart was introduced to entrepreneurs Terry and Sherry
Robinson, and found a home at the Royal Arts Gallery located in
downtown Norcross. It quickly became the site of several sell-out
Lionheart productions. A victims of its own success, however,
resulted in Lionheart “venue hopping" in search larger spaces to
accommodate enthusiastic audiences for its 2005 season. In addition to
THE ROYAL, Lionheart has staged productions at Jacqueline Casey
Children's Performing Arts Center, The Limelight Galley at Binders in
Buckhead, The Berkeley Lake Chapel, Norcross Pres. Church, Thrasher
Park, Duluth Festival Center, Suwannee Amphitheatre and the Flying
Saucer Restaurant in Lawrenceville.
Lionheart understands that affordable ticket pricing is especially
attractive for folks who hope to find quality, family entertainment in their
own back yard. Lionheart’s $15.00 ticket price, with discounts for
Senior, Kids and groups, includes a homemade dessert and beverage.
Lionheart has a track record of giving back to the community in a variety
of ways. We have used our productions to solicit contributions for
Norcross Cooperative Ministries. We have supported Plant a Row
for the Hungry and The American Diabetes Association, the local foster
children's program and Relay for Life.
Community theatre allows folks who have experienced the theatre in
high school or college to put there skills back to work and still have a
day job and time with the family. Adults and kids alike who have always
wanted to give acting a try have a place in which to do it without feeling
intimidated. There is something for everyone to do from, sewing to
painting, building and baking, acting to searching for props. So come,
join Lionheart , where we form bonds and memories that will last a
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