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Brenau University Pearce Auditorium

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500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
http://www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/theatre-department/theatre-facilities/

pearceInt1Pearce Auditorium is a 700-seat, 19th century opera house.

Pearce Auditorium was dedicated on May 21, 1897, as “the largest of its kind in the South.” In 1978, the building was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Three years later it was closed for renovations, then reopened in the spring of 1984.

In addition to its wide usage by such local groups as The Arts Council, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, the Gainesville Ballet, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra and many Brenau University events, Pearce Auditorium had been the site of many famous speakers. Helen Keller, Will Durant, Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Dennis, Martin Luther King Sr., Letitia Baldridge, Robert Peters, Williams Warwick, Dan Rather, Jane Fonda, and Maria Von Trapp spoke or performed in Pearce. The Arts Council has welcomed additional guests in recent years as part of its Pearce Series, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, the Joffery II Ballet, the Vienna Boys Choir, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Mann, Chuck Mangione, Steve and Loretta Switt.

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January 2020

ARTRAGEOUS

January 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brenau University Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$35

Back by popular demand, The Arts Council presents ARTRAGEOUS in their 2020 Signature Series. With over 3,000 shows performed around the world, ARTRAGEOUS is the one-of-a-kind, interactive art, and music experience that has CBS raving, “Go see this show!”  Audiences interact and delight as a team of accomplished, multi-talented artists paint at electric speed, creating giant works of art, right before their eyes … all while accompanied by live musical performances, powerful vocals and high-energy creative choreography. Recent notable audiences…

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February 2020

Catapult

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brenau University Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$35

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds…

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