Free Admission for ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Thursday at Centre

A production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be presented Thursday night at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts — and admission is now free.

Through a generous donation, the performance is now being presented free of charge to the Newnan and Coweta community.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Centre, Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.

The operetta telling the story of the travels of the Three Kings was written by Gian-Carlo Menotti. It tells about Amahl, a young peasant shepherd boy who can only walk with the aid of a staff. As the opera opens, Amahl is excited because he has seen a truly strange and wondrous star outside. His mother dismisses this news, but soon there is a knock at the door. When the mother opens it, she is astonished to find three very special visitors.

The operetta features renowned singer (and Georgia native) Indra Thomas, considered to be among the foremost operatic and concert sopranos and the foremost Aidas in the world today. Featured are Thomas as “The Mother,” the Atlanta Opera’s Luca Davidorf, (Amahl), Brent Davis (Melchior), Ben Polite (Balthazar), and Tim Miller (Caspar). They will be accompanied by the Newnan High School Chorale and Southern Crescent Academy of Dance.

For details call 770-254-2787 (770-254-ARTS), or visit . The Centre is operated by the Coweta County School System.

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