Everyone’s Invited to Fairburn Theater’s 50th Birthday Party June 24


You can keep your black streamers and Over the Hill balloons. Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn is celebrating their 50th anniversary this season, but members of the longest-running, all-volunteer, community theater in metro Atlanta feel like they are just hitting their stride, and they are planning a fun celebration that’s open to the public.

“We’re hoping to see people who’ve been in the cast or crew of former productions, members of the guild, and those who have supported us with donations of time, energy, or money,” said Mike Boylan, the theater’s director of publicity. “And that includes those who have just come out and enjoyed our shows in the audience. We wouldn’t be here today without them.”

The party, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, will feature a short show based on some popular game shows of the past. Following the performance will be a catered BBQ dinner, karaoke, and more. There is no set dress code, but organizers are encouraging people to dress for the occasion, which could mean members dressing from the decade of their first show or wearing something befitting a special night at the theater.

“Tickets are $10, but the deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, June 17, so be sure to act fast,” said Boylan. “There’s probably not a better deal around.”

Boylan added that they are hoping to feature people who have participated in past productions during the game show portion of the evening. If you are interested, email mboylan9@gmail.com and be sure to include the first show you did at Southside Theatre Guild in the body of the email.

“There has been a lot of excitement around our 50th season and it has taken a lot of hard work from a very dedicated group of people to accomplish all we have done this year,” said Boylan. “It will be wonderful to celebrate with everyone who helps make the theater one of the hidden jewels of metro Atlanta.”

To purchase tickets and get more information, visit stgplays.com.