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Culture notes: Shuler Hensley high school musical nominees announced; Aurora extending ‘Clyde ‘n Bonnie’

THEATER
Hensley Awards nominees

The nominees for the fourth annual Shuler Hensley Awards are out, and the big vote-getters in these honors for high school musicals in Georgia are Milton High School (10); Tri-Cities, Starr’s Mill and Pebblebrook (nine each); and Riverwood (eight). Forty two schools from 14 public school districts as well as private schools competed, evaluated by more than 40 arts professionals. Full nominees list: www.shulerawards.org. Winners will be announced at a 7:30 p.m. April 17 ceremony  at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets, $15, via 1-800-653-8000, www.ticketmaster.com. HOWARD POUSNER

THEATER
Aurora
extends ‘Clyde’
Great reviews and strong word of mouth have helped pack Aurora Theatre for “Clyde ‘n Bonnie: A Folktale, ” so the Lawrenceville troupe is extending the new  musical comedy a week, through April 15. In the AJC, critic Wendell Brock called it “one of the most promising and important Atlanta-birthed shows in recent memory.” Tickets are $25-$35, and employees of banks (the frequent target of the romantic robbers) and credit union get a $5 discount during the extension week. 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com. HOWARD POUSNER

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FM Fats

April 6th, 2012
2:54 pm

Wow. Paideia skunked in the Hensleys. Heads are gonna roll!

Proud Papa

April 8th, 2012
4:11 pm

Milton actually received nominations in 11 categories, plus an honorable mention for two actors (together) in Featured Performer.

If my count is correct, Pebblebrook received 10 nominations plus an honorable mention, Starr’s Mill 10, Tri-Cities 9 and Riverwood 8 with an additional 2 honorable mentions.

Perennial favorite West Forsyth garners nominations in 6 categories, plus an honorable mention. Talk about heads rolling! Last year they had 11 nominations and took home 5 Shulers including Best Overall Production.