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There really is a lot to see an do in Atlanta. Living in the metropolitan area you might sometimes forget what all is there in regards to vacation ideas. Now with the much higher cost of travel it might be worth looking into. You can still have a ton of fun and save quite a bit of money in the process too. Keep reading here and you'll get some tips to help you on your Atlanta Staycation planning. You'll get some ideas on things you can do as well as tips on how to save even more money on your staycation. This is all stuff that you can do within a short drive for either a day trip or an overnight trip. Sometimes it is nice to be waited on, even if the place is just a little ways from your home.

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Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Coupon 2014

2014 December 10
by atlanta

Celebrate the New Year at Medieval Times. On New Year’s Eve Medieval Times is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza event. The event kicks off at 9:30 pm on New Year’s Eve but be sure to get there a little early for pre-show hors d’oeuvres. You can also explore the hair-raising Museum of Torture before the show as well. Once the show starts you will be treated to a four-course banquet. Cheer for your favorite knight as he battles in the tournament.

Get 40% Off Tickets to Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

At the conclusion of the show you’ll be treated to even more excitement and entertainment. After the show there’s entertainment with a DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast for the balloon drop at midnight. After the balloon drop you can replenish your energy as you are treated to a continental breakfast. General admission costs start at just $69.95 for adults and $35.95 for children. Group discounts are available as well. You just need a group of 15 or more people to get the group discount rate. Advance reservations are required.

Note, there is a Groupon good for 50% off admission but this deal is just for regular shows. The New Year’s Eve Extravaganza is excluded from the deal. Of course if you just want to see the daily show then you should definitely jump on the deal while it is still available for the additional savings. This typically applies to all Medieval Times coupons that you’ll come across. They exclude this special event.

Now if you are planning to just see the daily show then you may first want to check out the Medieval Times coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your general admission tickets. There are definitely lots of other ways to save money on your tickets to the Medieval Times show in Lawrenceville.

 


Forget Scrooge! "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" Tells the Real Story

at Out of Box Theatre @ Artisan Resource Center, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00

Everybody knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's miraculous redemption, but what about his late business partner, Jacob Marley? Marley, after all, was the ghost responsible for the old miser's transfor... [more+]

Everybody knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's miraculous redemption, but what about his late business partner, Jacob Marley? Marley, after all, was the ghost responsible for the old miser's transformation, so isn't it time he got a little recognition? A funny and heartwarming show, "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" takes you behind the scenes of Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. To escape his own chains, Marley must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell during which Scrooge's heart is opened -- but not before Marley discovers his own. [less-]

"Lyle the Crocodile": A Song-and-Dance Extravaganza

at Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sat, December 20
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Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
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Tue, December 23
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Fri, December 26
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Sat, December 27
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
Sun, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

A children's favorite for more than 40 years, "Lyle the Crocodile" tells the story of a friendly New York City crocodile and his life with the Primm family on 88th Street. Based on Bernard Waber's pop... [more+]

A children's favorite for more than 40 years, "Lyle the Crocodile" tells the story of a friendly New York City crocodile and his life with the Primm family on 88th Street. Based on Bernard Waber's popular children's books, this fast-paced song-and-dance extravaganza follows the adventures of the lovable reptile and his not-so-neighborly neighbors: Mr. Grumps and Loretta the cat. Mr. Grumps isn't too happy about having an alligator living next door, and he wants Lyle locked up in the zoo. But Lyle's indomitable cheerfulness and bravery always find a way to win the heart of everyone he meets. [less-]

Adult Christmas Comedy: "Santa After Hours" -- All-New Skits

at Out of Box Theatre @ Artisan Resource Center, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

If you're on Santa's naughty list, then "Santa After Hours" is the holiday show for you. This decidedly adult take on the season features new and original short works by some rather twisted local play... [more+]

If you're on Santa's naughty list, then "Santa After Hours" is the holiday show for you. This decidedly adult take on the season features new and original short works by some rather twisted local playwrights. It's a naughty romp filled with tales of holiday joy, excess and frustration. And with titles like "Snow Job", "Spencer's Puppet Musical" and "No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus", you know you're in for something a little different from the usual cheery holiday show. [less-]

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"

at Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00 - $12.50

It just isn't the holidays without "The Nutcracker", which comes to magical life for the 12th year in a row, courtesy of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story... [more+]

It just isn't the holidays without "The Nutcracker", which comes to magical life for the 12th year in a row, courtesy of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Together, they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's enchanted Land of Sweets. This full-length production boasts beautiful costumes, colorful sets and of course, Tchaikovsky's timeless score. [less-]

"A Christmas Survival Guide": Musical Revue Shows the Funny Side of the Season

at ART Station, Stone Mountain
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $27.00
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

Between the shopping, gift wrapping, holiday partying, in-law tolerating and eggnog-fueled tiffs, the holidays can easily turn from the most wonderful to the most stressful time of the year. Enter "A ... [more+]

Between the shopping, gift wrapping, holiday partying, in-law tolerating and eggnog-fueled tiffs, the holidays can easily turn from the most wonderful to the most stressful time of the year. Enter "A Christmas Survival Guide", a lighthearted musical revue that'll help you de-stress and remember the fun side of the season. The show begins with the cast following their "Christmas Survival" guidebook in order to keep their sanity over the holidays and includes songs that are both hilarious ("Twelve Steps," "I'd Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa") and heartwarming ("The Greatest Gift," "Oh Holy Night"). Consider this a Christmas treat for the whole family -- and a friendly reminder that you're not the only one looking forward to December 26th. [less-]

"BattleActs!" - Interactive Improvisational Comedy

at Academy Theatre, Avondale Estates
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
Sat, January 17
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Laughing Matters presents "BattleActs!", an improv comedy show at the Academy Theatre. Eight of Atlanta's best improvisers will take the stage -- and your suggestions -- to create a hilarious sketch s... [more+]

Laughing Matters presents "BattleActs!", an improv comedy show at the Academy Theatre. Eight of Atlanta's best improvisers will take the stage -- and your suggestions -- to create a hilarious sketch show. These clever, quick-thinking performers spin your ideas into a show that will leave you in stitches. Then, you'll vote for your favorite scenes, and those performers will stay on for the next round. It's an improv battle royale and a family friendly night of comedy all rolled into one! [less-]

O. Henry's "The Gifts of the Magi": Heartwarming Holiday Musical

at Balzer Theater at Herren's, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
Sat, December 20
FULL PRICE: $30.00 - $35.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00 - $17.50

"The Gifts of the Magi" is a charming and magical musical based on a pair of O. Henry's holiday stories. Set in 1905 New York, a pair of struggling newlyweds make personal sacrifices to purchase prese... [more+]

"The Gifts of the Magi" is a charming and magical musical based on a pair of O. Henry's holiday stories. Set in 1905 New York, a pair of struggling newlyweds make personal sacrifices to purchase presents for one another in the cold and unforgiving city, before realizing that their love and devotion are the true gifts of the season. Also woven into the show is another one of O. Henry's ironic masterpieces, "The Cop and the Anthem", in which a cheerful hobo does his best to get arrested so he can spend Christmas in a nice, warm jail cell. All of it is tied together by a newsboy-narrator who adds his own wry musical comments to this charming and spirited Theatrical Outfit holiday show. [less-]

Unique, One-Man "A Christmas Carol" From Aurora Theatre

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Aurora Theatre veteran Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for the eighth consecutive year to present a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in this one-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol".... [more+]

Aurora Theatre veteran Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for the eighth consecutive year to present a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in this one-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended, and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a solo performance. Rodriguez relies on his voice and mannerisms to masterfully bring to life the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. A few spectacular effects complete the transformation. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, this imaginative version of "A Christmas Carol" captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season -- the joy of giving. [less-]

"Celtic Christmas: Music, Dance and the Soul of the Season"

at Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $28.00 - $43.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.00 - $21.50

Atlanta's own The Celtic Company celebrates the holiday in traditional style with more than a wee bit of singing, dancing and storytelling. Close to 20 great acts, from fiddlers and singers to pipers ... [more+]

Atlanta's own The Celtic Company celebrates the holiday in traditional style with more than a wee bit of singing, dancing and storytelling. Close to 20 great acts, from fiddlers and singers to pipers and step dancers, come together for this annual yuletide concert, featuring the best in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music and dance. Scheduled to lead an impressive lineup are Grammy-nominated, Dublin-born singer-guitarist John Doyle, famed Scottish fiddler Jamie Laval and fiddler-percussionist-humorist Joe Craven. They'll join a talented cast of regional favorites, including bluegrass artist Leah Calvert, Celtic-Welsh triple harpist Kelly Stewart-Brzozowski, the Buddy O'Reilly Band, several Atlanta-area step dancing ensembles and many more Celtic entertainers for this festive show. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective" Interactive Murder Mystery Show -- Everyone's a Suspect!

at Marriott Suites Midtown, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
Wed, December 31
Sat, January 10
+ 1 more dates
Sat, December 20
Wed, December 31
Sat, January 10
Sat, January 24
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FULL PRICE: $87.14
OFFER PRICE: $52.29

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to Atlanta to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four... [more+]

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to Atlanta to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner and a commemorative mug to take home. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

Dream, Design & Build at Children's Museum of Atlanta

at Children's Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
Mon, December 22
+ 4 more dates
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
Mon, December 22
Tue, December 23
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
Sun, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $13.77
OFFER PRICE: $6.75 - $8.25

Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, ... [more+]

Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, music, art and more. Through the power of play, the museum inspires discovery through installations such as the interactive structural wonderland "Outside the Box," the farm simulation "Fundamentally Food," and the forest and tree house zone "Leaping into Learning." Plus, there are special events happening nearly every day, ranging from live mini-musical performances to historic and cultural celebrations. Tap into innovation and exploration while forming the building blocks of math, engineering and technology -- and have tons of fun doing it. [less-]

Under the Streetlamp: Former "Jersey Boys" Stars Bring Doo-Wop to the Holidays

at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $49.50
OFFER PRICE: $20.00 - $26.00

Fresh off their 2014 PBS concert special "Let the Good Times Roll", the retro doo-wop specialists known as Under the Streetlamp step into the spotlight at Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night of holiday ... [more+]

Fresh off their 2014 PBS concert special "Let the Good Times Roll", the retro doo-wop specialists known as Under the Streetlamp step into the spotlight at Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night of holiday favorites. With the mantra "Retro never sounded so now," Under the Streetlamp is comprised of four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Jersey Boys". This modern-day Rat Pack applies their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to Motown, ballads and rock 'n' roll hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s, putting their own spin on timeless tunes by The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and many more. These guys are personable, talented and funny -- let them put a little doo-wop in your holidays. [less-]

Discover and Celebrate Jewish Culture and History at the Breman

at The Breman Museum, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 21
Mon, December 22
Tue, December 23
+ 52 more dates
Sun, December 21
Mon, December 22
Tue, December 23
Wed, December 24
Thu, December 25
Fri, December 26
Sun, December 28
Mon, December 29
Tue, December 30
Wed, December 31
Thu, January 01
Fri, January 02
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Tue, January 06
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Fri, January 09
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Tue, January 13
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Tue, January 20
Wed, January 21
Thu, January 22
Fri, January 23
Mon, January 26
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Fri, January 30
Sun, February 01
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Tue, February 03
Wed, February 04
Thu, February 05
Fri, February 06
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Mon, February 16
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FULL PRICE: $4.00 - $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holo... [more+]

The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years 1933-1944". Wander through the current special exhibition, "Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak In His own Words and Pictures", which celebrates Sendak's life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. For student and teachers, there's the wonderful educational resource, The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. Finish your visit off with a peek in the Museum Library and the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, the largest repository for Jewish archival material in the Southeast. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol" Presented as a Unique Solo Performance

at The Stockbridge Community Arts Center , Stockbridge
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 21
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Charles Dickens, the esteemed author who crafted arguably the most popular holiday classic of all time, was also famed for giving solo readings of his own work. Actor Clark Taylor presents a unique sp... [more+]

Charles Dickens, the esteemed author who crafted arguably the most popular holiday classic of all time, was also famed for giving solo readings of his own work. Actor Clark Taylor presents a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended as you watch this timeless classic unfold as a solo performance. Taylor masterfully brings to life the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in this beloved tale that captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season. [less-]

"Up on the Housetop!" -- Family-Focused Christmas Cabaret

at OnStage Atlanta, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 22
FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $7.50

Cookies are better with milk, trees look better with tinsel and Christmas carols sound sweeter when sung by children. Now, more than twenty of OnStage Atlanta's talented youth performers, along with s... [more+]

Cookies are better with milk, trees look better with tinsel and Christmas carols sound sweeter when sung by children. Now, more than twenty of OnStage Atlanta's talented youth performers, along with some of the company's older members, present "Up on the Housetop!", a traditional, fun-filled evening of holiday merriment. Specialty songs and a "very special guest" (said to hail from the North Pole) make for an entertaining celebration of the season, guaranteed to drive the bah-humbugs away. You'll want to spend some time in the decked-out lobby, too, complete with nativity scenes, snow globes, nutcrackers and more than 30 festive trees. [less-]

Explore the Fox Theatre on a Guided Tour

at Fox Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 22
Mon, December 22
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Step into Atlanta's Fox theatre and find yourself transported back in time to 1929 and the golden era of the historic movie palace. On this informative behind-the-scenes guided tour, you'll experience... [more+]

Step into Atlanta's Fox theatre and find yourself transported back in time to 1929 and the golden era of the historic movie palace. On this informative behind-the-scenes guided tour, you'll experience a magic carpet ride through ancient Egypt and the Middle East, all while learning about the largest movie palace in the Southeast. Get swept away into a world of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, and time when city residents rose up and saved the landmark from the wrecking ball. After your hour's journey, end your tour at the theater's keepsake-filled Fox Gift Shop. [less-]

Atlanta Hawks NBA Basketball: Watch the Best Teams, Players

at Philips Arena, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 23
Sun, January 11
Mon, January 19
+ 1 more dates
Tue, December 23
Sun, January 11
Mon, January 19
Wed, January 28
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FULL PRICE: $19.00 - $69.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00 - $40.50

After another solid season that saw them reach the playoffs once again, the Atlanta Hawks return to Philips Arena for another season of high-flying hoops in the wide-open Eastern Conference. Led by im... [more+]

After another solid season that saw them reach the playoffs once again, the Atlanta Hawks return to Philips Arena for another season of high-flying hoops in the wide-open Eastern Conference. Led by improving guard Jeff Teague, the Hawks surprised many observers by making it to the postseason, and with the return of forward Al Horford and the inside presence of top draft pick Adreian Payne, Atlanta appears to be a better squad, ready to tackle some of the biggest and brightest stars in the NBA. [less-]

Atlanta Ballet Brings "The Nutcracker" to Life

at Fox Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 26
FULL PRICE: $71.00
OFFER PRICE: $42.60

Atlanta Ballet's "Nutcracker" extravaganza comes to glorious life on the sparkling stage at the Fox this holiday season. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lov... [more+]

Atlanta Ballet's "Nutcracker" extravaganza comes to glorious life on the sparkling stage at the Fox this holiday season. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season. With choreography by John McFall and Tchaikovsky's delightful score played live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, this holiday treat has been enchanting generations of Atlanta families for more than 50 years. Adding to the excitement, the Georgia Youth Choir will lend its talents to Act I's "Snow Scene." [less-]

Musical-Comedy Duo Reformed Whores Earn Raunchy Laughs

at Atlanta Improv, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 26
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
+ 1 more dates
Fri, December 26
Fri, December 26
Sat, December 27
Sat, December 27
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

A combination of Dolly Parton and Tenacious D, Reformed Whores is a musical comedy duo that uses sweet harmonies and raunchy wit to deliver hilariously blue laughs. Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Fram... [more+]

A combination of Dolly Parton and Tenacious D, Reformed Whores is a musical comedy duo that uses sweet harmonies and raunchy wit to deliver hilariously blue laughs. Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame are Southern belles who moved to New York City, where they recorded their debut CD, "Ladies Don't Spit," featuring the singles "Girls Poop Too" and "Drunk Dial." The group has been opening for Primus frontman Les Claypool on tour across the country and now return to Atlanta to give you a taste of their Southern-fried humor. [less-]

"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv"

at Atlanta Improv, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 28
FULL PRICE: $5.00 - $15.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv" puts the spotlight on pint-sized players who, at the end of their performances, receive feedback from a panel of special guests -- celebrities, industry professionals, ... [more+]

"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv" puts the spotlight on pint-sized players who, at the end of their performances, receive feedback from a panel of special guests -- celebrities, industry professionals, nationally touring comedians and casting directors and agents. Hosted by Quincy Bonds and Aaron Short, this fresh and clean evening of comedy features youth from Norcross Boys and Girls Club ages 6-19 doing live stand-up and improv. Be amused by their humorous stories and punchlines, and watch them blossom into comedians on stage. [less-]