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Dad’s Garage to celebrate 25th anniversary with 25-hour streaming event

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse and Stage Door Players are among local businesses grappling with what the coronavirus pandemic will mean for local theaters of all kinds.

It’s an occasion worthy of celebration. But like so many other events this year, it will have to take place virtually.

Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage Theatre will celebrate 25 years of making Atlanta laugh with a 25-hour live streaming event.

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Dad's got it start in the summer of 1995. It was founded "by a group of wacky college kids who wanted to make theatre they couldn't see anywhere else," according to a Facebook event post.

“Since then, we've grown to a large, professional (-ish) organization of entertainers, designers, and administrators. We want to celebrate everyone who helped us reach this momentous anniversary,” the post reads.

The festivities will kick off at 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 and will continue until 9 p.m. on Aug. 8. The “online extravaganza” will feature improv shows, live broadcasts with commentary, a late night telethon and more.

In honor of the occasion, Dad’s will also sell a 25th anniversary book that looks at its history, reprint vintage merchandise and host an online silent auction.

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the local theater company has looked to digital streaming options on Twitch.

Since mid-April, Dad’s has held regular digital programming.

"Things are crazy right now, but we have some good news! There will be Dad's Garage digital programming to keep you company every day of the week," a post on Dad's website reads. "It's gonna be a challenging stretch, so please help us out by donating, subscribing, and tuning into our new Twitch content."

DETAILS

Aug. 7-8
Online event