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Arts Profile: Fred Elser

Fred Elser is a catastrophe claims adjuster and director of Columbia County's Stage III.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/26/liv_141011.shtml
Life & style
'Music Man' will open Hardin Center in grand style

...president of Columbia County Arts, said the idea has been in the works for more than a year. "(Stage III director) Fred Elser came up with it," he said. "He thought it would be great because it does combine the elements of the librarian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/27/art_79092.shtml
Arts
'Dinner Party' makes Georgia debut with Stage III

...This is exciting for me as a director because it is the first play I've ever done that I've never seen," said Fred Elser, the production's director. "I had no preconceptions." Mr. Elser said he chose the play because it was Neil Simon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/10/app_363380.shtml
Applause
Wait over for swing, jazz fans

...members willing to brave the elements. "I could see there was a demand," he said. "So the next morning I called Fred Elser at the Arts Council and told him we needed to do a makeup date. October 14 was open on my calender and this was something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/13/app_299558.shtml
Applause
Prize-winning play takes a nostalgic look at family

...was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman in 1936, when such eccentric behavior was considered outrageous. But Fred Elser, director of the Stage III production opening Thursday, said the Sycamores have become more relevant as the years have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/27/app_315401.shtml
Applause
Theater group presents 'Rumors'

...m. No dinner will be served at the 3 p.m. Sunday showing "It's a classical farce, a really good show," said Fred Elser, who's producing and directing the show. Rumors was Mr. Elser's original opening show when he started Stage III...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/03/ent_384270.shtml
Things to Do
'Sunshine Boys' still brightens stage

...about staging in a dinner theater production. "The good thing about this play is that it's not just comedy," said Fred Elser, who plays Al Lewis. "There's some humanity to it as well. In a lot of ways it's a very touching play." [as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/21/liv_280502.shtml
Life & style
'Faith County' residents may be familiar to some

...admits that credit for unearthing the plays belongs to his wife, Tina. "Yeah, she found it, actually," he said. "Fred Elser (director of Stage III) had told me to find a play I wanted to direct, and my wife stumbled across this in a list...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/19/app_339264.shtml
Applause | Harlem High School
Faith digest

...Jewish Community Center's dinner theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. The performance will be presented by Fred Elser's Stage III Ltd., an area community theater. Tickets are $16 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/05/liv_281408.shtml
Life & style | Augusta State University | Paine College
Official, others ask if council is needed

...outlining the Greater Augusta Arts Council's work in Columbia County to the crowd of about 20 people in attendance. Fred Elser, the director of Stage III in Evans, said he believed that the meeting was an unqualified success and that a steering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/26/met_257307.shtml
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