With autumns arrival comes a steady fattening of the midstate entertainment calendar. Abundant theater in September is joined by major music events in October, and on top of everything else, we have the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at the Ocmulgee National Monument on Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend is also the final opportunity to see Fox on the Fairway at Theatre Macon, Murder by the Book at Warner Robins Little Theatre and Moon Over the Brewery at the Backlot Players in Forsyth. This is also the penultimate weekend for All in the Family at the Perry Players. At the New Perry Hotel on Tuesday night is a dinner theater production of Homecoming Homicide.
If you think that list is spectacular, hang on to your hats: Also on stage this weekend and next at Mercer Universitys Back Door Theatre is Tartuffe, the classic comedy by the renowned French playwright Moliere. This is one of those chance of a lifetime events that only come to those who live in college towns. Reservations are essential.
If September is a huge month for theater, October will be the month for music. October will see the opening of the Macon Symphony Orchestra season, the premiere performance of the new Macon Pops Orchestra and the 80th season of the Macon Concert Association.
A cool breeze
No matter what the thermometer may say, heres a reminder that cold weather is inching closer. Auditions for The Nutcracker are slated for Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.midganutcracker.com for times and locations.
An apocryphal story has it that the earliest specimen of cuneiform writing asserts that everybody wants to write a book. Those Babylonians didnt yet know about tweets and blogs, but the Crossroads Writers Conference -- now in its fifth year -- covers all of the genres.
Registraation for the Oct. 4-6 event is now open at www.crossroadswriters.com. Some local names you will recognize: GPBs Adam Ragusea will be leading a panel conversation on standards of objectivity and curating an audience with Paste Magazine co-founder and Center for Collaborative Journalism director Tim Regan-Porter and FoxNews contributor and RedState Blog editor Erick Erickson.
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