Arts Calendar

October 11, 2013 


“The Game’s Afoot”

8 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 16-19; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. $18 adults; $15 seniors and students. 478-477-3342.

“The Laramie Project”

8 p.m. Oct. 16-18, Campus Black Box Theatre, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville. Play includes mature content. $10; $8 Georgia College faculty, staff and non-GC students; $3 GC students. 478-445-4226.

“The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise and the Hare”

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Moving sculpture and electro-luminescent puppetry brings to life these timeless tales in a dramatic performance by Lightwire Theatre. 478-301-5470. $5-$7.

National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20: “Macbeth.” Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“Wiley and the Hairy Man”

8 p.m. Oct. 17-19, Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Directed by Frazer Lively. 478-757-5259 or $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae and senior citizens; free for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited.

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

8 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 25-26; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 478-746-9485 for reservations beginning Oct. 14 or purchase tickets online at $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 for students through age 22.

“Miss Electricity”

10 a.m. Oct. 19, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. By Kathryn Walat; presented by the Children’s Theater Troupe of the Backlot Players. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $2. 478-994-0443.

“Menopause the Musical”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $32-$47. 478-301-5470.

“Broken But Not Destroyed”

8 p.m. Oct. 23, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Stage play by Andrea Stroud. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 478-742-2000.

“Doubt: A Parable”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 2; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Arts Complex Theatre, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. By John Patrick Shanley. Reserved seat tickets on sale Oct. 14. 478-757-7387. $8 general admission; $5 senior citizens and other students; free for MGSC students, faculty and staff (must present a valid MGSC ID. Limit two tickets per person).


8 p.m. Nov. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Comedy directed by Katie Manning. $16 adults; $14 military, students and seniors. 478-929-4579.

“Love Kills”

7 p.m. Nov. 14-16, 21-23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24, Back Door Theatre, Willingham Hall, Mercer University. Travel through time and the afterlife in Vladimir Volkoff’s play. $5 general admission. 478-301-2974.

“Christmas Belles”

8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and 22-23, 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24, the Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. $15 adults; $12 seniors and students. 478-994-0443.


Macon Symphony Orchestra

All performances at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., unless otherwise noted. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12: “Magic and Enchantment” conducted by Shizuo Kuwahara; 4 p.m. Dec. 1: “Home for the Holidays” conducted by David Keith; 7:30 p.m. April 5: “Shakespeare in Love” conducted by Yaniv Segal; and 7:30 p.m. May 3: “MSO Goes Hollywood” conducted by Roderick Cox. $38.50 adults; $18.50 students; $13.50 children younger than 12.

Student Chamber Ensemble in Concert

7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Bell House Parlor, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Free.

“All Roads Lead to Vienna”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Rebecca Lanning, mezzo soprano; and Townsend faculty artist Ian Altman, piano. Presented by Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. 478-301-5751. Free.

Master Class with Rebecca Lanning

10 a.m. Oct. 16, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The mezzo soprano will lead a vocal master class for Townsend student singers. Presented by Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. 478-301-5751. Free.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Oct. 17: mezzo-soprano Nadine Cheek and organist Nelda Chapman. Nov. 3: Robin Jenkins. Dec. 19: Nelda Chapman. Jan. 16: Young Artists in Concert. Feb. 20: Mac Fogle. The 30-minute concerts are followed by an optional lunch in the church Social Hall. 478-745-1631. All concerts are free, but donations to the Family Advancement Ministry are welcomed. Lunch is $5 per person.

Escher String Quartet

7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets $80 adults, $40 students; individual concert $25 adults, $15 student. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 478-301-5470.

Griffin Choral Arts

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. “Jubilation!”: Oct. 17, Griffin First Baptist Church, 106 W. Taylor St., Griffin. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. 888-SING1-88 or $10 general admission (unless noted).


Wesleyan art faculty exhibition

Through Oct. 11, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College. Featuring the work of Dennis Applebee, Libby Bailey, Frances de la Rosa, Fernando la Rosa and John Skelton. Free.


Through Oct. 11, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 478-744-9557, or Free.

“Art of Daly Smith”

Oct. 12-13, Generations Gallery of Indian Springs, 1825 Ga. 42 South, Flovilla.

“Measure for Measure”

Through Oct. 18, Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville. Encaustic method works by Michele Schuff. Free. 478-445-7025.

“Nina Flores: Traditional Icons by a Modern Master” Opening Reception

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College. Exhibit on display through Dec. 13. Free and open to the public.

“Sense of Place”

Through Oct. 31, Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring work by local artists James Bodell and Daly Smith. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-743-6940. Free.

“The Sunrise Show”

Through Nov. 3, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Forsyth Road. A solo exhibition of the work of Corrine Colarusso. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

Macon “Then & Now”

See the exhibit during October at Middle Georgia State College, 100 College Station Drive. Featuring archival photographs of historic Macon properties alongside photographs of their present-day appearance. Free.

“Speaking Highly of the South”

Through Nov. 15, Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of paintings by artist Stan Strickland. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Allied Arts, 478-452-3950, or

Wesleyan art students exhibition opening reception

6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Group exhibition of Wesleyan art students’ work in drawing, painting, ceramics and photography. Exhibit on display through Jan. 8. 478-757-5189. Free.

Yunzhu Lin exhibition

Through Dec. 13, West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. An exhibition of 20 original paintings by First Class National Artist Yunzhu Lin, representing the highest level of Chinese painting and reflecting the essence and beauty of Chinese culture. 478-757-5228. Free.

“Legends of the Fall Classic: World Series Champions”

Through Dec. 31, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame rotunda, 301 Cherry St. Featuring objects such as manager Bobby Cox’s Atlanta Braves jersey and cap, a set of 1914 Cracker Jack baseball cards and pitcher Kevin Brown’s World Series ring. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 478-752-1585. Free with museum admission of $3.50-$8.


“The Wizard of Oz”

2 p.m. Oct. 12 for munchkins ages 6-12; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14 for teens and adults, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Production dates are Dec. 6-15. Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars. 477-3342.

“Live at the Douglass”

6 p.m. Oct. 14, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Seeking vocalists, vocal groups, rappers and dance groups to audition for a performance Oct. 19 at the Douglass. First prizes will be be $200. Isaac Lightfoot, 478-742-3122.

Middle Georgia Concert Band

7-9 p.m. Mondays, Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Way off Wesleyan Drive. Membership is open to all wind and percussion players. Ages 17 through 97. 478-390-4248.


“Colors of Autumn” Call for Artists

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibit open to artists in all media. Must be 18 years old and out of high school to enter. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Prospectus and entry forms are available at The exhibit will run Oct. 18-Nov. 8. 478-744-9557 or

2013 Cultural Arts Awards

6 p.m. Oct. 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the Macon Arts Alliance. Honorees are Marianna Gebara, Janice Brice, Kathleen “Kam” Cook, Kenneth Hammond, Macon Film Festival, Claire Smith and Nancy Shurling, and Gina Ward. A reception will follow. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling 478-743-6940.

Art Matters Symposium Series: Visual Art and Criticism

Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 22, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. This symposium will pair a visual artist and professional critic to discuss the current trends in visual art and art criticism. Free.

Middle Georgia Dulcimer Club

1-4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Young America Music School, 6361 Zebulon Road. Free. 478-968-0684.

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