Arts Calendar

November 1, 2013 


Theatre Macon presents “To Kill a Mockingbird.”



“To Kill a Mockingbird”

8 p.m. Nov. 1-2, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 478-746-9485 for reservations or purchase tickets online at $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 for students through age 22.

“Doubt: A Parable”

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Arts Complex Theatre, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. By John Patrick Shanley. Call 478-757-7387 for tickets. $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.

“Smoke on the Mountain”

8 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 21-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24, Allen’s Market, 102 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Directed by John Geist. Presented by the Milledgeville Players in partnership with Allied Arts. Tickets can be purchased in advance only at or by calling the Milledgeville Players ticket hotline, 478-314-4054. $15.

“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.

“She’s Got Issues, What Woman Doesn’t”

7 p.m. Nov. 29, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. 478-345-2995 or 478-742-2000. $20 advance, $25 at door.

The 2013-2014 Broadway Series

The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. “Memphis”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3. “Bring it On: The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-22. “Man of La Mancha”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 12-13. “Ten Tenors on Broadway”: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 29. 478-301-5470.

“All the Pretty Princesses”

8 p.m. Dec. 5-7, Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Written and directed by Wesleyan alumna Rose Kennedy. Seating is limited. 478-757-5259 or $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae and senior citizens; free for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff.

“The Nutcracker”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Beloved annual performance includes a cast of 122 dancers including six professionals. Presented by Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Inc. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 478-301-5470 or online at $18-$25 adults, $10 students.


Mercer Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artist Monty Cole will direct the performance. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Mercer University Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Ward Stare will conduct this performance. 478-301-5751 or Free.

The Metropolitan Opera Live

Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. 12:55 p.m. Nov. 9: “Tosca”; 12:55 p.m. Dec. 14: “Falstaff.” 478-744-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

Manhattan Piano Trio

4 p.m. Nov. 10, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Dmitry Kouzov, cello; Wayne Lee, violin; and Milana Strezeva, piano. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

Vive La France!

7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A faculty artist recital featuring Martha Malone, soprano, and Carol Goff, piano. The lively continental program will be followed by a dessert reception courtesy of Mercer’s French Department. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Master Class with Valerie Trujillo, collaborative piano

10 a.m. Nov. 13, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Florida State University professor Valerie Trujillo shares her opera and concert experience with vocal and collaborative piano students. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Middle Georgia State Chamber Singers Fall Concert

3 p.m. Nov. 17, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Special guests include Patty Baser, violinist, and Wayne Jones, bass-baritone. Directed by Rebecca Lanning, or 478-471-5773. Free.

Wesleyan’s Annual Fall Recital

7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Voice, piano and organ students perform solo repertoire. 478-757-5259. Free.

“Live From Spain!”

7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Houston County High School Auditorium, Warner Robins. A performance by Mercer University’s Wind Ensemble. Conductors Douglas Hill and Enric Parreño lead this performance featuring the Houston County High School Symphonic Band. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Norman McClean Master Class

3-5 p.m. Nov. 20, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. With mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato. 478-757-5259.

Gala Vocal Chamber Concert

7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Featuring mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato, flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist Mary Jane Rupert. 478-757-5259.

“A Little Knight Music”

1 p.m. Nov. 21, Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. Presented by music students. Rebecca Lanning, or 478-471-5773.

Guest Artist Recital

7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Robert Swan, piano. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Nov. 21: Robin Jenkins. Dec. 19: Nelda Chapman. 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.

“Thanksgiving Song”

3 p.m. Nov. 24, Newton Chapel, Mercer University. Stanley L. Roberts will conduct this performance in which Mercer Singers will join the Women’s Choir. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Macon Symphony Orchestra

All performances at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., unless otherwise noted. Performances: 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.

“Home for the Holidays”

4 p.m. Dec. 1, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Enjoy your favorite holiday music as Townsend School of Music dean David Keith conducts the Choral Society of Middle Georgia, Macon Symphony Orchestra and Mercer University Children’s Choir. For tickets, call 478-301-5300 or buy online at

Festive Flutes

7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Kelly Via will be directing this performance by the Mercer Flute Choir. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Griffin Choral Arts

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. “Christmas with Griffin Choral Arts”: Dec. 5, Griffin First Baptist Church, 106 W. Taylor St., Griffin. “Masterworks: A Mother’s Tears”: March 28-29, Griffin Auditorium, 234 E. Taylor St., Griffin; $15. “To Thee, My Country”: May 1, Griffin First Baptist Church, 106 W. Taylor St., Griffin. Directed by Stephen J. Mulder. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. 888-SING1-88 or $10 general admission (unless noted).

“Sing and Rejoice!”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. Join Mercer University Children’s Choirs for a beautiful, musical re-telling of the Christmas story. Presented by Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. 478-301-5751 or $10 at the door.

Macon Pops

All concerts at the City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7: holiday-themed show featuring local hip-hop star Floco Torres. March 1: country music-inspired show featuring special guest JoDee Messina. Tables will be available on the floor at a variety of prices; balcony seats will be $10 each. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 800-653-8000.

“A Festival of Carols”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Featuring organist Jack Mitchener; conducted by Stanley L. Roberts. Presented by Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music. 478-301-5751 or $5 at the door.


iPhoneography Exhibition Opening Reception

Nov. 1, the SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Exhibit on display through Nov. 13. 478-238-6630 or

“Interconnected” Opening Reception

5-8 p.m. Nov. 1, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring art by Marlin Adams, Warren Griffin, Stacy Ingram and Gloria Smith. Exhibition on display through Nov. 30. 478-743-6940. Free.

“Supernaturals” Opening Reception

6-9 p.m. Nov. 1, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. “Supernaturals” is a series of paintings by Atlanta artist Jeremy Hughes that feature women as superheroes. Exhibit on display through Nov. 30. 478-238-6051.

Jailhouse Alley Art Show and Sale

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2, Fort Valley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 W. Church St., Fort Valley. Original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Betty Cleveland, 478-825-5775. Free admission.

“The Sunrise Show”

Through Nov. 3, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A solo exhibition of the work of Corrine Colarusso. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

“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.

“Planes and Trains” Exhibition

Nov. 23-Dec. 1 (except Nov. 28), Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club hosts an exhibition of large model train displays and other railroad related exhibits. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about model trains and the hobby of model railroading. Free.

“Nina Flores: Traditional Icons by a Modern Master”

Through Dec. 13, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College. Free and open to the public.

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.


“Once Upon a Mattress”

4 p.m. Nov. 2 and 4, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Roles for about 20 young people ages 12-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars with an accompanist. No tapes or CDs. Also, dress comfortably for a dance audition. Production dates are Jan. 11-12 and 17-19. Directed by Jonathan Willis. Musical direction by Ellen Parris. 478-746-9485.


Call for Artists: “Your Backyard”

Middle Georgia Art Association, 2330 Ingleside Ave. This exhibit is open to all Middle Georgia painters, 18 or older and out of high school. The exhibition will be on display Nov. 15-30. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Nov. 12. Prospectus and entry forms are available at For more information, call the gallery, 478-744-9557, or email Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday.

Call for Artists: Big Click Photography Contest and Exhibition

Allied Arts will be accepting entries Nov. 12-15. The Big Click is open to adult photographers in the Middle Georgia area. Film, digital and digitally enhanced images will be accepted. Photographs and entry forms should be brought between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledegeville. To obtain an official entry form, contact Allied Arts at 478-452-3950 or by email at or visit The entry fee is $15 for members of the Friends of Allied Arts and $18 for non-members and entitles participants to submit a maximum of three entries.

Calling all Vendors

The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon is looking for quality and unique artists and vendors to fill their Holiday Marketplace on Dec. 6-8 at the Neel House in Macon. The vendor fee is $100-$125 (three covered porches for $50) for the entire three days, and admission will be free. Interested artists and vendors may contact Becky Meyer, 478-972-5300 or, or Suzan Bennett, 478-476-8228 or

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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