Arts Calendar

November 15, 2013 

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THEATER

“Baggage”

8 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 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. 15-16 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 www.milledgevilleplayers.org or by calling the Milledgeville Players ticket hotline, 478-314-4054. $15.

“Love Kills”

7 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 21-22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23-24, Back Door Theatre, Willingham Hall, Mercer University. Travel through time and the afterlife in Vladimir Volkoff’s play. $5 general admission. 478-301-2974. www.mercer.edu.

“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. Directed by Marion McDougall. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and military. 478-994-0443.

National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 3 p.m. Nov. 17: “The Habit of Art”; 3 p.m. Dec. 15: “Hamlet”; 3 p.m. Jan. 5 and 19: “Frankenstein.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“Mardi Gras Holiday”

3 p.m. Nov. 24, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Featuring students from the Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. $15. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“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. www.soulgoodproductions.com. $20 advance, $25 at door.

“Memphis”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Winner of 2010 Best Musical Tony Award. Part of the Broadway Series. $36-$50. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“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 theatre@wesleyancollege.edu. $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae and senior citizens; free for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff.

“The Wizard of Oz”

8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 11-14; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Tickets will go on sale Dec. 2. 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY. $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 students ages 5-23. No children younger than 3 years old are allowed; group rates are available.

“The Sound of Music”

8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 12-13; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp; musical direction by Jim Penndorf. Call 746-9485 for reservations beginning Dec. 2 or purchase tickets at www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told ... and Then Some”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15, Perry Players Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. Directed by Bill Johansen. For reservations, call 478-987-5354 or visit www.perryplayers.org.

“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 www.midganutcracker.com. $18-$25 adults, $10 students.

Christmas Cabaret

8 p.m. Dec. 19-21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Singers J.J. Hobbs, Bryson Holloway, Patrick Hamilton, Tim Hinojosa, Kailey Rhodes and Sasha Penndorf will perform holiday favorites, both sacred and secular, accompanied by Jim Penndorf on piano, David Lintz on guitar and Rob Sumowski on drums in a concert to benefit Toys for Tots. Tickets will be sold at the door or online at www.theatremacon.com beginning Dec. 9. 746-9485. $20; everyone is asked to bring a toy or monetary contribution for Toys for Tots.

“The Little Drummer Boy”

7 p.m. Dec. 21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the International City School of Ballet. $18. 478-742-2000. www.icsballet.org.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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, rebecca.lanning@maconstate.edu 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 www.music.mercer.edu. 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, rebecca.lanning@maconstate.edu 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 www.music.mercer.edu. 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.

University of North Georgia String Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. The program will feature Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” along with works by Edvard Grieg, Bela Bartok and Cody Brookshire. Conducted by Joe Chapman. Presented by the Hawkinsville/Pulaski County Arts Council Inc. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $10.

“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 www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

“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. $38.50 adults; $18.50 students; $13.50 children younger than 12. For tickets, call 478-301-5300 or buy online at www.MaconSymphony.com.

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 www.music.mercer.edu. 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. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. 888-SING1-88 or www.griffinchoralarts.org. $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 www.music.mercer.edu. $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. Tables will be available on the floor at a variety of prices; balcony seats will be $10 each. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000. www.maconpops.com.

“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 www.music.mercer.edu. $5 at the door.

Wesleyan’s Annual Christmas Concert

4 p.m. Dec. 8, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Featuring Wesleyan’s Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. 478-757-5259. Free.

Student Chamber Ensemble in Concert

3 p.m. Dec. 8, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

“Joyeux Noel”

4 p.m. Dec. 8, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Betsy Fitzgerald, harp; and Wendy Cohen, flute. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

Guitarists Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock

7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 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 students. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 478-301-5470.

Masterworks on Tour

7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Clarinetist Todd Palmer joins a quartet of string musicians: Amy Shwartz Moretti, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; and Edward Arron, cello. Part of the Fabian Concert Series. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. $12; free for all students and Mercer faculty.

Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra

5 p.m. Dec. 14, Beulahland Bible Church, 1010 Newburg Ave. Holiday-themed concert also featuring the church’s choir leg by Jay Terrell. 478-301-5502.

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. Dec. 14: “Falstaff.” www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-744-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

EXHIBITIONS

“Your Backyard” Opening Reception

6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. An exhibition featuring the work of Middle Georgia painters. On display through Nov. 29. 478-744-9557, middlegeorgiaart@bellsouth.net or www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.

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. Exhibition 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. www.mgmrc.org. Free.

“Interconnected”

Through Nov. 30, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring art by Marlin Adams, Warren Griffin, Stacy Ingram and Gloria Smith. 478-743-6940. Free.

“Supernaturals”

Through Nov. 30, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. “Supernaturals” is a series of paintings by Atlanta artist Jeremy Hughes that feature women as superheroes. www.he567.org. 478-238-6051.

Macon “Then & Now”

See the exhibition during November at Macon Marriott City Center lobby, 240 Coliseum Drive. Featuring archival photographs of historic Macon properties alongside photographs of their present-day appearance. www.historicmacon.org. 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. www.wesleyancollege.edu.

AUDITIONS

“The Best Man”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Roles for about 20 men and women mid-20s and older. Production dates are Feb. 14-22. Directed by Jim Crisp. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.

“Our Town”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Needed: 17 men and seven women. Production dates: Feb. 7-16. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY.

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.

ET CETERA

Merritt Pottery Festival

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16, Crawford County High School gym, 400 E. Agency St., Roberta.Folk and utilitarian potters, candles, jewelry and more. Barbecue plates from Hudson’s to benefit the Crawford County High School art department. 478-361-4552.

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. Artists and vendors may contact Becky Meyer, 478-972-5300 or bmeyer05@aol.com, or Suzan Bennett, 478-476-8228 or waynebennett@bellsouth.net.

Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus

7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Claver School, 133 Ward St. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 478-335-3010.

Mercer University Pipes and Drums

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, lessons and rehearsal, Human Resources Building, Mercer University campus. No musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for pipe band students and members. Email Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu.

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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