Arts Calendar

November 22, 2013 


“Smoke on the Mountain”

8 p.m. Nov. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 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. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 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.

“Christmas Belles”

8 p.m. Nov. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 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.

“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.

“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.


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.

“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 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 $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. $15 adults; $12 students, children, seniors and military. For tickets, call 478-987-5354 or visit

“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.

National Theatre Live

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

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 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 beginning Dec. 9. 746-9485. $20; 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.


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. $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 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

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. 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.

Mandolin Consort of Atlanta

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Allen’s Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Featuring Bob Knysz and Nancy King, mandolin; Ed Davis, mandolo; Barbara Knysz, mandocello; and Walter Dean, guitar. Tickets are on sale at Allied Arts, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. 478-452-3950. $10.

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 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.

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 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. $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 $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 led 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.” 478-744-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. 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.

“The Magic Flute, Jr.!”

5:30 p.m. Jan. 13-14, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A special one-hour performance for kids. Presented by Mercer University Opera. 478-301-5751 or

“The Magic Flute”

7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-18, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by Mercer University Opera. 478-301-5751 or $10 at the door; free for any student or with a Mercer ID.

“Turn Up the Bass”

7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Pops-style crossover concert featuring John Patitucci, bass; Matt Catingub, saxophone; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Steve Moretti, drums; and the MCS Ensemble. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings as part of the Fabian Concert Series. 478-301-5751 or $12 at the door and free for all students or with a Mercer ID.

Bruce Adolphe

4 p.m. Jan. 26, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

Master Class on Creative Musicianship

10 a.m. Jan. 27, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. With composer Bruce Adolphe. 478-301-5751 or 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.

“Your Backyard”

Through Nov. 29, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. An exhibition featuring the work of Middle Georgia painters. or Free.


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.


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. 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. 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.

“Simply Fabulous, Darling”

Through the holidays, Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery, 2368 Ingleside Ave. 478-743-3720. Free.

“Festival of Trees”

Through Dec. 29, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Exhibition features Christmas trees decorated by local artists and organizations. 478-477-3232 or Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

“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.

Wesleyan art students exhibition

Through Jan. 8, East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Group exhibition of Wesleyan art students’ work in drawing, painting, ceramics and photography. 478-757-5189. Free.

“The Excavation of Lost Souls”

Through Jan. 11, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. Featuring a selection of mixed media paintings by Ulysses Marshall. Free for members, $5-$8 for general public. 478-743-8544.


“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.

“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.


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, or Suzan Bennett, 478-476-8228 or

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