Arts Calendar

November 29, 2013 

Art by Gloria Smith is part of the "Interconnected" exibition at the Macon Arts Alliance.



“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. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. 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 478-746-9485 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.

“Nutcracker” screening

2:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston. Screening of the performance from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. $6 at the door. 706-647-5372.

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.

Angels “R” Us

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. By Elaine J. Watkins; directed by Sylvia Haynie. Presented by the theater and the Academy of the Performing Arts, with a cast of 23 students ages 7-17. Tickets available at the door. $10 adults, $5 youth.


“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 Choir 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.

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”

7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, St. Peter Claver Catholic School, Mother Katherine Drexel Center, 133 Ward St. Holiday program featuring Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus and refreshments. Donations accepted; donations will be given to Saint Peter Claver School. 478-335-3010.

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.



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.

“Planes and Trains” Exhibition

Through Dec. 1, 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.

“Holiday Art Bazaar” Opening Reception

5-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Handmade glass and ceramic ornaments, jewelry, printmaking, turned wood, paintings and more. Featured artists include Michael Rasher, Kelly Robertson, Kirby Gregory, Laura Dewberry, Jeff Surace and Marie Weaver. Gallery hours during the bazaar, which is open through Dec. 21: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 478-743-6940. 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.


“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.


“Holiday Sale at the Cabin”

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30, noon-5 p.m. Dec. 1, 3875 Overlook Ave. Featuring the work of Meg Campbell, Sue Quaack and Harriet Wallace, along with guest artists Hannah and Blake Sanders, Betty Edwards, Sheila Conn and Sharon Bailey. Items will include fabric, jewelry, pottery, prints and found object art.

Macon Mud Holiday Sale

6-9 p.m. Dec. 6; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7; noon- 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Macon Mud, 112 Comer Terrace, Payne City. Pottery, jewelry, wood and hand-knitted items. Artists include Joan Hatcher, Kathy Murphy, Brenda Butler, Karen Shockley, Tammy Martin and Gene Hatcher. 478-997-1513.

Holiday Open House and Art Market

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 8, Mud Blossom Pottery, 110 S. Dooley St., Hawkinsville. Sculpture, stoneware, paintings, embroidery and more. 478-892-2768.

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