Arts Calendar

March 14, 2014 

Celtic Duo of fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna will perform March 16 at First United Methodist Church in Warner Robins.



“Sunday Afternoon at the Ballet”

3 p.m. March 16, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring “Peter and the Wolf” with narration by Leonard Bernstein. The program also will include Pas de Quatre and a traditional Lebanese folk dance as well as a special appearance by the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Woodwind Quintet. Presented by Middle Georgia Youth Ballet. $10 students, $15 adults; group rate available. 478-742-2000.

“Stained Glass”

7 p.m. March 16, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. An integrated collaborative arts concert based on “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse” by James Weldon Johnson and featuring sermonic poems, contemporary, liturgical and West African dance performances by Hayiya Dance Theatre, orators, dancers and a community choir. Proceeds will benefit Hayiya’s scholarship fund. 478-254-5497. $15.

“All Night Strut!”

8 p.m. March 21-22, 26-29; 2:30 p.m. March 23 and 30, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Box office opens March 17; hours: 1-6 p.m. Call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (up to age 23).

“Everybody Talkin’ Bout Heaven Sho’ Ain’t Goin’ ”

7:15 p.m. March 21-23, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. An original gospel play written and directed by Venis Glover with original music score by Christopher Graddick. Box office: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 478-742-2000. $18.

“The Money Game”

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 23, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Stage play staring Mel Jackson. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 478-320-0405.

“Ten Tenors on Broadway”

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 29. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Part of the Broadway Series. $35-$45. 478-301-5470.

National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. March 30: “War Horse.” Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“Four Broke Guys”

8 p.m. April 11-12, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Written and produced by and starring Macon native J. Shawn Durham. 478-742-2000. $15 advance, $20 day of show.

“Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”

7:30 p.m. May 7, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Tyler Perry’s newest play. Tickets available at the Centreplex Box Office. $47.50 and $54.50.


Celtic Duo

3 p.m. March 16, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Fiddler Dana Lyn and guitarist Kyle Sanna will perform. Presented by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. or $15 adults; free for students.

Kickin’ Brass: The Mercer Faculty Brass Quintet

7:30 p.m. March 17, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Jonathan Swygert, trumpet; Douglas Hill, trumpet; Jay Hanselman, horn; Tom Gibson, trombone; and Eric Bubacz, tuba. 478-301-5751. 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. March 15: “Werther”; 1 p.m. March 29: “Prince Igor”; 12:55 p.m. April 5: “La Boheme”; 12:55 p.m. April 26: “Cosi Fan Tutte”; 12:55 p.m. May 10: “La Cenerentola.” 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

Edwin Bingham, saxophone

7:30 p.m. March 18, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Edwin Bingham brings his bel canto saxophone stylings, assisted by Townsend faculty artist Carol Goff, piano. 478-301-5751. Free.

Violinist Sarah Geller

7:30 p.m. March 20, Wesleyan College, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, 4760 Forsyth Road. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Seating is limited. 478-301-5470. Grand Opera House box office hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. $25 individual concert adult, $15 student.

“Polyphony: Heart and Soul”

7:30 p.m. March 20, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Student musicians of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings will accompany the Mercer Singers. Stanley L. Roberts, conductor. 478-301-5751. Free.

“A Psalm to Sing”

7:30 p.m. March 21, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. The program includes performances by the Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir, Festival Chorus of Mulberry Methodist, First Baptist Church Choir, Mercer Children’s Choirs and organist Jack Mitchener. 478-301-5751. Free.

Campus Divas

4 p.m. March 23, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Nadine Cheek, Rebecca Lanning and Martha Malone. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

David Murray, piano

7:30 p.m. March 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. 478-301-5751. Free.

Griffin Choral Arts: “A Mother’s Tears”

7:30 p.m. March 27-28, Griffin Auditorium, 234 E. Taylor St., Griffin. Featuring Karl Jenkins’ “Stabat Mater” performed with a professional orchestra and choreography by Mitch Flanders and the Griffin Ballet Theatre. $15.

Wesleyan College Senior Piano Showcase

7 p.m. March 28, Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium, 4760 Forsyth Road. Pianists Yixuan “Fannie” Chen, Siwei Qiu and Shushan Zhao will perform solo and two-piano repertoire. 478-757-5259. Free.

Bright Sheng’s “Northern Lights”

7:30 p.m. April 1, Bell House Salon, Mercer University. Composer Bright Sheng will be in attendance for the performances by distinguished faculty artist Julie Albers, cello, with Orion Weiss, piano. Part of the Fabian Concert Series. 478-301-5751. $12; free for all students or with a Mercer ID.

The Charm of Chamber Opera

7:30 p.m. April 3-5, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. One-act operas offer high-stakes drama and hijinks comedy. 478-301-5751. $10; free for any student or with a Mercer ID.

Macon Symphony Orchestra

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

Masterworks and Virtuoso Showpieces

4 p.m. April 6, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Danielle Belan, violin, and Jennie Jung, piano. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

“Going for Baroque”

7:30 p.m. April 8, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artist recital featuring Jay Hanselman, horn, and Cam Bishop, piano. 478-301-5751. Free.

Great American Art Songs

7:30 p.m. April 10, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artist recital performed by collaborative pianist Carol Goff with Richard Kosowski, tenor, Martha Malone, soprano, and other faculty and student vocalists. 478-301-5751. Free.

“Voices of Spring”

3 p.m. April 13, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A concert by the Mercer University Women’s Choir; conducted by Stanley L. Roberts. 478-301-5751. Free.

Spring Recital

7 p.m. April 14, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Voice, piano and organ students perform solo repertoire. 478-757-5259. Free.

Mercer University Orchestra

7:30 p.m. April 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Conductor: Ward Stare. 478-301-5751. Free.


“Remembering Our Fallen”

7 a.m.-10 p.m. March 14, Georgia Military College, Peter Boylan Hall Atrium, Milledgeville. Photo display that includes military and personal photos of 200 Georgians killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country’s uniform in a war zone. Free admission.

“Art for Your Suitcase”

March 15-April 11, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Paintings, photographs, prints, 3D, jewelry and more that is small enough and reasonably priced enough to take home in a suitcase. MGAA also will be participating in the Ingleside Shop and Stroll from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22.

“Scott Belville: Recent Paintings” Opening Reception

6-7:30 p.m. March 20, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Exhibition on display through May 23. 478-757-5189. Free.

“Lost Mural of Ellis Island”

Through March 23, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. The exhibit is a replica of a 1938 mural that once was installed in the Ellis Island immigrants’ dining hall. 478-477-3232. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

Annual Student Art Show

Through March 25, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. The art show is sponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association District 5 and features artwork by students in the Bibb County School District. Free.

Permanent Collection Exhibit

Through March 28, Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. Featuring 33 works from Allied Arts’ permanent collection; includes works by Stan Strickland, Cookie Noel, Preston Snyder, Joan Geyer and more. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-452-3950. Free.


Through March 29, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. An exhibition of folk art featuring paintings by Peggy Maine and ceramics by Carolyn Simmons. 478-743-6904. Free.


“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”

7:30 p.m. March 23-24, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Needed: one woman to play Patsy Cline (must be able to play age range 20-30). Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing a country music song in the style of Patsy Cline. Performance dates: May 9-18.


Oconee Artist Exhibition Call for Entries

Allied Arts is currently accepting entries for the thirty-first annual Oconee Artists Exhibition. Entries will be accepted through April 11. This juried exhibition is open to all adult artists (age 18 and older) who live in Middle Georgia and practice a visual art form: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, print making and sculpture. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces for an entry fee of $20. Opening reception: 1-3 p.m. April 27, Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. The exhibition will be on display through May 30. Official entry forms and rules may be obtained by calling Allied Arts, 478-452-3950, and can be downloaded from

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.

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