Arts Calendar

March 21, 2014 

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

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THEATER

“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 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. Friday. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $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. www.thegrandmacon.com. 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.

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m. April 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; 2:30 p.m. April 6; 7:30 p.m. April 9-10 and 17, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. This show is rated R for adult situations and language and suggested for those 17 and older. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 746-9485 for reservations beginning March 31 or purchase tickets at www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students ages 17-22.

“An Evening with C.S. Lewis”

6 p.m. April 6, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Christian Artists Group and featuring David Payne as C.S. Lewis. $20-$40. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“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. www.douglasstheatre.org. 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. www.maconcentreplex.com.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

“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. www.music.mercer.edu. 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. music@vinevillemethodist.org. Free.

David Murray, piano

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

Griffin Choral Arts: “A Mother’s Tears”

7:30 p.m. March 28-29, 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. www.griffinchoralarts.org.

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.

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. 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.” www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

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. www.music.mercer.edu. $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. www.music.mercer.edu. $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. www.maconsymphony.com.

Diane Schuur

8 p.m. April 5, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Jazz vocalist and pianist. www.dianeschuur.com. $30. 478-742-2000.

One in the Spirit

3 p.m. April 6, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. World music program presented by Mercer University Children’s Choir. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

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. music@vinevillemethodist.org. 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. www.music.mercer.edu. 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. www.music.mercer.edu. 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. www.music.mercer.edu. 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. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. April 17: Music for Holy Thursday, Laura Endres, soprano, and Kimberly Dykes, soprano. May 15: Gerald Carper. 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.

Perry Panthers vs. Mercer Bears

7:30 p.m. April 17, Perry High School. Watch as conductor Douglas Hill leads a tag-team performance featuring Perry High School’s Symphonic Band and Mercer University’s Wind Ensemble. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Clementi, Chopin and Schumann at Carnaval

7:30 p.m. April 17, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artist recital by Ian Altman. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Student Solo Performances

7:30 p.m. April 21, Bell House Parlor, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Mercer Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. April 22, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Monty Cole will be directing this performance presented by Mercer’s Townsend School of Music. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Flute Fantasy

7:30 p.m. April 24, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A performance by the Mercer Flute Choir; conducted by Kelly Via. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Farewell Concert

7:30 p.m. April 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A performance by the Mercer Singers; conducted by Stanley L. Roberts. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

The Splendor of Choral Music

7 p.m. April 26, Mulberry Street Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. An array of vocal selections performed by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia; conducted by Milburn Price. 478-747-6684. $12 at the door.

Spring Concert

4 p.m. April 27, Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium, 4760 Forsyth Road. Annual event featuring the Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. 478-757-5259. Free.

Student Chamber Ensembles

3 p.m. April 27, Bell House Parlor, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

“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. www.masmacon.org. 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. www.the567.org. 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. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.

“Folktales”

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. www.maconartsalliance.org. Free.

“Art for Your Suitcase”

Through 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. www.middlegeorgiaart.org.

“Quilts, Textiles & Fibers”

Through May 18, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A three-gallery exhibition contrasting the traditional art of quilt making with modern textiles and fiber arts. Featuring the work of Wini McQueen, Jennifer Crenshaw and Judy Bales. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.

“Scott Belville: Recent Paintings”

Through May 23, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. 478-757-5189. Free.

“Historical Perspectives: A New Deal”

Through May 23, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Artwork created for the U.S. by American artists through the Federal Arts project during the 1930s, 25 paintings on loan from Brenau University. 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free.

“Emerging Artists”

Through June 29, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Featuring the work of Eric O’Dell, Bethany Collins, Erin McIntosh, Michael Schmidt, Kirsten Stingle and Kathy Wright. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

“Harriet Tubman: A Moses to Her People”

Ongoing, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. The exhibition uses historic photographs, documents and works of art from the museum’s collection to tell Tubman’s story. 478-743-8544. Free for members, $5-$8 for general public.

AUDITIONS

“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. www.maconlittletheatre.org.

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

Coni and Mark Merritt

10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. The Merritts, of Merritt Pottery in Crawford County, will display their beautiful pottery and talk about their trade. 478-745-5982. $3-$6, includes a tour of the historic Cannonball House.

MGSC Arts Festival: “A Tribute to Legends of Middle Georgia”

Middle Georgia State College, Macon campus. 2-3:15 p.m. March 24, Education Building, room 231: “Sidney Lanier,” talk presented by author and historian Jim Barfield. 2-3:30 p.m. March 25, Math Auditorium: “Picturing Macon,” discussion of their new pictorial history of Macon by Stephen Taylor and Matt Jennings, MGSC history professors. 11 a.m. March 26, Arts Complex Theatre: “Flannery O’Connor and Criminal Neglect in Middle Georgia,” talk presented by Bruce Gentry, O’Connor scholar. 2 p.m. March 26, Arts Complex Theatre lobby: “Fall Line Review Release Party 2014,” MGSC students will read from their works in Middle Georgia State’s literary journal; refreshments served. 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 27, Arts Complex Theatre: “Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception,” artwork of Middle Georgia State students will be displayed; refreshments served. 6 p.m. March 27, Professional Sciences and Conference Center banquet hall: “Arts Festival Keynote” by Scott Freeman, author of biographies of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, followed at 7 p.m. by “Otis Redding Tunes and More: the Music of Middle Georgia,” live music; refreshments served. Kelly Whiddon, kelly.whiddon@mga.edu. Free.

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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