Arts Calendar

April 11, 2014 

THEATER

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

7 p.m. April 11-12; 2 p.m. April 13, Back Door Theatre, Willingham Hall, Mercer University. Directed by Scot Mann. 478-207-4170. $5 at the door.

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m. April 11-12, 18-19; 7:30 p.m. April 17, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. This show is rated R for adult situations and language and is suggested for age 17 and older. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 478-746-9485 for reservations or purchase tickets at www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students ages 17-22.

“Gypsy”

8 p.m. April 11-12; 2 p.m. April 13, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. www.thebacklotplayers.org. 478-994-0443. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military.

“Four Broke Guys”

8 p.m. April 11, 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.

“A Widow’s Love”

6 p.m. April 19, New Beginning Center, First Baptist Church, 210 Garmon St., Warner Robins. 478-923-2279. $10.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

“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.

Celebrating Neva Langley Fickling

7:30 p.m. April 15, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Conducted by Ward Stare and featuring performances by pianists Elizabeth Pridgen and Edward Eikner. Patrons may pick up reserved seat tickets at the Grand Box Office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or on the night of the performance starting at 6 p.m. Tickets may not be reserved by phone or online. 478-301-5751. 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.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

“Art in the Armory”

10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 11; 1-5 p.m. April 12, Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Road, Perry. Works will include all media. www.perryartscenter.org. Free.

“Romantic at Heart”

Through April 26, Travis Jean, 530 Cherry St. An exhibition of oil paintings by Thomas Sully. 478-508-3382.

AUDITIONS

“Les Miserables”

7:30 p.m. April 13-14, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Summer musical. There are roles for 40 or more actors of all ages as well as two girls and one boy ages 8-13. Bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars with an accompanist. Rehearsals will begin May 26. Production dates are July 11-26. Directed by Jim Crisp; music direction by Jim Penndorf. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.

Macon Idol

10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 19, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Come prepared to sing a capella for 60 seconds. Three finalists will sing on stage and the Grand during the “American Idol” touring show performance. Winner gets a trip for two to Los Angeles for the finale of the “American Idol” TV show. For entry information, visit www.thegrandmacon.com.

Middle Georgia Youth Ballet

4 p.m. April 25, Dance Arts Studio, 614 Poplar St. Intermediate to advanced dancers ages 12-18 (age 12 by Sept. 1). Girls should bring both ballet and pointe shoes. A parent meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. during auditions. 478-746-7083.

ET CETERA

Oconee Artists Exhibition

This juried exhibit is open to adult artists in the Middle Georgia area. Deadline to enter is April 11. Call Allied Arts, 478-452-3950 or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com for more information or to obtain an entry form.

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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