Arts Calendar

April 25, 2014 

THEATER

“That Darn Plot”

8 p.m. April 25-26, May 1-3 and 8-10; 2:30 p.m. May 4, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Directed by Bull Felton. $16 adults; $14 seniors, students and military; Thursdays buy one ticket, get one half price. 478-929-4579. www.wrlt.org.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 28, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Children’s Theater Troupe of the Backlot Players. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 478-972-1831. $2.

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie”

7:30 p.m. April 30-May 3; 2:30 p.m. May 4, Middle Georgia State College Arts Complex Theatre, Macon campus. Directed by J. Scott McElheney. 478-757-7387. $8 general admission; $5 seniors and other students; free for Middle Georgia State students, faculty and staff with college ID.

National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3 p.m. May 1: “King Lear.” Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“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.

“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”

8 p.m. May 9-10, 14-17; 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Tickets on sale May 5. Box office hours: 1-6 p.m. For reservations, call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students ages 5-23; group rates available for 20 or more.

“First Baptist of Ivy Gap”

7:30 p.m. May 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24; 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18, Perry Players Community Theater, 909 Main St., Perry. $15 adults; $12 students, seniors and military. 478-987-5354. www.perryplayers.org.

“Four Broke Guys”

8 p.m. May 10, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Mix of short films, live action theater and comedy. 478-742-2000. www.thebrokebrothersrevolution.com.

“Murder at the Deadwood Saloon”

6:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, May 16-17, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Mystery dinner theater encore performances, with a new murder mystery and a different solution each night. Cash bar available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.moagiftshop.com or by calling 478-923-6600. $30 per person or $50 per couple.

“50 Shades: The Musical”

7:30 p.m. May 18, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $37-$47. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“It Ain’t What it Looks Like”

7 p.m. May 31, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. Presented by JD’s Drama and Dinner Theater, Michael Johnson and Where Eagles Soar Productions. 478-742-2000, 478-232-8095 or 478-342-2509. $15 advance, $20 at door.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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 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. April 26: “Cosi Fan Tutte”; 12:55 p.m. May 10: “La Cenerentola.” www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

Spring Concert

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

Student Chamber Ensembles

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

Choral Society of Middle Georgia

7:30 p.m. April 29, Mulberry Street Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. The program by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia features “Mass in Time of War” by Franz Joseph Haydn and “Timete Dominum” by Johann Michael Haydn; conducted by Milburn Price. 478-747-6684. $12 at the door.

Middle Georgia State College Chamber Singers

1 p.m. April 29, First Presbyterian Church, 682 Mulberry St. Directed by Rebecca Lanning, rebecca.lanning@mga.edu. Free.

Lyra

7:30 p.m. April 30, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. The a cappella group of four professional singers from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. Nelda Chapman, 478-745-1631 or nelda@st-joseph.cc. www.stjosephmacon.com. Free.

Griffin Choral Arts: “To Thee, My Country”

7:30 p.m. May 1, Griffin First Baptist Church, 106 W. Taylor St., Griffin. Directed by Stephen J. Mulder. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. 888-SING1-88 or www.griffinchoralarts.org. $10 general admission.

Macon Symphony Orchestra

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

The Eighth Regiment Band

4 p.m. May 4, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331 or music@vinevillemethodist.org. Free.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

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

Songs for a Spring Day

3 p.m. May 18, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. A performance by the Mercer University Children’s Choir for audiences of all ages. 478-301-5751 or www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

Alan Morrison, concert organist

4 p.m. June 8, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331 or music@vinevillemethodist.org. Free.

The Grapevine Band

4 p.m. July 20, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

Sweet Georgia Sound

4 p.m. Aug. 27, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville Series. 478-745-3331. Free.

Macon Pops

All concerts at the City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Nov. 1, Feb. 28 and April 11. Tables will be available on the floor at a variety of prices; balcony seats are $10 each. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000. www.maconpops.com.

EXHIBITIONS

“Romantic at Heart”

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

Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

April 26-May 4, Round Building, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Featuring 70 artists from Georgia and the Southeast, including Alabama artist Tammy Beane, a prehistoric and early historic pottery expert. Preview party: 6-9 p.m. April 25, $50. Exhibition and sale: April 26-May 4 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday), $5, unlimited returns. Clay workshops for children: 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon, April 26 and May 3, free with registration. Clay workshops for teens: 2-3 p.m. April 26 and May 3, free with registration. Artist talk and demonstration: 2 p.m. April 27, free. Cocktails and Clay workshops: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 30, $35, adults only. Pickin’ and Pottery: 5-8 p.m. May 2, Central City Park; live music by Louise Warren, food, fun and more; $10. Ancient Spirits and Secrets: 7-9 p.m. May 3, Ocmulgee National Monument; $25. www.firedworksmacon.com.

“Signs of Spring”

Through May 9, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart@bellsouth.net. middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.

“The Big Dance: Georgia Basketball Teams in the NCAA Tournament”

Through spring, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. From the 1960 Georgia Tech men’s basketball team to the 2014 Mercer University men’s basketball team, the exhibition traces the history of both men’s and women’s college basketball teams from Georgia that have played in the NCAA’s annual “March Madness” tournament. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 478-752-1585. www.gshf.org. Free with museum admission of $3.50-$8.

“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.

AUDITIONS

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.

“The Wedding Singer”

7:30 p.m. May 18-19, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Cast size: 11-25. Bring sheet music of your choice. Be prepared to sing 16 bars with provided accompaniment. Wear comfortable shoes for brief dance/movement audition. Production dates July 18-27. 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

“Macon the Stage” Artistic Expo

June 6-8, Shadows Interactive Dinner Theater, 438 Second St. Workshops for youth and adults, enriching activities involving different artistic settings and interactive opportunities. 478-254-0277 or 706-461-2417. www.landmindz.org/maconexpo.

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