Arts Calendar

June 13, 2014 


National Theatre Live

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

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.”

7:30 p.m. June 13-14, 2:30 p.m. June 15, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Presented by Macon Little Theatre and the Academy of the Performing Arts. $10 adults; $5 ages 17 and younger. There are no reserved seats; tickets are available at the door. 478-471-7529.

“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”

8 p.m. June 13-14, 20-21 and 2 p.m. June 15 and 22, Rose Theater, 23 West Johnston St., Forsyth; 8 p.m. June 28 and 2 p.m. June 29, Lamar County Schools Fine Arts Center, 100 Burnette Road, Barnesville. Directed by Kristy Slaughter. Presented by the Backlot Players and The Rose Theater, 478-994-0443. $15 adults; $12 students, seniors and active military.

“Origin Story”

7 p.m. June 20-21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Written by Theroun D’arcy Patterson; directed by Robert Drake. Presented by the Academy Theatre, 404-474-8332 or Tickets may be purchased at $10 advance; $15 at door.

“The Ten Virgins: 5 Wise, 5 Foolish”

7 p.m. June 28, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Wow On Stage and starring Terrell Carter. $35 in advance; $40 at the door.


Louise Barfield

3 p.m. June 15 and 8 p.m. June 21, Little Carnegie of the South, 1954 Forsyth St. All proceeds go toward the purchase of the Steinway Concert Grand Piano on stage at Little Carnegie of the South. Limited seating; catered reception. Libby Bailey will be the artist on display in the gallery. 478-256-3388. $100.

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.


“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. Free with museum admission of $3.50-$8.

“Art by the Connelys”

Through June 28, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Paintings by Laura, Bob and Carole Connely. 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. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

“Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists”

Through Aug. 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Join the museum in the modern search for real black holes, the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe, plus experience a black hole adventure. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

“Wetmore Ships”

Through Sept. 7, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. See six hand-built wooden ships donated by Ronald Wetmore and ships from the museum’s permanent collection. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232.


“The Little Mermaid Jr.”

4 p.m. June 19 and 21, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Roles for about 20 young people ages 6-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing with an accompanist. No tapes or CDs. Production dates are Aug. 9-10 and 15-17. Directed by Suzanne Webb; musical direction by Ellen Wilson. 478-746-9485.

Mercer University Children’s Choirs

10 a.m.-noon Aug. 9 and noon-2 p.m. Aug. 10, McCorkle Music Hall, Mercer University, 1329 Adams St. Each auditioning singer will be asked to sing scales and a simple song (for example, “Happy Birthday,” “Amazing Grace,” etc). For more information, call 478-301-5751.

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.


“Tea Time” Call for Artists

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibit open to all Middle Georgia artists age 18 or older and out of high school. The show will be on display June 20-July 11. Deadline to enter is June 17. Prospectus and entry forms are available at 478-744-9557 or

Macon-Bibb County Arts Advocacy Breakfast

8 a.m. June 19, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Showcasing the contributions of arts and cultural organizations to the education of young people. Light breakfast before program. Free.

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