“A FLEA IN HER EAR”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. Presented by Mercer Theatre. Directed by Scot J. Mann. To reserve tickets, call the Grand Opera House box office, 478-301-5470, or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 general admission, $10 with valid Mercer I.D.
8 p.m. Oct. 2; 7 p.m. Oct. 3; 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. By Katori Hall; directed by Thelron Pleas. Presented by Towering the Arts. For mature audiences. Purchase tickets at the Douglass Theatre Box Office or visit www.ThelronPleas.com. $15 advance, $20 at door.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE
Broadcasts begin at 12:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted, showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Oct. 3: “Il Travatore.” Oct. 17: “Otello.” Noon Oct. 31: “Tannhauser.” www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.
“DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-301-5470. $42-$78. www.thegrandmacon.com.
“THE FAMILY REUNION: REMIX”
7 p.m. Oct. 9, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A four-act play for the entire family. Presented by JD’s Drama Theater. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $15 advance, $20 at door.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
All screenings occur at 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18: “Hamlet.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.
“WITCHES OF THE HERE AND NOW”
8 p.m. Oct. 15-17; 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Three fables by Robert Fieldsteel and Jan Lewis. Directed by Jan Lewis. For ages 8 and older. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 478-757-5259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens.
“FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. www.thegrandmacon.com. 478-301-5470. $52-$62.
“I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT”
8 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 21-24; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Mystery/thriller directed by Weldon Ledbetter. Box office opens Oct. 12. 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY. $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $10 students (ages 5-23). www.maconlittletheatre.org.
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24; 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, the Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. The Backlot Players present Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military; $10 each for groups of 10 or more. www.thebacklotplayers.org. 478-994-0443.
8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Theatre Macon’s own Calendar Girls calendar will be for sale. For reservations, call 478-746-9485 or visit www.theatremacon.com beginning Oct. 14. $25 adults, $18 seniors (60+), $15 students (through age 22.).
CHINESE DANCE TROUPE
4 p.m. Oct. 18, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. International performers from Guangzhou University and the Affiliated Art School of Guangzhou along with 30 student performers will present a program of traditional Chinese dance and folk music. Free. www.wesleyancollege.edu.
MOVEMENT THROUGH MUSIC
7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Featuring Macon Pops seven-piece band on the lawn, dancing and food trucks. Bring blankets or chairs. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org. Free.
TOWNSEND FAMILY WEEKEND GALA CONCERT
11 a.m. Oct. 3, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A gala concert of the Townsend School of Music, hosted by the Mercer Singers. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS STUDENT CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERTS
7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Bell House Salon, 315 College St. Seating is very limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes before concert. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
“FALL LEAVES OF MUSICAL COLOR”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Clark Fine Arts Center, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. This concert will join the Mercer Wind Ensemble with the First Presbyterian Day School Concert Band, Jonathan Baker, conductor. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: BEETHOVEN SEPTET
7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Featuring Franklin Cohen, clarinet, William Caballero, horn, Fernando Traba, bassoon, Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, and center students in a performance of Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. To reserve seats, call 478-301-5470. www.music.mercer.edu. $12 per person, free with Mercer ID or any valid student ID.
MERCER UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Ward Stare returns to lead the Mercer University Orchestra in a series of challenging, inspiring concerts. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
“MUSIC FROM SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS”
3 p.m. Oct. 18, First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Featuring Luther Enloe, classical guitarist. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. www.wrconcert.org. $15 adults; free for students.
ELIZABETH PRIDGEN AND JULIE COUCHERON
Oct. 20, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series. Faculty artist Elizabeth Pridgen is joined by pianist Julie Coucheron for an evening of piano works. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
GRIFFIN CHORAL ARTS
Directed by Stephen J. Mulder. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Griffin Auditorium, 234 E. Taylor St., Griffin: “An American Celebration,” featuring the full chorus with special guests the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Terry Lowry. Tickets may be purchased at the door. 888-SING1-88. www.griffinchoralarts.org. $15.
KEN FORD: KING OF STRINGS
7 p.m. Oct. 23, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. An evening of gospel, jazz and elegance. Also appearing will be the Union Baptist Church Praise Team, Katina Cabiness and Harold E. Thomas. Tickets available at Habersham Records, 478-743-2587. $35.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
TOWNSEND HOMECOMING KALEIDOSCOPE CONCERT
11 a.m. Oct. 24, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring the faculty and students of Townsend School of Music. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
MACON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
All concerts at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., unless otherwise noted. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24: “Symphonic Tricks and Orchestral Treats” conducted by Jerry Steichen. $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children. www.maconsymphony.com.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. All performances at 4 p.m. Oct. 25: soprano Kerri Caldwell and pianist Bradley Smith. Nov. 15: soprano Liana Valenti and accompanist Susan McDuffie. Dec. 20: pianists Woori Kim and Curtis Smith. 478-745-3331. Free.
TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC
7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Richard Kosowski, tenor, Martha Malone, soprano, and Carol Goff, piano. The program explores a rich variety of sound colors and styles from several continents and combinations of instruments. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
“ROBOTS” OPENING RECEPTION
5-8 p.m. Oct. 2, Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Light refreshments. Paintings by Thomas Sanders; ceramics by Michael Klapthor. Exhibition on display through Oct. 31. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org.
“A LONG LOOK” OPENING RECEPTION
6-9 p.m. Oct. 2, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Featuring photography by Terrell Clark and Matt Odom. Meet the photographers and enjoy light refreshments. Free. www.the567.org.
“INSTRUMENTHEAD” OPENING RECEPTION
5-8 p.m. Oct. 2, Gallery West, 439 Third St. A chance to meet the artist; beverages and appetizers will be served. A music photography exhibit of the works of Michael Weintrob. Exhibition on display through Oct. 24. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 478-972-1598. Free.
Through Oct. 10, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
JURIED ART SHOW
3-7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9, 16 and 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 24; 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25, St. Francis Arts Center, 432 Forest Hill Road. A group exhibition of works featuring emerging and established Georgia artists, poets and musicians showcasing more than 100 works in various mediums for view and purchase. Special events include: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8, Patron Preview, open only to Patrons of the Arts Center; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9, opening reception and awards ceremony, with special guest performance by Macon Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Barbara Altman; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, “Ten Days in Tehran,” presented by Melise Fathi; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, poetry reading by Anya Silver; 1-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, children’s program; 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Tea and Cookies Tour. www.stfrancismacon.com/arts-center. 478-216-7189. email@example.com. Free.
RECENT WORK BY WESLEYAN ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY
Through Oct. 16, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College. Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics and photography by the college’s faculty. Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-757-5189. Free.
“RESONANT OVERLAY AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES”
Through Oct. 23, John Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An installation of artworks by Craig Coleman. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Free. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com.
“A CHORUS LINE”
4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 12, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Alternate auditions: If you have a legitimate conflict and can’t come on either of these dates, email Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Rehearsals will not conflict with “Nutcracker” rehearsals. Roles for about 25 young people ages 15-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars with an accompanist on piano. Production dates: Jan. 9-10 and 15-17. The show will be directed and choreographed by Colby Marshall with musical direction by Ellen Wilson. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.
“TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS”
10 a.m. Oct. 17, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Youth production based on the poem by Clement C. Moore. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Roles for 20 young actors ranging from 7 to 17. Auditions consist of reading from the script, singing not required. Production dates: Dec. 18-20. www.maconlittletheatre.org.
“A CHRISTMAS STORY”
Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. 2 p.m. Oct. 17 for ages 6-14; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 for all others. Roles for men and women ages 15 and older as well seven or eight children ages 6-14. Bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars with an accompanist. Rehearsals begin Oct. 26. Production dates: Dec. 4-13. Directed by Jim Crisp; musical direction by Jim Penndorf. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.
“LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Production dates: Dec. 4-13. Roles for six men and 15 women (ages 12 and older). Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars. www.maconlittletheatre.org.
“BYE BYE BIRDIE”
7 p.m. Oct. 19-20, the Rose Theater, 23 West Johnston St., Forsyth. The Backlot Players’ annual youth production. Roles for female and male lead singers, chorus singers and dancers. Directed by Elizabeth Hunter. Production dates: Jan. 22-31. 630-204-3238.
“AFROFUTURISM RISING: BLACK ART ACROSS THE SPECTRUM”
Oct. 8, Students Amenities Building, Fort Valley State University; Oct. 9, FVSU Fine Arts Gallery and Studio Center, downtown Fort Valley. National conference of the National Alliance of Artists from HBCUs; featuring painters, illustrators and visual and conceptual artists. Opening reception for professional artists: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8, Tubman Museum. Opening reception for national student exhibitions: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 9, FVSU Fine Arts and Studio Center, Fort Valley. Ricky N. Calloway, 478-825-6918 or email@example.com. Membership dues and registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. Oct. 8; tickets to the two-day conference are free to the public.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: “METAL”
Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibit open to all Middle Georgia artists, 18 or older and out of high school, any medium. The exhibit will be on display Oct.16-Nov. 14. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Prospectus and entry forms are available at www.middlegeorgiaart.org or by contacting the gallery, 478-744-9557.