By A.R. Gurney; directed by Michael Castle. $16 adults; $14 students, senior citizens and active military (ID required). 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 8 p.m. Sept. 16-17 and 21-23; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
“Hold on Forever”
Comedy. Presented by CenterStage for Christ. Proceeds benefit Brian Bowen Snax Sax. Tickets are available through cast members. 478-987-1852. Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. $7 until Sept. 22; then $10. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-24 and 26-27; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
National Theatre Live: “The Threepenny Opera”
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Comedy by Joseph Kesselring, presented by the Backlot Players. Box Office will be open from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 3-6 and two hours prior to show time. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. $15 adults, $12 seniors, students and active military. 478-994-0443. thebacklotplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 14-15; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 16.
“Tristan and Isolde”
Metropolitan Opera Live. Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. $24 adults, $20 seniors and students. metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. Noon Oct. 8.
“We The People”
Presented by Theatreworks USA. A musical revue that brings American civics lessons to life. Recommended for fourth-eighth grades. Part of the GrandKids Arts Education Series. Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $7. TheGrandMacon.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. 478-301-5470. 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13.
“Bocon!” (“Big Mouth”)
Lisa Loomer’s fable for all ages with humor, myth and song. Directed by Frazer Lively. Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. $10 adults, $5 seniors, students, children and alumnae. wesleyancollege.edu. 8 p.m. Oct. 13-15; 2 p.m. Oct. 15.
“Highway 80 Blues”
An original musical/drama based on the life of Ches McCartney, Georgia’s “Goat Man.” Sponsored by the Heart of Georgia Opry Hall. Free rehearsal show Oct. 17, seating is first-come, first-served. Oct. 15 performance is $5. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit the “Highway 80s Blues” Facebook page for ticket information. Historic Richland Church, Old Richland Road, Twiggs County. 7 p.m. Oct. 14-15.
National Theatre Live: “The Deep Blue Sea”
Metropolitan Opera Live. Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. $24 adults, $20 seniors and students. metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. 12:55 p.m. Oct. 22.
“One More Bridge to Cross”
“Church Mess Remix: The Sequel”
Mad About Chamber Music
Presented by Chamber Ensembles comprised from the Mercer University Wind Ensemble and featuring a woodwind quintet and a full brass choir. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
Family Weekend Gala Concert
A gala concert of the Townsend School of Music, hosted by the Mercer Singers. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 2 p.m. Sept. 17.
Atlanta Pops Orchestra
Directed by Jason Altieri and featuring a mix of works by Gershwin, Debussy, Brahms, Strauss and and more. Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Ave., Dublin. $45, includes admission to the all of the 2016-2017 performances; members of the Dublin-Laurens Arts Council and the Washington County Arts Association are admitted with their membership cards. Theatre Dublin, 478-272-2560. Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, 478-275-0798. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Forever Stars: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole
Featuring Myrna Clayton, with opening act the Douglass Theatre Youth Jazz Orchestra. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $22 general admission, $35 VIP in advance; $27 general admission, $38 VIP day of show. Michael Johnson, 478-342-2509. 5 p.m. Sept. 18.
McDuffie Student Concert
Seating is first-come, first-served. Bell House Salon, 315 College St. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7 p.m. Sept. 19.
“Triumph and Lament”
Featuring William McClain, viola, and Owen Lovell, piano. All proceeds benefit music scholarships and the music department through the GCSU Foundation. Max Noah Recital Hall, Georgia College, Milledgeville. Free; donations encouraged. gcsu.edu/music. 478-445-8289. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
Uriel Tsachor, Piano
Part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Series. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
The Celtic Company, Atlanta
Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. Sept. 25.
The Wellston Winds
Directed by Lloyd McDonald. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. Auditorium, Houston County High School, 920 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Free. wrconcert.org. 3 p.m. Sept. 25.
Verona String Quartet
Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College. Award-winning ensemble playing chamber music. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. $25 adults, $10 students; season subscriptions are $80 adults, $40 students. 478-301-5470. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.
Wesleyan Faculty Concert
Featuring piano, organ, opera and instrumental music. Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
The featured work is Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra. The Griffin Choral Arts Chamber Choir will perform Morten Lauridsen’s “Les Chansons des Roses.” $15 general admission. 888-SING1-88. griffinchoralarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
Robert McDuffie and Mike Mills Concerto
Bragg Jam presents concerto for violin, rock band and string orchestra, composed by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie, featuring the Fifth House Ensemble. City Auditorium, 415 First St. Ticketmaster.com. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
“Dancing Through the Decades, Part 3”
Music starting with the big band era and culminating with today’s most current hits, a new collection of songs. Mercer University’s Hawkins Arena, 1400 Coleman Ave. maconpops.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus
The Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus and the Sweet Georgia Sound (Sweet Adeline) invites men and women of all ages for fun, laughter, snacks and barbershop singing. Centerville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 600 North Houston Lake Road, Centerville. Free. hogchorus.org. sweetgeorgiasound.org. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30.
“Mugs” Opening Reception
A judged exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Free. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart.org. The exhibition will be on display noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 14. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16.
Wesleyan Faculty Art Show
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. On display through Sept. 23.
“Welcome to Smallgrove”: Works by Henry Lee Gorham
A series of narrative paintings that delineate the lives of African-American people living in a fictional community called Small Grove. Opening reception: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. tubmanmuseum.com. Sept. 23-Nov. 26.
One Wall Show: Suzanne Lawler
Zuzka Vaclavik Opening Reception
Visiting artist exhibit. On display Sept. 30-Nov. 4. McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. Opening reception: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Luke Buffenmyer Exhibition
Luke Buffenmyer is an artist working in a variety of mediums. Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia State University Cochran Campus. Free. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Charlie Agnew, email@example.com. On display through Sept. 30.
“Les Trois Artistes”
Experience the collaborative harmony of three artists: Cherry Brewer, Travis Hart and Michelle Lisenby. Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Free. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. On display through Sept. 30.
Featuring original artwork by the 567’s art instructors. A variety of mediums will be on display, including painting and photography. Free. The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 First St. 478-238-6051. On display through Sept. 30.
“Porcelain Dolls, Wall Hangings and Textiles”
By Hilda Wilson. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. 478-745-3331. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through September.
An exhibit of vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by Gloria Garfinkel. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. On display through Oct. 16.
“The King of Soul: Otis Redding in Photographs”
Part of “Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding,” in partnership with the Otis Redding Foundation. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Free with museum admission. 478-743-8544. tubmanmuseum.com. On display through Dec. 3.
Science on a Sphere
A room-size, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a 6-foot diameter sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. Presented in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. Ongoing.
The interactive exhibition tells the story of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 61st and 442nd Troop Carrier Groups that ferried them to Normandy, France, and the 325th Glider Regiment that fought alongside them. Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Free. 478-926-6870. museumofaviation.org. Ongoing.
Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
Audition times vary by role, check website for audition times for each role. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to audition times. Everyone auditioning must be 8 years old as of Sept. 1. All girls auditioning must be currently enrolled in a dance school. Students under 18 must have signed parent permission. No absences allowed during rehearsals, costume fittings or performances. Performance dates: Dec. 7-11. Saturday auditions: Vineville Academy, 2260 Vineville Ave. Sunday auditions: Dance Arts Studio, 614 Poplar St. midganutcracker.com. Cindy Jarrard, 478-731-7912, or Susan Hammock, 478-714-3036. Sept. 17-18.
“Run For Your Wife”
Directed by Carol Strandburg. Roles for six men and two women. Auditions will involve cold reading from the script. No prepared monologues required. Production dates: Nov. 4-19. Perry Players Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. perryplayers.org. 7 p.m. Sept. 18-20.
“Who Killed Elvis?”
Farce. Parts for 12 men and 20 women, all between the ages of 16 and 60. Directed by Cathy Collins. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
Middle Georgia Concert Band
Membership is open to all wind and percussion players ages 17 and older. Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Trail off Wesleyan Drive. For more information, visit middlegeorgiaconcertband.org or call 478-784-0541. 7-9 p.m. Mondays.
Featured visiting artists Joyce Day and Rand Lane and local artists Suzy Borders, Dot Brown, Beth Forrester, Teri Hatley, Talisa Hanson, Melissa Martin and many more. Presenting fine art, illustrations, prints, pottery, textile arts, soaps, oils, culinary creations, authors and outdoor art. Lunch available for $5; proceeds benefit Centenary Community Ministries. Centenary Methodist Church, 1290 Ash St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1.
A juried artist marketplace featuring hundreds of works of art by 30-50 artists from across the country. A Celebrating Art event. Stratford Academy, Science Center, 6010 Peake Road. firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 24-29.
On-site experiences of artists at work on their craft. A Celebrating Art event. Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. email@example.com. Oct. 24, 26 and 28.
Featuring American realist painter Bo Bartlett. Wine and cheese reception included. A Celebrating Art event. Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive. $30. firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 25.
Recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts and cultural life of Middle Georgia. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 6 p.m. Oct. 25.
Lunch and Learn
Featuring author, Southern Living editor, designer, gardener, cook and writer James Farmer. Lunch catered by Fountain of Juice. A Celebrating Art event. Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. $50. email@example.com. Oct. 26.
Dark Eden: The Hollow
Hosted by Daniel Montoute. Encompass a multitude of artistic styles and mediums and showcasing different cultural influences. Ampersand (&) Guild, 504 Fifth St. 478-978-7268. firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Bring a sketchbook and pencils and practice portrait drawing. Gallery of Fine Art, 2507c Moody Road, Warner Robins. Free. Leslie Hoops-Wallace, 478-396-9198 or email@example.com. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus
Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 478-922-2541. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mercer University Pipes and Drums
Lessons and rehearsal. No musical experience required. Pipe, drum lessons for interested community members. Room 109, Willet Science Center, Mercer University. Free. mercerpipesdrums.com. Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.