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Stars Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston to hold one-night performance in Macon

Michael Emerson, left, and Carrie Preston arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Michael Emerson, left, and Carrie Preston arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. AP

Theatre Macon is hosting a special evening with stage and screen veterans Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Elisabeth Preston and John Preston. All of them will present selected readings during “Setting the Stage for Theatre Macon’s Future,” a fundraiser for the organization’s endowment campaign. VIP tickets include front row seats and a private reception with the actors in a historic home in downtown Macon after the performance. Purchase your tickets for next Saturday’s benefit now by calling 478-746-9485. Space at the special event is limited.

Also at Theatre Macon: “The Lion King Jr.,” a two-act play adapted from the popular, animated Disney film, “The Lion King,” opens Friday. With music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, this production — directed by Nicholas Sostillio — is a regional favorite. The one-of-a-kind musical on the Theatre Macon stage runs through Oct. 1.

Comedic drama

Our region’s theater lovers will also enjoy the Backlot Players’ production of “Reserve Two For Murder,” opening Friday at the Rose Theater in Forsyth. This comedic murder mystery by John Randall, which is set 500 years in the future, features a 14-person cast and some audience involvement in the theater that becomes the murder scene.

A couple of deaths occur, a vanishing corpse appears in the back of the auditorium, there is a reveal of the presence of spy ring operatives, and other weird developments happen as the story unfolds in this play-within-a-play. The adventurous mystery is solved by two detectives who are there to see the performance. The production of “Reserve Two For Murder” also runs through Oct. 1.

Exhibit closing

This is the final week for “Interconnected” at The 567 Center for Renewal. The exhibition of 3D art in a variety of mediums includes textiles, stained glass, metalwork, ceramics and pyrography (wood burning) by James R. Bodell, Jim Bohannon, Pat DeVane Burns, Heidi Clinite, Patrick Madison, Scott Tisdale and Marian Zielinski. “Interconnected” closes Sept. 29.

Of special note

Your recycling can help our homeless female veterans through a new initiative by the nonprofit Genesis Joy House in Warner Robins. The organization, which offers a transitional housing facility for these patriotic women of Middle Georgia, is asking anyone — individuals or businesses — who discards used printer toner cartridges to donate them to Genesis instead of throwing them away. Your participation is free. Call 478-918-7606 to learn more about this program.

Contact Melanie Byas at melanie@retrowarehouse.com.