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Visit 1931 Berlin with Georgia College production of ‘Cabaret’

The Georgia College Theatre will open its production of “Cabaret” next week.

Set in 1931 Berlin, the Tony-winning 1966 Broadway musical that focuses on nightlife at the Kit Kat Klub is based on several literary works. It has inspired many stagings and revivals the world over, at least one television production, a BBC Radio broadcast, the 1972 feature film, and numerous cast albums recorded in English, French, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Austrian, Dutch and German.

See “Cabaret” at the Russell Auditorium in Milledgeville beginning Feb. 28. The production will run through next weekend. Call 478-445-4226 for ticket information.

Film of the week

The 2018 Black History Month Film Series will end Friday with a screening of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” a 2017 legal drama starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, Washington was nominated for several awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Motion Picture Drama), and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

This free screening the Douglass Theatre — sponsored by Cox Communications — will begin at 7 p.m.

Deadline approaching

The DREAM Academy is currently accepting applications for its upcoming 2018-19 school year. The mission of the charter school is “to empower students to maximize their full potential through the integration of arts and academics” through the Authentic Arts Integration curriculum, according to a statement.

Initially slated to serve grades K-6, with plans to add one grade each year and eventually operate a K-12 school, the academy will hold its grand opening at 151 Madison Street in Macon in August. Complete your applications soon, because the submission period closes March 2. Visit www.dreamacademycharter.org for more information.

Of special note

A special Black History Month initiative entitled “I Matter Too” will be presented by Helping Hands Community Outreach in partnership with the Frank Johnson Recreation Center, Spirit of Ruth Women’s Ministry, and Stop the Violence, Start the Music. This year’s program will feature a panel comprised of local professionals, social outreach specialists and pastors focused on conflict resolution in the community.

Attendees of Saturday’s free event — beginning at 3 p.m. at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center — also will enjoy food, entertainment, a Black History quiz with door prizes, and vendors. Call 478-743-2587 for more details.

Contact Melanie Byas at melanie@retrowarehouse.com.

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