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THEATER

“ON GOLDEN POND”

8 p.m. Aug. 28-29, Sept. 2-5; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, Macon Little Theatre. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. Box office opens Aug. 24. Call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY for reservations. $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $10 students.

“SWELL PARTY”

8 p.m. Sept. 4-5, 11-12; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9-10; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Members may call 746-9485 for reservations beginning Aug. 31, and everyone else may call beginning Sept. 2. Non-members may also purchase tickets at www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60+), $15 students.

“A FLEA IN HER EAR”

7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 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.

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. Sept. 27: “The Beaux Stratagem.”  7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18: “Hamlet.” Nov. 15: “Coriolanus.” Dec. 20: “Jane Eyre.” Feb. 28: “As You Like It.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

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 Stadim Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Oct. 3: “Il Travatore.” Oct. 17: “Otello.” Noon Oct. 31: “Tannhauser.” 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21: “Lulu.” Dec. 12: “The Magic Flute.” Jan. 16: “Les Pecheurs de Perles.” Jan. 30: “Turandot.” March 5: “Manon Lescaut.” April 2: “Madama Butterfly.” April 16: “Roberto Devereux.” April 30: “Elektra.” 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.

“MISS NELSON IS MISSING!”

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Recommended for grades preK-4. 478-301-5470. $7.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

TOWNSEND ALL-FACULTY GALA

7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The Townsend concert season opens with a showcase of performances by distinguished faculty artists in a festive gala concert event. 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. Aug. 29: “Pathos and Passion,” conducted by Roderick Cox. $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children. www.maconsymphony.com.

ROBERT MCDUFFIE LABOR DAY FESTIVAL FOR STRINGS CLOSING CONCERT

3 p.m. Sept. 7, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Eight rising high school seniors present an afternoon of chamber music. The students will be joined by center faculty and the McDuffie Center String Ensemble, under the direction of Ward Stare. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: “IN THE NAME OF LOVE”

7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artists Richard Kosowski, tenor, and Carol Goff, piano, present songs and arias that explore the varied nature of love and life. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

MAD ABOUT CHAMBER MUSIC I

7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. This annual tradition presented by chamber ensembles comprised from the Mercer University Wind Ensemble will offer a program of every imaginable chamber music setting. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

THE WELLSTON WINDS

3 p.m. Sept. 13, auditorium, Houston County High School, 920 Georgia Highway 96, Warner Robins. The Wellston Winds is a community band made up of local music educators, professional musicians and advanced high school students; directed by Lloyd McDonald. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. wrconcert.org. Free.

TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: FIVE FOR BRASS

7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The Mercer University Faculty Brass Quintet featuring Jonathan Swygert, trumpet, Douglas Hill, trumpet, Jay Hanselman, horn, Hollie Lawing, trombone, and Eric Bubacz, tuba, will feature some of the world’s famous brass favorites. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

MACON POPS

All performances at the City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18: “The Best of the ’70s.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6: “Top to Bottom: Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19: “Songs of the Soul.” Balcony seats are $20 adults; $10 students. Tables range from $150-$500. www.maconpops.com.

MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE

4 p.m. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Sept. 20: concert organist Nathan Laube. Oct. 25: soprano Kerri Caldwell and pianist Bradley Smith. Nov. 14: soprano Liana Valenti and accompanist Susan McDuffie. Dec. 20: pianists Woori Kim and Curtis Smith. 478-745-3331. Free.

ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS STUDENT SOLO CONCERTS

7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 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.

TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: MONTY COLE

7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Monty Cole and guest artist Jean Roberts will present a variety of masterworks for clarinet and alto saxophone with piano. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

“MUSKRAT LULLABY”: OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25; 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. This 20-minute show is the perfect introduction to music theater and opera for little ones, with audience participation and a Q-and-A session with the cast. Presented by the Mercer Opera and produced with St. Peter Claver School and Vineville Academy. Suggested for children K-6. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: OUTSTANDING OCTETS

7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Featuring Annie Fullard, violin, Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano, with students from the McDuffie Center for Strings. Pay at the door, or to reserve seats by phone, call 478-301-5470. www.music.mercer.edu. $12 per person, free with Mercer ID or any valid student ID.

TOWNSEND PRESENTS: DAVIS ROBINSON, BARITONE

7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. David Robinson has performed several major operatic roles and is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist and concert artist. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND FAMILY WEEKEND GALA CONCERT

11 a.m. Oct. 3, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. A gala concert of the Townsend School of Music, hosted by the Mercer Singers. 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. 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. music.mercer.edu. Free.

FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: BEETHOVEN SEPTET

7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, 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. Pay at the door, or to reserve seats by phone, call 478-301-5470. music.mercer.edu. $12 per person, free with Mercer ID or any valid student ID.

MERCER UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Ward Stare returns to lead the Mercer University Orchestra in a series of challenging, inspiring concerts that are sure to please classical music fans old and new. music.mercer.edu. Free.

ELIZABETH PRIDGEN AND JULIE COUCHERON

Oct. 20, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series. Faculty artist Elizabeth Pridgen is joined by pianist Julie Coucheron for an evening of 4-hand/2 piano works featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in addition to works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. 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.

MERCER PERCUSSION

7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND HOMECOMING KALEIDOSCOPE CONCERT

11 a.m. Oct. 24, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Featuring the faculty and students of Townsend School of Music. music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC

7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, 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, from baroque to modern times. music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND PRESENTS: BENJAMIN WARSAW, PIANO

7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Benjamin Warsaw actively pursues a career as classical pianist, teacher, accompanist and composer and has performed numerous solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America. music.mercer.edu. Free.

FOR ALL SAINTS

4 p.m. Nov. 1, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. A musical celebration and remembrance of life featuring choral gems from the classical and folk traditions; presented by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia and Mercer University Choir. music.mercer.edu. $10.

TOWNSEND PRESENTS:  MICHAEL BOVENZI, SAXOPHONE

7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Michael Bovenzi is an active soloist of contemporary music and has performed and premiered numerous works at meetings of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music. music.mercer.edu. Free.

LATIN EXPLOSION!

7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Presented by the Mercer Jazz Ensemble. music.mercer.edu. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

“ACTION”

Aug. 21-Sept. 12, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21. Annual photography exhibit. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart@bellsouth.net. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.

“TEEN TALENTS”

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through August, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. An art exhibition of the work of Tesch Jerles and Bryanna Wilson. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville series. 478-745-3331. Free.

“WHISTLEBLOWERS: REFEREES AND UMPIRES”

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through August, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 301 Cherry St. Featuring game-worn uniforms, rule books, penalty flags and photographs, the exhibit highlights sports officials Jimmy Harper, Sally Smalley Bell and Mills Lane. 478-752-1585. Free with museum admission of $3.50-$8.

“THE MARK OF THE PENCIL”

Through Aug. 29, the gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Exhibition features a collection of original colored pencil drawings by artist Mark Ballard. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940.

KEN PROCTER: “FOREST TREE BIRD”

Through Sept. 11, Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of drawings. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. 478-452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.

“JOURNEY WITH FIRE”

Through Sept. 30, Mercer University Medical School Atrium Gallery, 1550 College St. An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Bren Powell. Free.

“JUDAEA IN THE AGE OF NERO”

Through spring 2016, Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University. A Holy Land ancient artifact collection from the personal collection of Yulwssus Lynn Holmes provides a look at the Roman province of Judaea during a time when Rome was ruled by Nero Claudius Caesar. www.mercer.edu. Free.

AUDITIONS

“ANNIE, JR.”

4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Roles for about 25 young people ages 6-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars with an accompanist; no tapes or CDs. Production dates: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 6-8. Directed by Chris Freeman; musical direction by Ellen Wilson. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.

“I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT!”

7:30 p.m. Aug. 30-31, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. This mystery/thriller has roles for two men and two women, ages 25-60. Production dates: Oct. 16-25. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. 478-471-7529. www.maconlittletheatre.org.

“CALENDAR GIRLS”

7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-7, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. There are roles for nine women and four men ages 20s to 70s. Production dates are October 16-24. Directed by Jim Crisp. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.

ET CETERA

CECE CALDWELL’S CHALK AND CLAY PAINTS MINI WORKSHOP

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 48 N. Jackson St., Forsyth. Instructor: Nancy McComb.

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