8 p.m. March 4-5; 2 p.m. March 6, the Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. The box office is open two hours prior to show time. www.thebacklotplayers.org. $15 adults, $12 seniors, students and active military.
8 p.m. March 4; 7:30 p.m. March 5; 5 p.m. March 6, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Directed by Thelron Pleas. Co-presented by Towering the Arts. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $15 advance; $20 at door.
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., Warner Robins. March 5: "Manon Lescaut." April 2: "Madame Butterfly." www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors and students.
"BONNIE AND CLYDE THE FINAL RUN"
8 p.m. March 11-12, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at www.douglasstheatre.org or the Silas Agency Box Office, 478-804-1247 or 478-804-1587. $20.
"THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS"
8 p.m. March 11-12 and 16-19; 2:30 p.m. March 13, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Comedy. Reservations can be made from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning March 7. 478 929-4579. $16 adults; $14 military, students and seniors. www.wrlt.org.
"SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER"
7:30 p.m. March 12-13, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Part of The Grand's Broadway Series. www.TheGrandMacon.com. 478-301-5470. $45-$68.
8 p.m. March 18-19, 23-26; 2:30 p.m. March 20 and 27, Macon Little Theatre. Musical/comedy directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. For reservations, call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-7529. Tickets are also available at www.maconlittletheatre.org. $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $10 students (ages 5-23).
MIDDLE GEORGIA YOUTH BALLET
3 p.m. March 20, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A collection of classical ballet, jazz ballet and modern dance. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. $15; $10 for students/groups.
MISUZU TANAKA, CLASSICAL PIANIST
3 p.m. March 6, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. The program features works by Schumann, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. www.wrconcert.org. $15 adults; free for all students.
A MARCH MUSICALE
2 p.m. March 6, Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 400 Woods Ave., Dublin. A St. Patrick's Festival concert of classical music by local, professionally-trained musicians. 478-272-2441. Free.
CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
7 p.m. March 6, Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. The orchestra is composed of string, wind, brass and percussion instruments and performs both classical and sacred selections. 478-923-3797.
GRIFFIN CHORAL ARTS
7:30 p.m. March 10, Griffin Auditorium, 234 E. Taylor St.: "An Operatic Gala," performed with orchestra. Tickets may be purchased at the door. 888-SING1-88. www.griffinchoralarts.org. $15.
GRAND ENSEMBLE MONSTER PIANO CONCERT
3 p.m. March 13, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Twelve to 18 pianists playing simultaneously on six grand pianos. Teachers and students from the Macon Music Teachers Association will perform. 478-757-5259. Free, donations will benefit MMTA scholarships.
TOWNSEND PRESENTS: CYNTHIA CLAYTON, SOPRANO
7:30 p.m. March 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. American soprano Cynthia Clayton will present American songs from her lifetime. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
THIRD THURSDAY ORGAN INTERLUDES
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. All concerts begin at noon. The 30-minute concerts are followed by an optional lunch in the church Social Hall. March 17: Teodora Cîrciumaru, organist. 478-745-1631. Concerts free, donations welcomed; lunch is $7.
7:30 p.m. March 18, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Marcus Reddick, director. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
ORGANIST GAIL ARCHER
2 p.m. March 20, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Featuring a program of unusual organ literature. Nelda Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-745-1631, extension 120. Free.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. All performances at 4 p.m. March 20: rising young talent Margaret Bergmark, soprano, Joe Kovac III, cello, Evan Hoyt, piano, Barrett Ham, clarinet, and Nicholas Ricks, piano. 478-745-3331. All shows are free unless otherwise noted.
COLONY IV BRASS, ORGAN, TIMPANI IN CONCERT
7:30 p.m. March 21, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Featuring Douglas Hill, trumpet; Ray Lawrence, trumpet; Stephen Hoy, trombone; Susan van Wick, horn; Kyle Krejci, tuba; Robert Sumowski, timpani; and Nelda Chapman, organ. Nelda Chapman, email@example.com or 478-745-1631, extension 120. Free.
"CLASSIC MEETS JAZZ"
7 p.m. March 22, Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. A senior recital by pianist Clarice Yiwen Zhang. www.wesleyancollege.edu.
FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: THE CORTONA TRIO
7:30 p.m. March 22, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, Julie Albers, cello, Elizabeth Pridgen, piano, and Rebecca Albers, viola. 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.
MACON SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
7-8: 30 p.m. March 24, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. The MSYO's full orchestra, string orchestra and select chamber ensembles will be performing. A Cherry Blossom Festival event. 678-469-6001. www.cherryblossom.com. Free.
IAN ALTMAN, PIANO
7:30 p.m. March 29, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series. Faculty member Ian Altman presents a program of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
4 p.m. April 2, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Featuring Melissa Rodgriguez, mezzo-soprano.
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' CHOIR
5 p.m. April 3, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. The Jesuit Boys Choir will be singing at the 5 p.m. Mass. Nelda Chapman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-745-1631, extension 120. Free.
MERCER UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
7:30 p.m. April 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Led by Ward Stare. www.music.mercer.edu. $10; free with Mercer I.D. and for all students.
BEAR DAY BRASS
10 a.m. April 8, McCorkle Music Building patio, Mercer University. Presented by the Mercer Brass Choir. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
4 p.m. April 9, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Featuring mezzo-soprano Lily Xintian Jiang.
4 p.m. April 10, Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. Featuring soprano Nichelle Frazier.
ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS STUDENT SOLO CONCERTS
7:30 p.m. April 11, 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.
APRIL SHOWERS BRING MUSICAL FLOWERS
7:30 p.m. April 12, Central High School Auditorium, 2155 Napier Ave. Presented by the Mercer University Wind Ensemble with special guests Central and Westside sigh schools symphonic bands conducted by Michael Scott and Tyler Allen. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
"MENTORS AND PROTEGES" OPENING RECEPTION
5-8 p.m. March 4, Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Includes a reading from poet Anya Silver at 6:30 p.m. Featuring works by leading art educators in the community and their mentees. Exhibition on display through March. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. Free.
WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL
Through March 12, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
Through March 25, Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia State University's Cochran campus. Featuring the work of artist and photographer Robb Hill. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Charlie Agnew, email@example.com.
Through March 25, Marlor Center Gallery, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. A photographic collection of tranquil moments by Lisa Wheeler. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. 478-452-3950. milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.
"FACES OF WESLEY"
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through March, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring antique Staffordshire porcelain from the private collection of Billy Oliver. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville series. 478-745-3331. Free.
ONE WALL SHOW SERIES
Ocmulgee Arts, 2242 Ingleside Ave. February: paintings in oil on canvas by Kathy Wright. March: celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival by featuring local artists and works of local interest. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-746-3541 or 800-521-8974. www.ocmulgeearts.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
"JIM ALEXANDER: PARTICIPANT OBSERVER"
Through April 2, Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Featuring more than 40 photographs. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. $5 general public; free for Tubman members.
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Through April 8, East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Group exhibition of Wesleyan art students' work in drawing, painting, ceramics and photography. Galleries are open 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Market Saturdays. 478-757-5189. Free.
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. Presented in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOyAA). Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.
"JUDAEA IN THE AGE OF NERO"
Through spring, 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.
7 p.m. March 7-8, the Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. This classic comedy features a cast of six women. Presented by the Backlot Players and directed by Kim Ducheneau. www.thebacklotplayers.org.
7:30 p.m. March 20 and 21, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. Great comedy roles. Need four men and five women. Production dates: May 6-15. www.maconlittletheatre.org.
7:30 p.m. March 20-21, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Musical, be prepared to sing 16 bars and bring sheet music. Dance auditions will also be held at that time; if you tap dance, please bring shoes. Multiple roles available for men and women ages teens to adults. Rehearsals begin May 31. Performances will be July 8-16 at the Grand Opera House. Directed by Jim Crisp. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.
"ON GOLDEN POND"
7:30 p.m. April 4-5, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Roles for two women, three men and one boy age 12-14. Directed by Fred Hardin. 478 397-7352. www.wrlt.org.
MIDDLE GEORGIA CONCERT BAND
7-9 p.m. Mondays, Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Way off Wesleyan Drive. Membership is open to all wind and percussion players ages 17 and older. For more information, visit www.middlegeorgiaconcertband.org or call 478-784-0541.
GEORGIA ART HISTORY FORUM
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4, Trice Rooms, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Undergraduate art history students from all Georgia colleges and universities present their juried papers and PowerPoint presentations in concurrent sessions, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. The plenary talk, from 11:30 a.m.-noon, is by Tonya Parker, director of education and outreach at the Tubman Museum. Guided gallery tours at 4 p.m., Porter Fine Arts Building. 478-757-5189. Free.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: "PEOPLE"
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. The exhibit will be on display March 18-April 9. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. March 15. Prospectus and entry forms are available at www.middlegeorgiaart.org or by calling 478-744-9557. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
"99 BOTTLES OF ART ON THE WALL"
Artists are challenged to create an original label to be displayed on a wine bottle from a local winery. This year's theme is "Of the Earth." Deadline for entry: April 1. Show will be on display 6-8 p.m. April 15, the Painted Door Art Gallery, 1752 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. All proceeds support food insecurity programs in Houston County. www.landtohand.org. 478-328-9143. 478-225-7626.