Your Middle GA Events: Frankenstein, An Imaginary Rabbit Plus Music In Middle Georgia!

Apr 1, 2016

Jackie & Betsy share their lists of great things to do in Middle Georgia this month!
Credit Leah Fleming

We've got music, Frankenstein and an imaginary rabbit all in Middle Georgia this month. 

Local harpist Betsy Fitzgerald and Jackie K. Cooper, film critic for the Huffington Post share their lists of what to do this month!

Here are Betsy’s items for this week's show:

Vintage Vegas

Presented by Macon Pops

Join me for an evening of great food, friends and music!  The Macon Pops is presenting its second annual fundraising dinner and concert on April 22nd featuring a four course meal from Macon’s own Dovetail farm to table concept restaurant. Following dinner, Matt Catingub, Steve Moretti and the Macon Pops Jazz Orchestra will perform “Vintage Vegas!” celebrating the music, songs, and iconic artists from the decades that define Las Vegas.  The concert will include the music of Louie Prima, Kelley Smith, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Celine Dion, and many more and features special guest vocalist from Orland Florida, Michelle Amato.  There are multiple ticket options including dinner or without.  This is sure to be a sell-out so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets today.

Vintage Vegas

Friday, April 22

6:30 PM (dinner)

8:00 PM (concert)

Cox Capital Theatre,

Ticket Options:

1. Table for 8 guests $1,200 or $150 per individual seat (see menu attached, call or email us to get a table/seats, contact info on www.maconpops.com ).

2. Box table $500 (purchase on Cox Capitol website)

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1108187?_ga=1.180815527.1260794137.1456413146

3. General Admission Balcony $25 (purchase on Cox Capitol website)

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1108187?_ga=1.180815527.1260794137.1456413146

Young Frankenstein

Presented by Theatre Macon

I am a huge fan Mel Brooks films and so excited to see the Middle Georgia premiere of the musical version of the classic spoof film “Young Frankenstein.”  The show is filled with the fabulously comic characters from the renowned film including Frederick, Elizabeth, his fiancé, Igor his side kick, leggy Inga his assistant, Frau Blucher and, of course, the MONSTER.  If you are looking for great entertainment and laughs, you don’t want to miss this show!

Young Frankenstein

Apr 8, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Fri)

Apr 9, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Sat)

Apr 10, 2016: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Sun)

Apr 13, 2016: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Wed)

Apr 14, 2016: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Thu)

Apr 15, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Fri)

Apr 16, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Sat)

Apr 21, 2016: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Thu)

Apr 22, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Fri)

Apr 23, 2016: 8 pm - 11 pm (Sat)

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, Macon

Tickets: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 and older, $15 for students through age 22

Here are Jackie’s items for this week:

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Join the Friends of Rose Hill on Sunday, April 3 from 2-4pm as Jim Barfield leads this spring's Rose Hill Ramble, beginning at the Main Gate of Rose Hill Cemetery. The Ramble will go by Willingham Row, visit the grave of Jordan Massee, pause at the grave of the young victim of a theater tragedy, stop to remember the inspiration of an Allman Brothers Band song, and end at the feet of the founder of Rose Hill Cemetery.

Rambles are guided tours of the cemetery and require participants to be able to walk on uneven and unpaved walkways.

Admission is $5. Friends of Rose Hill attend for free. Interested in volunteering? Email Kim Campbell at kcampbell@historicmacon.org

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Description: 

April 8-9, 2016

2016 Spring Home & Garden Show

Hosted by Master Gardeners of Central Georgia and the UGA Cooperative Extension Service

Miller-Murphy-Howard Building

The Spring Home & Garden Show offers plants, trees, shrubs, bulbs, and garden art along with garden furnishings porch and patio accessories. Master Gardeners are very knowledgeable and can answer questions on landscape or gardening including care and disease management

The show has a Children's Corner that offers workshops at no cost for children to learn about birds, wildlife habitat, recycling, and gardening.

Show hours: Friday. 9:00 am - 7:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Admission: $5 under 12 Free with adult, Advanced tickets from club members $4

For additional information contact Diane Stephens (478) 988-8344 or go to www.mgcg.org

 

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Young Frankenstein directed by Jim Crisp, Jr. Music Direction by Athens Carter and Ellen Wilson.

Performance times April 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 PM. April 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM, April 10 at 2:30 PM.

Ticket Pricing $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+) $15 for students (under 22) and military (applicable convenience fee if purchased online)

Box office opens for suvscribers on April 4 and general public April 6

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Harvey

In Rehearsal

Performance Dates: April 15 to April 30, 2016

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey too. From there the chaos ensues.....

Reservations will open April 4, 2016