A real class act! Undoubtedly the best concert I’ve attended in years – Tommy Usrey, CEO, Louisiana Arts Council
Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot big band!
All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Sinatra, Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.
Tickets: Adult $33 | Senior $30 | Student $25 | Sponsor Table of 8 $1,000 | Table of 8 $316
“Let me tell you about my life in the Big Apple. I have Hamlet’s ghost on the phone for an hour every evening after rehearsal complaining that Polonius is sucking sourballs through his speeches. Claudius is off every afternoon doing a soap, and Gertrude is off the entire week doing a commercial for Gallo wine.”
The laughs are nonstop when a company of second-tier actors stumble through their final rehearsal of “Nothing On,” a silly sex romp, and can’t even get through the first act without serious and hilarious problems. Cut to an actual performance, when the whole set turns around revealing the uproarious but silent backstage shenanigans as the performance staggers on despite love triangles, dementia and a well-loved flask. When their theatre world turns again, we see the actors in their last stop on the tour, when the show (and cast) are on their last legs and the backstage drama erupts in door-slamming, trouser-dropping chaos that defines farce. Playwright Michael Frayn’s comedy, established as both a classic farce and a fiendishly ingenious homage to the form, has enjoyed 3 Broadway runs.
“Once is not enough. Even twice seems inadequate. Still, no matter how many times you see “Noises Off,” you won’t get all the jokes or catch every sight gag in Michael Frayn’s rollicking 1982 backstage farce.” Variety
Acrobats of Hebei China are a “must see” production that combines Chinese traditions, jaw-dropping acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and a beautiful music soundtrack. Ranging in ages from 19 – 25 and trained from childhood in acrobatics and artistry, they are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.
This classic Christmas tradition, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. The story centers on a young girl’s Christmas Eve and her awakening to the wider world and romantic love.
Based on the beloved 1939 film that has been entertaining families for generations, Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is now reimagined for the stage, full of the familiar songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score. When Dorothy’s farmhouse is blown over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, a magical adventure ensues with ruby slippers, Toto, lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Follow us down the yellow brick road with your favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way. Don’t miss your chance to rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat. Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg, Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company based upon the Classic Motion Picture.
“”A lustrous spectacle… inventiveness everywhere ~” The (London) Telegraph
“A magical musical journey over the rainbow, down the Yellow Brick Road, straight to the heart…”
D.C. Metro Arts
Sophie is a young girl who longs for adventure on the High Seas, but she gets more than she bargained for when she is scooped up by a gang of wacky pirates. She learns how to be a sailor, how to chase (and fight) a wicked pirate lady, and how to be a good captain . . . most of all, she learns that the biggest adventure is finding yourself. Written by Gay H. Hammond.
Rated G Run time: 55 minutes
JUST KEEP BELIEVIN’ IN YOUR JOURNEY
In their 10th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected JOURNEY tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look (think iconic tuxedo jackets), sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group, Journey! All five DEPARTURE band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audiences an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish.
Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drink will be permitted on our premises for this event. Tap It will be on site with beer/wine for sale.
Tickets $20 – INCLUDES BBQ Dinner and non-alcoholic beverage from Johnny’s BBQ
The headliner for the Opening Ceremony is none other than the multiple award winning, multi-talented singer/actor/pianist, Craig A. Meyer starring in REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG-THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE. Craig captures the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John. “Craig is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He can do ANYTHING! ” says Barry Manilow. Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits of Sir Elton John.
Other happenings throughout the evening will include ceremonial elements such as the Parade of Athletes (an expected 18 nations to be represented), Pan-Asian dances and a variety of thrilling entertainment.
The Arts Council Signature Series 2017
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrating its 41st year with The Arts Council consistently affirms its position as one of America’s leading Orchestras by performing great music, presenting great artists, educating, and engaging. The Orchestra is known for the excellence of its live performances, presentations, renowned choruses, and its impressive list of GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings.
The Arts Council welcome back, Gainesville native, Robert Cantrell in his debut performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert found his voice as a member of Gainesville High School’s Crimson Chorus. This is a homecoming of sorts for Robert who continues to be a tour-de-force on the Baltimore/Washington opera scene. “Joining the orchestra was the extraordinary bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, a singer with the Washington National Opera who should be famous. His sumptuous voice, endless breath control and moving delivery of “Ol Man River” and “American Hymn” swept everyone away.”- The Reading Eagle
Tables of 8 available for $320
Arts Council Signature Series Ticket (all 3 performances) $85
The Arts Council Signature Series presents this One-Night ONLY, One-Of-A-Kind artistic spectacular showcasing mindboggling Visual Art, Music, Theater, Puppetry, Singing, Dancing, Comedy…All on one stage for the entire family! IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of performers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience!
“You’re the BEST! The Artrageous Troupe of Artists, Singers, Dancers… burst onto stage in a wildly creative celebration of the arts.” — Harrison Ford
“Rarely do you get a chance to experience some of the best things in life, together in one place. ARTRAGEOUS is one such place—an interactive art and music experience. Go See This Show!” — CBS
Arts Council Signature Series Ticket (all 3 performances) $85