The Carrollton Center for the Arts’ 2020-2021 season will bring a broad spectrum of performances, exhibits and special events to downtown Carrollton into the coming year.
The center kicks off its performance season with a cocktail party, August 29, 2020, from 6–7:30 p.m. The gathering will feature food and spirits and costs $20 to attend. An Evening with Shawn Megorden, follows, featuring the vocal talents of the Carrollton-born performer, who also teaches dance at the center.
The new season will feature three Carroll County Community Theatre productions: Clue: On Stage, September 20-22, a comedy based on the classic board game and motion picture; Holmes for the Holidays, a murder mystery, December 4–6; and Stephen Sondheim’s musical farce about ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, March 5–14.
Several professional touring acts will make a stop in Carrollton this year, including: internationally-renowned hip-hop clogging group, “All That,” October 3; Shades of Bublé, featuring the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé, January 15; Aquilla Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde, February 4; and cellist/singer-songwriter, Shana Tucker, February 20.
The Carroll County Community Chorus will present Christmas In Carrollton, December 11–12 and Bring Me Back to Carrollton, April 16-17.
The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra returns with Legends of Jazz, November 7; A World Jazz Solstice, December 17 & 18, and Original Works, April 22.
The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert, October 22, Christmas concert, December 15, and spring concert, May 6.
The Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Winter Concert, February 12 and 13, will present classical masterworks, including Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 7, Peter Mennin’s Folk Overture and the winning compositions from the CSO Young Composer Competition.
Enjoy the beloved classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Ballet, November 20–22.
A variety of exhibitions that highlight the talents of local and regional artists are coming to the center’s Roush Gallery and Galleria, including: Douglas County Art Guild, July 20–August 23; Peace, Love and Pottery, July 23–August 27; Carroll County Art Educators Exhibition, August 31–September 27; Studio Practice: UWG Faculty Art Exhibition, September 10–October 22 and the center’s Greeting Card Show: Art Contest and Exhibition, November 5–December 13.
The Carrollton Artist Guild’s annual Small Packages show, featuring works that fit within a 12 x 12 x 12-inch space and a selection of the Carrollton Writer’s Guild’s members’ books, poems and other writings, returns November 5–December 13. The guild’s Remix juried exhibition is back, February 18–March 25. The West Georgia Quilters Guild’s The Art of the Quilter comes to the Galleria, November 5–December 13.
The Georgia Watercolor Society’s National Exhibition returns to the Center for the Arts, April 5-May 14.
Shows by artists Marilyn Collins, Carlos Anduze and Ananda Balingit-LeFils and a pair of exhibits celebrating white oak basketmakers will round out the exhibition season in 2021.
A September 26 luncheon and evening program with Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn will join returning favorites like the MountainFilm and the annual Susan Hayward Tribute film (this year, it’s Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole, Hayward’s final film) on the center’s special events calendar.
“Purchasing a season ticket saves you 20 percent off the face value of tickets,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “Also, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, seating at events in the Danny Mabry Theater will be limited. Season ticket holders are guaranteed seats to sold-out performances and concerts, so season tickets will keep you from missing out on any of these great events.”
In addition to distancing, those attending performances will be required to wear a face mask in the theater.
Season tickets can be ordered by phone at (770) 838-1083, purchased in person at the Center for the Arts at 251 Alabama Street, or online at www.carrolltonarts.com. Current season ticket holders can renew, now through July 24. New season tickets sales begin, July 27 and end August 14. Individual event ticket sales begin, August 17. Center for the Arts membership packages can also be purchased.
For questions concerning the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman at (770) 838-1083.