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ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its sixth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia.

Nov

30

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
The season subscription provides one ticket to each of the eight ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series events.

Nov

30

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its sixth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia.

Nov

30

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an evening of One-Act plays to showcase the talents of ABAC students in acting, directing, and producing theatre.

Jan

25

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an evening of One-Act plays to showcase the talents of ABAC students in acting, directing, and producing theatre.

Jan

26

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
In a time where success is expected and excess celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled. This fast-paced adaptation by the National Players of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin, Nick guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner.

Feb

1

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.

Feb

15

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
I Do! I Do! is a musical about marriage with all of its ups and downs – and the in-betweens. The play follows the lives of a married couple, Agnes and Michael Snow, from their wedding day in 1895 to 1945. ABAC’s Baldwin Players will be presenting this musical as a dinner theatre. Join The Players at 6 p.m. for dinner. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Mar

8

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
I Do! I Do! is a musical about marriage with all of its ups and downs – and the in-betweens. The play follows the lives of a married couple, Agnes and Michael Snow, from their wedding day in 1895 to 1945. ABAC’s Baldwin Players will be presenting this musical as a dinner theatre. Join The Players at 6 p.m. for dinner. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Mar

9

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
I Do! I Do! is a musical about marriage with all of its ups and downs – and the in-betweens. The play follows the lives of a married couple, Agnes and Michael Snow, from their wedding day in 1895 to 1945. ABAC’s Baldwin Players will be presenting this musical as a dinner theatre. Join The Players at 6 p.m. for dinner. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Mar

10

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter...for generations of moviegoers, the music of John Williams is the definitive soundtrack of Hollywood. Embark on a cinematic journey with violinist Jared Starr and ABAC’s own Andy Lagrimas as they perform musical masterpieces of the silver screen for a violin-piano duo by John Williams, alongside classical masterpieces like Claude Debussy’s Violin Sonata.

Mar

15

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Forging a deeply personal sound from a broad swath of the jazz landscape, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Tim Green has emerged as a powerful new voice, melding deftly-swinging hard bop, fluid modernity, and soulful gospel.

Apr

19

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Past Events
The Three Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre.” Their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall - down home laughs with big city music! . Let’s get ready for one side-splitting ride with this group who will delight audiences with their vocal prowess and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, Broadway, Pop, and Classical.

Jan

16

Tue

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter known both for his time leading the famous Tonight Show with Johnny Carson band (and his notoriously flashy outfits) will be headlining this wonderful show. Joined by trumpeter virtuoso Byron Stripling and his quartet, Severinsen performs a tribute concert entitled Trumpet Kings, celebrating the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century.

Jan

11

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Greater Tuna is a riotous comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state, “where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.” The play centers on the radio station, OKKK, and the residents of their town. More than 20 characters provide a wonderfully funny, affectionate, yet satirical look at small-town Southern life and attitudes.

Oct

28

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Greater Tuna is a riotous comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state, “where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.” The play centers on the radio station, OKKK, and the residents of their town. More than 20 characters provide a wonderfully funny, affectionate, yet satirical look at small-town Southern life and attitudes.

Oct

27

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Greater Tuna is a riotous comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state, “where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.” The play centers on the radio station, OKKK, and the residents of their town. More than 20 characters provide a wonderfully funny, affectionate, yet satirical look at small-town Southern life and attitudes.

Oct

26

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Neeman Piano Duo is acclaimed for impeccable musicianship and unique onstage chemistry in performances across America, Australia, and Asia. Their wide-ranging repertoire encompasses classical masterpieces and duets by the composers of today, as well as arrangements of popular tunes and Broadway hits.

Oct

19

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, the orchestra’s superb standard of performance enables it to entice guest soloists of national and international notoriety. The orchestra’s membership is a unique blend of carefully selected professionals from a five-state region.

Sep

24

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player. Heis the featured soloist for this performance with the fabulous ABAC Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Heflin.

Apr

20

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Albany Symphony Orchestra returns to our stage, performing with university, college and community choirs from throughout South Georgia. The ASO will present some of the finest French choral/orchestral works including Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Maurice Duruflé’s sublime Requiem.

Mar

26

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
This powerful drama examines the cultural clash between the high-energy business world of industrialization and the waning genteel sensibilities of the post-Civil War agricultural South. All is worked out in the dramatic struggles of a family torn apart by money, honor, and power.

Mar

11

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This powerful drama examines the cultural clash between the high-energy business world of industrialization and the waning genteel sensibilities of the post-Civil War agricultural South. All is worked out in the dramatic struggles of a family torn apart by money, honor, and power.

Mar

10

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This powerful drama examines the cultural clash between the high-energy business world of industrialization and the waning genteel sensibilities of the post-Civil War agricultural South. All is worked out in the dramatic struggles of a family torn apart by money, honor, and power.

Mar

9

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Pianist Read Gainsford was recently described in the press as the possessor of “finger-numbing virtuosity and delicately-chiseled precision.” Known for his insightful introductions from the stage, reaching beyond the footlights to be what a magazine profile described as “Pianist of the People,” he pursues connections wherever he finds them, reaching audiences in ways beyond the traditional.

Feb

23

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an evening of One-Act plays to showcase the talents of ABAC students in acting, directing, and producing theatre.

Feb

11

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an evening of One-Act plays to showcase the talents of ABAC students in acting, directing, and producing theatre.

Feb

10

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Tom Joad returns from prison to find the Oklahoma family farm in ruins. As the Joad clan gathers their possessions to leave the Dust Bowl behind, there’s both hope and fear about prospects in California. A story of perseverance against the odds, Steinbeck’s Great American Novel is the perfect story for National Players’ intimate yet powerful style.

Feb

2

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Teddy Roosevelt fought hard for regular people, he held out for high ideals, and he never preached anything he didn’t practice. His courage, his honesty, his character, his energy and his profound vision for America are beacons shining through the ages. Derek Evans brings this American icon alive in this dynamic one-man show, The Man in the Arena.

Nov

6

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an updated version of this classic Greek comedy that was first performed in Athens in 414 B.C. This play is a satire and also a farce all dressed up as a fantasy, with some singing, some dancing, and a lot of comic hijinks!

Oct

29

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an updated version of this classic Greek comedy that was first performed in Athens in 414 B.C. This play is a satire and also a farce all dressed up as a fantasy, with some singing, some dancing, and a lot of comic hijinks!

Oct

28

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Baldwin Players will present an updated version of this classic Greek comedy that was first performed in Athens in 414 B.C. This play is a satire and also a farce all dressed up as a fantasy, with some singing, some dancing, and a lot of comic hijinks!

Oct

27

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Shaun Hopper is unquestionably one of the finest acoustic-fingerstyle guitar players in America, a rare jewel in the tapestry of the music scene. Born and raised in Adel, Georgia, Shaun began playing guitar at age 12 after hearing a local street musician fingerpick a Nirvana song outside the local arcade. Now Shaun is an unparalleled master of the fret-board and a national figure.

Oct

13

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The season subscription provides one ticket to each of the seven ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series events.

Oct

13

Thu

6:45pmBuy Tickets
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its sixth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia. Additionally, this series is presented through our generous Series Sponsor.

Oct

13

Thu

6:30pmBuy Tickets
This thrilling season-opening concert presents the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra with a performance of Manuel da Falla’s rich, dark and mysterious Nights in the Gardens of Spain featuring Martha Thomas, named the Despy Karlas Professor of Piano. Thomas just released her eighth recording Max Reger: The Forgotten Romantic, available on iTunes and Amazon.

Sep

11

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
The season subscription provides one ticket to each of the seven ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series events.

Sep

11

Sun

2:45pmBuy Tickets
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its sixth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia. Additionally, this series is presented through our generous Series Sponsor.

Sep

11

Sun

2:30pmBuy Tickets
This hilarious musical shares the story of five nuns who put on a variety show to raise cash fast after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, Nunsense offers a wonderful night of fun!

Apr

3

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
This hilarious musical shares the story of five nuns who put on a variety show to raise cash fast after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, Nunsense offers a wonderful night of fun!

Apr

2

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This hilarious musical shares the story of five nuns who put on a variety show to raise cash fast after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, Nunsense offers a wonderful night of fun!

Apr

1

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This hilarious musical shares the story of five nuns who put on a variety show to raise cash fast after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, Nunsense offers a wonderful night of fun!

Mar

31

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
​Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges.

Mar

8

Tue

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Peach State Opera Company presents Mozart’s masterwork Don Giovanni, one of the greatest comic operas of all time. The opera is driven by Giovanni’s devious schemes and hijinks. But both Lorenzo da Ponte’s libretto and Mozart’s matchless music ensure that the dire consequences of those schemes are as evident as their humor.

Feb

11

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus has been thrilling audiences of all ages around the world for more than six decades. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

Nov

7

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy takes a long look at what it means to be a human being. Thornton Wilder gets us to laugh at our strengths and weaknesses as a species. In this play that takes place in a theatrical world (as the audience is constantly reminded throughout the play), mankind faces the end of the world – three times – and still goes on, hanging on by The Skin of Our Teeth.

Oct

31

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy takes a long look at what it means to be a human being. Thornton Wilder gets us to laugh at our strengths and weaknesses as a species. In this play that takes place in a theatrical world (as the audience is constantly reminded throughout the play), mankind faces the end of the world – three times – and still goes on, hanging on by The Skin of Our Teeth.

Oct

30

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy takes a long look at what it means to be a human being. Thornton Wilder gets us to laugh at our strengths and weaknesses as a species. In this play that takes place in a theatrical world (as the audience is constantly reminded throughout the play), mankind faces the end of the world – three times – and still goes on, hanging on by The Skin of Our Teeth.

Oct

29

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
“Beware the Ides of March” (Soothsayer, I.ii). Shakespeare’s masterful examination of conspiracy, assassination, and its fallout remains hauntingly timeless. What do you do when one person becomes greater than one’s nation? Don’t miss this riveting performance by Olney Theatre Center’s National Players in their 67th national tour!

Oct

15

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its fifth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia.

Oct

15

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series, now in its fifth season, presents professional performing artists, selected to support ABAC and area students’ study of the arts and to present high quality arts experiences to general audiences in our area of Georgia.

Oct

15

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
​This thrilling season-opening concert features the Albany Symphony Orchestra performing some of the most exciting pieces to be found. Included in the concert is John Corgliano’s Red Violin Suite, from the movie by the same name, played by the internationally-renowned violinist Tim Fain. Also featured in this concert is a performance of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Sep

27

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
Two of America's greats present an evening full of incredibly virtuosic and highly entertaining jazz.

Apr

16

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Written to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, the Baldwin Players are performing a powerful new play by the young playwright Matthew Lopez. The Whipping Man provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of three Jews — one, a badly wounded Confederate soldier, and the other two previously his slaves. It is a story of bindings – chains, love, and faith – and secrets.

Mar

7

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Written to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, the Baldwin Players are performing a powerful new play by the young playwright Matthew Lopez. The Whipping Man provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of three Jews — one, a badly wounded Confederate soldier, and the other two previously his slaves. It is a story of bindings – chains, love, and faith – and secrets.

Mar

6

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Written to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, the Baldwin Players are performing a powerful new play by the young playwright Matthew Lopez. The Whipping Man provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of three Jews — one, a badly wounded Confederate soldier, and the other two previously his slaves. It is a story of bindings – chains, love, and faith – and secrets.

Mar

5

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The California Guitar Trio warms up a winter’s night with a synergy among three incredible musicians. Members include Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders.

Feb

12

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
One of the world’s most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters. Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic masterpiece of beguiling arias and intoxicating duets is full of hilarious plot twists and surprise romantic turns.

Jan

22

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Praised by the Washington Post for her “strikingly poised nobility” and “commanding presence”, pianist Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances. She has garnered international acclaim with first prizes in the Scottish International and Aram Khachatuyan International Piano Competitions.

Jan

11

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
This is the hilarious classic comedy celebrating the friendship and inevitable conflicts between two opposite personalities thrust into being mismatched roommates by circumstance. This is Simon’s original story of two men, Oscar and Felix, adapted by Simon himself into a story of two women, Olive and Florence.

Nov

8

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This is the hilarious classic comedy celebrating the friendship and inevitable conflicts between two opposite personalities thrust into being mismatched roommates by circumstance. This is Simon’s original story of two men, Oscar and Felix, adapted by Simon himself into a story of two women, Olive and Florence.

Nov

7

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
This is the hilarious classic comedy celebrating the friendship and inevitable conflicts between two opposite personalities thrust into being mismatched roommates by circumstance. This is Simon’s original story of two men, Oscar and Felix, adapted by Simon himself into a story of two women, Olive and Florence.

Nov

6

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
A sleepy, southern town confronts difference and justice through the eyes of six-year-old Scout. In the heroics of her father, the struggles of her friends, neighbors, and the threat of a boogeyman, Scout lives through the joys of childhood innocence and the pains of growing up. Olney Theatre Center’s National Players will present this classic based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Oct

16

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Season subscriptions are $50 for adults and $20 for students under 18. Each subscription consists of a ticket to each of the five paid events in the series, as well as a ticket to the free bonus concert on September 2 by the US Army Jazz Ambassadors. Thank you for your patience while we work to better serve you!

Oct

16

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
For your convenience, patron levels are outlined below. Please note that each patron ticket set consists of a ticket to each of the five paid events in the series, as well as a ticket to the free bonus concert on September 2 by the US Army Jazz Ambassadors. Thank you for your patience while we work to better serve you!

Oct

16

Thu

6:00pmBuy Tickets
Austin French from ABC’s The Rising Star is a musician with a heart and mission to change the world with his music. Being the runner up in the show, Austin experienced what it meant to be different and make a difference, which has sparked his desire to continue to shape the world. Among his dreams, he is a talented singer/songwriter and is exciting and very entertaining to watch.

Oct

4

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Austin French from ABC’s The Rising Star is a musician with a heart and mission to change the world with his music. Being the runner up in the show, Austin experienced what it meant to be different and make a difference, which has sparked his desire to continue to shape the world. Among his dreams, he is a talented singer/songwriter and is exciting and very entertaining to watch.

Oct

3

Fri

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra is one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier performing ensembles. The orchestra showcases some of the university’s finest players as they perform masterworks under the baton of Maestro Mark Cedel.

Sep

13

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
​The Jazz Ambassadors, America’s Big Band, is the United States Army’s premier touring jazz ensemble. This internationally-acclaimed group travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz, America’s musical national treasure, to enthusiastic audiences all over the nation and around the world.

Sep

2

Tue

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Roger Pemberton is one of the jazz world's greats. He is a widely respected performer, educator and arranger. He will be performing with the award-winning ABAC Jazz Band under the direction of Don Coates.

Apr

17

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Registration for this event includes continental breakfast, lunch, admission to the ABAC Rodeo that evening and admission to the Folklife Festival at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on Saturday, April 5.

Apr

4

Fri

9:00amBuy Tickets
The Fisk Jubilee Singers have long been recognized as world authorities in the performance of spirituals. They have performed for numerous presidents and heads of state since their formation in 1871. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are under the direction Dr. Paul Kwami.

Mar

29

Sat

7:00pmBuy Tickets
The Azalea String Quartet is a dynamic performing ensemble and quartet-in-residence at Valdosta State University.

Feb

18

Tue

7:00pmBuy Tickets
Frank Capra's beloved holiday story IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE retold through the efforts of a small but intrepid band of employees of the WVL Radio Theatre during a blizzard in the 1940's.

Dec

5

Thu

7:00pmBuy Tickets
You will receive savings off of single performance tickets. With a series subscription, your average cost per show is $10. Th is represents a 25% savings over adult single tickets. Great Value: You will enjoy top-rated performances in South Georgia at affordable prices. Grants and private donations make these shows, with ticket values over $175, available locally at a very attractive price.

Sep

29

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
Patrons of the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series enjoy benefits ranging from season tickets to backstage passes as well as program recognition. Our patrons' contributions help ensure that live professional performing arts remain a vital part of our community!

Sep

29

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets
The Albany Symphony Orchestra presents "East meets West," conducted by Music Director Claire Fox Hillard and featuring the internationally renowned guzheng artist Su Chang.

Sep

29

Sun

3:00pmBuy Tickets