April 05, 2017
By Angye Morrison
Spring has officially sprung. Well. It was supposed to spring. The weather this year has been completely insane. One minute, we’re breaking out the sandals and shouting “Hallelujah!”…warm weather is here to stay. The next minute we’re digging our coats out of the back of the closet and shivering.
What’s up, Mother Nature?
Despite whatever the weather may be, there’s still plenty in the arts world to enjoy this month. At the Averitt, you can check out the production of “Our Town.” This play, which opens April 6, is from one of America’s great playwrights, Thornton Wilder. It handles some pretty complex subject matter, and this cast is certainly up to the task.
Coming to the stage at the GSU Performing Arts Center will be “Chicago” in a wild and jazzy production featuring local talent. Based on the 1926 play about Prohibition-era Chicago, the play shows us a glimpse into the world of crooked lawyers, criminals and hot jazz clubs. The choreography is amazing and the cast is super talented. You won’t want to miss this one.
This month, we are spotlighting a group of students at GSU who have created a unique art exhibit. GSU graphic design students planned and designed “The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919 in conjunction with the university’s history department. It gives students the chance to dip their toes into the professional world. Don’t miss this while it’s here, through Jan. 28, 2018.
We’re also focusing the spotlight on ArtsFest, held on Sweetheart Circle at GSU on April 22. It’s a great place to see some talented artists and roll up your sleeves and create your own art as well.
Finally, you’re going to want to check out our newest feature, The Arts SEEN. These pages feature photos from recent arts events – cast, crew, audience…whoever. We invite you to send your photos from arts and music events and festivals you attend to email@example.com. We’d love to publish them! Just be sure to include the names of everyone in the photo, along with information on the event (date, location, etc.).
So in between pollen-induced sneezes, please enjoy this edition of Connect.