The Carrollton Center for the Arts’ 2019-2020 season will bring a broad spectrum of performances, exhibits and special events to downtown Carrollton in the coming year.
“From opera to Motown, ballet to the GreenBelt exhibit, this season’s programming will draw on the classics of the past and look to the new horizons of the future,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman.
The new season includes three Carroll County Community Theatre productions: Sylvia, a romantic comedy about marriage and a dog, September 20-22; The Lion in Winter, a drama set in the 12th Century featuring a quarreling royal family, December 6-8; and Stephen Sondheim’s musical farce about ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, opening March 20, 2020.
Several professional touring acts will make a stop in Carrollton this year, including: Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre on September 7; comedian Karen Mills on November 7; In the Groove (directed by Carrollton native Wallace Buice’s grandson, Taylor Buice), featuring a selection of Motown favorites, on January 17; and all-female country music quartet, Farewell Angelina, February 29.
The Carroll County Community Chorus will present Christmas In Carrollton, December 13-14, and Bring Me Back to Carrollton, centered around music by Georgia composers, April 3-4, 2020.
The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra returns with concerts on November 2, 2019, and May 7, 2020.
The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble will perform fall and spring concerts at the Amp and their popular Christmas show at the Center for the Arts, December 16.
This year, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas with the CSO on December 19 and 20, will feature the soundtrack of Polar Express and other classical holiday selections.
Dance and opera return for the holidays with the Nutcracker Ballet, November 15 – 17, and Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1951 opera, Amahl & the Night Visitors, November 22 – 24.
A variety of exhibitions that highlight the talents of local and regional artists are coming to the center’s Roush Gallery and Galleria, including: More Than a Trail, Greg Crimmins’ paintings and drawings of Carrollton’s GreenBelt, July 18 – August 29; Flora and Fauna, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio’s exhibit illustrating a variety of printmaking styles, September 5 – October 13; mixed-media artist Annie Greene’s yarn creations, January 3 – February 1, 2020; and acrylic pour artist Faye Byrd’s Color and Movement: Experiments in Acrylic Pour, May 25 – June 19, 2020.
A juried collection of works by the members of the GA/SC Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates in cooperation with the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Jam Session, comes to the center, February 21 – April 2, 2020. 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 8 – December 13. The Artist Guild’s Annual Juried Show springs into the Roush Gallery, April 9 – May 21.
A luncheon with Living in the Woods in a Tree, author Sybil Rosen on August 29 joins returning favorites like the MountainFilm and AIR Serenbe film festivals, the annual Susan Hayward Tribute film (this year, it’s The Conqueror) and the 16th annual Arts Festival of Carrollton on the center’s special events calendar.
“Don’t forget, purchasing a season ticket saves you 20 percent off the face value of tickets,” Chapman said. “Season ticket holders also get guaranteed seats to sold-out performances and concerts, so you won’t miss out on any of these great events.”
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.org. Current season ticket holders can get their new season tickets July 15 – July 26. New subscribers can get their season tickets July 29 – August 23. Individual event ticket sales begin August 26. 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.