Arts Preview: VENUES

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STORYLAND THEATRE. Nancy Cisick (from left), Susan Chandler and Beth Blalock bring Cinderella to life for schoolchildren and families during the 2011-12 season. The theater group opens its 25th season in October with Beware What You Ask of a Fairy at Imperial Theatre.
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ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER OF NORTH AUGUSTA: 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; (803) 441-4380, artsandheritagecenter.com
Sept. 5-Oct. 19:
Westobou Exhibits: Beall, Case, Corey, Walker
Oct. 27-Nov. 4:
Augusta Photography Festival
Nov. 8-Dec. 28:
Fall Into Art: Buttler, Padgett

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC. A gala concert with special guest Wycliffe Gordon is set for Oct. 4.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC. A gala concert with special guest Wycliffe Gordon is set for Oct. 4.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: (706) 737-1453; maxwelltheatre.aug.edu; performances are at 7:30 p.m., unless noted, in the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way

Department of Music
Oct. 4:
ASU Gala Concert – Special guest Wycliffe Gordon (all ensembles perform: choirs, jazz ensemble, opera, orchestra and wind ensemble)
Nov. 8:
ASU Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 13:
ASU Choirs, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Nov. 15:
ASU Orchestra
Nov. 20:
ASU Wind Ensemble
Nov. 30, Dec. 1:
ASU Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, 7 p.m., Woodlawn United Methodist Church
Dec. 7, 8:
ASU Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors

Department of Theatre
Nov. 1-4:
Theatrical Magic: An Evening of One-Acts, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3, 3 p.m. Nov. 4
March 21-24:
Of Mice and Men, 7:30 p.m. March 21-23, 3 p.m. March 24
April 27, 28:
Student Caught in the Act (series of one-act plays – all writers, directors, actors, show crew are ASU students), 7:30 p.m. April 27, 3 p.m. April 28

Lyceum Series
Sept. 15:
An Evening with CSI’s Hill Harper: Building a Foundation for Your Life, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 9:
Cantus, presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25:
Venice Baroque Orchestra, presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, 7:30 p.m.
March 4:
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players in The Pirates of Penzance, 7:30 p.m.
March 30:
Golden Dragon Acrobats, 3, 7:30 p.m.

IMPERIAL THEATRE: 745 Broad St.; (706) 722-7341, imperialtheatre.com
Sept. 14:
Morris Museum of Art Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21-23:
Augusta Players – Hairspray, 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 3 p.m. Sept. 23
Oct. 6:
Westobou Festival: L.A. Dance Project, 8 p.m.
Oct. 7:
Westobou Festival: I’m Fine, Thanks, 8 p.m.
Oct. 13:
Columbia County Ballet – Peter Pan, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19:
Morris Museum of Art Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series – Dailey & Vincent, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23-27:
Storyland Theatre – Beware What You Ask of a Fairy, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Oct. 23-26, 3 p.m. Oct. 27
Nov. 16:
Morris Museum of Art Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series – Steep Canyon Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23-25:
Dance Augusta – The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25
Nov. 30:
Columbia County Ballet – The Nutcracker, 7 p.m.
Dec. 8-9:
The Augusta Players – A Christmas Carol, the Musical, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Dec. 9
Dec. 14:
Morris Museum of Art Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series – Suzy Bogguss, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20:
Christmas with John Berry, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 2:
Storyland Theatre – The Frog Prince, a play with puppetry, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 3 p.m. Feb. 2
April 2-6:
Storyland Theatre – Sleeping Beauty, 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. April 2-5, 3 p.m. April 6

JABEZ SANFORD HARDIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; augustaamusements.tix.com
Nov. 9:
War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7:
Celebrate the Holidays with the Augusta Amusements Big Band
Jan. 11:
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Jan. 13:
An Evening with Master Guitarist Frank Vignola
March 3:
The Artie Shaw Orchestra
April 26:
An Evening with Michael Kaeshammer

NEWBERRY (S.C.) OPERA HOUSE: (803) 276-6264, newberryoperahouse.com; individual and series tickets are available. Here’s a selection of events:
Sept. 14:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Sept. 21:
Maurice Williams
Sept. 24:
Royal Drummers & Dancers of Burundi
Sept. 27:
Mother’s Finest
Sept. 29:
Gordon Lightfoot
Oct. 12:
Special Evening with Edwin McCain
Oct. 22:
Cindy Williams in Nunset Boulevard
Oct. 25:
Ailey II dance
Oct. 30:
Jo Dee Messina
Dec. 1:
The Kings of Swing
Dec. 2:
Crystal Gayle
Dec. 7:
Palmetto Mastersingers
Dec. 8:
208th Army Band
Dec. 9:
A Chorus Line Broadway Musical
Dec. 10:
Ozark Jubilee presents Branson Country Christmas
Jan. 20:
Don Williams
Jan. 31:
Barber of Seville – Teatro Lirico D’Europa
Feb. 8:
John Michael Montgomery
Feb. 10:
The CB Smith Show of Pigeon Forge
Feb. 11:
Clint Black
Feb. 15:
Mountain Heart
Feb. 16:
The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Feb. 23:
James Gregory – Funniest Man in America
Feb. 24:
Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys
Feb. 26:
Peking Acrobats
March 2:
Lorrie Morgan
March 3:
The Lettermen
March 5:
Helen Reddy
March 8:
Delbert McClinton
March 22:
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
April 1:
Swan Lake – Russian National Ballet Theatre
April 14:
Oak Ridge Boys
May 17:
Yesterday Once More, a tribute to the Carpenters

SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org; open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sept. 6:
Elizabeth Moretz-Britt and Beth H. Jones Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through Oct. 26)
Sept. 21:
Silent Movie Night, Safety Last a 1923 comedy starring Harold Lloyd with organist Ron Carter, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16:
Best of Augusta to Benefit Sacred Heart Cultural Center & the Greater Augusta Arts Council, 6-9 p.m.
Nov. 8:
Judy Avrett, Lillie Morris and Lucy Weighl Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through Dec. 28)
Nov. 8:
Augusta Children’s Chorale Dessert Concert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15:
Gift Shop Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 4:
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Augusta Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 10:
Brian Rust Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through Feb. 28)
Feb. 8-9:
Historic Augusta’s Old House Fair, 6 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. Feb. 9
Feb. 21:
BBQ & Jeans on Greene, 7 p.m.
Feb. 26:
Richmond County All Elementary School Choral Festival, 7 p.m.
March 7:
Millie Gosch Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through April 30)
March 29:
Augusta Choral Society Concert – Ancient and Modern, 7:30 p.m.
April 25:
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Preview Party, 6:30 p.m.
April 26-28:
Sacred Heart Garden Festival
May 9:
Marianna Williams Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through June 28)
May 21:
National Day of Prayer Service, 7 p.m.
May 25:
Augusta Choral Society Memorial Day Concert – Hymns for the Fallen, 7:30 p.m.
July 11:
Cathy Armstrong, Linda Hardy and Sue Porterfield Art Exhibition Opening, 5-7 p.m. (through Aug. 30)

ETHERREDGE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN: 471 University Parkway; (803) 641-3305, usca.edu/ec

Music/Events
Sept. 13:
USCA Faculty Artist Recital, Steve Sloan, guitarist, 7:30
Sept. 28:
Aiken Symphony Guild – Classic Concert, Jason Vieaux, 8 p.m.
Oct. 16:
Aiken Concert Band, 8 p.m.
Oct. 20:
Dream Dance Academy – Inspiring Strength, benefit for breast cancer awareness, 6 p.m.
Oct. 24:
USCA Talent Show
Oct. 25:
USCA Faculty Artist Recital, Matt Henderson, trombone, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1:
USCA Jazz Band Fall Concert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 12:
USCA Wind Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15:
USCA Concert Choir Fall Concert – St. John’s United Methodist, Aiken, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27:
Aiken Concert Band, 8 p.m.
Nov. 29:
USCA Faculty Artist Recital, Anna Hamilton, piano, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2:
Masterworks Chorale – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, St. John’s United Methodist, Aiken, 4 p.m.
Dec. 3:
USCA Chamber Music Concert, 7 pm..
Dec. 15:
Aiken Symphony Guild – December Pops Concert, 8 p.m.
Jan. 24:
Winter Nocturne, John O’Conor, time TBA
Feb. 6:
USCA Faculty Artist Recital, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9:
Masterworks Chorale – Valentine’s Serenade, 8 p.m. at Aiken Center for the Arts
Feb. 13:
USCA Student Recital, 3:45 p.m.
Feb. 26:
High School Art Show Opening, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 19:
Aiken Concert Band, 8 p.m.
April 4:
USCA Jazz Band Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
April 15:
USCA Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
April 17:
USCA Faculty Artist Recital, 7:30 p.m.
April 22:
USCA Chamber Music Concert, 7 p.m.
April 24:
USCA Student Recital, 3:45 p.m.
April 26:
Aiken Symphony Guild – Spring Concert, Pascal Godart, 8 p.m.
April 28:
Concert Choir, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Aiken

Theater/Ballet
Oct. 11-14:
University Theatre Players – Frozen by Bryony Lavery, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-13, 2 p.m. Oct. 14
Nov. 19:
University Theatre Playground Playhouse – The Little Mermaid by Lane Riosley, 7 p.m.
Dec. 7-9:
Aiken Civic Ballet – The Nutcracker Ballet, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9
Feb. 14-17:
University Theatre Experimental Relief, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16, 2 p.m. Feb. 17
Feb. 20-24:
Aiken Women’s Heart Board Benefit, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-23, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, 24
March 8-9:
Aiken Civic Ballet, 7 p.m.
March 15:
Juilliard in Aiken: Fifth Year Celebration, 8 p.m.
April 9-10, 12-14:
University Theatre Players – Two Rooms, 7:30 p.m. April 9, 10, 12, 13; 2 p.m. April 13, 14

Oswald Writer’s Series events begin at 8 p.m.
Oct. 23:
Stephen Graham Jones
Feb. 12:
Nikky Finney

Cultural Series events begin at 8 p.m.
Sept. 14:
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
Nov. 2:
National Symphony of Cuba – Nachita Herrera, pianist
Feb. 8:
Birdland Big Band
March 2:
Ensemble Galilei First Person: Seeing America
April 19:
Chanticleer


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