Songs of Home Dinner Theatre
August 19, 2017 Cocktails 6:30 p.m. | Dinner 7 p.m.
Join the Carrollton Arts Commission for an elegant evening of music and food to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Carrollton Music Prodigy, Greer Lyle will perform musical selections from opera to folk music while guests enjoy a four-course dinner on-stage. This special fund raising event will include recognition of our community art supporters that helped make our venue a jewel of Carrollton.
Tickets: $75 Single; $125 Couple
An Evening with Author, Rick Bragg
August 24, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author, Rick Bragg will visit the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center during our 15th Anniversary Celebration.
Bragg was born and raised in Alabama, and his novels are a true testament to the rich culture and heritage of the South. His critically acclaimed novels include New York Times Best- Seller and Notable Book of the Year, “All Over but the Shoutin’”, plus “Ava’s Man,” and “Somebody Told Me.” Bragg received a Pulitzer Prize for journalism as a national correspondent for the New York Times, covering such topics as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Jonesboro killings, and the Susan Smith trial.
Bragg’s literary accolades are only a part of what makes him so fascinating – it is the depth of his work, the stories he tells, and the honest portrayal of every character that establish him as a premier Southern author. Having a writer of his caliber in Carrollton is a great way to celebrate the arts in our community. Mr. Bragg will be signing books after the program in the theater lobby.
Tickets: $10 per person; Students $5.00 with College ID
August 26, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
It was Bartolomeo CristoFouri from Italy who created what was first known as the pianoforte. This show features the sounds of FOUR grand pianos on stage, performed by FOUR accomplished pianists playing a variety of music genres. The four musicians; Dr. Ed Barr, Dr. Michael Braz, Jerry Gowen and Jerry Roberson are all Georgia based musicians and educators. The show will even feature special guests the night of the performance. This fun performance is another perfect way for our community to celebrate 15 years at the Cultural Arts Center.
Tickets: $18 adult; $10 youth
Pop-Up Carrollton Picasso’s
Exhibition Dates: August 28–September 1, 2017
Closing Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
What better way to celebrate the arts than by recognizing the works of our local masters. Six acclaimed artists will be on display during a one week pop-up exhibit that illustrates the wealth of talent from our region. Who are they? Come see for yourself.
Family Puppet Cabaret
September 2, 2017 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
For more than 40 years Angela Beasley has been bringing her signature ‘Glitz n’ Gritz’ puppetry to families all over the southeast and beyond. Now she comes to Carrollton where she will present a unique and hilarious cabaret for all ages. Characters large and small, in song and dance, will leave you laughing and singing along. A puppet building workshop will follow giving you the chance to participate in the fun at home.