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  • Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre
  • GRU Lyceum Series, The Second City, 55th Anniversary Tour; Sunday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.,
  • GRU Lyceum Series, The Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble, Saturday, January 24, 7;30 p.m.
  • GRU Lyceum Series, Christopher O'Riley with the GRU Orchestra and Women's Choral Ensemble, Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.


The Second City, photo credit Kirsten Miccoli

The Funniest Night in Augusta

The Second City
Sunday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.

If you like Saturday Night Live, you will love The Second City. Come see the superstars of tomorrow from the first name in comedy. Famous alumni include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Tim Meadows, Rachel Dratch, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, and so many more.  
Tickets: $15 General Public, $10 GRU Alumni and Military, $5 Students and Children
$5 GRU Faculty and Staff with JagCard
Free to GRU Students with valid JagCard

Maxwell Theatre News

July 27, 2014

The 2014 – 2015 GRU Lyceum Series opens with a laugh. A big laugh. The Second City is the first name in comedy. It's stages and touring companies play to over one million people per year. It has the largest improv and sketch comedy training program in the country. When NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) began, it featured three Second City alumni and alums have continued to play a major role on the show. Famous Second City actors have included Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Tim Meadows, Rachel Dratch, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, and so many more.  Come to this performance and see tomorrow's superstars, today.

In January the Lyceum Series is back with the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble. Visionary hoop dancing, powerful drums, dazzling fancy dancing, elegant traditional dancing, soaring powwow vocals, ancient flute songs, cultural insight, and Northern Plains sign language; the performance is a feast for the senses and a banquet of rich authentic stories of the First Nations.

In March the Lyceum Series brings Christopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s From the Top, to the Maxwell Theatre stage. Although he is known to millions as a radio host, he is also a world renowned concert pianist, appearing with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and more. His Georgia Regents University concert will feature his reimagining of popular works from his CD Out of my Hands. O’Riley garnered critical accolades and international acclaim, including the only four-star review ever given by Rolling Stone to a classical pianist with his earlier release of True Love Waits. He will perform pieces by legendary singer, songwriter Joni Mitchell with the GRU Women’s Choral Ensemble. O'Riley will conclude program with Grieg’s Piano Concerto featuring the GRU Orchestra.

Subscription tickets will be available soon and are very reasonably priced. You will be able to get Lyceum Series season tickets for less than the cost to attend just one event at many places locally. We are keeping prices down to make it easier for students and community members to attend.

The Maxwell Theatre Box Office does not have regular summer hours.  Our regular schedule will start with the beginning of classes on August 18th.  Hours will be Monday - Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.  Although regular hours are not available now, our office staff will be happy to help you.  Please call the box office number, 706-667-4100 for any assistance you require.  For events that require tickets, the event presenters are handling the tickets directly.  Some tickets are also available online. Click on the purchase tickets link in the left column of this page.  For Lyceum subscriptions, please call and if we do not answer, leave a message, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

Upcoming Events

GRU Idol

GRU Idol

GRU students are admitted free with a valid JagCard and may bring
one guest for $5.  Only GRU students and their guests will be admitted for this event.  This event is not open to the general public.

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.



Thursday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Assisted listening devices are available at the box office.
Services are available for persons with disabilities. Some services may require four weeks advance notice. Contact the Testing and Disability Services office at 706-737-1469 or email


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