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.
The Jacobs Concert Series
The Montclaire String Quartet
Friday, September 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the GRU Lyceum Series
Jazz and the G
An Evening of Jazz
The Tandem, JAMP Masters, and Joel Cruz & Karen Gordon
at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre
*rain location Maxwell Theatre
Saturday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.
*sponored by GPB WACG 90.7FM Augusta, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Garden City Jazz, the GRU Department of Music.
Georgia Shakespeare, Theatre GRU, and the GRU English Program Schools Project
Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, September 11, 8:00 p.m. - Maxwell Theatre
Friday, September 12, 8:00 p.m. - Maxwell Theatre
Saturday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. - Burke County High School
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 p.m. - Thomson High School
Supported by a grant from the Porter Fleming Foundation
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