The Cherokee Chorale will present its annual pops concert, "As Time Goes By: Songs from the Silver Screen," in a new venue for the group: The Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University in Waleska.
The 70-voice chorale, conducted by Wes Stoner, at 7:30 p.m. on May 21, and 3 p.m. on May 22, will sing songs that have won or have been nominated for the Academy Award for best original song from a movie.
The line-up includes favorites such as "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther," a James Bond medley, "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic" and "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca."
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Advance tickets are on sale at the Cherokee Arts Center and Chamberhouse in Canton, Three Sisters Gifts in Hickory Flat and FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock
A native of Canton, Stoner is the choral director at Hillgrove High School in Cobb County and a sought-after clinician and conductor throughout the state. He earned a bachelor of music in music education from the University of Georgia and a master of music in choral conducting from Michigan State University.
Stoner sings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the ASO Chamber Chorus, and Coro Vocati, a new professional chamber choral ensemble in Atlanta.
The Elm Street Players present the iThink Improv Troupe in "Whose Line is it, Woodstock?" a family friendly improvisational comedy show. Performances are at 7:30 and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday to May 21 at City Center in downtown Woodstock.
The troupe will make up scenes - and even songs - on the spot from audience suggestions. This is the same group that toured local schools earlier this year for free programs as part of the Little Read literacy initiative.
Also on the City Center stage this month will be "Big Bad Wolf," an original musical by Don Goodner's Children's Garden Theater at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
A cast of young performers ages 5 to 17 retells the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Tickets are $9.
Cherokee Theatre Company closes the season with its production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" this month.
Shows are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays from Friday to May 22 at the Canton Theatre in downtown Canton. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors with group rates available.
The comedy tells the story of newlyweds, free spirited optimist, Corie, played by Leanne Smith of Canton, and conservative lawyer, Paul, played by Eliott Grenier of Woodstock. They begin their married life in a sixth-floor Greenwich Village walkup apartment with a hole in the skylight, no hot water and only their love to keep them warm.
Hilarity ensues with the appearances of Teresa Harris of Canton as Ethel, Corie's widowed mother, and Richard Goodman of Canton as Victor, the lecherous upstairs neighbor who has an eye for Ethel.
Directed by Richard Goodman with Marcus Nellums of Woodstock as stage manager and assistant director, other cast members are Steve Nelson of Canton and Andy Berardi of Woodstock.
The Big Chicken Barbershop Chorus will return to the Falany Performing Arts Center for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The chorus, which adopted its name in honor of the well-known 80-foot "Big Chicken" landmark in Marietta, is known for its harmony and enthusiasm.
The group has performed throughout North American and England with Atlanta shows at venues including the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Civic Center, Symphony Hall and the Georgia Dome.
Reserved seats are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors 55 and older and children 12 and younger.