TIFTON — From Broadway to bluegrass, the 2023-24 slate of arts and culture events at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has something for everyone.
The ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series features six events at the college’s Howard Auditorium, showcasing world-class artists. The series begins on Sept. 26 with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, featuring master improvisers who gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience as part of the “The Phony Awards”.
That opener is followed by The Vega Quartet on Oct. 12. In 2024, pianist Jasmine Arakawa will perform on Feb. 20, a play, presented by Mad River Theatre Worls, titled “Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington” will be featured on March 7, the Akropolis Reed Quintet performs on April 4, and The Jim Gasior Trio performing will join the ABAC Jazz Ensemble for a performance on April 18.
The ABAC Tribute series begins with “Private Eyes: The Premier Hall & Oates Tribute” on Sept. 12 while in 2024, “Street Choir: A Van Morrison Experience” comes to Howard Auditorium on Feb. 1, and “Boys in the Band: The Alabama Tribute” on April 11.
A combined season subscription to both these series is now available for $180 per person. Individual subscriptions can be purchased at a price of $100 for the ABAC Presents series, and $90 for the ABAC at the Tift series. Individual tickets for each event in both series are also available.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can visit www.arts.abac.edu or call the ABAC Ticket Line at (229) 391-4895.
The Dirty Grass Players will delight the crowd at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture’s Wiregrass Opry stage with a night of bluegrass on Nov. 18, while “A Night of Cabaret”, performed by students, faculty, and community musicians, will be performed at ABAC’s Edwards Hall on March 8, 2024 as a fundraiser for the Fine Arts department.
The First Tuesday Concert Series makes its return to Howard Auditorium on Sept. 5 with a classical concert titled “The Music Begins” featuring the ABAC Music Program faculty. Later this year, violinist Bryan Hall and pianist Owen Lovell perform on Oct. 3 and “The Music Educators” will perform on Nov. 7.
Organist Andrew Atkinson continues the series in 2024 with his performance on Feb. 6 at Tifton’s First Baptist Church, the ABAC Community Choir takes the stage on March 5, and “The Songs of Broadway!” closes out the First Tuesday series on April 2.
Other ABAC ticketed events spotlight the Baldwin Players Theatre Troupe with “Till Beth Do Us Part” on Oct. 26-28 and “afterlife: a ghost story” on Mar. 28-30, 2024. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth for each performance.
The annual ABAC gala “An Evening for ABAC” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 as a fundraiser for the Baldwin Scholars scholarship program.
For the ABAC Tifton Arts & Culture Season, the Executive Producers Level Sponsors include Laurie and John Bolen, Checkers/Captain D’s, and Southwell. Julie Hunt is a Producers Level Sponsor, and Directors Level Sponsors include South Georgia Banking Company, The Floor Shoppe at Glynn Hendricks Interiors, and Dr. Bret Wagenhorst.
Artists Level Sponsors are Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Ann Herzog, Dr. Larry and Mary Newton, Prince Automotive, and Tifton Housing Authority/McDonalds. Friends Level Sponsors are Dr. Charlotte and Norris Klesman, and Dr. Steve and Jeannie Rigdon. The Exclusive Hotel Sponsor is Hilton Garden Inn of Tifton.
Individuals or businesses interested in supporting Arts & Culture at ABAC as a sponsor can contact Dr. Deidre Martin at email@example.com or call her at (229) 391-4907.