VALDOSTA — Emerging Artists Showcase, Sawyer Theatre, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. Run date: This VSU Theatre & Dance show plays its final date, 3 p.m. today, April 21, featuring several dance students presenting performances of their original choreography. More information: Call (229) 333-5973; or visit www.valdosta.edu/comarts
“Virtuosity,” Whitehead Auditorium, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. Run date: 8 p.m., April 27. Valdosta Symphony Orchestra season-ending concert features Bates’ “White Lies for Lomax”; Strauss’ “Don Juan”; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, featuring Alexander Schimpf, piano, first-prize winner of the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. More information: Call VSU College of the Arts Outreach, (229) 333-2150; or visit http://www.valdostasymphony.org/
“Sing Into Spring,” Valdosta Performing Arts Center 3101 N. Forrest St. Run dates: 2:30 p.m. April 27, 28. Valdosta Choral Guild presents its annual spring concert. Daniel Folsom, a Guild representative, says the community chorus will perform “a range of contemporary songs from show tunes to spirituals. So come and hear selections from ‘Les Miserables’ to the ‘Sound of music’ as well as ‘Every Time I Feel the Spirit,’ ‘Elijah Rock,’ and many more. George Mason directs. Ticket: $5.
COMING THIS SUMMER
In the past, once the regular arts season ended, there were almost no performing arts shows. Wild Adventures changed that with concerts. Peach State Summer Theatre changed that about nine years ago with summer musicals. Here’s a quick look at a few things planned for this summer.
Peach State Summer Theatre presents three musicals in repertory theatre, from June 1 through July 14, Sawyer Theatre, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. More information: Visit www.valdosta.edu/psst These shows are:
— “The Sound of Music”: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s last musical together. Based on the von Trapp family, this musical premiered on Broadway in 1959 then became the classic film starring Julie Andrews in 1965. The musical includes beloved songs such as “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song. Opens June 1.
— “The Marvelous Wonderettes”: This off-Broadway hit takes audiences to the Springfield High School prom in the late 1950s. As the girls share their stories and prepare for the prom, they also sing ’50s and ’60s hits such as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party” and 20 more classics. Opens June 15.
— “A Little Night Music”: Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s “Smiles of a Summer Night,” Stephen Sondheim developed this musical which takes its English name from the German of Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major. The musical revolves around the relationships of several couples. It’s best known song is “Send in the Clowns.” “A Little Night Music” premiered on Broadway in 1973. Opens June 22.