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January 2, 2013

Back to the Arts 2013

Plenty of shows, concerts, exhibits left this season



Where: The Dosta Playhouse, 122 N. Ashley St.

More information: Call (229) 24-STAGE; or visit


THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL: Set in the 1940s, this is the story of an older woman who wants to leave Houston for her old hometown of Bountiful, Texas. Her family tries stopping her, but she persists and finds her way to a place near her old hometown ... The show plays Jan. 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26.

CLIFFHANGER: A college department head wants to force a philosophy professor into retirement, pushing the mild-mannered professor to the point of violence. Variety described the show’s mix of comedy and mystery as combining “the warmth and humor of ‘On Golden Pond’ with almost as many plot twists as ‘Deathtrap.’” The show plays May 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18.


Where: Most shows play at Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center, 3101 N. Forrest St.

Director: Toni Jarvis.


As it has for the past several years, VMS hosts the regional middle school film competition at VHS. Plays Jan. 22.

FAME: The spring musical features the 1980s phenom. Show plays March 20 for elementary schools, for the public March 21-22.


Where: VSU Art Gallery, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood.

Gallery hours: The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays.

More information: Call (229) 333-5835; or visit


VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2013: Annual, nationwide all-media juried competition, Jan. 14-Feb. 3, with a free, public reception, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

EVERYDAY SOMETHING NEW: Recent Works by Mathew McConnell, Feb. 11-March 1, with a free, opening reception, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

STUDENT COMPETITION: All-media juried competition for VSU students, March 11-April 5, with a free, public reception, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 11.

SPRING SENIOR EXHIBITION: Graduating seniors showcase their works, April 14-29, with a free, public reception, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

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