Calendar of Events

Jul
26
Fri
PAPA presents Damn Yankees
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts presents “DAMN YANKEES” at The Plaza!  Directed by Kathy Carroll and Jenny Morris. 

Three Performances: 
Friday, July 26 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a homerun hit, featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. Damn Yankees is a wicked, romantic comedy, sure to please.


Interested in Dinner and a Show?!

Dot 2 Dot Inn located just blocks from the Plaza is offering special Pre-Theater dining options July 26 – 28! The gorgeous Dot 2 Dot Inn is offering a scrumptious menu for the evening shows as well as a delightful brunch menu for the Sunday matinee. 

Make your reservations soon, as space is limited! Call 706-991-5030 or email dot2dotmanager@gmail.com

Click here to open a printer-friendly PDF of the menu in a separate window

 


“DAMN YANKEES” 

Words and Music by

RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS

Book by

GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” 

“Damn Yankees” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tel.: (212)541-4684  Fax: (212)397-4684  www.MTIShows.com 

Jul
27
Sat
PAPA presents Damn Yankees
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts presents “DAMN YANKEES” at The Plaza!  Directed by Kathy Carroll and Jenny Morris. 

Three Performances: 
Friday, July 26 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a homerun hit, featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. Damn Yankees is a wicked, romantic comedy, sure to please.


Interested in Dinner and a Show?!

Dot 2 Dot Inn located just blocks from the Plaza is offering special Pre-Theater dining options July 26 – 28! The gorgeous Dot 2 Dot Inn is offering a scrumptious menu for the evening shows as well as a delightful brunch menu for the Sunday matinee. 

Make your reservations soon, as space is limited! Call 706-991-5030 or email dot2dotmanager@gmail.com

Click here to open a printer-friendly PDF of the menu in a separate window

 


“DAMN YANKEES” 

Words and Music by

RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS

Book by

GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” 

“Damn Yankees” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tel.: (212)541-4684  Fax: (212)397-4684  www.MTIShows.com 

Jul
28
Sun
PAPA presents Damn Yankees
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Three Performances: 
Friday, July 26 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 PM

Ticket prices are $15, $20 and $25

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a homerun hit, featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. Damn Yankees is a wicked, romantic comedy, sure to please.


Interested in Dinner and a Show?!

Dot 2 Dot Inn located just blocks from the Plaza is offering special Pre-Theater dining options July 26 – 28! The gorgeous Dot 2 Dot Inn is offering a scrumptious menu for the evening shows as well as a delightful brunch menu for the Sunday matinee. 

Make your reservations soon, as space is limited! Call 706-991-5030 or email dot2dotmanager@gmail.com

Click here to open a printer-friendly PDF of the menu in a separate window

 


“DAMN YANKEES” 

Words and Music by

RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS

Book by

GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” 

“Damn Yankees” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Tel.: (212)541-4684  Fax: (212)397-4684  www.MTIShows.com 

Aug
4
Sun
Old School History Museum Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm

Old School History Museum

Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series

The Plaza Arts Center | 305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Scott K. Gilbert, Jr.
Topic: “Native Americans in the Civil War”
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Scott K. Gilbert, Jr. Sunday LectureScott K. Gilbert, Jr., will present his program entitled “Native Americans in the Civil War” at the Old School History Museum’s Sunday lecture series on August 4th at 2:00 p.m.

This unique and fascinating program will focus on General Stand Watie of the Cherokee Nation and the Native American tribes in the Southeast aligned with Confederate forces.

Gilbert has a strong interest in the military history of Native Americans in the Southeast and has devoted much time to researching their important — and sometimes forgotten – role in the American Civil War.

As an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for 28 years, Gilbert has served on many levels of the organization to include Camp Commander, Brigade Commander, and two terms as Division Commander.

In addition to his study of Native Americans in the Civil War, Gilbert is also an advocate for historical preservation in Georgia. As a living historian and reenactor, Gilbert has presented programs to over 30,000 students in five counties during a 19-year period.

He holds memberships in a number of historical organizations and has been heavily involved in preservation projects. Among his projects are service on the oversight committees of both the Nash Farm Battlefield Park in Henry County and the Holiday Dorsey Fife House Museum in Fayetteville.

Gilbert is a descendent of pioneer settlers of Georgia, many coming from Greene, Morgan, and the surrounding counties of Lake Country. He grew up in Henry County and has been a sales representative and business owner for many years. He and his wife Amanda have been married for 29 years and have two grown sons.

The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. Refreshments served in the museum after the lecture.

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Aug
16
Fri
Meet Me at The Plaza Outdoor Concert – Jukebox Hero Challenge!
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our one and ONLY outdoor concert this year featuring the ONE and ONLY Rainey Gallagher and the Deraney Band!  We’re putting a few new twists on our Meet Me at The Plaza event that we hope you’ll enjoy.   We want to get you engaged and choose the songs that you want to hear during this Jukebox Hero Challenge.  Be on the lookout for our Facebook polls and vote for the songs you’d like to hear at this concert.  The first two polls were on Patsy Cline songs and Georgia-themed songs/artists.  Visit the Meet Me at the Plaza event on our Facebook page to vote now! 

Concert and Venue Details

  • This is a FREE event for the community!  We want everyone to come out and enjoy some music at The Plaza!
  • This is an outdoor concert.  The band performs on the steps of The Plaza under the canopy.  
  • Bring your blankets, tables, and chairs.  Pick a spot on the lawn and enjoy the show!  Get involved with our Juxebox Hero Community Challenge! 
  • Gates open at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00.  There will be one 15-minute intermission and the show ends around 10 pm. 
  • NEW: VIP Member “lounge” – Plaza Members (silver and above) are invited to join us in the reception hall at 6:00p before the show for some FREE food and a cash bar.  Look for a member email coming soon with more details and RSVP!
  • NEW: There will be some VIP premium tables and chairs set up closer to the stage (on the driveway) that are $25 per seat.  Our Plaza Partners (silver and above) get first dibs on these seats – free of charge.  The rest will be open to the general public for purchase beginning July 1.  
  • FOOD: You’re welcome to bring your own food, but we’ll also be selling BBQ for those that want to take it easy, and let someone else do the grilling. 
  • DRINK: You’re also welcome to bring your own drinks.  44 Draft House & Growler Bar will be on site with two varieties of ice cold beer for purchase.   Silver+ Plaza Partners will also have access to cash bar in the reception hall. 
  • NEW: We’re inviting some special guest performers to join Rainey and the Deraney Band on the stage! 
  • Stay tuned for more updates!

What’s this Jukebox Hero Challenge??  

We want you to help determine the set list for the show!  Put some money towards the song(s) you want to hear.  There are three ways to participate in our fundraising Jukebox Challenge.  Be a HERO and help us out with a donation, and then benefit by hearing the amazingly talented Rainey Gallagher and The Deraney Band perform the songs on Friday, August 16. 

OPTION #1 – SONG DEDICATION – COST: $100 
Choose a song off the set list and dedicate it to your husband, wife, parents, kids, teacher, friend, neighbor…whomever you’d like to honor.  You’ll get up to 100 words to tell that special someone what they mean to you on a big screen the night of the event!  You also have the option to include a photo.  This dedication will appear during the song of your choice.  Only 10 songs for dedications will be offered – so act fast! *Song dedications must be in before August 10 so we have time to put together the copy/photos that will be shown during the event.  Scroll down or click here for a list of song dedications to choose from!  If the song you want to dedicate is NOT on the list, please consider option #2.  

OPTION #2 – SONG REQUEST – COST: $250 
Want to hear Rainey sing a song NOT on the set list?  Want to hear James Deraney perform something totalllllly different?  Feel free to think outside the box here and have them perform ANY song!  Maybe a totally different genre from their comfort zone.  Or maybe that special song that you just Reaaaaallllly want Rainey and the band to sing for you!  They’ll do their best to learn and perform this special tribute during the show!  ONLY 3 SONG REQUESTS – so act REALLY Fast!  *All song request donations must be in by July 10 so the band has time to learn and rehearse! Call the Plaza or download/print this form for (song dedications and requests) and return to The Plaza with Payment. Or order online!

OPTION #3 – Second Half Set List – Driven by LIVE donations – COST: NO LIMIT!
During the first half of the event, from 6:00 pm – 8:15 or so, you’ll have the opportunity to donate money towards the top songs based on weeks of community polls/voting leading up to the event.  The polls take place on Facebook.  Vote once per poll here! (you may need to scroll down to see the past weeks polls.)   The songs with the most funds raised will be performed by Rainey, Special Guests, and the band during the second half.  This is an exciting community event that we hope you’ll enjoy and participate.  Did we mention this is a FREE event?!  So please take that ticket money we saved you, and bid on your favorite song(s) and see the show unfolds!  Be a Jukebox Hero and support The Plaza with your votes!  See you at The Plaza!


Special Guest Performers 

 1. Juli Deraney Malcom is the daughter of The Deraney Band guitarist, James Deraney, and is a highly requested guest vocalist with The Deraney Band.  Juli was a music teacher/chorus teacher in both Baldwin County and Putnam County Schools. In more recent years, you’ve known her as the Music Teacher at Lake Oconee Academy. We are so thankful she agreed to apply her time and talent to the Jukebox Hero event. She’s a hero in OUR book!

 2. TBA SOON!

3. TBA SOON!

 4. TBA SOON!


DOWNLOAD SONG DEDICATION & SONG REQUEST FORM

or order online >

 


Meet Me at The Plaza is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank.

 

Sep
26
Thu
Iconic Ladies of Soul and Jazz featuring Myrna Clayton
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets on sale in early August!

 

“America’s Songbird”
Nothing compares to the live performances of America’s Songbird Myrna Clayton.

Audiences around the world get up to dance when Myrna sings; mesmerized by her soul-filled, profound musical message for all. Tagged “The Maynard Ferguson of Jazz vocals” by Jazz orchestra conductor in Kazan, Russia, Myrna is America’s Songbird, showcasing her versatility across a broad mix of American music: Jazz, Pop, Soul, Gospel, R&B, Blues, or Country. Myrna’s entertaining and uplifting performances are unforgettable, whether performing for a few or many, she invigorates the audience to dance and sing along, building a connected community in the moment.

We are delighted to share that the U.S. State Department has awarded Myrna and her band, “The Myrna Clayton Experience” the opportunity to serve their country by representing American Music Abroad at US Embassies EurAsia’s Baltic Region: Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Estonia, and Maldova. They were selected 1 of 10 bands out of 400 bands from 40 states and traveled for the entire month of May 2018.

America’s Songbird has performed across the world in Germany, France, Great Britain, Nigeria, Russia, and Belarus as well as across the U.S., from New York City to New Orleans. Myrna attracts audiences to hear her sing whether it’s at theater halls, festivals, churches, outdoor amphitheaters, national/international conferences, or conventions. Many of these wonderful, diverse performances have been captured through live recordings. In addition to performing with her own band, Myrna enjoys bringing a featured vocalist for Big Bands. She has performed with four (4) Big Bands in Atlanta GA, including Atlanta’s oldest and longest-running Jazz orchestra (the African-American Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra) and Westside Winds 24-piece “Big Band” Jazz Orchestra (the most diverse big band orchestra in the southeast). She has also performed with seven (7) Big Bands across the countries of Russia and Belarus. Her versatility abounds.

Myrna is a quintessential entertainer, singer/songwriter, bandleader, flutist, A&R/vocal performance coach, and studio-session singer. A trained musician and singer since the age of 5 at her father’s church, Myrna has the skills to store an impressive repertoire and showcase her multi-octave instrument. Versatile in her range of American musical genres, Myrna’s jazz singing is remarkably versatile. She is equally at ease in performing Smooth Jazz, Classical Jazz Standards, Swing, Bebop, Fusion, and Contemporary Jazz.

In 2017, Myrna was selected by top award-winning Theatre Presenters and Producers for a coveted “juried” showcase at SouthArts’ 2017 Performing Arts Exchange. She has been the opening act for a wide array of top artists such as Kirk Whalum, Ruben Studdard, Alex Bugnon, Lalah Hathaway, and The Manhattans.

BACKGROUND
While greatly influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, and Natalie Cole, Myrna proudly acknowledges that her singing roots began in the church. Born in Alabama and raised in Atlanta GA, Myrna’s father(minister and educator) and mother(librarian and archivist) instilled a drive within her for excellence and education. Myrna made her singing debut at the age of five in her father’s church. She graduated from Atlanta’s prominent Northside High School of Performing Arts, earned a BS at Alabama A&M University, and went on to achieve an MBA from Atlanta University, building a successful corporate marketing career first before switching to launch her career as a professional American singer.

America’s Songbird Myrna Clayton is beloved for her charming and generous persona, her gifted and authentic performing artistry — and for being a loving force for humankind. Her willingness to help others develop their artistry comes from Myrna’s belief in paying back a debt of gratitude — for her gift of song.

Oct
13
Sun
Old School History Museum Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm
Old School History Museum Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series @ The Plaza Arts Center

Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
The Plaza Arts Center
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

 

The lecture is free, but donations are appreciated. (Refreshments after lecture)