‘Beauty and the Beast’
This Disney musical will be live onstage May 12-June 5 at the Ocala Civic Theatre. “Based on the beloved 1991 Disney film, this ‘tale as old as time’ is brought to life in a spectacular stage version of the classic fairytale. All the songs from the movie are here, plus half a dozen new hits written for the stage musical,” OCT said in a news release. More at (352) 236-2274 and www.ocalacivictheatre.com.
An Evening of Solos and Choral Music
The CF Wind Symphony performs at the Dassance Fine Arts Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, May 13 at 7:30 pm More than 40 musicians including students, alumni and community members will perform a program of musical selections, directed by John Ash. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1419, or visit the events calendar at www.cf.edu.
Marion Civic Chorale
The Marion Civic Chorale announces its Spring concert series with “The Journey Home,” featuring the poetry of acclaimed American poet and Pulitzer winner Sara Teasdale. The performance will be at 3 pm May 15 at St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted to help fund the Grat L. Rosazza music scholarship. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.marionchorale.org.
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Feel Whole Concert Series
The Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, presents the Feel Whole Concert Series featuring Artrageous on May 14, uplifting the body, mind, and spirit. Sponsored by AdventHealth Ocala, this event is family friendly for all ages and promotes the impact of music and art on health and stimulates the imagination. This troupe of 12 artists, singers, dancers and musicians bring a high-energy performance interaction with movement and color. A portion of tickets will be donated to health professionals and local nonprofits.
Marion County Museum of History and Archeology
Presentation featuring MarthaLynne Allen discussing the connections between her grandfather Ross Allen and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the Green Clover Hall, 319 SE 26th Terrace, Ocala, May 15 at 2 pm Reception follows the program. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 352-263-5245.
Sunday Sampler Series: Brian Smalley
The Will McLean Foundation’s Sunday Sampler Concert Series features folk singer Brian Smalley at 2 pm May 15 in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $15 donation (cash preferred) at the door.
Summer Spotlight Exhibition
“Town and Country” is the theme for the Visual Artists’ Society Summer Spotlight, showcasing the work of local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The exhibit will be on display at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, from May 16-July 28 from 10 am to 4 pm Opening reception and awards ceremony is May 24 from 5-7 pm For more information , call 352-854-2322, ext. 1552 or visit www.cf.edu.
This article originally appeared on Ocala Star-Banner: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and more: Fun things ahead in Ocala, Florida