Oconee Performing Arts Society mission is to entertain, enrich and educate our diverse regional community by presenting high quality performing arts.
OPAS formed in 2007, OPAS is a nonprofit cultural arts organization which brings top quality live music, theatre and dance performances to the Lake Oconee region – an area possessing unparalleled natural beauty, antebellum treasures, scenic lake and golf resources, easy travel accessibility, and a diverse population that hails from around the globe. Performances take place on the waterfront at Lake Oconee, in Eatonton’s Plaza Arts Center, at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Harbor Club’s Polo Arena and downtown Greensboro’s Festival Hall. From under the stage lights to under the stars, OPAS’s performances embrace both the traditions of the past and the vibrant artistry of the future. OPAS opened it first season in December 2007 with a superb production of the Christmas opera favorite, Amahl and the Night Visitors. The 2008 schedule included a balance of international, national and regional live performances of classical music, ballet, jazz, opera, musical comedy, pop, country, gospel, cabaret and children’s performances. Education and outreach programs complement each season, reaching thousands of young students annually through Concerts in the Schools.