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February 22, 2007

Auditions set for Missoula's 'Pied Piper'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Council for the Arts announces the return of Missoula Children's Theatre, Monday, March 5, through Saturday, March 10.

Auditions for Missoula's production of "The Pied Piper" will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in Wilson College's Laird Hall. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to try out for the nearly 50 parts available.

No acting experience is required. Those auditioning should be prepared to begin promptly at 4 p.m. Participants should bring a snack or sandwich, since some cast members will begin rehearsals immediately following the auditions.

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Missoula tour directors will also be choosing four to six assistant directors from students in grades eight through 12.

Rehearsals for "The Pied Piper" will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and most of the day on Saturday. Those auditioning must be available the entire week.

The cost for participants is $30 and is due on the first rehearsal day following auditions. Some scholarship assistance is available.

For information, call 717-264-6883 or e-mail councilforthearts@innernet.net.

Community theater seeks practice stage



Due to the fire last fall at Hagerstown Women's Club, Potomac Playmakers is seeking a facility to hold rehearsals for its upcoming productions. Although upcoming productions will be held at Hagerstown Community College, the Playmakers do not have space to hold rehearsals. Potomac Playmakers seeks a church, school, business owner or individual willing to donate rehearsal space three evenings a week between March 11 and May 25. Call Jeff at 717-977-0677.

'Laramie Project' auditions set in Pa.



GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Gettysburg Stage is holding an audition for roles in its April production of "The Laramie Project." Some roles were cast during summer auditions, but men and women, ages 18 to 70 are welcome to try out.

Auditions will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Keefauver Center, 157 Lefever St. in Gettysburg. Directions are at www.gettysburgstage.org. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 20, and show dates are April 13, 14, 20 and 21. The director is Pamela Hurlbert.

For information, call 717-334-0591 or e-mail pambi156@earthlink.net.

Former WASHS guard members wanted



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Former Waynesboro Area Senior High School indoor guard members and staff are invited to attend the Waynesboro Indoor Guard 25th anniversary Home Show. The show will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Waynesboro Area Senior High School gymnasium on East Second Street. A reception for former guard members and staff will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

An indoor guard journal is being compiled for display Saturday. Send a paragraph or two describing your favorite guard memories to Cam Bowie at cambowie@comcast.net. Include your name and the years you participated.

Deadline nears for photo contest



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The deadline for entering photos in the Council for the Arts and Embarq Yellow Pages 13th annual photography competition is Saturday, Feb. 24. There is no charge to enter. Winning entries will be published on the covers of three local phone books.

For complete rules and an entry form, call the Council for the Arts at 717-264-6883 or e-mail councilforthearts@innernet.net.

Children's theater sets auditions for Sunday



FREDERICK, Md. - Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre will hold open auditions for roles in upcoming children's theater productions. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the theater, 5 Willowdale Drive.

Roles are available for male and female performers ages 16 and older. Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of music and be ready to read from supplied scripts. Performances are Saturday afternoons, two Sundays per month and selected weekdays. For information, call 301-662-6600 or go to www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Auditions set in Pa. for 'Cinderella'



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc. will hold auditions for its May production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 12, and Tuesday, March 13, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St.

No previous stage experience or preparation is required. The ability to read music is not necessary, but those who audition will be asked to sing. Roles are available for six women and three men, age 8 to adult, plus chorus. Rehearsals begin in late March. The show will be on stage May 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

For information, call 717-263-3900 or go to www.innernet.net/cctinc.

Corey Rotz sings at Carnegie Hall in NYC



Chambersburg, Pa., native Corey Evan Rotz will make his performance debut today at Carnegie Hall in New York in a concert performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's "The Maid of Orleans." Rotz will sing the role of Raymond, which he previously performed with The Washington National Opera in 2005.

Local audiences are familiar with Rotz's Capital Theatre concerts which feature him and pianist Susan Gable.

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