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Regional arts briefs

October 21, 2009

Auditions for holiday show

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan Arts Council is holding auditions for Ice House Theater Project's holiday show at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Ice House.

There are numerous parts for all ages.

Called "Christmas Vignettes," the holiday show is a new format for MAC. Producing director Brice Williams collected five short Christmas plays, recruited five directors and added local musical talent to create the first-ever MAC holiday dessert theater.

Rehearsals begin in November. A complete schedule will be available at the auditions. Performance dates are Dec. 10,11,12 and 13.

For more information, or to volunteer, call 304-258-2300.

Williamsport exhibit wraps up second season

Williamsport - The National Canal Museum's traveling exhibit, Building America's Canals, recently left Williamsport after a successful second season. Located in the restored Trolley Barn at the Cushwa Basin in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the hands-on exhibit was on-site from April to October in 2008 and, based upon its popularity, was brought back for the same period this year.

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Through an arrangement with Washington County Public Schools, every fourth grader in the county was able to come and experience the exhibit as part of their local history lessons. In addition, private schools and homeschoolers took advantage of this opportunity.

The C&O Canal NHP is headquartered in Hagerstown. For more information about Washington County, go to www.marylandmemories.com.

For more information about the C&O Canal Trust, go to www.canaltrust.org .

For more information about the C&O Canal NHP, go to www.nps.gov/choh .

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