April 22, 2010

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Girls! Girls! Girls!
A girls’ night, a girl alone on stage and girls in the burlesque show
By Karen Plumley arts@hippopress.com

• Lakota Sioux dance at Dana: The Dana Center regional performing arts center at Saint Anselm College presents The Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre for one evening performance only on Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m. Founded on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation of South Dakota in 1978, the troupe is dedicated to preserving Lakota culture through dance, music and storytelling. Reserved seating is $29.50, senior citizens $25.50, New Hampshire college students $12.50. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For tickets, call 641-7700 or buy online at www.anselm.edu/dana.

• Annie auditions: Leddy Center for the Performing Arts Director Elaine Gatchell has announced open auditions for Annie will be held Saturday, June 5, at Leddy Center, 38C Ladd’s Lane in Epping, www.leddycenter.org. The play will open Oct. 29 and run through Nov. 17 at Leddy Center’s new theater. Rehearsals begin in September. All parts are open: Leddy is looking for Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lily St. Regis, Grace Ferrell, President Roosevelt, Annie, orphans, and “incredible men and women for a show stopping ensemble who double as Roosevelt’s Cabinet.” Call Leddy Center at 679-2781, Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., to make an audition appointment.

• Colby-Sawyer dance concert: Colby-Sawyer College will host a spring dance concert, “Inspired Dancers Move with Delicate Beauty,” a performance of 10 dances choreographed and performed by Colby-Sawyer students, faculty and guest artists that features modern, jazz and lyrical dancing on Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be reserved through the box office at 526-3670. Tickets will be on sale Thursday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. and on days of the performance from 3 to 7 p.m. The dance concert is directed by Tara Holmes, adjunct assistant dance professor of Fine and Performing Arts at the college, who will perform in one of the guest artist dances with her students. Holmes graduated from Roger Williams University in 2009 with a B.A. in dance performance studies and secondary education; she is working toward a master’s degree at Plymouth State University. Professor Holmes’s students will perform group dances and duets they choreographed in collaboration with Professor Holmes. Other dances were choreographed by Professor Holmes, Angie Conte and Christina Robson.  Conte, who graduated from Roger Williams University with a B.A. in dance performance studies, was recently awarded the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center this summer; Conte will dance in the Saturday night performance with her student, Nick Neagle, of Massachusetts. Christina Robson, also a graduate of Roger Williams University with a B.A. in dance performance studies, is currently with the Seán Curran Company of New York City. The performance will also showcase the Plymouth State University Dancers and their director, Amanda Whitworth, in a group dance and a duet. Visit www.colby-sawyer.edu/events.

• Chilton workshop starts in Nashua: Actress Melinda Chilton, originally from the small town of Durand, Ill., and her “Acting in the Moment” workshop will be traveling to a city near you — in fact, the workshop will make its first stop at Studio 99 in Nashua, May 15-16. Future stops will include Chicago, Tampa Bay and Phoenix. Chilton’s workshop, according to a press release, will “introduce actors to the power of being fully present in the moment … and, through a series of exercises, cold readings and scene work, enable them to bring who they are as a person into all of their work as an actor.” The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost is $150 for both days including a $50 non-refundable deposit. E-mail reservations and any questions to ActingintheMoment@yahoo.com. Studio 99 is at www.studio99nashua.com.

• Palace summer stock auditions: Children ages 8 to 15 are invited to audition for Palace Theatre community summer stock productions of Annie and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Auditions for children ages 8-15 for Annie will be held Saturday, May 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palace, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. Auditions for adults ages 16 and up for Annie and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Palace. Actors are asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song and come prepared for a dance call. Callbacks will be held same day if necessary. Bring headshots and résumés to the audition. As these are community theater productions, there is no pay and no production fee for participation. Call the Palace box office at 668-5588 to sign up for an audition time slot. Annie will run three weekends, July 16 – Aug. 1. Spelling Bee will run two weekends, Aug. 6-15. Note: Actors who cannot attend the auditions may submit headshot and résumé to Peterson.becca@gmail.com for consideration. If you are able to attend the auditions, please do not send headshot and résumé prior to the auditions.


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