Miniseries features 'Hair,' 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Sisters'

Arts Notes

January 23, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

The Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts is presenting its first subscription miniseries, a package including "Hair," "Guys and Dolls" and "The Sisters Rosensweig."

"Hair," the 1960s rock musical, will run Feb. 22-March 20 at the Mechanic Theatre. The Tony Award-winning "Guys And Dolls" will run March 22-April 10 at the Lyric Opera House. Wendy Wasserstein's new comedy "The Sisters Rosensweig" will run April 12-May 8 at the Mechanic Theatre.

Packages range from $50 to $140; tickets are also available for individual shows. Sign-interpreted and audio-described packages are also available. For information, call (410) 625-4200 or TDD (410) 625-1407.

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The National Endowment for the Arts will conduct a free workshop about international arts programs for local artists and arts organizations at 4 p.m. Jan. 31 in Room M-09 of the Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., in Washington.

The two-hour program will include presentations on creating and sustaining international programs, finding partners and raising money.

The International Program of the Arts Endowment provides assistance to the U.S. Fund for International Festivals and Exhibitions; sponsors exchanges with Japan, Mexico, Canada, Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union; sponsors a travel grants fund for U.S. artists and an international projects initiative for U.S. organizations wishing to collaborate with other countries.

Participants must register for the program by Jan. 27. For details and to register, call (202) 682-5015.

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"Getting Published: What To Do and What Not to Do," a free discussion led by writer Allan Lefcowitz, is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Irina's Cafe in Waverly.

Author of "The Creative Writer's Handbook," Mr. Lefcowitz is founder and artistic director of The Writers Center in Bethesda, a regional center for creative writers. His talk will offer advice on such matters as choosing and submitting to publications; handling rejection; dealing with editors, using literary agents and negotiating contracts.

This program is part of the First Tuesdays series of poetry readings regularly scheduled at the cafe on the corner of 32nd and Barclay streets.

An open reading will follow Mr. Lefcowitz's presentation. For details, call (410) 383-6928.

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Students, teachers and fans of choral music can participate in a master vocal class with the King's Singers, the British a cappella group, at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College.

Since its founding in 1968, the all-male vocal ensemble has developed one of the most diverse repertoires known to vocal groups. Master class participants will learn about the group's approach to ensemble singing, about intonation and about interpretation. In addition, they can ask questions and explore other issues related to the King's Singers performances.

BAfter the class, participants can watch the group rehearse for its performance with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society on Feb. 14 at Meyerhoff Hall.

Tickets for the master class and open rehearsal -- the entire program runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. -- are $25 for general admission and $10 for students. For more information call (410) 523-7070.

Auditions

* Auditions for various roles in a Timonium Dinner Theatre production of "Gigi" are scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Timonium Dinner Theatre, 9603 Deereco Road. Roger Siskey will direct the musical, which will run from April 8 to June 26. Singers, dancers and actors of various ages are needed. For details, call (410) 560-1113.

* The Barnstormers Theatre Group of Catonsville Community College will hold auditions for a spring production of "Godspell" at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 in CCC's Fine and Performing Arts Center Theatre, 800 S. Rolling Road. The production will run April 22-24 and April 28-30. For details, call (410) 455-4145.

* Auditions for Spotlighters Theater's April production of "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale" are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. The cast includes five men and five women ages 25 to 65. For details, call (410) 467-0081.

* The Spotlighters will hold auditions for its June production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. The production calls for 11 men -- five should beathletic -- and two women. For details, call (410) 744-2930.

* Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for its March production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 24-26 at Belair Elementary School, Belair Drive and Trinity Drive in Bowie. Call (301) 464-3088.

* Auditions for Fells Point Corner Theater's production of "Dancing at Lughnasa" have been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. For details, call (410) 276-7837.

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Kirov Ballet dancer Yelena Vinogradova, guest artist at Goucher College, will hold auditions for the college's spring dance concert at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Todd Dance Studio on the Goucher campus.

All area intermediate and advanced-level ballet dancers are invited to participate.

A native of St. Petersburg, Ms. Vinogradova spent 25 years dancing and coaching for the Kirov. Recently she has served as deputy artistic director of the Universal Ballet Academy. At the auditions, she will select ballet dancers for two pieces she will stage for Goucher performances April 15 and April 16.

For details, call (410) 337-6390.

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Singers are invited to audition for the Arundel Vocal Arts Society at 7 p.m. Wednesdays -- before the group's regular rehearsal -- through Feb. 9 at the Anne Arundel Community College Careers Lecture Hall. Singers do not need to prepare special music. For details and to make an appointment, call (410) 544-1151 or (410) 268-2703.

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