Olney Theatre announces 'Hot' summer schedule

ARTS NOTES

March 20, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

Olney Theatre's summer season will include the area premiere of "Hot 'n' Cole," a new revue of the music of Cole Porter; the revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" and the revival of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana," the theater has announced. The season will begin May 3 and run through Oct. 23.

"Hot 'n' Cole," a production with more than 50 Cole Porter songs, will run May 3-29. "The Trip to Bountiful," the story of a widow's pilgrimage to her native hamlet, will run June 7-July 3. "A Small Family Business," a farce by Alan Ayckbourn that concerns a principled man modifying his ethics, will run July 12-Aug. 7. "The Night of the Iguana," which examines the lives of characters at a summer hotel in Mexico, will run Aug. 16-Sept. 11.

The final show of the season will be announced later.

Subscriptions for the five-play summer season range from $80 to $115. Individual tickets will go on sale April 4.

For information about performance times and other details, call the theater at (301) 924-3400.

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Auditions for Cockpit in Court, Maryland's largest summer theater, are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 10. Actors, singers and dancers of all ages are needed for six productions, which will run mid-June through early August.

The productions include "Macbeth," "George M," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," "Oliver" and "Lend Me a Tenor." The Young People's production, "Snow White," will cast approximately 60 parts to actors under the age of 18. For details, call managing director F. Scott Black at (410) 780-6534.

The Lorenzo Children's Theatre will hold auditions for its production of "The Wizard of Oz" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 28-29 at Act Two Dinner Theatre, 8014 Pulaski Highway. The production, directed by Tracey Zimmerman, needs singers, dancers and actors of various ages. Performances will alternate weekly between Act Two Dinner Theatre and the new Timonium Dinner Theatre. For details, call (410) 686-1126.

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Baltimore artist Jay Schlossberg-Cohen has completed a painting commemorating the 100th year of the Peabody Preparatory. Commissioned by Jay and Carol Jean Young for their music salon, the painting representing Peabody musicians and dancers will be reproduced as a signed limited edition poster for the Prep's April 16 gala.

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Twenty members of the graphic arts community -- writers, photographers, graphic designers, printers, account representatives and students -- will perform as part of 20/20, a benefit for the American Institute of Graphic Arts scheduled March 29 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Each participant will perform a one-minute program. Sun columnist Dan Rodricks will serve as master of ceremonies. The AIGA is the national non-profit organization which promotes excellence in graphic design.

Ticket prices are $20 for the general public and $8 for students. The event, which includes live music, begins at 7 p.m. For details, call (410) 837-0070.

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Baltimore composer Robert Hall Lewis has released his third compact disc of orchestral music on New World Records Inc. A member of the faculty at Goucher College since 1957, Mr. Lewis has written more than 80 compositions, 12 of which are recorded CDs. This new disc includes Symphony No. 4, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1990; "Invenzione," commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; "Kantaten," composed for the New York-based Gregg Smith Singers, and "Diptychon." Mr. Lewis conducts the performances, which feature the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and the London Sinfonietta Voices.

Mr. Lewis is artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and a part-time faculty member at the Peabody Institute.

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