Moscow Ballet looks for a local ballerina "Nutcracker": Dancers ages 7 to 13 may try out Saturday at Westview Mall.

Arts Notes

November 24, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

One lucky young ballerina will get a chance to dance in the Baltimore production of the Moscow State Ballet's "Nutcracker" Dec. 5-8 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore and Charles streets.

Local ballerinas between the ages of 7 and 13 may try out from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Value City Court at Westview Mall, on U.S. Route 40 just inside the Beltway. A prima ballerina from the Moscow State Ballet will judge the contest.

The winning ballerina will also receive six free tickets. The runner-up will receive four tickets.

For further information, call (410) 744-5650.

Seniors to perform, compete

The Senior Star Showcase at Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Blvd., will perform "Ticket to Paradise" and "I Love Christmas" Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 11 at ECC and then take the show on the road -- to Las Vegas -- in January.

The group of 73 singers, actors and dancers, ages 55 to 80, will perform during the National Senior Theater Festival, to be held Jan. 5-9 at the University of Las Vegas.

On their return, the senior theater group will begin rehearsing for the Broadway musical "Pajama Game," scheduled for staging in May.

Help for children's theater

The family of the late Charlotte "Cherry" Adler and the Maryland State Arts Council have established the Cherry Adler Children's Theatre fund, an annual grant to benefit a children's theater company in Maryland.

Adler was the founder and director of the Library Theatre and a former chairwoman of the MSAC.

The trust fund will be administered by the MSAC. Donations can be made to the MSAC/Cherry Adler Fund, 601 N. Howard St., Baltimore, Md. 21201. For further information, call (410) 333-8232.

Poetry contest

Poetry writers ages 50 and older are invited to enter the fifth annual poetry contest sponsored by Passenger, a journal of remembrance and discovery at the University of Baltimore. The contest winner will receive $500, and the winning entry will be published in Passenger.

Passenger is the nation's first literary journal for older writers. It publishes fiction, poetry and personal essays. Contributors come from all walks of life, and their work typically explores the later stages of life.

To enter, send five unpublished poems less than 30 lines each to Passenger, University of Baltimore, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21201. Include name and address on top of each page, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a $5 reading fee. Contest deadline is March 15.

Student magazine honored

The 1996 edition of Towson High School's creative arts magazine, Colophon, received the Marylander Award for being the best high school magazine in the state.

The publication is produced by a volunteer student staff as an extracurricular project. Student editors-in-chief for the award-winning magazine were Elizabeth Skelton, Madeline Beach Carey and Ian Moore. Faculty advisers were Linda Popp and Bill Jones.

The magazine also received the award in 1993.

Lunchtime videos

The Columbia Association Art Center is offering a free lunchtime art video series at noon on Mondays. Bring a bag lunch.

Topics include "Art of the Western World, Part II," tomorrow; "Art of the Western World, Part III," Nov. 25; "Cezanne," Dec. 2; "Isami Noguchi," Dec. 9; and "20th Century Art/Manet" Dec. 16.

The art center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village. Call (410) 730-0075.

Call for entries

The 1997 Columbia Festival Art and Craft Show, to be held June 27-29, is calling for entries. For more information, call the Columbia Association Art Center at (410) 730-0075.

Auditions

The Pasadena Theatre Company will hold auditions for the comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6 at Our Lady of the Fields Church, Cecil Avenue, Millersville. All parts are open. Needed are three women and 10 men. Call (410) 760-5448 or (410) 923-7687.

The Columbia Community Players will hold auditions for "The Whole Darn Shooting Match" at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at Running Brook Neighborhood House, Little Patuxent Parkway and Running Brook. Roles are open for 20 men and women, ages 20 to 60. Performances start in late February. Call (410) 290-0992.

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony's repertory and string orchestras conduct auditions for new members Dec. 14 at Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Needed are bassoon, brass, percussion and string players. Members range in age from 8 to 18. To schedule an audition, call (410) 956-2195.

The Jewish Community Center's Primetime Players have scheduled auditions for the 1997 production of "There's No Business Like Show Business -- A Musical Tribute to Irving Berlin," for 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Bring a short song to sing. Call (410) 542-4900.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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