Kennedy Center offers free concerts Music: The presentations, every day at 6 p.m., aim to expand access to the performing arts in Washington.

Arts Notes

March 09, 1997|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is offering free concerts daily (except next Christmas) as part of "Performing Arts for Everyone," a series intended to increase access to the performing arts for residents and visitors in the nation's capital.

The one-hour performances on the center's new Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer begin at 6 p.m. and feature a variety of performing arts and artists -- from jazz and classical music to mime, dance and theater.

Performances in March will highlight music education in the Washington metropolitan area. Student performers and groups from area school districts and universities, as well as graduates of local school systems who have careers in music, will be featured.

Local artists wishing to be part of the 1997-1998 "Performing Arts for Everyone" season are invited to apply by March 31 for an opportunity to audition. From those who apply, more than 300 individuals and groups will be selected to appear as part of the Millennium Stage performances; the Thirteenth Annual Open House Arts Festival, Sept. 7; Holidays at the Kennedy Center, each December; and the Kennedy Center Spring Celebration.

For more information on free performances call (800) 444-1324; to audition, call (202) 416-8043.

Senior artists

Maryland amateur and professional artists, ages 60 and older, may are invited to submit slides of their work by Friday for a juried art exhibition at the State House in Annapolis.

The Senior Fine Arts Exhibition, part of Frances Hughes Glendening's statewide arts initiative "A Celebration of the Arts: 1997-'98," starts April 14 and runs through May 30. The show will include two-dimensional work in all media, excluding photography.

L For more information, call (410) 767-1273 or (800) AGE DIAL.

New plays

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival will hold a marathon new-play reading from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St.

Three scripts by Maryland playwrights -- under consideration for the BPF's summer season -- will be read and discussed.

Admission is free. Call (410) 276-2153.

Theater workshops

Two six-week workshops with Barry Feinstein will be offered at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St.

A directing workshop will start March 18, and a scene-study class is scheduled to begin March 19. Both sessions will run from 7: 30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Some experience is needed. The cost is $50 a person.

Call (410) 337-7569 for more information.

Auditions

Auditions for the Ellicott Theatre's production of Bruce Graham's comedy, "Moon Over the Brewery," are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the theater, 8217 Main Street, Ellicott City. Prepare a less-than-two minute monologue. Call (410) 465-0899.

Auditions for the Forum Theater's production of "Burn This" will be held tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 912 Washington Blvd. Needed are three men, ages 27-45, and one woman, in her 30s. Call for appointment, (410) 576-2333.

Auditions for the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's production of "Leader of the Pack" will be held from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow at West Annapolis Elementary School, 210 Annapolis St. Those auditioning should look between 18 and 30. Prepare a song in '60s pop style and dress to move. Minorities are encouraged to audition. Call (410) 268-9112.

Auditions for the Young Victorian Theatre Company's July production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" take place from 7: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryn Mawr School, 109 W. Melrose Ave. All principal roles are open and are paid. Singers should prepare one song or aria in English, preferably from a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. An accompanist will be provided. Technical positions also are open. Call (410) 659-1308.

The Bowie Community Theatre will audition for "Weekend Comedy" at 7: 30 p.m. March 17-18 at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park, Route 3 South, one mile south of Route 450. Callbacks are scheduled for March 19. All parts are open Call (410) 923-2001.

The Covered Bridge Theatre Company, in residence at Cecil Community College, will hold auditions for its summer musical, "Damn Yankees," March 24-25 at the Cultural Center on campus, 1000 North East Road, North East. Callbacks are scheduled for march 26. Come prepared with a song and be ready to dance. An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition, call (410) 287-1023.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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