'Earth Voyage' opens film series at Charles

Arts Notes

April 06, 1997|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

"Cinema Sundays at the Charles, the Film Lovers Club" opens its 10th series today at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore with "Earth Voyage to Yesteryears," nine short travel films created by James Fitzpatrick in Technicolor between 1933 and 1968. The director's son, James Fitzpatrick Jr., will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

Films are shown Sunday mornings, and each screening is accompanied by a guest speaker. The program begins with brunch at 10 a.m., followed by the screening at 10: 30 a.m.

Due to contractual arrangements with the distributors, the titles of most films cannot be revealed until the day of the screening.

The series includes eight films. A full membership for all programs is $96, or $80 for renewals from the previous series. Also available is a membership package of four dates of your choice for $65, or $50 for the four screenings if you're renewing. All members receive a benefit package, worth a minimum of $100, that includes free passes to the Charles, invitations to preview screenings at other theaters, and discounts at restaurants, cafes, art galleries, video stores and theaters. Individual tickets are $15 at the door. Call (410) 366-8675.

Juice up your jazz

The Towson State University Music Department will present a jazz workshop from 9 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Saturday in the Fine Arts Center on campus, Osler and Cross Campus drives.

The all-day workshop features master classes, improvisation clinics, jam sessions and an 8: 15 p.m. concert.

New York trumpeter Bill Mobley and Baltimore guitarist Richard Roeder will lead master classes and perform with the TSU Faculty Jazz Group.

Tickets for the workshop and concert are $10 for adults and $4 for TSU students. The concert only is $8 and $4. Call 410-830-ARTS.

Auditions

Historical Films Group, in cooperation with the Hagerstown Junior College, will conduct auditions for a new television documentary on the Battle of Antietam from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Junior College. Speaking parts and on-screen extras, including re-enactors. Filming on and near the battlefield in July and September. Call 301-790-2800, Ext. 337.

Young performers are invited to audition for the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's production of "Li'l Abner" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Wednesday at West Annapolis Elementary School. Needed are middle- through high-school-age performers. Prepare a song and bring sheet music or music-only tape. Call 410-268-9212.

New Avenues in Theatre will hold auditions for the play "Bad Seed" by Maxwell Anderson at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the theater at Hamilton Middle School, 5609 Sefton Ave. All roles are open. An African-American actress, about 8 years old, is needed to play the sophisticated, spoiled Rhoda Penmark. Call 410-484-6593.

Male and female actors of various ages and ethnic backgrounds are needed for the Baltimore Playwrights Festival's coming season. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Spotlighters Theater, 817 St. Paul St.; April 14, Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St.; and April 15, Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway. Prepare a three-minute monologue and be ready to read from a script. Bring resume and photo, if possible. Call 410-276-2153.

Pub Date: 4/06/97

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