Arts Notes

Arts Notes

November 09, 2003

Director to talk Wednesday about updating `Allegro'

Director Eric Schaeffer will share his experience with revising a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical play in a lecture, "Allegro: Directing and Updating for a Contemporary Audience," at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Alumni Hall.

The musical, which tells the story of a doctor's life from birth to death, includes the songs "The Gentleman Is a Dope" and "A Fellow Needs a Girl."

Looking back on his less-successful musicals, composer Richard Rodgers called Allegro the show that would be "most worthy of a second chance."

Schaeffer, artistic director of the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., will direct a production of the play in January at the theater.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Contributions made to CCC foundation

Former state Sen. and Mrs. Charles H. Smelser, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris T. Matthews have contributed to the Carroll Community College Foundation Have-a-Seat Campaign.

The couples are donating this recognition gift in memory of Grace A. Smelser, the mother of Charles Smelser and Mary Matthews. Grace A. Smelser was a lifelong resident of Carroll County, living and working in Uniontown for much of her life. She was active in the community.

The Have-a-Seat Campaign is raising money to grow the Founders' Endowment Fund managed by the foundation, a fund that helps meet the most urgent needs in the college.

This campaign was initiated last year with the opening of the county's newest cultural arts venue, the Robert A. and Phyllis B. Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Contributors will have their names engraved on brass plaques to be affixed to the theater seat of their choice. In addition, their name will be engraved on a donor wall in the lobby of the Scott Center. Information: 410-386-8154.

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