Arts Notes

ARTS NOTES

November 13, 2005

Lunchtime lecture to focus on Monet

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a free "Lunch & Learn" lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Susan Williamson, visual arts coordinator, will present a slide lecture on Monet in conjunction with the Baltimore Museum of Art's exhibit, Monet's London.

She will discuss the social and political climate in France that paved the way for the Impressionists and Monet's work in London, where he used the Houses of Parliament as a backdrop for his paintings.

Admission is $5 or free for Arts Council members. Participants can take a brown bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Information: 410-848-7272.

McDaniel adds twist to familiar `Carol'

McDaniel College theater will present A Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Alumni Hall Mainstage.

Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Carroll Arts Center.

Charles Dickens' classic tale is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who hates Christmas, but is changed after the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit him.

This adaptation includes new characters, including two comic grave diggers, a preacher who recites Mark Twain's "The War Prayer," and four "air sprites" who come alive to torment and tickle Scrooge toward salvation.

Tickets for all performances are $7 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens and students. For tickets for the college shows, call 410-857-2448; for the Arts Center, 410-848-7272.

Children's troupe to put on `Wonderland'

The Carroll County Arts Council and the Fun Company of Frederick will present Wonderland, a live musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Carroll Arts Center.

This auditioned children's theatrical troupe features children ages 8 to 12.

Wonderland is an upbeat coming-of-age story that includes some favorite recognizable characters from Alice's Wonderland, along with new ones - a baseball team, a gospel group called the Responsibilities, a train conductor and star-struck tourists.

It's also zany, as when Humpty Dumpty jumps from the wall to pursue a career in country music with his back-up singers, the Dixie Chickens.

An eclectic mix of music ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop to bluegrass.

Tickets are $5.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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