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April 12, 2013

AREA ARTS BRIEFS

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---- — ‘Charlie Brown’ auditions planned

Sing A Song Of Broadway & Co., an independent, Oneonta-based, performance company formed in 2012, will present the musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” in June.

Those who are interested in auditioning may prepare a song from the show or another well-known musical, plan to read from the script provided, and bring a resume or summary of experience, along with a photograph. Dance or movement training is preferred for some roles but not required. A short personal interview will be scheduled before an audition.

Call Greg or Jeannie Langdon at 287-8669 to arrange for interview and audition times. Additional chorus roles for a small ensemble will be available for ages 15 and older at a later date.

Chihuahua sought for Orpheus play

Orpheus Theatre is looking for a Chihuahua to play the part of “Bruiser” in an upcoming production of “Legally Blonde.”

According to a media release from the theater, “The Chihuahua who plays the part of Bruiser needs to have a couple of qualifications: First, the cuteness factor, and secondly the ability to bark on command.”

For more information, contact Orpheus at 432-1800 or atorpheus@orpheustheatre.org.

Piece Corps Quilters work to be shown

The Jericho Arts Council will feature the Afton Piece Corps Quilters at the Town Hall Gallery on Saturday and Sunday.

According to a media release, “This group is approximately 20 strong, producing colorfully patterned quilts of excellent quality. As well as their combined talents, they strive to enrich people’s lives with their charitable giving to various groups,” including the Chenango County Women’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scouts and the Food Pantry. They also took part in the nationwide “Million Pillowcase Challenge”.to benefit residents of the state Veterans Home.

The show will coincide with the performance of Christopher Shaw, John Kirk and Brian Melick on Saturday in the Town Hall Theatre. The Gallery will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Jazz drummer to play B-side

Jazz drummer Bob Breithaupt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the B-side Ballroom in Clinton Plaza in Oneonta.

According to a media release, Breithaupt has toured for more than 30 years, including performances with John Pizzarelli, and Broadway star Sandy Duncan. He is also one of the nation’s leaders in percussion education, chairing the Performance Studies Department at Capital University in Ohio. He has authored a number of textbooks, and is an artist/endorser for Yamaha.

Breithaupt will perform jazz standards with a quartet with Rob Roman on keyboard, Bill Pomares on saxophone, and Chris Wolf-Gould on standup bass.

The B-side ballroom is at 1 Clinton Plaza, across from the corner of Main and Market streets in Oneonta. There will be no cover charge for the show.

Student work to be shown at SUCO

More than 100 works by student artists will be on display during SUNY Oneonta’s Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, which features sculpture, ceramics, digital prints, drawings, paintings and video art. The exhibition opens Monday and runs through May 18 in the college’s Martin -Mullen Art Gallery.

The Dr. James Jerow Elting Memorial Awards will be presented at a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The reception will include refreshments and live music by the student jazz ensemble, and all are welcome.

Also on exhibit in the Fine Arts galleries this month are two other installations by student artists. “Forever Bound,” a collection of mixed media by Andrea Eaton, Michelle Vena and Kara Zingale, is on exhibit in the Project Space Gallery, and “Revitalize,” featuring work by members of the college’s Computer Art Club, is on display in the Gallery Lobby Exhibition Hall. Both exhibits run through April 19.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, during special events and by appointment while classes are in session. More information is available from Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at 436-3456 and on the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery website.