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November 8, 2013

Area Arts News

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---- — Senior Class to present play

Morris Central School’s Class of 2014 will present “School for Nerds” as its senior play at 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information, email


CAA to have holiday show, sale

The Cooperstown Art Association’s Holiday Show & Sale will kick off with a public opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and will feature the musical offerings of “Ah Coopella.” On display through Dec. 23, work in the show is geared toward holiday gift giving. All work featured  is by member artists, many of them local and regional.

Artist must deliver their works between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. today or Saturday.

The CAA is at 22 Main St. in the Village Building on the corner of Main and Fair streets in Cooperstown. The Gallery is open between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 24 to 28 for the holidays. For more information, call 547-9777  or visit


Auditions for ‘Sound of Music’ set

The Out of the Woodwork Players will hold auditions for “The Sound of Music” on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre at 15 N. Main St. in Bainbridge.

“The Sound of Music” with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers,” by Maria Augusta Trapp, will be presented April 4, 5 and 6.

Roles are available for adults, teens and children, with principals including three women, two men, girls ages 5, 7, 9, 13, 16 and boys ages 11 and 14. The telegram delivery boy, Rolf Gruber, is 17. Captain von Trapp’s household, when Maria Rainer comes as governess from the convent, includes the butler, housekeeper and maid. Max Detweiler and Elsa Schraeder are his associates. The Mother Abbess oversees nuns, novices and postulants at the convent. Other roles include neighbors, officers and festival contestants.

Auditions will be held from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing and read. Denise Marshall and John Colonna will be director and music director, respectively. Call 563-2582 for more information.

‘Clybourne Park’ to be performed

The State University College at Oneonta’s Department of Theatre and Mask and Hammer theatre club will present “Clybourne Park,” a two-act comedy by Bruce Norris, from Wednesday through Saturday, Nov.16. Performances will be at the Goodrich Theater in the college’s Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, “Clybourne Park” is a sharp-edged comedy about race and community. 

The story builds on events depicted in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 drama “A Raisin in the Sun,” in which a black family decides to buy a home in an all-white Chicago neighborhood. Norris sets his comedy in the house the family hopes to buy, and the audience watches the conflicts unfold: first, in 1959 when the white couple agrees to sell the house, and then again in the second act, when a new couple seeks to buy and renovate the house 50 years later. 

Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Kahl directs “Clybourne Park,” which has been funded by the Student Association. All performances are open to the public. Tickets cost $5, or free with a valid student ID, and may be purchased on campus at the Hunt College Union or online at

‘The Foreigner’ to be featured at Hartwick

Hartwick College Theatre Arts will perform “The Foreigner” by playwright Larry Shue at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 16, in Slade Theater of Yager Hall.

The Foreigner is a two-act comedy about Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant “Froggy” LeSueur, who visit a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and the shenanigans they cause. Shy Baker has a hard time speaking to strangers and to help him out, cheerful friend LeSueur creates a plan to break Baker out of his shell. LeSueur’s plan goes array and Baker discovers interesting secrets that lead to much bigger problems than shyness.

Tickets are $5 for Hartwick students, faculty and staff members and general admission is $10. For information and reservations, call 431-4227. For more information, email


Glimmer Globe to present show at museum

Smithy Center for the Arts announced the Glimmer Globe Theatre will offer a production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at The Farmers’ Museum on Dec. 15. 

The event will mark the first major collaboration between these organizations, and according to a media release, they hope to establish an annual holiday tradition with the show.

“A Christmas Carol” will be presented in the Louis C. Jones Center at 3 and 7 p.m.. For tickets and information, visit, call 547-8671, or purchase tickets in person at The Farmers’ Museum Store or in Smithy Center for the Arts’  Pottery Studio. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 students are on sale now. The Farmers’ Museum is at 5775 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown.