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September 14, 2012

Arts Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Orpheus to present ‘Little Shop’

Orpheus Theatre will present the comedy-turned-rock-horror musical at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Goodrich Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Oneonta campus.

The show is the classic tale of man-meets-girl-meets-carnivorous-plant. A down-and-out floral assistant gains fame with his plant, Audry II,” while looking for love and dealing with his boss and a sadistic dentist.

The production stars Colin Havener, Jaclyn Courter, John Willis, Ian Austin, Claudia Koeppel, Veronica Rising, Trista Hoyt and Tamiko Williams as the voice of Audrey II.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and $12 for children 12 years old and younger. For more details, call 432-9392 or visit

Theater group seeks actors for ‘Psychic’

The Catskill Community Players will hold open auditions for “The Psychic,” at 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Wieting Theatre, at 168 Main St. in Worcester .

The play, by Sam Bobrick, focuses on the chaotic life of writer Adam Webster, who puts a sign in his apartment saying “Psychic readings $25” in desperation to make the rent. The sign draws a variety of characters and turns into a comedic murder mystery.

Performances will be Nov. 2 to 4 at the theater. For more information, call 433-2089 or go to

Oxford group to host auditions for play

The Oxford Civic Theatre will host auditions for “The Last Doll,” a two-act Christmas musical, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Oxford Academy Central School Performing Arts Auditorium, located at 50 S. Washington Ave. in Oxford.

The group seeks singers and dancers of all ages, actors, musicians, backstage help, artists, costumers, extras and assistance with costumes and sets. Auditions will be five minutes, with two minutes allotted for a cold reading of a supplied script, a media release said.

Production dates are Dec. 7 and 8 at the auditorium. For more details, call 843-6445 or email

Artist to present lecture on land art

Nick Capasso, deputy director of the DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass., will present a lecture entitled “Understanding Land Art” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Anderson Center for the Arts Theater on the Hartwick College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Since the later 1960s, many sculptors have engaged in dialogue with nature and its processes to create monumental works of land art, a media release said. Capasso will address this dialogue and artists associated with it, including Robert Smithson, Walter deMaria and Nancy Holt, as well as contemporary site-specific deCordova projects by Andy Goldsworthy and Alan Sonfist.

For more information, call Elizabeth Ayer at 431-4826 or email her at