Art Notes


Theater to hold auditions for summer productions

Theatre on the Hill, a professional summer theater in residence at McDaniel College, will hold auditions for its summer season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 in Alumni Hall.

Scheduled plays are:

They're Playing Our Song. A composer and lyricist write popular love songs, but struggle with their lives.

The Nerd. What happens when the ultimate social misfit comes to visit.

Dames at Sea. A group of zany performers stage a show on a battleship, with assorted problems.

Beauty and the Beast. The classic story of the beast turned into a handsome prince by love.

The House at Pooh Corner. Christopher Robin decides to run away with his friends, but is this the right thing to do?

Adults 18 and older should come prepared with a short, contemporary comic monologue, an up-tempo show tune (with sheet music in the correct key for an accompanist, who will be provided), and be ready to tap dance. All roles are open and paid, and housing will be provided.

Appointments are required. Information: 410-857-2599.

Brothers' juggling act set for community college

Carroll Community College will present a juggling show from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the cafe area of the Great Hall.

Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy perform as TWO in a show that features high-tech juggling, fire eating, physical comedy and full-body contortion. The pair have performed nationwide and on local and national television shows.

The college is at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

Information: Kate Schuit, 410-386-8424.

McDaniel production a political musical

McDaniel College drama students will present the musical The Threepenny Opera this and next weekend in Alumni Hall.

The musical by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht is based on John Gay's Beggar's Opera, written to address the political issues surrounding World War II. The play focuses on MacHeath (played by junior Albert Pero III), a notorious bandit threatened with execution. His character is described in the song "Mack the Knife."

As a politically oriented play, photo images of people from abused women to leaders of the past and present, including George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Ted Kennedy, Saddam Hussein, Princess Diana and Bill Gates, will be projected behind the actors on stage.

Shows will be held at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow, Sunday and March 6, 7 and 8. Tickets are $8 for the McDaniel College community, senior citizens and students. General admission is $10.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Waynesburg College choir to sing at Carroll Lutheran

Carroll Lutheran Village will sponsor a concert by the Lamplighters, the college choir of Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Krug Chapel Auditorium.

The choir is made up of about 35 students and several faculty members. They will perform a program of sacred classics, contemporary Christian anthems and Broadway show tunes under the direction of Anne M. Phipps.

The concert is free to the public. Carroll Lutheran Village is off Old New Windsor Pike outside Westminster.

Information: 410-848-0090.

Country folk duo to play at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields perform Wednesday. They harmonize a mix of alternative country and classic folk rock. Tickets are $15.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Advance tickets are required.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

Farm museum to hold St. Patrick's Day tea

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold a St. Patrick's Day Tea on March 13 and 14 in the Carroll Room, a Victorian tea parlor in the farmhouse.

Seatings will be at noon and 2 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes sweet treats, choice of tea and a guided tour of the farmhouse. The museum gift shop will be open.

Groups of eight or more can reserve a time slot for a private tea. Groups of less than eight may be with other guests.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

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