Art Notes

Children invited to participate in 'Pinocchio'

At Theatre on the Hill, children can be a part of the show.


The first of two children's plays this season is Carlo Collodi's classic tale of Pinocchio, about the live puppet that wants to be a real boy.

This production is an adaptation by Brian Way of the original tale, written as a series of stories from 1881 to 1882 and published as a book in 1883.


Viewer participation includes offering suggestions to the characters and joining the characters onstage.

After the performance, children can meet the characters for photos and autographs.

Pinocchio features Noelle Barnard, Suzanna Fox, Nicholas McCourt, Paul Meyd, Albert Pero III, Mark J. Poremba, Elizabeth Simmons and Rachel Spencer. Jean Burgess is director.

Pinocchio will be presented at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, June 26 and 27, and July 3, 10 and 11. Tickets are $8.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Carroll Players to hold open auditions for fall play

The Carroll Players will hold open auditions for its fall play, Oh Mama!, No Papa!, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Westminster Riding Club.

A man and a woman ages 25 to 40 are needed, as are a man and a woman between 45 and 60 years old. Other open roles include one for either a man or a woman, and two for minor characters.


Show dates will be Oct. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The riding club is at 366 N. Colonial Ave.

Information: 410-239-3326.

Arts council to show John Waters' 'Hairspray'

The Carroll County Arts Council will show the John Waters cult-classic Hairspray as its monthly movie at 7 p.m. June 25.

The movie that inspired the Broadway play stars Rikki Lake, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller and Divine.


The film follows plump teen-ager Tracy Turnblad as she achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show.

When she starts speaking out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents.

The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for children younger than 12 and seniors over 60. Arts council members receive a $1 discount.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.


McDaniel pianist, professor to perform in Ecuador

Pianist David Kreider, senior lecturer of music at McDaniel College, is traveling this month to Ecuador to perform in a series of concerts.

Kreider left for Ecuador on Monday and will return to his Westminster home June 28. He will play in the country's capital, Quito, and in Guayaquil.

This trip is the first part of an exchange between McDaniel and Ecuador. The college will welcome the Brass Band del Ecuador for a performance Sept. 26 in Baker Memorial Chapel.

The 34 Ecuadorean band members, ages 6 to 16, are among 80 taught through the Brass Band del Ecuador Foundation. Kreider plans to visit the school where the band members are taught.