CAST looking for 'Big' actors
CLEARFIELD - Auditions for the musical "Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn," will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre.
Those auditioning only need to attend one of the audition days and may be asked to attend a callback before final casting is announced.
Directors Susan Loffredi and Wendy Cline are looking for an ethnically diverse cast of men, women and children ages 12 and older. The musical is an energetic retelling of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and centers around the adventures of the teenage Huck Finn and his friendship with Jim, a black slave.
Those interested in auditioning are encouraged to read the list of available parts at www.castbuilding. com.
Those auditioning should bring a list of all known evening time and date conflicts from Sept. 27 to Dec. 10. Those auditioning are also asked to bring a prepared song (it does not have to be from the show). You may be asked to sing the entire song or only a few bars. You may use a backing track on CD (no vocals) or bring sheet music. No a cappella auditions will be permitted.
If you do not bring a prepared song, you will be asked to sing a song provided by the directors. Auditioners will also be taught a simple dance segment and may be asked to read a short scene from the script.
The production will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at the CAST Building.
TSO to play full album
UNIVERSITY PARK - Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its latest winter tour to the Bryce Jordan Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 18.
The group's 2011 winter tour will be a special one, as the group will perform its classic album "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" in its entirety. "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" is one of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, having sold nearly three million albums. The album features TSO's signature song, the modern classic "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24."
The concert will also feature music from the group's upcoming production, "Gutter Ballet and The New York Blues Express."
Tickets for the concert are $33, $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Tickets are available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Altoona Campus Box Office, online at Livenation.com or bjc.psu.edu or charge-by-phone at 865-5555.
Rising star to play PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - Jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, named the rising star female vocalist in this year's DownBeat magazine critics polls, will make her Penn State debut in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in Schwab Auditorium.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $31 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $24 for people ages 18 and under.
Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown in the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and the Bryce Jordan Center.
Art exhibit reaches high
HUNTINGDON - More than any other city, the architecture of New York City expressed the epitome of the American Dream; the soaring multistory buildings piercing Manhattan's skyline were cathedrals built to celebrate secular success.
But artists celebrated and questioned the wisdom of building such a city in the exhibit "Above and Below: Skyscrapers to Subways in New York City, 1913-1949" at the Juniata College Museum of Art.
The exhibit opened Thursday and will be on display through Oct. 29.
The exhibition, which was created and curated by the University of Syracuse Traveling Art Galleries, brings a wide variety of artists to the Juniata museum.
The collection includes prints by Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, Adolph Fassbender, Nat Lowell, Harry Gottlieb, Jan Gelb, Berenice Abbott, John Marin and Charles Keller.
Rockers play Carnegie
MUNHALL - Drusky Entertainment and Kirschner Concerts will present alternative rockers Drive-By Truckers, with special guest Jessica Lea Mayfield, at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.
Drive-By Truckers' latest album, "Go-Go Boots," was released in February and went as high as No. 35 on the Billboard album charts.
Tickets for the all-ages show range from $20 to $25 and are available at the venue box office, online at LibraryMusicHall.com or charge-by-phone by calling 412-368-5225.
Dead veterans to perform
UNIVERSITY PARK - Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform with their band Furthur at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
Further is an all-star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Joe Russo, guitarist John Kadlecik and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson.
Tickets for the show are $43 and $55 and go on sale at noon today. Tickets will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center Box Office, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or by calling 865-5555.