ACT to hold new auditions
Auditions for ACT's February production of "On Golden Pond" will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 at the ACT Rehearsal Hall.
ACT Operations Manager Steven C. Helsel is directing the light-hearted family drama which debuted on Broadway in 1979 but is best known for its subsequent film starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.
The cast requires three men, two women and one 13-year-old boy. All roles are open, and previous experience is not necessary to audition.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Perusal copies are available at the ACT office. Boys auditioning are asked to memorize and prepare a short age-appropriate monologue no longer than one minute in length (of your own choosing or contact the ACT office for one to be provided). There will be one rehearsal before the holidays. Regular rehearsals will begin the first week in January. Performances are Feb. 16-19.
A read-through of the script for anyone interested will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 11, in the ACT rehearsal hall.
New works go on exhibit
An exhibition of work by Erica Frick will be on display in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn State Altoona campus through Dec. 11. During the same time period, the work of Visual Art Studies senior Gee Wesley will have his work on display in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center.
Frick will receive her bachelor's degree in Visual Art Studies from Penn State University in December. While she has participated in several group exhibitions in Rome, Italy, this is her first solo exhibition.
Wesley will graduate from Penn State Altoona with a bachelor's degree in visual art studies in December.
The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.
Orchestra plays greats
HUNTINGDON - The Juniata College Orchestra will explore the work of four major composers from different cultures, time periods and levels of fame in its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The orchestra will perform works from Gustav Holst, Antonio Vivaldi, Piotyr Tchaikovsky and Franz Shubert during the concert.
Tickets are $5 for adults and admission is free for all Juniata students and students under age 18. The Juniata College Orchestra is directed and conducted by Rebekah O'Brien, lecturer in music at Juniata.
SAMA exhibit features prints
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona has announced the opening of "Twentieth Century Prints: Gifts of Allwyn and Ellen Levine," which will go on display Jan. 20.
On view through April 21 in the museum's George A. and Herbert L. Wolf Gallery, the exhibition features 45 prints by important 20th Century printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Jim Dine, Jane Freilicher, Nancy Graves, Peter Milton, Philip Pearlstein, and Fairfield Porter. The majority of works in the exhibition consists of large prints, both in black and white and vibrant colors. The prints were donated to the museum in 2000 and 2004 by Allwyn and Ellen Levine.
The museum's hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.