CLP auditions for 'Spamalot'
EBENSBURG - Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for the Broadway hit "Monty Python's Spamalot" at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4 at the Ebensburg Rehearsal Hall, 526 W. Ogle St.
The original 2005 Broadway production of "Spamalot," directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony nominations.
According to a press release, roles are available for "an ensemble of funny, sexy people," including men (ages 18 to 70) and women (ages 18 to 50). All roles will require singing and dancing.
n Please bring a current headshot and resume.
n Prepare approximately 32 bars of a song - memorized. Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed). An accompanist is provided. Be prepared to sing a second song if requested. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director's discretion.
n A prepared monologue is not required.
n Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.
CLP will present "Monty Python's Spamalot" Oct. 17 through Oct. 26.
For more information, call 472-4333.
Collins plays State Theatre
STATE COLLEGE - Singer/songwriter Judy Collins will return to The State Theatre for a concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 19.
Collins is known for her broad range of material: her songs include everything from traditional Christian hymns to the Stephen Sondheim Broadway ballad "Send in the Clowns" and a recording of Joan Baez's "A Song for David," as well as her own compositions.
Collins also performed at The State Theatre in 2009.
Tickets for the show are $41 (plus $3 ticketing fee) and can be purchased online at thestatetheatre .org, in person at the theater box office or by calling 272-0606.
SAMA site opens exhibit
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will open its latest exhibition, "Friends, Rogues and Colleagues: Selections from the Permanent Collection," today. On display through Jan. 4, the exhibit will feature more than 35 works culled from the museum's permanent collection.
SAMA?Altoona Site Coordinator Barbara Hollander reflected on her time at SAMA to organize an eclectic exhibition of more than 30 local and regional artists she has come to know and befriend.
Among the featured artists are Jory Albright, Michael Allison, Lynn Baney, Allen Capriotti, Ron Donoughe, Yong Sook Kim-Lambert, Chuck Olson, John Rita, Bernard Schilling, Scott Steberger, Michael M. Strueber, Judith Counsel Vipond and Kamal Youssef.
To help celebrate the exhibition, the museum will host a special Blue Monday event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 16. Music will be provided by Bodacious B. Cost is $20 per person. Call the museum at 946-4464 for reservations.
Blues artist to perform
BEDFORD - Locality Gallery + Workshop will present "An Evening of Blues," with blues musician Dan Stevens, from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at 142 E. Pitt St.
Stevens plays a unique style of "bottleneck" slide guitar. A participant in the Music Under New York Program, he plays on a regular basis in the New York City Subway System in locations such as Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.
Admission is $10.