Town hosts Homecoming
CLAYSBURG - The Claysburg-Kimmel Homecoming Show, slated for 11 a.m. Oct. 5, in the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium has nine musical segments interspersed between the dialogues of an approximately 40-person cast. The show's cast ranges in age from 20 to 90 and the performers will reminisce about Claysburg through the decades.
The musical portion of the show will include a ladies' musical group, a men's quartet, a revival of the Claysburg group from the 1970s called Room 102, plus six different selections by the Claysburg Community Chorus. The musical part of the show is under the direction of Dan Crist and Tom Ringler.
The good, clean stories are rated for all ages. Maria Leppert will be directing the show. Admission is $5 and $10 per seat. For $10, your seat is in the reserved centerstage area.
All proceeds from this show plus many other activities that day will benefit the Claysburg Food Bank.
In the lobby before the show will be memorabilia from each decade of school life plus another section of old Claysburg memorabilia with some of the items going back to the mid-1800's. Outside the auditorium will be food booths. The food booths will be open from noon to 3:30 p.m. when the parade is over or until all food is sold. All of this also benefits the food bank.
Tickets can be purchased at C&S Market, Yingling Insurance, Peggy's Diner or the Claysburg Area Library and donations can be made out to: Claysburg Rotary, John Smith, Treasurer, 595 Bedford Street, Claysburg, PA, 16625.
CLP readies famed musical
LORETTO - After a long, two-year wait to acquire the royalties and the opportunity to produce the show, Cresson Lake Playhouse will proudly present "Monty Python's Spamalot - the Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26 at the Loretto venue.
The show will open with a Special Preview Fundraising Event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The preview ticket costs $25 and includes a complimentary beer, bangers (sausages) and a reserved seat to the performance.
"Spamalot" is under the direction of Bryce Britton and is based on the iconic 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004-2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people.
Tickets for the Cresson Lake performance at $17 for adults and $10 for students under age 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling 472-4333 or online at www.cressonlake.com.
Hot Tuna visit State Theatre
STATE COLLEGE - The blues rock band Hot Tuna, formed by bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen as a spin-off of Jefferson Airplane, will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014 at the State Theatre.
The group, which was created in 1969 during a Jefferson Airplane hiatus, plays acoustic and electric versions of original and traditional blues songs. Their latest original album, "Steady as She Goes," was released in 2011.
Tickets for the show are $37, with a $3 ticketing fee. Tickets can be purchased online at thestatetheatre .org, by calling 272-0606 or in person at the theater box office.
CAST shows new comedy
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will present the comedy "Opal's Husband" at 7 p.m. today through Sunday and Thursday through Sept. 28. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Tickets are $8.50 and can be reserved by calling the CAST office at 765-4474 or can be purchased at the door.
CAST is located at 112 E. Locust Street in downtown Clearfield.