CAST?hosting premiere of film
CLEARFIELD - The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will present an evening to be of interest to area residents and anyone who has wondered about the existence of Bigfoot.
CAST will present the premiere of the film "Mountain Devil: The Search for Frank Peterson" on Nov. 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. showing
"When producer/director Ryan Cavalline first contacted me about doing a program on Bigfoot at CAST, I said 'yes" immediately,' said Ruth Loffredi, CAST executive director, in a press release. "To begin with, this is a big topic around this area. It's exciting to speculate and think about what might be roaming through the Pennsylvania forests and in our case, especially around the Rockton Mountain area."
The evening will be hosted by members of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society and the film features The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society members Eric Altman, David Rupert and Ron Gallucci.
Also included are Pennsylvania Bigfoot/UFO investigator Stan Gordon, independent researchers Dennis Dean Thomas and Dwayne Pintoff. It also features Eddie Benevich and Eric Kovala. Some of those involved in the research and in the film itself will be in the audience.
Tickets are $6 and can be reserved by calling the CAST office at 765-4474.
The CAST Building is located at 112 E. Locust Street in downtown Clearfield. The website iswww.castbuilding.com.
Concert honors Gettysburg
HUNTINGDON - The Juniata College Concert Band will provide a musical tribute to several nationally historical moments in its fall concert at 2 p.m., Sunday in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
The concert will open with "Overture in B Flat," written by Caesar Giovannini and Wayne Robinson. To honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the band will play "Gettysburg," written by Randy Edelman. The composition is part of the soundtrack for the 1993 film "Gettysburg."
The next 19th century selection is "Chorale and Shaker Dance," written by John Zdechlik. The modern composition is based on the classic Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts."
The ensemble will transition to "Big Band Dixie," in which arranger Bob Lowden, has strung together classic sections of 19th century and early 20th century Dixieland jazz.
The 19th-century theme continues as the ensemble performs "Shenandoah," by nationally respected composer Frank Ticheli. The composition is based on a folk song of the same name.
The concert will draw to a close with "recessional," the triumphal march from "Aida," by Guiseppe Verdi. In keeping with the band's anniversary theme, the selection is performed in honor of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth.
Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and Juniata students with ID or children under 18 are admitted free.
Tabloids provide monologues
STAR Productions at Saint Francis University will host "Tabloid Truth" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the JFK Center on the Loretto campus.
The production turns articles from newspapers and magazine tabloids into dramatic monologues as part of a theatrical presentation. The actors and actresses wrote their own monologues and will perform their creations.
This assemblage of bizarre and unusual speeches is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Actors will be available post-show to talk with the audience and answer questions.
Consort presents acclaimed singer
BEDFORD - Soprano Liesl Odenweller and noted period ensemble Chatham Baroque will present an evening of baroque music as part of the Pennsylvania Consort Guest Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St.
Odenweller is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Liederkranz Prize in the US, the International Bellini Prize and the Italian "Il Virtuoso" Prize. She has received much acclaim for her performances as Queen of the Night, Cleopatra, Gilda, Lucia, Konstanze, and Adina on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door, with students through high school half price. Tickets are available at the Visitors Bureau and the National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford and at Everett Rexall Pharmacy.
Johnstown native to play solo
HUNTINGDON - The Juniata College Orchestra will feature a solo performance on flute from Katie Hilands, a senior from Johnstown, at its fall concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 24, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and Juniata students with ID or children under 18 are admitted free. The orchestra is directed by Ben Firer, a graduate student in orchestral conducting from Penn State.