Altoona Community Theatre has selected the shows to be presented during its 2014-15 season at the Mishler Theatre and is accepting letters of interest from individuals who would like to be considered to direct any of them. Directing positions are non-paid, volunteer assignments.
Previous experience with ACT is not required.
Next year, the troupe will present the classic American comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" in September, the stage version of the popular holiday film "A Christmas Story" in November, the Neil Simon farce "Rumors" in February and the all-time-favorite musical "Singin' in the Rain" in May.
Those interested in being a director should send a letter and resume immediately to: Altoona Community Theatre, Attn: Artistic Committee, P.O. Box 908, Altoona, PA 16603-0908, or e-mail to act@
altoonacommunitytheatre. com. Perusal copies of the scripts are available at the ACT office. For more information, call ACT at 943-4357.
Book inspires performance
Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 2 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Choreographed by KT Huckabee, assistant professor of dance and integrative arts, "Maddening Madness" is a modern ballet, inspired by the classic novel, "Fahrenheit 451." The dance consists of multiple sections that follow the plot of Ray Bradbury's thrilling story. A wide range of styles are used to capture the characters and themes of the book. Live music forms the soundtrack with a rock quintet headed by Rick Wertz.
Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and before and during all performances.
Claysburg show returns
CLAYSBURG - The 13th Annual Claysburg Hee Haw Show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium
Entertainment includes Mt. City Grass on April 11 and Revised Edition on April 12. Other performers include Strings of Joy, Lauren Albright, a high school male ensemble called 5 Degree Cooler, Gayle's Shining Stars Dance Group, the 50's Flashback Quartet and the Claysburg Community Chorus - all of whom will be performing on both nights.
The show is directed by Dan Crist of Claysburg and is sponsored by the Claysburg Rotary.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Peggy's Diner, Yingling Insurance and Claysburg C&S Market or at the door the night of the performances.
PSU groups to perform
Penn State Altoona's University Choir and University Jazz Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. May 3 in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Directed by music instructor Kent Martin, both ensembles are comprised of Penn State Altoona students. They will perform a wide variety of vocal and contemporary big band selections. The performance is free and open to the public.
Touring show stops April 17
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Tony Award-nominated musical "Bring It On: The Musical" - set amid the high-flying world of competitive cheerleading -will visit Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. April 17.
Inspired by the film "Bring It On," the touring Broadway show tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through cheerleading competitions.
Tickets are $53 and $62 for adults, $35 and $44 for University Park students and $36 and $45 for those age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and the Bryce Jordan Center.