Elmo, friends making music
UNIVERSITY PARK - Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music" at the Bryce Jordan Center on March 11. There will be two showings, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing.
Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed - rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.
Tickets start at $17 per person and can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bjc.psu.edu, or by calling 800-745-3000.
JC students stage 'Carol'
HUNTINGDON - Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the feared Ebenezer Scrooge will be embodied by Juniata College theatre students during a staged reading of "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the performing arts movement studio in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and all proceeds will be directed to benefit the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation.
"It's a straightforward, family-friendly adaptation," says Neal Utterback, assistant professor of theatre at Juniata.
"It reduces the story down to a manageable length, about 90 minutes."
"A Christmas Carol: The Reading" will be performed in the downstairs Performing Arts Movement Studio. Directed by Utterback, the production features roles for 17 Juniata theatre majors. Some of the actors will play dual roles.
The adaptation is by Mary Hausch, the former artistic director of the Hippodrome Theatre, in Gainesville, Fla.
ACT holding auditions
Altoona Community Theatre will hold auditions for its February production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" on Monday and Tuesday in the Rehearsal Hall of the ACT Workshop, located downtown at 1213 12th Street, next to Tom & Joe's Restaurant.
Set in 1692 in Massachusetts, the drama (to be directed by Michael Manfred) revolves around the Salem Witch Trials, when innocent citizens were accused of sorcery and some even wrongly executed. A large cast is needed for the show, especially adult males, and there are roles of all sizes available, so all individuals are encouraged to audition regardless of experience or previous participation with ACT.
For a complete cast list and more details, visit ACT's website at www. altoonacommunitytheatre. com.