Art briefs: Toledo Rep hosts auditions; Art Walk set for Aug. 26Written by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre will host an audition extravaganza with open auditions for seven productions Aug. 28.
The event will feature auditions for the Rep’s main stage production “Chapter Two,” a co-production with Owens Community College “A Merry Regiment of Women,” as well as EdgyRep Readings “A Body of Water,” “Three Viewings,” “Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead,” “Marvin’s Room” and “The Mercy Seat.”
Auditions are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Tenth Street Stage, 16 10th St.
The auditions are open to the public with many of the roles for individuals age 20 and older, said Kathy McGovern, business manager for the Toledo Rep. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre has 11 productions and three youth productions scheduled for the upcoming season.
For more information about the Toledo Rep, visit www.toledorep.org.
Chorale seeks singer
The Perrysburg Symphony Chorale is looking for singers to join the group this season.
The Perrysburg Symphony Chorale will perform the music of Vaughn Williams this fall, and portions of Handel’s “Messiah” as the holiday season approaches.
The chorale begins practicing Aug. 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, 200 W. Second St., at 7:30 p.m. No auditions are required. For more information, call Wendie or Chuck Kiskaddon at (419) 874-9126.
ACGT Arts Walk
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) is hosting an Art Walk Series event in Downtown Toledo on Aug. 26.
“The Art Walk gives Toledoans the chance to see how much creativity happens in our city,” said Michelle Carlson, program coordinator for the ACGT. “It’s a great opportunity once a month to meet artists and visit galleries and see that there is a lot of culture here in Toledo.”
Each Art Walk features different galleries and exhibits so no two Art Walks are the same, Carlson said. More than 20 galleries will participate in the Art Walk including, 20 North Gallery, Sur- Saint Clair, Downtown Latte, Swank Gifts and Bozarts Fine Art & Music Gallery. A full list of galleries is listed at www.acgt.org.
Maps for the Art Walk are available online, or during the event at an ACGT hospitality station on Saint Clair Street.
Art Walk takes place the fourth Thursday of every month, May through September. The final walk of the season is scheduled for Sept. 23.
Suzanne Vega in Tecumseh
The Tecumseh Center for the Arts has announced its 2010-2011 national touring season.
“We do three things at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts and one of those is bringing a touring season of artists from around the world,” said Johanna Walker, executive director of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA). “We try and make a schedule of what would interests the community, fits with other events that are going on and has the ability to bring attention to this beautiful town.”
The national touring season kicks off with songwriter and musician Suzanne Vega on Oct. 7. The tour will include the big band Glenn Miller Orchestra on Oct. 23, The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute featuring Waylon, Willie & Johnny on Nov. 6, the off-Broadway play “The Queen of Bingo” on Jan. 22 and international band The Irish Rovers on March 13.
Additional shows include Broadway play “The Water Coolers” on April 1, the family-friendly Golden Dragon Acrobats on April 29, The Chenille Sisters with The Royal Garden Trio on May 8 and “Rhapsody in Boop,” the music of Betty Boop, on May 22.
“The season is a nod to the past and an eye to the future,” Walker said.
Tickets for nine shows are $175 and for five shows are $100. Shows are also available individual priced, with discounts for students and seniors. Some shows have family package ticket pricing available. To purchase tickets, call (517) 423-6617. TCA will host more than 140 events this year. The center is located at 400 N. Maumee St. in Tecumseh, Mich.
For more information, visit www.thetca.org.
Theater to show boxing fight
Rave Motion Pictures will host a special live boxing match of “Mosley vs. Mora” at its Fallen Timbers Theater. Shane Mosley will face Sergio Mora at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. The pay-per-view fight is scheduled to be streamed live on big screen for $15 a ticket. For more information, visit the website www.ravemotionpictures.com.
Ramona Collins concert
Toledoan Ramona Collins and The Jesse Kramer Trio will appear at the Harbor House Restaurant, 440 Clinton St. in Greektown in Downtown Detroit from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 3, following the first day of the Detroit Jazz Fest. Cover is $5 and reservations are recommended. For more information, call (313) 967-9900.
‘Magic the Gathering’ event
A free play and trade “Magic the Gathering” event will take place from noon to midnight Aug. 28at Old School Gaming at 5660 Southwyck Blvd. Suite. 250. Receive a “Magic the Gathering” booster pack upon arrival. Draft tournament takes place at 7 p.m. Call (419) 906-5268 to reserve a spot.