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Exploration: Auditions, colorful evening of music plus fish-to-food demonstrations

The Chief Players will be hosting auditions Sunday for the fall production of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
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Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Come one and all, the Chief Players will host auditions for the upcoming show, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” starting at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

The show will be directed by Sabrina Stewart, and Michael Staley will serve as stage manager.

According to the story synopsis, “Arsenic and Old Lace” is about a writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster, who falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper. They tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle and homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

There is no preparation necessary for the audition. There will be sides available to read. The show will cast 11 men and three women.

The commitment to be in the show is about three rehearsals per week, plus two weekends of shows Oct. 19 and 20 and Oct. 26 and 27.

Head over to Stagecoach State Park this weekend for some culinary enlightenment.

Stagecoach’s Fish to Fork

Join the Stagecoach State Park staff at the marina deck as they prepare and share their favorite recipes and fishing tips from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stagecoach State Park, 25500 Routt County Road 14.

The new event will offer samples of various trout and pike preparations from grilled, fried and pickled to smoked or as a salad. And yes, tastings will be available.

The event is free. All vehicles must have a valid park entry pass.

Catch the upcoming “Watercolors” performance starring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis this week at the Strings Music Pavilion.

An evening of color, music

Strings Music Festival will present “Watercolors,” a chamber concert showcasing the harp and flute with harpist solo Yolanda Kondonassis at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road.

“The music is dreamy and impressionistic and should create a really lovely show,” said Kristine Kilbourne, Strings marketing director. “Yolanda is incredibly talented.”

The audience should be ready to be swept away by shimmering colors and warm timbres in this impressionist chamber program that will also star a dozen of players from top orchestras performing works from composers Debussy, Ravel and Takemitsu.

Evening of dance

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp dancers have trained the past five weeks for performances that will showcase signature works of master American choreographers like the “Parsons Etude,” a piece choreographed by David Parsons, who is one of the pre-eminent modern choreographers of the 21st century.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to see seven original works by the Perry-Mansfield dance faculty, including a solo by Co-Director of Dance Tamara Dyke-Compton, which was originally choreographed by the University of Arizona Dance Ensemble.

Antonio Brown will premiere a new dance featuring live music performed by Perry-Mansfield dance musicians Joe Venigoni and Anton Faynberg. Also on the playbill are three short dance films, which were entirely created by the pre-professional dance students.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.


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