Teen performance camp takes stage

By Sonya Ellingboe

Posted 7/7/12

“Once Upon This Island Junior” is Town Hall Arts Center’s Teen Performance Camp production, playing July 13 to 21. The cast of 25, ages 12 to …

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Teen performance camp takes stage

By Sonya Ellingboe


“Once Upon This Island Junior” is Town Hall Arts Center’s Teen Performance Camp production, playing July 13 to 21. The cast of 25, ages 12 to 18, have worked three hours a day, five days a week for a month starting with auditions, read-throughs and full rehearsals under director Robert Michael Sanders. Music director is Ellen Shamas-Brandt and choreographer is Kelly Kates. The story is about lovers from different worlds, on a Caribbean island. Book and lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Performances: 7 p.m. July 13, 14, 20, 21; 10 a.m. July 16, 17, 18, 19; 2 p.m. July 15. Tickets: $5 students/$10 adults, 303-794-2787, ext. 5 (M-F 1 to 5 p.m.), townhallartscenter.com, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton.

Call for artists

The 2012 Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale has put out a call for artists, with entry deadline August 19 via CaFE, callforentry.org. Categories: oil, water media, pastel, mixed media, sculpture. The juror is artist Jill Soukup. Cash awards of $4,000. Up to three entries, which have not appeared in a previous Lone Tree show. Fee: $35. See: cityoflonetree.com/artexhibition.

Jazz fest in Littleton

The 2012 Littleton Jazz Festival will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Tickets ($25) are available now at THAC. Three bands will perform, according to organizer Charlie Carroll: Highlands Ranch-based After Midnight, with Benny Goodman roots; Centerpiece Jazz with vocalist Joni Janak and guest saxophonist Rich Chiarluce; and Your Father’s Mustache, a traditional jazz band. More on this later, but tickets sold out early last summer, so we wanted readers to know. 303-794-2787 ext 5, (M-F, 1 to 5 p.m.) or townhallartscenter.com.

Natural Surroundings book signing

Local author Aaron Ritchey will be meeting readers and signing his book, “The Never Prayer” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14 at Natural Surroundings, 5738 S. Rapp St. (corner of Santa Fe Drive and West Bowles Avenue) in downtown Littleton. 303-347-1781.

Legendary Ladies

Silver Heels, Lola Montez, Susan Shelby Magoffin, Molly Brown and more … Meet them at the July 16 meeting of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. at Southbridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. These actresses choose a character, research her and create a costume for their performances. Free to members; $1 donation suggested for non-members. Children welcome. Be photographed with the performers. Information, hrhistoricalsociety@comcast.net.

Englewood Live

Englewood Live, a family-friendly production, will be presented at 7 p.m. July 14 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Entertainers featured: Ian Humphrey, Toastmasters District 26 Champion of Public Speaking; a presentation from Englewood’s Summer Drama Program; an interview with the Englewood Lions Club; storyteller Mira Starr; song and speech by Gail Hamilton; Flamenco guitarist Mike Hopkins; dulcimer player Eric Star; and poetry by Joe Fleenor. Information: Joe Fleenor, 720-351-3871 or joehandymanjoe@yahoo.com.

LSO auditions

The Littleton Symphony has openings for: assistant concertmaster, tuba, oboe, English horn, principal horn, timpani, violin, viola, and cello. This all-volunteer orchestra is directed by Jurgen de Lemos. See littletonsymphony.org or contact 303-989-4727 for more information and requirements. Auditions will be in July and August by appointment.

Writers group holds presentation

The Parker Writers Group will gather from 2-4 p.m. July 15 in the Meeting Room at the Parker Library as local author and group favorite Mario Acevedo comes to share “Point of View Predicaments and Effective Critique.”

Irish festival at park

The Colorado Irish Festival will be held July 13-15 at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., near Johnson Reservoir. Hours: 5-10 p.m. (free admission 5-6) Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10-$15 (12 and younger free). Advance tickets at King Soopers or online at coloradoirishfestival.org, where band schedules, etc. are also available.

Blues at the Toad

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials perform at 8:30 p.m. July 20 at Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle, Littleton. The 24-year-old band introduces a new CD, “Jump Start.” Tickets: $17/advance; $20/day of show: 303-795-6877, toadtavern.com.

Allstars to perform

The 17th Avenue Allstars will perform at Cherokee Ranch and Castle on July 21 in the Veranda Tent. Doo-wop to pop. Reservations:$55, $20/12 and under. Included: tour, dinner, cash bar, concert and coffee/dessert with the musicians. 303-688-4600.

Kaleidoscope exhibition

The Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition will hang at Arapahoe Community College Colorado Gallery of the Arts through Aug. 3. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

South Suburban arts

• Laurie Jurgen’s photographs are exhibited through July 30 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.

• Bonnie Bressmer displays her watercolors and pastels through July 30 at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 West Powers Ave., Littleton.

(Artists interested in exhibiting work in South Suburban Park and Recreation facilities can get guidelines at sspr.org of from arts coordinator Vickie Willis, 303-483-7072.)

Littleton library/museum friends hold social

The Littleton Friends of the Library/Museum invites members and prospective members to join the group at a new Summer Social, at 5 p.m. July 22 on the east lawn at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Family event. Melodrama, hot dogs, brats, sodas, ice cream. Reservations necessary: friendslittletonlm@gmail.com. Food cost: $4 to $6.


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