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In short: June 28-July 4

By Staff reports

Interactive dinner theater

At 7 p.m. July 20, the Murder and Merriment theater group will present "The Murderer Who Came to Dinner" aboard two private rail cars in Huntington owned by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society. Seating is limited to 50 people. Tickets for the play and meal are $40. Order by calling 304-523-0364.

Derick Kirk Scholarship winners

The Derick Kirk Foundation selected Claire Wayne of Clay County High School and Adam Gillespie of St. Albans High School as the winners of its 2012 Derick Kirk Foundation Music Scholarships. They each received a $1,000 scholarship.

The foundation's mission is to support and fund music education and development in grades K-12. It is named after local musician Derick Kirk, who died of cancer in 2007 at age 28.

'Charlotte's Web' cast

On Aug. 24-26 and Aug. 31-Sept. 2, the Alban Arts Center in St. Albans will stage the children's classic "Charlotte's Web." Starring in the show are Megan Ebbskotte as Charlotte, Caden Chapman as Wilbur and Stevie Jenkins is Templeton.

Wyatt Hanna, Paige Chapman, Emma Leary and Glynn Fields play John, Martha, Fern and Avery Arable, respectively. David Comer and Linda O'Neill are Homer and Edith Zuckerman, and Katie Shaver is Lurvy.

Other cast members are Audrey and Claire Atkinson, Lynn and Owen Browder, Gwyneth Cartwright, Kyle and Lauren Casto, BB and Bodhi Clark, Carleigh Cochran, Lincoln and Logan Cottle, Ava Curry, Lauren Duespohl, Devin and Riley Elliot, Kaylen Fields, Angel Gandee, Grace, Lauren and Lilly Goggins, Caroline and Lilly Hall, John Halstead, Amelya Hensley, Elizabeth Hewitt, Miriam Hill, Avery Hines, Abigail Howat, Lauren Karr, Libby Londeree, Ashley McCann, Olivia McCoy, Drew Mackey, Angela and Emma Magee, Faith Medley, Ashley Miller, Kai and Lola Nesius, Jayden Pomeroy, Megan Posey, Carrie Jo Rader, Lauren Rasberry, LeeAnne and Spencer Rheinlander, Sarah Shaver, Ava, Haleigh and Willow Shawl, Rubin Shirley, Ron Smith, Fiona Sullivan, Alli Torman, Hanna Vance and Madasyn Warnock.

'Legally Blonde' cast

Micah Atkinson will star as Elle Woods in the Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of "Legally Blonde." The musical, based on the Reese Witherspoon film, runs July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 at the Civic Center Little Theater.

The cast also includes Matthew Bryant as Emmett, Toni M. Pilato as Vivienne, Cameron Vance as Warner, Allison Plants as Paulette Rudi Raynes-Kidder as Brooke and Michael D. Gore as Professor Callahan

Other cast members are Steve Brannon, Cameron Burford, Jessica Cooper, Lindsey Duvall, Paul R. Isaacs Jr., Tyler Lee, Jeannie Matras, Afsheen Misaghi, Erin Murphy, Bill Rainey and Caroline Chamness Rainey, Joshua Price, Danae L. Samms, Ashley and Kristin Showen, Madeline Southall, Megan Sydnor, Carly Thaw, Austin Thomas, Allison and Tim Whitener, Sarah Williams and Mark Worlledge.

The box office opens July 23. Tickets are $20. Call 304-343-2287 or email charlestonlightoperaguild@gmail.com.

Reality show casting

The Casting Firm is now casting for "Redneck Intervention," a new show hosted by Tom Arnold on CMT. According to a press release, "It's a VERY comedic fun project about proud All-American redneck/hillbilly/country families who bring home a 'city slicker' family member and help them reconnect to their roots."

To apply, email castings@thecastingfirm.com and tell why your family would make for great TV. Put "Redneck" in the subject line and include your name, contact number and some photos of your family.


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