In Short: Jan. 10-16, 2013
Social action plays
Three shows remain in the Contemporary Youth Arts Company week of social-action plays. They are "The Girls Room," dealing with date rape, at 7 p.m. Thursday; "Gone Tomorrow," about HIV, at 8 p.m. Thursday and "A Service for Jeremy Wong," chronicling the aftermath of a gay student's murder, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
All performances are at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Call 304-342-6522.
'Buckwild' viewing party
The Cellar, 8 Capitol St., will host a free "Buckwild" viewing and discussion at 10 p.m. every Thursday for the remaining five weeks of the show's run. On hand will be several Sissonville residents who know some cast members and have their own views on how their town and townsfolk are being represented on national TV. Call 304-343-5136 or visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.
Professional actress and performance coach Pamela Chabora will host workshops on comedy and vocal acting techniques at the Alban Arts Center on Saturday. The comedy session runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and teaches everything from physical comedy to the comedy of menace. The vocal acting session runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and teaches basic techniques for vocal characterization that are healthy and voice building.
The Alban is located at 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Cost is $50 per class or $75 for both. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more on the workshops, call 304-721-8896. For more on Chabora, visit www.pamelachabora.org.
Broadway in Charleston addition
"Lord of the Dance" has been added to the Broadway in Charleston schedule, stopping Feb. 20 at the Clay Center. Tickets, $34 and $58, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will hold auditions for the new Dan Kehde play, "Western Civ," at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. The drama, about the loss of innocence during the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s, runs March 14-17 and 21-23.
A large cast of actors ages 13-25 is required. Readings from the script will be provided. Call 304-342-5716.
Montclaire String Quartet
The Montclaire String Quartet presents "With Love, MSQ" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Charleston's Erma Byrd Gallery (in Riggleman Hall).
The program features two works by quartet members -- Bernard Di Gregorio's "Love Letters" and Anton Shelepov's Suite for Strings -- as well as Mendelssohn's Octet in E Flat Major, Opus 20.
The quartet also includes Amelia Chan and Andrea Di Gregorio. They'll be joined by Jennifer Wood, Margie Cooper, Ian Jesse and Kimberly Graham. All musicians are part of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students available in advance or at the door. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.
Civic Chorus auditions
The first rehearsal for the Charleston Civic Chorus' spring concert is 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Charleston Baptist Temple choir room. The group has openings for new members in all sections. To schedule a private audition, qualified adult singers should contact J. Truman Dalton at 304-744-5078 or Conrad Haskell at 304-744-3734.