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In Short: March 14-20, 2013

All-County Chorus

The Kanawha County All-County Chorus Festival takes place Thursday and Friday at the Municipal Auditorium. The elementary school chorus performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the combined middle/high school choruses perform at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets for Thursday are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Advance tickets for Friday are $6 for adults and $3 for students; at the door, they're $1 more.

Call 304-345-7469.

Jamestown College Choir concert

The Jamestown College Choir of North Dakota, one of the oldest touring choirs in the Midwest, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Ave. The concert is part of the 53-member group's spring tour.

A freewill offering will be collected. Call 304-925-7265.

Opera at the movies

The Metropolitan Opera's live performance of Zadonai's"Francesca Da Rimini" screens live at Cinemark Huntington Mall and Regal Nitro at noon Saturday. Tickets at Nitro are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and children. At Huntington, they are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. For free passes in Huntington, call 304-696-3137. For free passes in Nitro, call 304-634-7446.

'Big Brother' casting call

An open casting call for the CBS reality competition "Big Brother" runs 1 to 5 p.m. March 23 in Center Court at Charleston Town Center. Anyone age 21 and up may attend; according to a press release from the casting company, they are seeking "all ethnicities and all types" and "competitive, big personalities are a must!"

On the show, contestants live together in a house, isolated from the outside world, where they are constantly filmed as they bid for a $500,000 prize. Each week, one person is voted out.

Call 304-345-9525.

Musical comedy auditions

Kennie Bass Productions will hold auditions at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for "Potter's Redemption," an original musical comedy written by Mark Scarpelli, adapted from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Roles are available for about 20 children ages 4-18 and 20 adults ages 19-65. Auditions are at the Children's Theatre of Charleston workshop, 1007 Bigley Ave.

Performances, benefiting The Children's Home Society of West Virginia, are Aug.8-10 at the Scottish Rite Temple. Email signme22002@yahoo.com with questions.

Disability advocacy film festival

For National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, The Arc of The Three Rivers and West Virginia State University's Collegiate and Academic Support Services are sponsoring a free film festival.

Two films remain: "Not Home" at 6 p.m. Monday and "A Smile as Big as the Moon" at 6 p.m. April 1. Both are in WVSU's Wilson Student Union.

"Not Home" is a documentary about children living in nursing facilities and state-run institutions. "A Smile as Big as the Moon" is a drama about a teacher's determination to take his special education class to the U.S. Space Camp.

Seating is limited. RSVP to Tiffany Clark at 304-766-3083 or tiffanyc@wvstate.edu.

'Rough N Rowdy' TV casting call

The Rough N Rowdy Brawl is holding auditions for an upcoming reality TV show. Producers are seeking "colorful contestants with exciting storylines." If chosen, participants will be filmed during the April 5-6 competition in Williamson. Call 800-597-8624 or email csmith@boxingcontest.com to schedule an audition.

Light Opera Guild auditions

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will hold auditions for "The Civil War" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and March 21 at its theater, 411 Tennessee Ave. The show requires a large multicultural cast.

It tells the story of the war through songs from Union, Confederate and slave viewpoints. Auditioners must come prepared with a musical number and sheet music for the accompanist.

Production dates are June 20-23. Call 304-545-6945.


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