A and E Briefs for Dec. 5, 2013


“A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol”

The Driftwood Players present a festive backstage view at radio station WOV – New York’s Christmas show set during WWII.

Original songs and carols, along with a “play within a play” version of Dickens’ Christmas Carol that goes terribly awry.

With fast-talking characters helping the war effort, it has something for everyone.

Performance Dates:

• Friday, Saturday showings, curtain time at 7:30 p.m.: Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14.

• Sunday matinee on Dec. 15 starts at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at AberdeenDriftwood.com. Tickets also available in person at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Dolores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores.


Casting for “Les Mis”

Auditions for the remaining open parts of Grays Harbor College production of “Les Miserables” are this month. The auditions for the child roles of Gavroche and young Cosette are slated for Dec. 9 at 4 p.m at the Grays Harbor College Music Pavilion.

The four lead roles have already been cast, according to director Brad Duffy. Jerrod Phelps will play the role of Jean Valjean, Dan Jackson will be Javert, Keola Holt will play Cosette and Christian Sperline will be Marius. The rest of the adult cast tryouts are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec.10, at 7 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m., both in the Music Pavilion on the main campus.

Seven performances of “Les Miserables” are planned at the Bishop Center the first two weeks of March.

For further information about the auditions, contact Duffy at 360-538-4172 or brad.duffy@ghc.edu.


2013 Winter Show

Six Rivers Gallery, operated by Harbor Art Guild, presents the 2013 Winter Show until Jan. 12.

The opening celebration for this show will coincide with Ho Ho Hoquiam on Dec. 7 from 4 – 8 p.m.

The public is invited to stop by for refreshments and meet the artists.

Consider the gallery’s gift shop for handmade art by Harbor Art Guild members.

The gift shop is open during gallery hours which are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.


Casting for next Driftwood play

The two-act comedy “Full Frontal Nudity” centers on a small-town community theater performing original work which has been having trouble drawing patrons. Leading man Conrad decides the best way to bring in an audience is to give the people what they want.

Suddenly the rumors start flying about frontal nudity in the performance. Leading lady Shelly is none too pleased when she realizes everyone thinks it’s going to be her.

Auditions will be held Monday, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Driftwood Theatre at 120 East Third Street in Aberdeen.

The director is looking for male and female actors to play 25 roles ranging in ages from late teens to 70 and older.

Actors under 18 must have parental permission to participate.

Rehearsals will begin in late December and run until the opening of the production in February. For any questions or more information, contact the director at steven@puvogel.net.

North Beach

“Here We Come A-Caroling”

The North Beach Singers Christmas Concerts will include many familiar carols, both traditional and updated.

The first two performances are on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in Ocean Shores at Faith Community Church, 240 Canal Dr. SE.

There will be another performance on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in Moclips at Chapel By the Sea Church, 4612 State Route 109.

Admission is a donation of non-perishable food and/or money to benefit the North Beach Food Banks.


Family band at the Bishop Center

The Voetberg Family Band performs next Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bishop Center on the Grays Harbor College campus.

Eight siblings, of the family‘s 11 children, will play a variety of musical styles and instruments, plus several holiday classics for the season.

Tickets for the Voetberg performance are available now online at www.ghc.edu or by calling 360-538-4066.


Choirs at the Bishop Center

After many years directing vocal groups and performances in the Aberdeen School District, Pat Wilhelms debuts as the new director of the Grays Harbor Civic choir on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Bishop Center located on the Grays Harbor College campus.

Wilhelms and the Civic Choir members plan a varied program, mixing traditional, classic carols and other holiday arrangements in English.

Tickets are on sale now online at www.ghc.edu/bishop and by calling 360-538-4066.

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