Arts & Entertainment Briefs 5/23


Driftwood to hold tryouts for

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

The Driftwood Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a rock musical in two acts. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Driftwood Theatre, 120 East Third St. in Aberdeen.

Director John Limitone is looking for 21 men and women for lead roles and chorus members. Age ranges for both men and women are from their 20s to 70s. Auditions will include singing and dancing. Music and musical accompaniment will be provided. Rehearsals will begin in July with the production running in September and October. For any questions or information, contact the director at chefjohn185@msn.com.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” tells the story of two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who run into car trouble and seek help at the site of light down the road. Little do they know, it’s coming from the place where Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of his maniacal experiments. The play is a spoof of science-fiction and horror movies and a bizarre story of seduction and sexual confusion.

North Beach Singers present “Made in USA”

The North Beach Singers will present their annual spring concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at Faith Community Church, 240 Canal Dr S.E., in Ocean Shores, and again at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in Moclips at Chapel By the Sea Church, 4612 State Route 109.

The ensemble will perform music that was created, performed, enjoyed and fostered by Americans — Dixieland jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and country. Admission is a donation of food or money to the North Beach Food Banks. For further information, contact: Judy Snow at (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.

GHC to hold tryouts

for summer musical "Rent"

Auditions for the Grays Harbor College summer youth musical production of “Rent” take place at the Bishop Center at 4 p.m. Friday and again on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. High school and college-age students are invited to try out for the Broadway smash hit, which will be performed on the Bishop Center stage in mid-July. Brad Duffy directs the musical and maybe contacted for further information at bduffy@ghc.edu or (360) 538-4172.

7th Street Kids

auditions coming up

Auditions for the 7th Streets Kids production of “Shrek the Musical” will be held at the 7th St. Theater at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Youth who will be 7 to 16 years old on June 15 are invited to audition. All who audition must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No previous experience or preparation is necessary.

Those who audition will be taught a short song and dance that they will perform for the directors. Approximately 50 Kids will be chosen for the production. Particiapants must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances to participate in the program. Tuition is $200. Scholarships are available.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 24, and will run Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Symphony set for

annual spring concert

Talented Grays Harbor composers and young soloists will be featured during the spring concert planned by the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Bishop Center on the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen.

Clara Park will be featured on the piano and Keola Holt will be the vocal soloist, chosen by area music teachers in a competition earlier this year. William Dyer conducts the community orchestra,

The evening concert will also feature works by four Harbor composers, including former orchestra conductor Robert C. Richardson, Alex Eddy, Dr. Jeff Freed and Lauren McClaren. Tickets for the June 2 concert are available now at www.ghc.edu/bishop or by calling (360) 538-4066.

"1964 The Tribute"

coming to 7th Street

“1964 The Tribute — A Tribute to The Beatles” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8, as part of a fundraiser for Music Aid Northwest. Tickets are $20 for students/seniors and then range from $30 to $50, depending on seat location. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com.

The show is an accurate re-creation of a live Beatles concert from songs, voices, instruments, suits, haircuts, down to the Beatle Boots. The act has performed on numerous television shows including Fox News, CBS Early Show, Imus in the Morning and PM Magazine.

The band has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver to sellout crowds of 10,000 people. They’ve performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City 11 times to sellout audiences. They’ve performed at Shea Stadium, Busch Stadium and many other stadiums and arenas worldwide.

Winery to host

Fleur de Lis Festival

Westport Winery’s Fleur de Lis Festival runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. This celebration of flowers is free to attend and open to all ages. The winery is known for its extensive iris plantings which bloom for this festival. In addition the winery’s nursery has brought in a wealth of exciting new iris plants for purchase at this event.

For the fourth year, the Westport Art Festival will host Art in the Vines during this event as a precursor to the annual summer art festival at the docks in Westport on Aug. 17 and 18.

At 11 a.m. to launch the festival Westport Winery will open their new lavender labyrinth.

Singer-songwriter Ericka Corban will be performing throughout the festival.