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Thursday January 31, 2013

Feb. 6

Minerva Arts Center announces e winter/spring Gleekers workshop to be held at the First Congregational Church of Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Inspired by the hit T. V. show Glee, students explore dance, song and theatricality ranging from Broadway tunes to modern songs and choreography with the direction of dance instructor Nicole Rizzo and vocal coach Kimberly Rose. Workshop offers two sessions, Wednesdays and Saturdays with 2 performances on April 27.

Wednesday classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Youth Chapel, and will run Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3,10, and 24. Saturday classes will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon, and will run Jan. 26, Feb. 2nd, 9, 16, March 2nd, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 24.

There will be a 2 p.m. and a 7 p.m. performance for the public on April 27 in Fellowship Hall. Tuition for the 12 week session is $275.

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or email Kay at Payment installments and financial assistance is available, in inquire call Kay O’Mara at 413-441-6120 Dorset Players Directors Meeting Announced

DORSET -- The Dorset Players announce that there will be a meeting for all potential directors for the 10th Annual One Act Festival (taking place this April) as well as the 2013-2014 season. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse. If possible, aspiring directors are asked to bring script copies for the plays being submitted for consideration and be prepared to speak about the piece.

Are you ready to direct? Each season, the Dorset Players present a full-length play in October, December, March and a musical in May. The December show is intended for presentation to area children. To be considered, each hopeful must have produced, directed or stage-managed another play for the Dorset Players, or have directed a full-length play at another locale. Those who do not meet these criteria will be encouraged to direct a one act play in April.

Would you like to direct on a smaller scale? This could be the perfect opportunity to direct one or more actors in a one-act play, comedy or drama, from a minimum of 10 minutes to a maximum of 45 minutes in length with minimal sets and costumes. Co-producers Paul Brinker and Christy Vogel would be happy to help you find a piece to direct if you don’t have anything particular in mind. Absolutely no experience is necessary, just come to the directors meeting for your chance to get involved!

If you have any questions, please call Sheila Conway at the Dorset Players business office at 802-867-5570.


Bennington Children’s Chorus rehearses

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Children’s Chorus, directed by Kerry Ryer-Parke, recently began its 25th season and continues rehearsals each Thursday.

The BCC is an independent community-based nonprofit organization for children of unchanged voices to study and perform the finest choral literature written for the treble voice. Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 108 School St. in Bennington.

The Junior Chorus (ages 7-12) meets from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and Senior Chorus (ages 10-17) meets from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. There is a fee for each term and scholarships are available.

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