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Entertainment briefs: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Grand Effect Productions hold auditions

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Thursday, July 04, 2013 12:01 am
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy “The 39 Steps” 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 21 at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., West Rehearsal Hall. “The 39 Steps” was Broadway's longest-running comedy and played its 500th performance on Broadway on May 19, 2009. Three men and one woman play all the roles. Scripts can be signed out with a refundable $10 deposit.For more information and to sign up for an audition, call Phillip Colglazier at 422-8641, Ext. 225, or email pcolglazier@fwcivic.org.Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is now offering tickets for the 2013-2014 Season. New this season will be the Opening Weekend Package, which features opening night Saturday or the opening Sunday matinee. Tickets are adults, $130 for all seven shows; seniors ages 60 and older, $115 for all seven shows; and youth ages 23 and younger, $75 for all seven shows.

A 6-Flex pass is available provides six tickets for any one production, or the tickets can be divided up to attend different shows, with a savings up to $38 on tickets. Adults are $150, seniors ages 60 and older, $130; and youth ages 23 and younger, $85. ArtsTix Box Office fees apply. Donate $50 or more to Civic Theatre and your fees are waved.

The 2013-2014 productions will be “Les Miserables”; “The 39 Steps”; “9 to 5”; “Monty Python's Spamalot”; “Grace and Glorie”; “Sisters of Swing, the Story of the Andrew Sisters”; and the fifth annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.

For more information, go online to www.fwcivic.org.Grand Effect Productions will hold auditions for the musical comedy “Fancy, The Farmer's Daughter” 2-4 pm. July 14 and 6-8 p.m. July 18 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. Male and female actors ages 18 and older are needed. No experience necessary. Cold readings from the script will be done and vocal ranges will be tested. Those chosen will receive monetary compensation.

For more information, call 579-6277.Thanks to the generosity of thousands of local individuals, foundations and companies, The History Center's Heritage Education Fund recently reached the $1 million mark in its fundraising to offer free field trips to school groups interested in visiting the museum.

The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., which is owned by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, started the Heritage Education Fund in 2003, a news release said. The center views one of its top mission as “educating our community's youth in order to help form a caring and deeply rooted citizenry for our future.”

More than 65,000 students have visited the museum on free field trips since 2003, the news release said. Each student receives a Discovery Guide, which contains a coupon for an additional free return visit for the student when accompanied by an adult.

The tours are available to students in grades K-12, and their teachers and chaperones, in public, private, parochial and home schools in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties in northeast Indiana, the news release said.

Heritage Education Fund money also funds the Traveling Trunks program, which offers artifacts and educational materials for use in classrooms free of charge, the news release said.

People, businesses and foundations interested in learning more about the Heritage Education Fund or supporting its efforts can contact the History Center at 426-2882. Information about the History Center and its programs is available at 426-2882 and www.fwhistorycenter.com.


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