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Short Takes on the arts

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:01 am

First Pres Theater reveals shows for its next season

First Presbyterian Theater has announced its 2017-2018 season.

Shows will be “Baskerville: A Sherlock Mystery,” by Ken Ludwig, September; “Faith Healer,” by Brian Friel, October; “Dickens' A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, November; “RED” by John Logan, January; “Hamlet,” by William Shakespeare, March; and “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD” by Scott Carter, April. 

Ticket prices will be $12 Thursday preview shows; $20 and $18 seniors 65 and older, and $15 each for groups of 20 or more purchased in advance,

The first 30 full-time students are free with reservations and student tickets are $10 when purchased at the door.

Wrestling movie hits big screen

“American Wrestler: The Wizard” will have its cinematic debut May 3 at AMC and Regal Theatres locally. Based on true events, the coming-of-age story is set in a world of competitive high school wrestling, starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight and introducing newcomer George Kosturos.

This special presentation at 4 and 7:30 p.m. only will include exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the filmmaker and cast, speaking to the real-life story and inspiration behind the film, along with never-before-released footage.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at AMC Jefferson Pointe 18, Regal Coldwater Crossing 14 and AMC Fort Wayne 20 theater box offices.

$100 Corvette raffle at ACD Museum

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has limited tickets for the “Win a NEW Corvette Raffle.”

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Museum at 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn, Kelly Chevrolet at 5220 Value Drive, or via phone at 1-260-925-1444. 

The first prize is a winner's choice of a 2017 Corvette Stingray Coupe with a 455 HP at 6,000 RPM 6.2 L V8 engine with Performance exhaust or $40,000 cash.

The car shall be valued at $55,000, as determined by the manufacturer's suggested retail price-provided by Kelley Chevrolet. 

Buy an appraisal and boost PBS39

PBS39's annual antiques and collectibles evaluation event, “What's It Worth?” will return to Lincoln Financial Event Center from 12-4 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.  The event offers people the chance to have their personal treasures examined and evaluated by local experts. The cost for a single item is $10 while people can have three items evaluated for $25. All proceeds benefit PBS39, northeast Indiana's nonprofit public television station. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, each ticket allows for one item to be evaluated. 

'Tater Salad' on Embassy's menu

Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, will return with his stand-up show at the Embassy Theatre Oct. 13. Tickets are $42 and $57 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP packages are available at www.TaterSalad.com. 

Foghat, Little River Band at Trine series

Tickets are currently on sale for Trine University's Summer Concert Series which opens June 9  in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, with legendary rock band Foghat, followed by Little River Band on July 14 and Herman's Hermits on Aug. 4. Ticket prices for Foghat and Herman's Hermits range from $30 to $55, while tickets rices for Little River Band range from $40 to $65. 

For tickets go to trine.edu/furth. 

Dance Collective highlights choreographers

Fort Wayne's emerging and veteran choreographers will be showcased at the 2017 Choreographer's Lab in Fort Wayne Dance Collective's Elliot Studio Theatre, 437 E. Berry St. at 7:30 p.m. May 6 and 4 p.m. May 7. The Lab Performance will feature works from local, professional modern dance company Mikautadze Dance Theatre, including their premiere work, “Talkin'. Tickets for the performances are $10 adults and $8 students at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased through Fort Wayne Dance Collective by calling 424-6574 or online at fwdc.org. Seating is limited.  

Tesla coming to Embassy Theatre

The hard rock band Tesla will play the Embassy Theatre Aug. 3.

Over the course of their 30-year career, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet of Frank Hannon, Brian Wheat, Jeff Keith, Troy Luccketta, and Dave Rude have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the STAR Bank box office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

— From staff reports

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