DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will hold open auditions for the Spring youth musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. in Davidson. The audition will consist of cold readings from the show, a song and a short dance routine. An accompanist will be provided and a capella is not encouraged. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance.
The audition is open to ages 8-20. Callbacks will be held Wednesday March 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged. Bring 16 bars of a song that shows vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resumé or list of theatre experience, and a list of conflicts for the March through April time frame.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Student performers at Christ the King Catholic School are bringing a lost Broadway classic from nearly 30 years ago back to the stage as the school’s theatrical department presents its first musical.
Smile, a collaboration by Oscar-winning legends Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman, will be presented by the Christ the King cast in early March. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at the Knox Theater inside the Charles Mack Citizen Center on Main Street in downtown Mooresville. Show times are 7:30 each evening, with a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available on the Christ the King website’s school store under the “Fine Arts” button.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform its upcoming winter drama production The Magic Tree House – The Knight at Dawn, Feb. 10-12, at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., in Mooresville.
This production is based on the popular fantasy adventure book series, The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. In this drama, 8-year-old Jack and his younger sister, Annie, find a magic tree house that whisks them back to the Middle Ages for a wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way, but Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests. They embark on a mysterious quest, experiencing a grand Medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Hope at the Lake Foundation has awarded new grants to two organizations. Grants will support Hope House of Mooresville, a family care facility planned to shelter, feed and support homeless women and children; and Woodland Heights PTO, in support of a program to supply technology in the classroom.
The next major fund-raising for Hope at the Lake Foundation will be the annual Scramble for Hope golf tournament set for Monday, June 5, at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte. Last year’s tournament raised more than $60,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations.
DAVIDSON, N.C. — A sultry New Orleans summer proves too much for a former beauty whose brutish brother-in-law cruelly exposes a genteel façade as Davidson Community Players brings to life A Streetcar Named Desire Feb. 23-March 12 at Armour Street Threatre in Davidson.
This award-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams follows troubled former school teacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious, Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship. Williams’ portrait of sex, class and secrets is regarded as one of the finest plays of the 20th century.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Area residents will have the chance to watch the top two high school play productions in the state — while helping support a local troupe’s planned participation in national theatrical competition — at a one-time performance this week in Cornelius.
The Theatre Department at Lake Norman Charter School, partnering with colleagues from the Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) in Monroe, will present the two plays previously judged the state’s best at a special fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, at Elevation LKN on Copley Drive in Cornelius. Doors open at 6 p.m., with performances set to begin at 7.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 58th Annual Trinity United Methodist Church Barbecue is set for Thursday, March 2, from 11 a.m. until the food runs out at the church at 6230 Beatties Ford Road. Eat in, take or drive-through available. Cost is $10 per plate, three sandwiches or per pound. For more information, call the church at 704-399-1684 or visit TrinityUMCofCharlotte.com.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its 56th annual barbecue Saturday, Feb. 18, at the church, 575 Brawley School Road in Mooresville. Hours are 11 a.m. until the food runs out. Cost is $9 per plate, available for dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit willchapumc.org or call 704-664-3680.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Cornelius Arts Center’s annual Home Grown exhibit will open Friday, Feb. 3, with a reception and artist talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit features an eclectic mix of work from more than 100 local artists with mediums including oils, watercolors, ceramics, print, mixed media, photography and more. The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is accepting student applications to participate in the summer Junior Volunteer Program at the hospital. The program is an opportunity for students to receive first-hand exposure to the operations of many hospital departments including imaging services, surgery, endoscopy, physical rehabilitation and women’s services.
Applications are available online at lnrmc.com under the volunteer opportunities tab, through local school guidance departments and at the Visitor’s Desk at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville. The program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson reading enthusiasts have nearly three months to bone up on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as ReadDavidson’s 2017 selection. ReadDavidson, an annual town-wide reading initiative that started in 2007, is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books and several local avid readers. The ReadDavidson committee encourages people to read a selected book and attend book-related events that make the book come to life.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ReadDavidson is joining the “April is for Arts” initiative. ReadDavidson events will be scheduled in April, and also in May when a new arts opportunity begins — Shakespeare on the Green — May 12-14.
For more information about ReadDavidson, visit townofdavidson.org/ReadDavidson, sign up for the ReadDavidson eCrier at townofdavidson.org/eCrier, and follow ReadDavidson on Facebook.