February 20, 2014

Arts Express: Feb. 20, 2014

‘Wizard of Oz’ auditions to be held

SARANAC LAKE — Open auditions for the Community Theatre Players production of “Wizard of Oz” will be held Feb. 23 and 24 at the Pendragon Theatre.

Adult/teen auditions will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to audition.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song from the show for the audition. Script sides will be available at the audition for cold readings.

The presentation will be directed by Matt Sorensen, with production design by Bonnie B. Brewer, and choreography design by Terpsie Toon.

Performances dates are slated for 7:30 p.m. May 30 and 31 and June 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. June 1 and 8. Interested parties must be available for every performance as well as all technical rehearsals, and are asked to bring their personal calendar to the audition and be prepared to give schedule conflicts.

For more information, email

ECHO to display 1977 ‘Champ’ photo

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The original 1977 Sandra Mansi “Champ” photo will be on display for the public for the first time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, March 2, at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

To complement the photo, ECHO will screen, at 2 p.m. daily, the exclusive film “Champ” where Sandra Mansi talks about the day she saw Champ and how her life changed since that day.

The public presentation of the photo is all part of an annual two-week celebration at ECHO called ChampFEST. During these two weeks, guests learn about Champ, about the mystery of the lake creature and also the science of what it would take for Lake Champlain to sustain a creature like Champ.

More information can be found at or by calling (802) 864-1848, Ext. 100.

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