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January 9, 2014

Arts Express: Jan. 9, 2014

Clark Wilson to perform on Plattsburgh Wurlitzer at Strand

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will present the second Silent Film Organ Concert in the Strand Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Clark Wilson will be featured on the Plattsburgh Wurlitzer. Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today, a press release states.

The feature film will be Buster Keaton’s “Seven Chances.” A very young Jean Arthur, who hailed from Plattsburgh, has an uncredited supporting role.

Advance tickets are $15 for NCCCA members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets at the Strand Box Office are $25 and will be on sale at 6 p.m. Jan. 18. House doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 563-1604 or stop by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sunday and Monday.

E’town Social Center to hold spring musical auditions

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will hold auditions for its 2014 production, “Legally Blonde,” the musical, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and book by Heather Hatch.

The musical will be directed by Susan Hughes, with choreography by Karin E. DeMuro and musical accompaniment by Kerry Mero.

Auditions will be held at the Elizabethtown Social Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. If you can’t make one of these times, please call the center at 873-6408 to schedule a different time. Performances will be March 28 through 30.

Students in grades seven and up and community members are invited to audition — the show features roles for all ages. Audition packets are available at the Social Center or in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School music room. Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song of their choosing and to read from the script.

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