Arts and Entertainment
Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Left to right: Cynthia Sadler as Elsa Dowdall, Cynthia Daniels as Gaynelle and Peggy Osburn as Peaches in The Red Velvet Cake War at Theatre Off the Square, weekends through Oct. 31.
Southwest Premier runs weekends through Oct. 24
The Southwest Premier of The Red Velvet Cake War by Jones, Hope and Wooten is at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford, Texas weekends through Sunday, Oct. 31. The play is directed by Jon R. Kruse.
Bobcat BillYes, yes, we know, last month Crimson River Quartet was supposed to open The Texas Opry's maiden First Thursday Night Gospel Show on Sept. 2nd. But, at the last minute lead singer Gary Wood was called to his aging mother's bedside in South Texas. So, another EXCELLENT Gospel Trio, Trusting Hym, kindly substituted for Crimson River. Trusting Hym is a trio of ladies from the Dallas area that delivered a great performance ending in a standing ovation.
WeatherfordWeatherford author Jeremy Lane will be a guest on Authors First, a weekly radio show broadcast on the Artist First Radio Network.
Jeremy will join host Tony Kay to discuss the release of “Here and Gone: A Collection of Short Stories”, a short story collection published in paperback by Print-On-Demand publisher LULU.
The collection is also available in eBook format (readable on Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, and numerous other electronic reading devices) through online Publisher SMASHWORDS.
His currently published works are currently available for purchase through Barnes & Noble, and will be available through Amazon and other major retailers in the coming weeks.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Joe Wilson in the role of Justin Waverly finds himself in a bind during Aledo High School's production of "Southern Hospitality" on Friday night, Oct.1. The comedy has one remaining performance Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Aledo High School Auditorium.
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Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: The Southwest premier of “The Red Velvet Cake War” kicks off the new 2010-2011 season at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford over the weekends of Oct. 8-24. Shown are the cast and crew of The Red Velvet Cake War at Mama’s Wish Bed and Breakfast, birthplace of Mary Martin.
Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford opens its 2010-2011 season with the southwest premier of the latest Jones Hope Wooten play, “The Red Velvet Cake War,” beginning Friday, Oct. 8 and running weekends through Oct. 24.
Special to The Community News: Award-winning men's chorus The Vocal Majority will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School.
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the eleven-time gold medal winning men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority, on Oct. 23.
Auditions for "If It’s Monday, This Must Be Christmas "will be held at Theatre Off The Square at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28, with callbacks on Wednesday, Sept. 29. This holiday whodunit is written by Texas playwright Pat Cook and is produced courtesy of Dramatic Publishing Company. Theatre Off The Square is located at 114 N. Denton, one-half block north of Ft. Worth Highway in Weatherford.
Casting call for this production is five men ages 20-60, six women ages 20-60, one boy and one girl, each aged 9-11. Rehearsals begin Nov. 1, and the show runs for two weekends, Dec. 10-19.
The Community News received the Sweepstakes Award for the best overall newspaper among its peers at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards presented today in San Antonio.
In competition that was judged by memos of the Georgia Press Association, The Community News compiled Sweepstakes points based on how it compared to other medium sized weekly papers in the state.
Among 23 medium sized weeklies, The Community News placed:
Firstin News Writing;
Second in Column Writing, Headline Writing, News Photo, Page Design and Web Site;
Third in Feature Photo and
Fourth in Feature Writing.
Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, courtesy of Dramatic Publishing Company, will be held at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11, with callback auditions on Wednesday, May 12.
Theatre Off the Square is located at 114 N. Denton in Weatherford.
Casting call for this production is eight males, 13 females and many extras. All ages are welcome and encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin on Monday, May 24, and show dates are July 16-18 and 23-25.