What's Happening in Arts & Entertainment 3-27-14

Minot Area Theatrical Society presents an evening of adult comedy “One Acts.” Performances are tonight, a no-meal show at 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, with meal starting at 7 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m., in the Stardust Ballroom at The Vegas Motel. The One Acts will include “Mother Figure” and “Drinking Companion” by Alan Ayckbourn, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” by Don Zolidis, and “The Roman Love God and Brandon” (not related to Roman mythology or Greek), a creation by Brandon Shafer and Damien Walsh. The group will also be accepting free will donations for the Souris Valley Animal Shelter at the performances. Also, the Minot Area Theatrical Society will present “Alice In Wonderland.” Performances are Thursday, April 10, a no-meal show at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, with meal starting at 7 p.m. and show performing at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13, a no-meal show performing at 1 p.m. All performances will be in the Stardust Ballroom at The Vegas. For questions or to make reservations please call 509-5215.

Entertainment Inc! presents “Sweet Charity” Friday through Monday and April 3-6 at the Old Armory in Williston. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, except Sundays, which are 2:30 p.m. matinees only. Tickets available at the door 30 minutes before showtime, or by calling the box office at 577-3179 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If no one answers we are busy helping other customers, please leave a message stating your name, phone number, number of tickets and date you would like to attend. Visit (entertainmentinc.org) for further details.

Brooklyn-based pianist Karl Larson will present a recital Friday at 7:30 p.m. in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. It is the second concert of the Minot Modern Project, a series of concerts focusing on music composed within the last 100 years. In addition to performing selections of solo piano music by Olivier Messiaen, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and David Smooke, Larson will collaborate with James Fusik, MSU assistant professor of woodwinds, on two major works for saxophone and piano by William Albright and Eric Wubbels. The event is funded by a Center For Engaged Teaching and Learning grant. Parking on campus is free and open to the public for this performance.

The Voices of Pride group will be presenting its spring concert and show, “Edge of Gloria,” at the United Congregational Church of Christ, 430-2nd St. NW, on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, and a free will offering will be accepted.

Minot State University Division of Music faculty will collaborate on a faculty chamber music recital Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The recital will feature many instrumental and vocal combinations, including a trio for amplified flute, cello and piano. DeVera and Kenneth Bowles, Dianna and Erik Anderson, Jim Fusik, Lukas Graf, Scott Seaton and Jon Rumney will perform music by Hindemith, Poulenc, Crumb and Vaughn-Williams. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

Erik Ramstad Middle School students will present the musical “The Little Mermaid” on Tuesday and April 3 at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are free but limited, and can be obtained by calling the school at 857-4466. Attendees affiliated with students can have the tickets given to their student.

The Minot State University Summer Theatre will be holding open auditions for its 49th summer season on April 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Aleshire Theatre. Productions being considered for the season are “Musical of Musicals,” “See How They Run,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” and a yet undecided-upon big Broadway-style musical to close our season. The auditions should be no longer than four minutes and should included a sampling of your singing and acting talents. Please contact Kevin R. Neuharth at kevin.neuharth@minotstateu.edu or Chad Gifford at chad.gifford@minot.k12.nd.us for more information and to set up an audition time.

The Brass Band of Minot presents “Springtime Music” on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Directed by Gordon Troxel, this 20th anniversary show features Pat Schwan and Reese Hamilton. A free will offering will be taken. Parking for the performance is unrestricted.

Luminus, the trio of MSU music faculty Jon Rumney, violin, Dianna Anderson, piano, and Erik Anderson, cello, will perform Sunday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

Entertainment Inc. will host “Steel Magnolias” auditions April 7-8 at 7 p.m. in the Old Armory Theatre. The two audition dates are provided for convenience; it is not necessary to attend both. A script will be provided for cold readings at auditions. There is need to prepare a monologue.

Minot Senior Coalition presents “A Salute to the Grand Ole Opry” on Tuesday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverside. The event will feature music, entertainment, vendor booths, door prizes, a noon meal and snacks. Tickets are $15 per person. For reservations, call 852-3398 by May 4 and leave a message.