What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 4-3-14

Entertainment Inc! presents “Sweet Charity” today through Sunday 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.

The Minot State University Summer Theatre will be holding open auditions for its 49th summer season on Friday, 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 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 at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

The Minot Area Community Concert Band, conducted by Tim Baumann, and the Minot Public School Foundation will present the “Swing Into Spring” concert and dance fundraiser on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The dance will feature the Swing Band of Minot. David Aas, president of the MPSF board, will be the emcee. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students or senior citizens; or free with sponsorship. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Jacobsen Music.

Japanese pianist Takeo Tchinai will perform music written for the left hand only April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Old Main. Minot State University’s Division of Music sponsors the event. The performance is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted.

The Nodakords will host the “Good Time Music Show” on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites. Directed by Gordon Troxel, the show will also feature Dakota Dixie, the Dixieland Band; The NU Notes; and Dakota Blend. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with a “Happy Half-Hour” until 7:15. Tickets are $15, with children 12 and under free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Complimentary popcorn and beverages will be offered. Tickets are available at Sleep Inn and Suites, Nite Train Pizza, Jacobsen Music, Market Pharmacy or from any Nodakords member.

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.