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Auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Auditions for Performing Arts of Churchill County’s (PACC) community musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at the Churchill County High School auditorium from 6-8 p.m. This community musical is open to all ages.

Audition workshops are Nov. 1 and 6 at the CCHS auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Callbacks will be Nov. 10 and the cast list will be posted digitally Nov. 11.

Rehearsals begin Nov. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. with a full read-through of the script Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

“Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of a Jewish milkman named Tevye and his family in the little Russian town of Anatevka in 1905. Tevye struggles to maintain his traditions in the face of changing times and growing anti-Semitism in Russia. He also has to deal with the marriages of his five daughters who challenge the customs of arranged marriage and the authority of the matchmaker.

Noir classics

The fall film series in November features the great Noir classics from three decades: “The Thin Man,” “Chinatown” and “The Maltese Falcon.” Each movie will be shown on a Friday night at the Oats Park Arts Center.

• “The Thin Man” (1934), Nov. 3 – The story of a retired detective (William Powell) who, while spending much of his time managing his wife's (Myrna Loy) considerable fortune and consuming quantities of alcohol, is asked to follow the trail of a missing inventor. Although reluctant to interrupt his holiday in Manhattan, he is persuaded to investigate by his wife's craving for adventure, and together they embark upon a case that leads to the disclosure of deception and murder.

• “Chinatown” (1974), Nov. 10 – When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

• “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), Friday, Nov. 17 – In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

Each movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Box office, Art Bar and the galleries open at 6 p.m.

Each movie is free for members and season ticket holders. Cost for nonmembers is $5 for each showing. Tickets are available at the box office on the night of screening or call the Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.


Through Nov. 4

E. L. Wiegand Gallery · Oats Park Art Center

Las Vegas-based Filipino painter Gig Depio presents the conjunctions of contemporary and historical forces in the form of intense, often large-scale, figurative compositions.

Depio’s body of work focuses on American culture and its history, the exploration of the unfamiliar west and later expansion and influence across the globe, especially on the convergence of American, Philippine, and Spanish histories at the turn of the 20th century, and the inevitable interweaving of many different cultures from then on.

His individual paintings depict particular political and cultural events in points of time and geographical space in history, but his body of work seen as a whole encapsulates a much bigger picture of how our ideologies and resulting collective human endeavors have directly affected every aspect of our environment in the age of the Anthropocene.

The Barkley Theater, Oats Park Art Center is located at 151 E. Park St. For information call 775-423-1440 or email info@churchillarts.org.

Pixie and the Party Grass Boys

Hailed as “The hottest band in the Wasatch” by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association, Pixie and the Party Grass Boys create a uniquely American sound that can turn the room into a ruckus, but offers a full variety of other dynamics as well- approaching bluegrass/ folk with a classical and jazz background while incorporating elements of Broadway, Pop-Punk and an unabashed love for having a damn good time.

Pixie and the Party Grass Boys Perform at the Oats Park Arts Center Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are members $17, nonmembers $20 and youth and students (with valid student ID), $10.

For tickets call Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440

Mary Poppins drops in

Mary Poppins will be in Carson City in less than two weeks.

Eleven performances will be at the Carson City Community Center from Nov, 3-19: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. (November 11, 18 only)

Tickets are $25/$28. For information go to WNMTC.com


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