Art’s & Entertainment briefs
WNC Fallon art show
Western Nevada College Fallon is presenting its student art show on Saturday through May 17.
The public is invited to see the students’ work and enjoy some refreshments.
WNC presents the musical Oliver!
Lionel Bart’s exuberant musical Oliver! takes the stage in Carson City for one final weekend in May.
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Oliver! plays in seven performances at the Carson City Community Center.
A Tony Award-winning classic, Oliver! is the musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” The story tells of a child who is sold by a London orphanage because he asked for more food. Oliver eventually escapes to the streets of London, finding adventure and a loving home.
The production is animated with high-spirited dance numbers and filled with unforgettable tunes, including “Pick-a-pocket,” “Where is Love,” “Consider Yourself,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”
Performed by a cast of 50 and accompanied by a professional orchestra, Oliver! is family entertainment at its best.
Starring Patrick Hardy as Fagin, who returns to play the role after multiple standing-ovation performances in the company’s 1994 production, the show also features Logan Chapman as Oliver and Brynn Garrett as Nancy. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs. Gina Kaskie Davis is the choreographer.
Performances are tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets, go to http://www.wnmtc.com and click on “Buy Tickets.” Prices vary from $25 to $28 and there is no service charge. Season tickets are also currently available that include the international sensation, Les Misérables, playing in November.
For information, phone 775-445-4249. The Carson City Community Center is located at 851 E. William St., on the corner of Roop Street and U.S. Highway 50 East. Tickets will also be sold at the venue one hour before showtime.
Annual Chautauqua festival
Nevada Humanities presents the 22nd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 24-27 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.
Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one of the longest-running Chautauqua festivals in the nation. Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues. Educational and entertaining, Chautauqua programs provide dramatic insights into the people and events that have shaped our nation, and also provide a historical lens for looking at contemporary issues.
Reno’s weeklong celebration features workshops, roundtable discussions, and other daytime events hosted by community partners throughout Northern Nevada, as well as ticketed evening theatrical performances.
This year’s evening performances explore the theme “No Dream Deferred,” and feature performances of legendary characters including Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Henry Ford, Langston Hughes and Julia Morgan.
The June 24 evening program is free and will feature performances by the Young Chautauquans who have participated in Nevada Humanities’ 2013 Great Basin Young Chautauqua program. All evening events June 24-27 begin with a musical performance by a local band followed by two theatrical Chautauqua presentations. Gates open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., and Chautauqua presentations begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for ticketed shows June 25-27 are $25 per night for seats; lawn tickets are $10 per night. Children ages 12 and under are free if seated in an adult’s lap or on the lawn.
Plenty of comfortable seats are available, as well as a lawn area for those who prefer to bring their own blanket or low-rise chair. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.nevadahumanities.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the performance if performances are not sold out in advance.
Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic or enjoy barbecue meals provided by Men Wielding Fire, which will be available for purchase each evening at the entrance to the amphitheater. Parking is plentiful and free.
Free daytime events are scheduled throughout the Truckee Meadows area for the week of June 22-27, 2013, including an architectural walking tour, lectures, workshops and children’s activities. A complete schedule of daytime events is available at http://www.nevadahumanities.org
Silver Legacy car show
Twist and shout your way back to the 60s & 70s for a weekend of all the best of that great era, all weekend long, May 31-June 1! Silver Legacy presents Spring Fever Classic Car Show, including live music all day on Friday and Saturday, show & shines, vendors, memorabilia, great food and drink and more! And entry is free on May 31 and June 1 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., for cars built in 1972 and older American or European cars and pick-up trucks. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, dash plaque and 2-for-1 buffet at Silver Legacy.