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BAC Stage Kids audition for ‘Cinderella’

The BAC Stage Kids announce auditions for “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” an adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The show will run two weekends, January 18-27 in the Donald W. Reynolds Black Box Theatre at the Brewery Arts Center.

The cast will be children ages 6 to 15 in such classic roles as Cinderella, The Prince, the Evil Stepmother and Stepsisters, the Fairy Godmother and many more. Originally a 1957 television broadcast starring Julie Andrews, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s version of this timeless story has been captivating audiences for the past 50 years.

The show will be directed by Andie Anderson, director of the BAC Stage Kids program. A former BAC Stage Kid herself, Anderson has been working in the local theatre community as a performer, director and choreographer for the past 16 years.

Auditions will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 1 in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall at 501 W. King Street.

Auditions are open to all boys and girls ages 6 through 15. There is a $95 fee to participate in this five-month program. Scholarships will be available upon application.

Auditioners should prepare a one-minute song and be prepared for movement and dance. Call 883-1976 or visit http://www.breweryarts.org/bacstagekids.

Historical Society shifts play dates

The Douglas County Historical Society has rescheduled the “Curse of the Hanging Tree,” to September. The Society decided to move the play from July to Sept. 7-8, hoping it will be a little cooler for the actors and the audience.

The “Curse of the Hanging Tree” is a living history spoof based on an infamous lynching in Nevada. Ticket holders have the opportunity to visit some of the actual sites where the historic events took place in 1897.

Tickets are $15 and are on sale Aug. 1 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville and at the Genoa Courthouse Museum in Genoa. Tickets can be purchased by mail at the Douglas County Historical Society. Please indicate the date and time of the performance you desire along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. The address is 1477 Highway 395 North, Gardnerville, NV 89410. Performances are Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday Sept. 8 at 6, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m.

Cal -782-2555 or 782-2893

Garden Center holding grasses seminar

Greenhouse Garden Center is offering a free seminar on ornamental grasses at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center. Learn how to landscape with ornamental grasses.

For information call 882-8600.

Children’s Museum lowering prices for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is offering half price admission on Monday.

The Children’s Museum is located in Carson City’s Downtown at 813 N. Carson St.,, two blocks South of Highway 50 East. Visit http://www.cmnn.org or call 885-2960 for details.