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Archive for Thursday, February 25, 1999

February 25, 1999

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Auditions for "Return to the Forbidden Planet" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

The show is a campy blend of Shakespeare and the '50s movie "Forbidden Planet," which starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen.

The show features such '50s rock 'n' roll tunes as "Great Balls of Fire," "Teenager in Love," "Who's Sorry Now" and "Good Vibrations."

Those auditioning should prepare a brief song, preferably in a rock 'n' roll style; an accompanist will be provided. Auditioners will be asked to read a scene from a script and to list all rehearsal conflicts.

The show will be directed by Mary Doveton, with music direction by J. Richard Walker. Rehearsals are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Technical rehearsals will be April 10 and 11. Performances will be April 16-May 12.

For additional information, call 843-SHOW.

Lawrence sculpture

picked for `dog show'

"Imp," a sculpture by Catherine Hale Robins of Lawrence, has been accepted for "Art Show at the Dog Show," a national juried fine arts competition.

The competition, devoted to canine art, benefits the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Robins' sculpture was selected from 660 entries by 295 artists.

Robins' sculpture, "Alert," was selected Best of Show winner in the inaugural Art Show at the Dog Show in 1987. It received the purchase award and placement in the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis. She has also served as a juror.

Works will be displayed through March 1 in The Foyer Gallery in the Century II Convention Center and the City Arts Building in Wichita, and April 9-11 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita during the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show.

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