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In short: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2013

By Staff reports

Fleck, Washburn on 'Mountain Stage'

"Mountain Stage" goes on the road to West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon for an April 7 show at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.

The lineup includes two of the world's most highly regarded banjo players, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, in a rare duo performance.

Nashville-based modern bluegrass band The Steel Drivers and up-and-coming string band The Stray Birds also will perform.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 1. General admission tickets are $30 in advance. A limited number of student tickets are available on campus for $20.

Get tickets at mountainstage.org, and 800-594-TIXX (8499).

Screenwriting and graphic novel workshop

Filmmaker Danny Boyd and screenwriter Joseph Ng will present "Screen + Graphic Novel Writing 101" this weekend at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. The pair will present a general overview of the screenwriting process, focusing on the building blocks needed for a good script.

The workshop runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $40. Register at digiso.org.

For more information, contact Jamie Rinehart at 304-720-1401 or jrinehart@wvstateu.edu.

'Cabaret' dinner theater in Huntington

Huntington's Arts Resources for the Tri-State kicks off its 2013 season with "Cabaret" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 8-9 in the Renaissance Ballroom, 900 Eighth St. (old Huntington High School). Dinner and show tickets are $30 and show-only are $15, both available by reservation. Call 304-733-ARTS.

More Monster trucks on display in the area

A few of the Monster trucks appearing at this weekend's Monster Jam at the Charleston Civic Center will be on display Thursday throughout the area. These are FREE events.

• "Bad News" 2-6 p.m. at Advance Auto Parts Store 7080. 6418 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston. Call 304-925-7749.

• "Crushstation" 2-6 p.m. Advance Auto Parts Store 7070, 315 MacCorkle Ave SW, Charleston. Call 304-744-5060

• "Grave Digger" 2-6 p.m. Advance Auto Parts Store 7250, 5466 Big Tyler Rd, Cross Lanes. Call 304-776-0771.

Auditions scheduled for Guild's "Evita"

Auditions have been scheduled for the Charleston Light Opera Guild's performances of "Evita," which will be presented May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Civic Center Little Theater.

Singing auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday<co Feb.4,5 > at the Guild theater, 411 Tennessee Ave. Singers may come either night with a prepared selection. Music will be available if songs are from the show, otherwise bring sheet music for the piano accompanist.

Dance auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, also at the Guild theater. Dress to dance.

Singers and dancers should bring a list of any conflicts they might have with the rehearsal schedule.

Available roles are: Eva Duare Perone, stylish, mezzo-soprano, 30's; Che, dramatic tenor, 20's-50; Juan Peron, strong character baritone, 30's-60; Augustin Migaldi. handsome and dramatic tenor, mid 20's-30's' Peron's Mistress, young soprano featured on the song "Another Suitcase, Another Town;" Youth, girls and boys who sing in the upper register, about 12 years old, to portray one or more children who idolize Eva; People of Argentina, large ensemble of men and women singers and dancers to portray various roles including cabinet members, nurses, upper class citizens, military, generals etc.

"Evita" is the story of Argentina's legendary first lady, who was born into poverty and became a figure of near religious devotion by many before she died of cancer in 1952 at age 33.

 The Guild last presented this classic in 1988.


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