Arts briefs: May 7, 2010

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By The Staff


‘Any Number Can Die’ opens Friday

Any Number Can Die, the final show of the season at the Shelby County Community Theatre, opens a six-show run at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. May 15, 21-22 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 16 and 23. The comedy, directed by Cook Farmer, stars Jon Peed, Kassie Chandler, Erin Block, Bob Zielinski, Jenn Trow, Jack Aubrey, David DeSpain, Betty Zielinski, Kendyl Siebart, Bill Dunning, David Karsner and Michael Gaither. Tickets can be reserved by calling 633-0242 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org.


Auditions set for new play

Auditions for Leader of the Pack directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie will be held at Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 W. Main St. in Shelbyville, on May 23 and May 25 at 7 pm. Roles available for men and women ages 18-60. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script  as well as a song. "Leader of the Pack" is a hit Broadway musical celebrating the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 1960s charts.  Music includes “Chapel of Love,” "Be My Baby,” “Da Do Ron Ron,” “Hanky Panky,” “And Then He Kissed Me” and, of course, the title song. The show will be performed July 16-18, 23-25, 2010.


Singing contest at Beatles festival

“They’re Gonna Make a Big Star Outta Me,” a singing contest, will be held at the WHAS-11 Abbey Road on the River Festival, May 27-31. Entry to the competition is free with any event ticket. The grand prize winner will have the choice of two prizes – a Country Gentleman Guitar from Gretsch, valued at more than $3,000, or a trip to Liverpool, including airfare for two, four nights at the Hard Days Night Hotel, and the opportunity to perform on the world famous stage where the Beatles launched their career, The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The runner-up will win the prize not chosen by the first place winner. For more information, visit www.abbeyraodontheriver.com.