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Shakespeare for students
A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library.
Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.”
For more information, call 633-3803.
‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at SCHS
Shelby County High School will stage the musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress in the high school auditorium. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
This is the story of the Princess and the Pea and is the show that launched the career of Carol Burnett on Broadway and currently has been resurrected with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jane Krakowski.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Auditions for ‘South Pacific’
Shelby County Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song not from South Pacific to demonstrate vocal range and ability.
Accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music. No CDs or tracks.
Performance dates are July 19-21 and 26-28. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie.
The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
‘American El Dorado’ presentation
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, as described in American El Dorado, will be presented by Ron Elliot at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Shelby County Public Library. Elliot, author of the book, will tell the story of Phillip Arnold and John Slack, cousins from Hardin County who convinced some of America’s most notable citizens to invest in their discovery of an untouched field of precious stones in an unspecified Western location. Registration is required and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Downton Abbey-era show
Downton Abbey Era: Titanic to the Twentieswill be at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Shelby County Public Library. “Regency High Tea” will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers will be at 6:30 p.m. Downstairs the servants practice the Grizzly Bear and the Foxtrot.
Upstairs Lady Violet accepts an invitation to waltz. Learn about how the era was reflected in the social dances of the time. (No one will be admitted after dancers begin to perform.)
Registration is required for adults 18 years and older, with a limit of 60. No group registration, children or cameras. Come in period costume if you wish.
For more information, contact 633-3803.
‘An Evening of Culture’ at theater
Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, will be May 31 through June 2 and June 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222.
For more listings of arts and entertainment events, visit www.SentinelNews.com/calendar.