• Arts bulletin board: Dec. 7, 2012

    New performance added for ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    Because of overwhelming response to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Shelby County Community Theatre, an extra performance has been added to the schedule.

    That show will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The holiday comedy drew sellout crowds for each of its three performances last weekend had been sold out for three this weekend. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students
    For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 16, 2012

    ‘Shakesperience’ at community theater

    Shelby County Community Theatre will host “Shakesperience!,” a Shakespearean acting workshop beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Directed by Jack Wann, the workshop will continue through November and early December, culminating in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

  • Trims & Whims set for its 32nd year

    Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. At least, that’s what you’ll discover at the annual Trims & Whims craft fair this weekend.

    “We always have our event the same weekend when Wakefield-Scearce Gallery holds its Christmas open house,” says Joanna Freels, co-chair of the event for Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, its sponsor.

    With Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights happening on Saturday, as well, there will be no shortage of holiday cheer (and shopping) for those who can’t wait for Christmas!

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 9, 2012

    Van Stockum, Miller featured at the Kentucky Book Fair

    Shelby County authors Ron Van Stockum and Jim Miller will present their new books at the Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday in Frankfort.

    Van Stockum, a Shelby County resident, will present his latest book. Remembrances of World Wars, which is a compilation of columns he published inThe Sentinel-News about World War I and World War II and the times and events surrounding both. Van Stockum lost his father in WWI.

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 2, 2012

    WWII survivor’s story at library Thursday

    “WWII: A survivor’s story” will be presented by Gary Vidito at 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.
    The show is presented in first person from the standpoint of Vidito’s father, who was on the USS Susan B. Anthony, which served among others missions off the coast of Normandy as part of D-Day. The Anthony hit two mines on her way to deliver the soldiers to the beach and sank. All 2,800 soldiers and crew were rescued.
    For more information, call 633-3803.

  • Arts bulletin board: Oct. 12, 2012

    Adult drama ‘Proof’ opens upstairs at theater

    Shelby County Community Theatre announces its production of Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Jack Wann, which opens tonight in the Upstairs at 801 Series.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For reservations call 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Proofcontains strong language.


  • Arts bulletin board: Oct. 5, 2012

    Bookfest offers used books at sales event next week

    The Sentinel-Newsis partnering with the Friends of the Library as sponsor of the annual used book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County. Bookfest will be Wednesday through Oct. 13 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville and will feature books, CDs, DVDs and other related materials donated to be sold to benefit the Shelby County Public Library and the newspaper’s Newspapers in Education program.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 21, 2012

    Christmas show auditions this week
    Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the theater.
    Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8-13 and men and women ages 35-60. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 14, 2012

    Final Downtown Shelbyville Street Party – plus car cruise

    The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series concludes its summer series with events tonight and Saturday night.

    Shelbyville native Lewis Mathis will perform at 6 p.m. today in the public parking lot between 6th and 7th streets, and New Breed is the featured act at 7-10 p.m. Saturday in Founders Square on 5th Street.

    There also is a SMART Car Cruise for vintage vehicles along Main St. at 6-10 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 7, 2012

    ‘Honk Jr.’ tickets on sale today

    Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre's Youth Series production of Honk! Jr., music by George Stiles. The play is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling and is directed by James Ray Morgan.

    Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.