The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a Books ‘n’ Lunch program at noon Friday. E. Ethelbert Miller, an award-winning poet in town as part of the annual Conference for the Book, will present a poetry craft talk. Pre-registration is required for this event. For more information, call the library at 234-5751. (March 4, 2010)
The 2010 season of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the festival Web site at http://shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (March 2, 2010)
Auditions for the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 “A Royal Season” will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. on the Ole Miss campus, Isom Hall 202/302. Sign-up in hallway beginning at 8:30 a.m. Callbacks will be 1:30 – 5 p.m. that afternoon.
The Season will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2.
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Julia and Robert Aubrey will audition children from ages 8 – 13 for chorus roles in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The King and I. Auditions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Nutt Auditorium on Saturday, March 27.
Children are asked to prepare a short song and be dressed comfortably to participate in music and theatre games. If needed, callbacks will start at 1 that afternoon.
There are two leading roles for boys ages 10 – 14, as Louis and the Prince. These characters sing and have spoken dialogue in the musical.
Rehearsals will begin June 7 with final performances on June 24, June 26 and June 27 in the Ford Center. If you have any questions, please contact Julia Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915-1280. (March 2, 2010)
Tao, a Japanese dance-and-drum ensemble that incorporates explosive percussion with tight choreography and martial arts moves, will perform at the University of Mississippi this week. “Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming,” comes to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12 for UM faculty and staff, and $10 for students and faculty enrolled in the Cultural Passport program. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (March 1, 2010)
The Positive All The Way will host the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Beauty Review Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (March 1, 2010)
A sampler of Oxford’s visual and performing arts, featuring a performance by Oxford Ballet Company; three improv plays by LaffCo; a poetry reading by Danielle Sellers and Mark Adamec; visual arts exhibits by Oxford artists and interactive visual arts by Chandra Williams; music by The Sleeping Bulls, and from the Oxford Songwriters Association: Jon Michael McLeod, Anne Le Gall and Mark Van Boeing. Saturday, March 6, from 7-9 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Admission is $10. (February 26, 2010)
The Oxford Park Commission and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council announce the inaugural “Oxford’s Got Talent” competition. This friendly community competition will take place March 23 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. To register to perform and for more information, visit www.oxfordarts.com or www.oxfordparkcommission.com. (February 24, 2010)