Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

Shakespeare play opens today

William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens today and runs through June 3 at the Pier One Theatre in Homer. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Call (907) 235-7333 for more details.

The final deadline for the Pier One Theatre Skills Camps is Friday. There are Youth Theatre Camps for ages 5 and up. Check out the play writing seminar "Create Your Own Play" scheduled for the end of June.

Applications for all camps are available through Community Schools in Homer or call 235-7333.

Arts festival opens this weekend

The Festival 2001 will be held Friday through May 27 in Juneau. The festival will offer various concerts with special guests, including Linda Rosenthal, Charlie Hunter and Douglas Webster.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (907) 789-2750 or visit

Musical Frankenstein auditions planned

Scripts for the show "Frankenstein, the Musical" are available at the Homer Public Library for 48-hour checkout. Auditions for "Frankenstein" will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All auditions will be in the Mariner Theatre.

If you cannot make auditions or have questions, call (907) 235-7333.

Drama camp coming to the peninsula

The Alaska Children's Institute for the Performing Arts, a fun and exciting drama camp for grades three through 12, will be available for the first time this summer to students in Cooper Landing, Kenai and Sterling.

The institute is a non-profit organization promoting performing arts opportunities for Alaska communities. It offers two-week camps that teach children and their adult sponsors all aspects of putting on a theatrical production.

Students in each camp will put on productions of a stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess."

The Cooper Landing session will run May 29 to June 5. Sessions in Kenai and Sterling will be June 4-12. Cost of the camp is $99 per student, thanks to support from corporate sponsors including Agrium and Tesoro.

For more information or to register your child, call 283-6109.

Gala concert rehearsal scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will have the read-through rehearsal for the Summer String Festival Gala Concert on June 3. The rehearsal will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. If you are interested in playing this summer and want music ahead of time or cannot make the rehearsal, contact Laura at (907) 235-6318.

Theatre conference planned

The ninth annual Last Frontier Theater Conference will be held June 16 to 23 at the Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez. The conference will feature Edward Albee, Lloyd Richards, John Guare, Lawrence Sacharow, Patricia Neal, Stockard Channing and Arnold Wesker.

The week will be filled with daily play labs, panels, workshops, evening entertainment and a Saturday night gala.

For more information, call (907) 834-1612. Tickets for all events are $150. Tickets for single events are available at other prices.

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