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Arts and entertainment briefs

‘Nutcracker’ on sale
Tickets to “The Nutcracker” will go on sale to the public July 7. Because of the popularity of the event, there will be reserved seating in Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College.
“This is the first time, I believe, that the Salisbury Symphony has offered reserved seating,” said Executive Director Linda Jones. “We had several requests for that last year when seats became more difficult to find for audience members who arrived a little closer to curtain time. We hope this will solve the problem and make the concert even more enjoyable for everyone.”
There will be two performances of “The Nutcracker,” a collaboration between the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the Piedmont Dance Theatre, on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008: a 2:30 matinee and a 6:30 evening performance.
Tickets for orchestra and mezzanine seating are $25 for adults (ages 19 and older) and $12 for children (18 and younger). Tickets for balcony seating are $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Tickets may be ordered by completing the order form in the Symphony’s season brochure. Copies of that brochure are available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and by contacting the Symphony office, 704-637-4314, by email: ljones@catawba.edu; or write to P. O. Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145. VISA and MasterCard orders are accepted.
Just for Girls
Waterworks Visual Arts Center presents a special art class in conjunction with the summer gallery exhibition honoring generations of female artists-“Altered Art: Empowering Girls-Image and Identity,” 2-4:15 p.m., July 21-25.
The class is for participants in grade 7 through college age. Students will use painting, sewing, stamping, calligraphy and photo transfer to create jewelry, shadow boxes and journals.
The cost is $55 for Waterworks members, and $70 for nonmembers.
Waterworks is located at 123 E. Liberty St.
For more information, call 704-636-1882 or visit www.waterworks.org.
Music theatre camp
CULLOWHEE n Western Carolina University will welcome more than 50 budding theatre performers from across the Southeast during the Triple Arts Broadway Series, to be held July 20-Aug. 3.
The camp will offer the young artists the chance to experience the art and craft of musical theatre performance with Broadway stars Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise.
The two-week workshop will include all aspects of musical theatre performance naudition techniques, song interpretation, scene study, dance techniques and master classes. The public is invited to attend the participants’ final performance free of charge at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus.
A limited number of spaces in the workshop are still available for applicants ages 16-22. The cost of the Triple Arts Broadway Series workshop, including tuition, room and board, is $1,999.
To learn more, visit www.wcu.edu/4779.asp or contact Western’s Division of Educational Outreach at 866-928-4723.
Children’s Museum
WINSTON SALEM ó The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem announces a new, affordable way to keep families entertained close to home this summer with a new summer reciprocal discount program and four new levels of membership.
When members visit the following attractions June- August 2008 and show their active Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem membership card, they will receive one free child’s admission with the purchase of one adult paid admission at Art Quest (greenhillcenter.org) in Greensboro; Exploration Station (explorationkids.com) in Lumberton; Fascinate-U (fascinate-u.com) in Fayetteville; Greensboro Children’s Museum (gcmuseum.com/flash.htm); Kidsenses (kidsenses.com) in Rutherfordton; Kidzu Children’s Museum (kidzuchildrensmuseum.org) in Chapel Hill and SciWorks (sciworks.org) Winston-Salem.
The Children’s Museum Reciprocal Program will also apply to all current members and to those who participate at new membership levels.
Call 336-723-9111, ext. 211 or go to www.childrensmuseumofws.org for more information.

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