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Local arts & entertainment news Aug. 8-14

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Call for actors

Aug. 26-27 • 7 p.m.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block…

The deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

Participants do not need to pre-register. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script, performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to audition.  Auditions will be held on the 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater at 7 pm, Aug. 26-27. www.piedmontplayers.com


PPT Youth’s ‘Stinky Cheese Man’ — Sept  16-17 • 4 and 5 pm at the Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St. Free to audition but must pre-register.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Youth productions are perfect for actors age 6 – 18 years. 704- 633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com


LTW-S’s ‘Wait Until Dark’ and ‘In Love with the Arrow Collar Man’ –  6-8 pm Aug  13 for both plays.  No appointment  necessary. Details at  www.LTofWS.org



Call for chili cooks

It’s time to refine your best chili recipe and apply to compete in the 11th Annual Big Chili Cookoff on Nov. 2. Application deadline is Oct. 12. There are a limited number of Chili Cook spots available.

Chili Cook guidelines and application can be found at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html


Organ Recital by Alden Wright
Aug. 11 • 7 p.m.
Salisbury native and a rising senior at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studies with Nathan Laube. While in Salisbury he studied organ with Dr. Phillip Burgess from 2012 to 2016 and piano with Diane Freeman from 2008 to 2012.
He will play works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Karg-Elert and Maurice Duruflé Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. There is no charge.


Improv Charlotte on Friday

8 p.m. Aug. 9 CHARLOTTE — At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. See http://www.improvcharlotte.com/


Call for volunteers

Volunteer applications for the BlockWork event on Make A Difference Day, Oct. 26, are now open. Learn more or apply now with some friends at salisburync.gov/BlockWork

Applications due by Tuesday, Oct. 1.


City Parks & Rec Movies in the Park

Aug 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet. City Park, 316 Lake Drive. www.salisburync.gov/play

Concord hosts Movies on Means — 8:30 pm Aug 15: The Wolf Man (1941). Downtown Concord on Means Ave.

Reynolda Cinema Under the Stars; WINSTON-SALEM — For the first time Reynolda’s summer film series will be presented for free. Gates open at 7 p.m. films shown at dark on the main lawn of Reynolda House • Aug. 9: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) • Aug. 16: The Devil Wears Prada (2006) • Aug. 23: The Great Gatsby (2013) • Info at reynoldahouse.org


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