Arts and Entertainment
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The Aledo High School Theatre Department’s production of “A Gap in Generations” begins Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the AHS Auditorium. The play is a re-worked Commedia dell’Arte by Jerry Blunt that, as performed, will be set in Aledo in the 1980s. Performance dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, and Saturday, Oct. 1. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and for students is $5. For reservations, call 817-441-5139.
Truth in Illusion: Truth in Illusion is the name of the newest exhibit at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center featuring artists Michael Bane and Pamela Stern. “The two artists are playing with your perception of reality, or maybe your paradigms of reality with their art. You have to really look to see what’s real,” said C.B. Williams, Curatorial Director of the DHCC. Also on display are pieces from local artists as part of a show hosted by the Parker County Art Association. The Heritage Gallery houses a permanent interactive display that teaches about early pioneer and American Indian Life and the beginnings of Parker County.
Night at the Pops Poster
The award-winning Aledo High School Wind Ensemble, AHS choir and special guests will present the annual Night at the Pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and again at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9 in the Aledo High School Auditorium.
“If you are a Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter fan, music from all the movies will be performed,” said Director of Bands Joey Paul. “We will also feature the music of Van Halen, Aerosmith, Queen, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake.”
Randy Keck/The Community News: Christian recording artist Jamie Slocum performed today in a free concert at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. Slocum will also be at the church's worship service tomorrow morning.
Find out more in the April 8 issue of The Community News.
Auditions will be held March 27-29 for the frantically funny farce The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford. This show will be directed by G Mike West.
"Join that swashbuckling super-HERO of Sherwood Forest, his Merry Men, and his “True Love”, Marian, as they rob from the rich, give to the poor, and frenetically try to avoid the wrath of the shifty sheriff and pernicious prince. This retelling of the classic tale is only SOMEWHAT true!"
(by Mary Lynn Dobson, courtesy of The Dramatic Publishing Company)
Dates & Times:
Auditions: Sunday-Tuesday, March 27-29; 6:30–8:30 pm
Call-Backs: Wednesday March 30; 6:30–8:30 pm
Rehearsals: Begin April 25, times and days to be announced (TBA)
Fort Worth Community Art Center hosts Ann McLeRoy
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Ann McLeRoy of Aledo is exhibiting photos at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. An artist's reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 26. For more of her work and additional details, see the March 18 issue of The Community News.
Theatre Off the Square will hold open auditions for The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood on Sunday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 29 with call backs on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood is written by Mary Lyn Dobson and presented courtesy of Dramatic Publishing Company.
Casting call for this production is 8 men, 6 women, 6 extras ages teens and up. Rehearsals begin Monday, April 25 and the show dates are weekends June 3-19. Director is G. Mike West.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsThe Aledo High School Theatre Department's production of Guys & Dolls takes the stage this week at the AHS Auditorium. Performance times and dates are Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adult $12, Students $10, Children $8. They can be purchased in the Theatre Room at the High School, or can be reserved by calling 817-441- 5139.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo High School Show Choir performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" at the Holiday in Harmony concert Dec. 14. Choirs from Aledo Middle School and Aledo High School participated in the event.
Students from three local school districts (Aledo, Brock and Springtown) are competing in the second annual Kindley Family Art Scholarship program. The art exhibit of the selected finalists will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the AISD Administration lobby, followed by an awards ceremony from 6:30-7 p.m. This year there are two separate categories and more than $3,000 in prizes and awards will be given as follows:
3D Sculpture/Photography/Digital Photography
1st = $500 each category = $1000
2nd = $300 each category = $600
3rd = $200 each category = $400
4th = $150 each category = $300
5th = $100 each category = $200