Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Main Events 3/8/18

ArtsWest 39 announces winners

Prize winners were chosen for “ArtsWest 39,” the annual juried art exhibit featuring regional artists now on display at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. 

The exhibit juror, Madison-based artist Cameron Anderson, selected prize winners after viewing the exhibit.

Winners include: Paula Gorski of Eau Claire’s “Primordial Memory Form 5” for Best of Show; Mary Diman of Madison’s “The Knave of Harts” for First Prize; Rob Price of Menomonie’s”Anonymous Construction — Lake Superior Shoreline” for Second Prize; and Bob Gehrke of Cornell’s “Walkers” for Third Prize.

The exhibit runs through April 6 and can be viewed during the library’s regular hours.

Gaelic Storm comes to TheState Theatre 

The multi-national Celtic band Gaelic Storm will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St.

The band will feature music from its new album “Go Climb a Tree.” The group has appeared in the film “Titanic” and performed at music festivals across the country. It is described as a “genre-bending Irish rock band.” 

Tickets are $25 for back of the house or $35 for front of the house. 

They can be purchased at eauclairearts.com or by calling 715-832-2787. 

Children’s theater holds auditions

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for two upcoming productions this Sunday and Monday at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave.

Auditions for “Go Dog Go,” based on the children’s book by P.D. Eastman, will take place at 5:30 p.m. both days. The group is looking for seven actors of any gender ages 10 to 13 and one man and one woman ages high school to adult. All actors will portray humanized dogs. 

No preparation is needed for auditions. Four school matinees and six public shows are scheduled the last weekend in April and first weekend in May.

Auditions for the musical “Avenue Q” will take place at 7 p.m. both days. This show addresses adult issues through humor, a catchy score and puppets. It is rated PG-13. 

Puppet roles are available for up to five men and four women ages 18 and older. Three non-puppet roles are also available. 

Those interested should prepare a 30- to 60-second cutting from any Broadway song with accompaniment.

Six public performances are scheduled in May. 

For more information about either auditions, visit ecct.org and click “Auditions” or call 715-839-8877.

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