Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Main Events 9/6/18

Y-Rep holds youth auditions

Eau Claire YMCA’s Y-Rep productions is holding auditions for its production of “The Snow Queen” from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA Clubhouse, across the street from the main facility at 700 Graham Ave. 

Auditions are held on a drop-in basis and are open to youth ages 8 to 14. There is no need to prepare in advance. 

“The Snow Queen” follows the story of a brave, young girl who has to stop an icy villain who conjures a magic mirror reflecting the ugly side of humanity. 

Student actors have the opportunity to be a part of the production process of this show, from having input on props and costumes to character choices. Everyone who registers and auditions will get a part on stage. 

The cost is $65 for Y members or $80 for non-members. More information about rehearsals and performances can be found at eauclaireymca.org/​y-rep. 

Those who can’t make auditions but are interested in being part of the production can contact Jen Zwicky at jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org to see about setting up an alternative time slot.

Library holds film screening, Q&A 

AUGUSTA — The Augusta Memorial Public Library, 113 N. Stone St., will hold a screening and Q&A with the creator of “Cheeseheads: The Documentary” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a pre-screening meet and greet with filmmaker John Mitchell. 

“Cheeseheads” takes viewers on Mitchell’s journey through factories, farms, museums, breweries and boardrooms to explore the Cheesehead culture of Wisconsin. 

Mitchell was raised in the state but moved away for two decades. Upon returning, he wanted to explore what it means for him and the rest of the communities in the state to be a Cheesehead.

For more information about the event, visitaugustalibrary.org or call 715-286-2070.

Comedic family gathering comes to The Phipps 

HUDSON — Actors will perform the poignant comedy, “A Nice Family Gathering,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Friday through Sept. 23 at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St.

The comedy is set in Prior Lake, Minn., and follows the Lundeen family’s first gathering since their dad passed away. 

The show provides a dose of humor as well as insight into the uniqueness of what it means to be a family, according to director Gorden Hedahl. 

Tickets to the show are $26 for adults and $19 for students of any age. Seniors can enjoy a $2 discount during Sunday matinees. 

Reservations can be made online at thephipps.org or by calling 715-386-8409.

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