Baton Rouge Ballet Nutcracker Auditions for Company and Children's Roles
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Baton Rouge Ballet Nutcracker Auditions for Company and Children's Roles

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Advanced dancers with at least 2 years of pointe experience are invited to audition on September 22 for company roles for the Nutcracker. Please bring pointe shoes. 
Boys and girls ages 8 and up (by December 31, 2018) are invited to audition for children's roles on September 23.

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OMC's Come Together
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

OMC's Come Together

50 years after the release of Yellow Submarine and “The White Album,” Of Moving Colors Productions presents a collection of contemporary dance works set to the iconic sounds of The Beatles. Come Together premieres September 28 at Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts… join us and be revolutionized!

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The Listening Room Presents Moutin Factory Quintet
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Listening Room Presents Moutin Factory Quintet

A good road movie sets destinations, picks good characters, and allows life to unfold. From Chicago to New Orleans through the Mississippi Valley by road. We will document the life of the Moutin Factory Jazz Quintet and their road manager- six unique, talented and curious individuals as they visit a part of the USA that is largely unknown to them.

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Doug Varone and Dancers
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Doug Varone and Dancers

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with a bang as it hosts New York City-based dance troupe, Doug Varone and Dancers with Baton Rouge native and BRBT alum Whitney Dufrene on Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theater. This performance with highly charged, physically exciting choreography spanning multiple genres, will thrill audiences with movement conveying depths of emotion and strong virtuosity. Dance Magazine says, “If this work and these dancers can’t move you, I don’t know what would.”

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Professional Development
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Professional Development

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is offering a day of professional development workshops for arts teachers, in an effort to build instructional skills and enhance learning. Sessions will be provided for all grade levels in dance, theatre, visual arts, general, choral and instrumental music. Arts teachers in the Greater Baton Rouge area are invited to attend. Registration is free, however space is limited.

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Baton Rouge Arts Market
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Baton Rouge Arts Market

Stroll through our Baton Rouge Arts Market and find a variety of hand-made arts including: pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-bound books, hand-made soaps, mixed media, hand-made garments, furniture, wood carvings, hand-painted silks, mosaics, hand-woven baskets, photography, and more! 

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Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire

  • 7711 Goodwood Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)
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Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects, art, and more. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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Sunday in the Park Series Presents Sean Ardoin
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park Series Presents Sean Ardoin

Sean represents both the rural roots and progressive future of Louisiana's Creole-Zydeco sound like no other artist. He's truly one of Zydeco's "triple threats." He's a rare combination of tradition, talent and creativity.  He also works hard to keep the tradition alive with his super group Creole United and founded the Creole Hall of Fame in order to recognize the Creole contribution.

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Sunday in the Park Series Presents Kenny Fife & The Bac Trac Band
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park Series Presents Kenny Fife & The Bac Trac Band

The Bac Trac Band has been in existence for 38 years and is based out of Gonzales, Louisiana. Although there has been several member changes, The Bac Trac Band has been entertaining dancing crowds for that many years, and categorizes it’s music as Swamp Pop or South Louisiana Music, basically Rhythm and Blues, 50’s and Old Rock and Roll.

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Hansel and Gretel-Young People's Opera Program
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Hansel and Gretel-Young People's Opera Program

 Come young, come old, come one, come all, Sunday, October 21, 3:00PM! Opéra Louisiane’s operatic version of the classic fairy tale features a funky more than fearsome witch, a children’s chorus, student dancers from the Dance Center and School for Performing Arts, professional orchestra and professional singers from across the country. Bring your children and grandchildren to see this familiar story come to life on stage! 

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Sunday in the Park Series Presents Hai Karate
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park Series Presents Hai Karate

Hai Karate is an 10-piece horn band specializing in 70s groove oriented horn driven music. Their dynamic set includes music by Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, The Isley Brothers, HAI KARATE ORIGINALS and much more.  Hai Karate frequently plays club and festival engagements and is known throughout the area as a high energy 70s horn band.

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Sunday in the Park Series Presents Minos The Saint
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park Series Presents Minos The Saint

Based out of Baton Rouge, and music school nerds at heart, the band is equally inspired by the sounds of Louisiana as it is by the symphony. The band mixes violin, trombone, and French horn with accordion, singer-songwriter vibes, and the occasional second-line. Since the band began playing in 2013, it has shared bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, Rareluth, and others. With versatility in size and instrumentation, the band conforms to intimate listening rooms as well as large venues and festivals. 

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2018 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit
Nov
5
to Nov 9

2018 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit

The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is in its 13th year, hosted by the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX). CPEX is a nonprofit organization that brings people, culture, and planning together to make great communities happen. The Summit is an educational resource for Louisiana’s elected and appointed officials; planning practitioners, such as developers, architects, engineers and planners; and citizen and activist groups. This statewide conference helps to advance communities across Louisiana in their quest to become sustainable and prosperous by providing the opportunity to learn from planning experts as well as hear what challenges and successes other Louisiana communities have faced, creating valuable partnerships.

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Sunday in the Park Series Presents Souled Out
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park Series Presents Souled Out

Souled Out is an eleven piece band hailing from all across south Louisiana, conceived in 2001, and has been entertaining audiences with its unique brand of interaction and choreography. Souled Out has entertained wedding receptions,festivals, corporate events, Mardi Gras krewes and nightclubs in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Each and every performance is a very personal and unique experience for all of their clients. The events that utilize Souled Out’s services didn't want the "typical" band – they wanted much more and they choose Souled Out.

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River City Jazz Masters Series Presents Etienne Charles Creole Soul
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

River City Jazz Masters Series Presents Etienne Charles Creole Soul

As befitting an artist who excels with such a diversity of musical styles, Charles has performed with a range of musicians, from Roberta Flack, Rene Marie and David Rudder to Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Mandel, the Count Basie Orchestra and Maria Schneider. He also worked with steel pan all-star Len "Boogsie" Sharpe as well as jazz masters Frank Foster and Benny Golson.

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River City Jazz Masters Series Presents Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

River City Jazz Masters Series Presents Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

The MJF on Tour 60th Anniversary Edition features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Jamison Ross, drums, vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.

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Perkins Rowe Arts Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Perkins Rowe Arts Festival

Perkins Rowe and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will again partner to bring Baton Rouge the Annual Arts Festival. The arts market will feature many local artists exhibiting their crafts, canvases, jewelry, and more; live music and children's activities on both days, plus panels, demonstrations, and performances. 

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Arts Judicata
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Judicata

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Artistically talented lawyers—including musicians, visual artists, jewelry makers, culinary artists, performing artists and literary artists will be participating in the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s arts and music festival, Arts Judicata, 6:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. 

Tickets to Arts Judicata will provide entrance as well as appetizers and cocktails. Take in the visual art displays and the performing artists and enjoy live music. Much of the artwork on display will be for sale and the proceeds will benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation. All ticket sales benefit the programs of the BRBF. Additionally, sponsorships are available. Contact Donna at donna@brba.org or 225-214-5556 for more information.

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Meet "Louisiana's Own Cartoonist" Fred Mulhearn
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Meet "Louisiana's Own Cartoonist" Fred Mulhearn

“Louisiana’s Own Cartoonist” Fred Mulhearn will speak at noon Sept. 7 at a brown bag lunch presentation at Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Mulhearn will be on hand to talk and sign copies of his latest book, Looziana Political Cartoons: The Best of Fred Mulhearn. Bring your lunch and enjoy a laugh or two at our elected representatives’ expense! Mulhearn’s newest book is a treasure of over 300 editorial political cartoons from 1980 to the present. You are sure to recognize many folks you voted for (and some you didn’t) in this collection of satire that is sure to be an equal-opportunity offender!

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Emmy-award winning Documentary Herblock: The Black and the White
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Emmy-award winning Documentary Herblock: The Black and the White

A free screening of the Emmy-award documentary film Herblock: The Black and the White will be aired in the historic House of Representatives. The film covers the life’s work of artist Herb Block, with editorial drawings covering WWII to Watergate to Monica Lewinski and everything in between. Commentary with Tom Brokaw, John Stewart, Ted Koppel, and many more appear in a film that also includes a mind-blowing twist that adds even more to the legacy of this editorial artist.

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New Venture Theatre presents "Plenty of Time"
Aug
24
to Aug 26

New Venture Theatre presents "Plenty of Time"

In 1968, a spoiled, southern debutante and a Black Panther fall in love, though forbidden by class and principle. Corey and Christina meet in Oak Bluffs—a black section of Martha's Vineyard. Christina is 17 years old and from an upper-class family. Corey is 22 and a member of the Black Panther Party. Despite their obvious differences, they are sexually attracted and share a passionate night together. The next morning, however, they begin to talk and their conflicting worlds unfold. Once a year for the next 43 years they return to the small private beach house to meet, and bring with them their personal growth and experiences. Their time-elapsed relationship reveals how each is affected by the changing world around them.

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Playmakers of Baton Rouge opens their 36th Season with A Year with Frog and Toad
Aug
24
to Sep 2

Playmakers of Baton Rouge opens their 36th Season with A Year with Frog and Toad

Playmakers of Baton Rouge opens their 36th Season with A Year with Frog and Toad! A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Performances run August 24- September 2 at the Reilly Theatre on Tower Drive on LSU’s Campus.

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821 Project Presets: The World Needs More "Creative Conversation"
Aug
19
2:30 PM14:30

821 Project Presets: The World Needs More "Creative Conversation"

Each year on August 19th, the United Nations World Humanitarian Day honors those who promote humanitarianism in their communities and those who have sacrificed their lives to build peace, promote justice and give the most vulnerable in our world a helping hand. 

No matter who we are and where we come from, the humanitarian spirit is something that we can all embody.

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day with us on August 19, 2018, at the Carver Branch Library from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM by joining the 821 Project's "Creative Conversation.” They want to know what you think the world needs more of and they also want you to show them too! 

All supplies will be included. This event is free and open to the public, but let them know you're coming by registering on their website!

https://www.the821project.com/the-world-needs-more

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The Firehouse Gallery Reception: "Fleur Essence" by Adrienne Clement & Nicole Callac
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Firehouse Gallery Reception: "Fleur Essence" by Adrienne Clement & Nicole Callac

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Fleur Essence is a representational showcase inspired by flowers. Nicole displays her love for portrait painting while Adrienne uses her abstract style to celebrate the beauty of nature. Nicole and Adrienne are both Visual Art teachers at The Dunham School and are grateful to share their passion for the Arts with their students.

The exhibition will be on view in the Firehouse Gallery from August 7th - August 31st, with a recep5on on Saturday, August 11th from 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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Stabbed In The Art
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Stabbed In The Art

What is Stabbed In The Art?

Stabbed In The Art ('SITA'), a Culture Candy program, is a pop-up art exhibition an open to any and all artists who would like to exhibition and sell their work. SITA is free to the public (a donation of $10 is suggested).

Why do we need Stabbed In The Art?

Artists are given limited opportunities to display their artwork in Baton Rouge. Culture Candy believes that those barriers should be lifted so that Artists are given the opportunity to exhibition as well as sell their work while also allowing for entrepreneurship, community engagement and critique creating a valuable opportunity to grow Artists skills.

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How We Know What Santa Looks Like!
Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

How We Know What Santa Looks Like!

At 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 8th, at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, a free program will be offered called "How We Know What Santa Looks Like!" which is inspired by the current exhibition of editorial cartoons from the golden age of print journalism. This will be a fascinating history lesson for “believers” who are interested in learning just how children knew exactly what Santa looked like before they could meet him in person at the local mall. We’ll see drawings of Santa as he first appeared in newspapers back in the days of the Civil War. Then we'll learn just how the world got to know him even better, and enjoy an ice cold Coke (hint) to toast this merry old fellow! This program is free, open to the general public, and designed for young children and their families.

Link to More Information: http://louisianaoldstatecapitol.org

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MOSAIC: A Celebration of Culture
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

MOSAIC: A Celebration of Culture

Free arts event to celebrate the diverse arts culture in Baton Rouge:
WHAT: MOSAIC will be an emceed event, celebrating local artists of all kinds.
WHEN: August 4th 2018 (4:00-8:00pm)
WHERE: Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge
DETAILS:
-No submission fee.
-Free entry.
-Free jambalaya
-Childcare will be provided: arts, crafts, and games.


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Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Intensive
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Intensive

Nationally and internationally acclaimed teachers, Shelby Williams (aka @biscuitballerina- Ask your kid. They'll know.), Dwayne Holliday, and Taylor Mitchell come to Baton Rouge for one week only to teach ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, and yoga at this dance intensive geared towards intermediate and advanced dancers. Dancers will receive 4 classes daily in a schedule designed to improve and refine the students technique across many styles of dance.

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INTENSIFY - Album Concert Circus Arts & Dance Showcase Spectacular
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

INTENSIFY - Album Concert Circus Arts & Dance Showcase Spectacular

INTENSIFY is a multi-dimensional, multi-media concert featuring a live orchestra, circus arts, multiple dance troupes, and a story arch portrayed as a live on-stage role playing game. The best performers in South Louisiana will perform two shows only on Saturday, July 28, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at The Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center at The Dunham School. This family friendly show has something for everyone, for all ages. Audiences will experience acrobatics, aerial silks, choreographed dancing, tumbling, juggling, fire spinning and more!

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INTENSIFY - Album Concert Circus Arts & Dance Showcase Spectacular
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

INTENSIFY - Album Concert Circus Arts & Dance Showcase Spectacular

INTENSIFY is a multi-dimensional, multi-media concert featuring a live orchestra, circus arts, multiple dance troupes, and a story arch portrayed as a live on-stage role playing game. The best performers in South Louisiana will perform two shows only on Saturday, July 28, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at The Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center at The Dunham School. This family friendly show has something for everyone, for all ages. Audiences will experience acrobatics, aerial silks, choreographed dancing, tumbling, juggling, fire spinning and more!

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Pecha Kucha Night Volume 9
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Pecha Kucha Night Volume 9

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PechaKucha Night Volume IX will be in the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Plan to be there, bring some friends, and enjoy the creative, inspiring, and sometimes just plain bizarre presentations devised by thinkers and makers from across our community. 

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Reclaiming Our Narratives: Community Poetry Workshop
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Reclaiming Our Narratives: Community Poetry Workshop

The 821 Project is hosting a poetry workshop that is free and open to the community on Thursday, July 26th at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  "Reclaiming Our Narratives" will be centered on poetry as a tool for healing, self-empowerment and community building. We'll be looking at poetry, writing poetry individually and writing a community poem. Everyone is welcome to come, whether you consider yourself a poet or not!

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In My Mind's Eye
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

In My Mind's Eye

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A collection of recent paintings and a new direction for the artist. Evident in this amazing body of work is a true compassion for the human condition and her ability to dig deep and share her emotions with the viewer. A journey through mental imagery that is always brilliant and distinct. Each stroke, color, and mark is significant to the beauty she creates in this new world...Join us.

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2018 Statewide Arts Sumit
Jul
24
to Jul 26

2018 Statewide Arts Sumit

On July 24 – 26, 2018, the Arts Summit will take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As the Capital City, Baton Rouge serves as the host venue for this three-day, multi-platform conference. Sessions will be led by a diverse line-up of arts and humanities leaders, innovators, community activists, and professional consultants, with participant involvement at every level so that artists and arts organizations are given every opportunity to share knowledge, question, advocate, and inspire.

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Cangelosi Dance Project presents Weekend Intensive Ballet Workshop
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Cangelosi Dance Project presents Weekend Intensive Ballet Workshop

Rachel White began her training at the New Haven Ballet in Connecticut. She graduated high school from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem as a ballet major. Rachel also trained with the School of American Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Hartford Ballet before joining Boston Ballet’s BBII at the age of sixteen. After retiring from the stage, Rachel served on the faculty of both the School of Dance Connecticut (formally the School of the Hartford Ballet) and the city of Hartford’s Dance Program for City Youth. Rachel is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum; The New York City Ballet certifies Rachel as a trainer for the NYCB Workout. She is certified member of Dance Masters of America in Ballet and is a member of Ohio Dance Masters Chapter #16 and the Chapter’s annual teacher and lecturer in Ballet Training and Health. Rachel is an active member of the International Association of Dance Medical Science (IADMS). Rachel is also the Creator and Director for the Drea’s Dream Dance Convention to benefit the Andrea Rizzo Foundation and also sits of the Advisory Board for the Foundation. Currently, Rachel is a Master Ballet teacher based in the greater Boston area and teaches for many schools, colleges, and conventions throughout the United States and Canada

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Baton Rouge Arts Market
Jul
7
8:00 AM08:00

Baton Rouge Arts Market

  • 5th Street and Main Street Baton Rouge, LA (map)
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The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January and April) in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmer’s Market, located at 5th and Main Street from 8 AM- 12 PM.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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