ARTS PROGRAMS – Kelly Sagert
On Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m., the first concert of the 2008-2009 Heritage Community Sacred Music and Art Series will be held. Named “Candlelight Recital and Readings,” members and friends of Heritage Presbyterian Church will be performing, either through singing, playing instruments or reading original poetry and prose. (I’ll be reading an essay that I wrote in 2003, titled “Grace, Beatrice and Maybelle,” that appears in an anthology called Glass Works.)
Heritage Presbyterian Church is located at the intersection of Rte 58 and 2 in Amherst. The event will be held by candlelight in the old sanctuary, with tickets limited to 125. Tickets cost $6, with $5 going to the choir robe fundraiser and $1 going towards putting on the music and art series.
You can reserve tickets by calling Melissa Kacsandi (522-9597) or Nancy Berman (244-0567). Please limit your calls to evening hours. Refreshments will be served, immediately following the musical performances and readings.
On Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m., the Lorain County Metro Parks and TrueNorth Cultural Arts are pleased to present the first Family Concert Series, “Little Red Riding Hood,” at French Creek Nature Center.
Tickets are $5 and children age 3 and under are free. Produced and performed by members of TrueNorth, this version of Little Red Riding Hood transforms the scary wolf into a comic character and teaches important lessons about life. It’s a musical treat the whole family will devour, and a great way to introduce children to opera.
The cast includes Janine Porter, Amy Hall and Rick Fortney. French Creek Nature Center is located at 4530 Colorado Ave in Sheffield Village. For more information about this family production, call 949-5200.
Come hear the stories and songs “From Ohio to Broadway” on Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m.at the Renaissance Center at 26376 John Rd. in Olmsted Township. This program takes a look at the works of composers and lyricists from Ohio whose works have been performed on Broadway and will be performed by pianist Bryan Bird and narrator Bette Lou Higgins. This performance will be free and open to the public. For further information, call the center at 440-235-7111.
Dave George, proprietor of Moosehead Bar and Grille in Amherst, is branching out beyond barbeque and family food to present a murder mystery. “Séance at the Moose” will be presented on November 9th and 10th.
The show (written by Eileen Moushey and directed by Pat Price) features Madame Zodiak, the world renowned astrologer. As the evening unfolds, there will be an unfortunate “murder,” and it will be up to the audience to search out clues, interrogate witnesses and formulate theories of “whodunit” and why.
The cast includes Kristina Rivera, Claude Coller, Wes Burgess, Kathy Whitmore and Nora Stewart. The evening begins at 6 p.m., ends at 9 p.m. and includes a Moosehead barbeque and pasta buffet, plus a non-alcoholic beverage. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets for dinner and the show are $35. Due to limited seating, advance reservations must be made. For more information, either stop in at the Moosehead at 7660 Leavitt Rd. in Amherst (Route 58 by the turnpike overpass) or call 985-7429 to make pre-paid reservations.
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