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‘Picasso’ auditions at Firth Chew

The Spokane Civic Theatre is holding auditions Sept. 12 and 13 for the Steve Martin play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”

Auditions will be both days at 7 p.m. in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, in the lower level of the Civic, 1020 N. Howard St. (entrance off Dean Avenue).

Needed are seven men and four women, all 21 or older. Auditioners should prepare a monologue no longer than one minute, and also should expect to perform a cold reading from the script.

Production dates are Oct. 21 through Nov. 12. For more information, call 325-1413.

More auditions

“The Pend Oreille Players are holding auditions for “The Face on the Barroom Floor” on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stratton Elementary, 1201 W. Fifth St., Newport, Wash.

Up to seven men and eight women are needed for the Old West melodrama. Technical support also is needed.

The company also is holding auditions for its first annual Fall-a-Palooza on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The Sept. 24 show will highlight community talent and provide a preview of the theater’s upcoming season.

Acts must be no longer than four minutes and suitable for family audiences. No prerecorded music is allowed; a piano accompanist will be provided

For information about either of these auditions, call Charlie at (509) 671-1889 or Millie at (509) 447-0706.

“Theatre Ballet of Spokane, 416 W. Sprague Ave., is holding auditions for its 2005-06 season on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Advanced dancers 14 and older are invited. Female dancers should be prepared to dance en pointe.

For information, call Dodie Askegard at 838-5705.

“The North Idaho College Theater Department will hold auditions for its musical production of “Heidi” on Sept. 12 and 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Boswell Hall’s Schuler Auditorium.

Needed are six men and eight women to play characters aged 20 to 50, two girls to play ages 8 to 11 and two boys to play ages 10 to 12. Community members are encouraged to audition.

Auditioners should come prepared to perform a musical piece of one to one and a half minutes that shows vocal range, and to read from the script. Scripts are available for check-out in room 227 of Boswell Hall.

Performance dates are Oct. 27 through 29 and Nov. 3 through 5. For information, call (208) 769-3220.


“Christian Youth Theater, 711 E. Indiana Ave., is enrolling students ages 6 to 18 for drama, vocal, dance and specialty classes.

Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting this week. Students enrolled in the fall session may audition for the company’s productions of “Oliver” and “The Velveteen Rabbit.”

The cost for 20 hours of classes is $130. For information, call 487-6540 or go to

“Ancient Traditions Community Church, 1928 E. Rich Ave., is offering West African dance classes starting Tuesday and continuing weekly though Nov. 22

Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and cost $8 each. For information, call Kelley LaGrutta at 324-1882.

“Spokane Art Supply is offering Sumi-e/Japanese calligraphy classes at both of its locations starting Thursday.

Classes at 1303 N. Monroe St. will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon for six weeks. For a list of supplies or information, call 327-6622.

The Spokane Valley location, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., will hold classes on Mondays starting Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call 892-0353.

“Kindermusik, 1309 W. 14th Ave., is registering children up to age 7 for fall classes beginning Sept. 12.

For information about class times, schedules and prices, call Teresa Birch or Shirley Grossman at 456-3559. For more information about kindermusik,


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