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MAC signing up travelers for cultural tour of Arizona

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is presenting “A Southwest Cultural Quest,” a five-day tour of Arizona, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The trip will include stops at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium at Arizona State University and Taliesin West, and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona.

The cost ranges from $1,100 to $1,390, depending on occupancy, which includes airfare, lodging, admission to all the museums and venues and selected meals.

A $500 deposit is due on Tuesday.

For more information, call Joyce Cameron at 363-5323.


• Ignite Community Theater is holding auditions for its reader’s theater production of “Tales of Terror” on Monday at 7 p.m. at 309 W. Riverside Ave. (top floor of the Glen Dow School of Hair Design).

The program will include works by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and Robert Service. Ten to 20 men and women ages 14 and older are needed for the performance Oct. 28.

Auditioners should come prepared to read something chosen by the director or themselves.

For information, call Rebecca Cook at 993-6540, visit or send e-mail to

• Spokane Civic Theatre is holding auditions for its reading stage production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in its Main Stage lobby, 1020 N. Howard St.

Both male and female actors are needed for the Oct. 9 performance.

For more information, call 325-1413.

• Spokane Civic Theatre is holding auditions for its Main Stage production of “A Christmas Carol” beginning Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the lower level of the civic, 1020 N. Howard St. (entrance off Dean Avenue).

Needed are 30 actors ages 6 to 75 for a performance run that will begin Nov. 18 and go through Dec. 18. Auditioners should prepare a verse from a traditional Christmas song (bring music; accompanist provided), and be ready to do cold readings from the script.

Auditions for ages 6 through 16 will begin at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25, followed by auditions for ages 17 and older at 4 p.m. Auditions will continue on Sept. 26, with callbacks on Sept. 27 as necessary.

For more information, call 325-1413.

• The Missoula Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for “The Jungle Book” on Sept. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Washington State University campus.

Auditions are open to children in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Auditioners should arrive at 3:50 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours.

Some will be asked to stay for a rehearsal afterward.

There will be two performances on Oct. 1.

For more information, call Russ Driver at (509) 335-2241.

Seeking performers

Sandpoint’s Lost Horse Press presents “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth,” an ongoing open mike night at the Hope Market Cafe, 620 Wellington Place, Hope, Idaho.

Musicians, poets, comedians, jugglers, writers and performance artists are invited to showcase their talents on the first and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.

For more information, call the press at (208) 255-4410 or send e-mail to


• Washington State University faculty member Michelle Forsyth, a native of Vancouver, B.C., has received a professional artist grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

She will use the funds to complete research for the series of drawings, “The One Hundred Drawings Project: Reclaiming Sites of Trauma.”

• Donivan Johnson, music instructor for the Selkirk School District in northeastern Washington, will present a paper on Austrian composer Anton Webern next month at the Society of Composers National Conference at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Classes and workshops

Spokane ballroom dance champions Eric and Tamara Allen will present a workshop Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Community Hall.

The three-hour workshop will spend two hours on West Coast swing and one hour on nightclub two-step. The cost is $15 for an hour, or $30 for all three.

Dancers also can participate in a potluck dinner after classes and general dancing and demonstrations. The evening dance is $8.

All events are perfume-, alcohol- and tobacco-free, and participants are asked to bring or wear leather-soled shoes.

For more information, call (208) 263-8416.

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