Black Swamp Players To Hold Auditions For The Music Man

Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19. Audition times for both dates will run from 6:30 until 9 PM. …………

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for the second production of its fifty-first season, The Music Man, during the week of November 18.

Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19. Audition times for both dates will run from 6:30 until 9 PM.

The script calls for a large cast of both children and adults of various ages. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Those who want to audition should prepare 16 bars of a Broadway showtune, and should bring copies of their music to the audition.

Additionally, individuals who audition will be asked to cold read from the script and learn some dance/movement sequences.

All who are interested in auditioning should dress comfortably for the audition.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize–this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Written by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, The Music Man has been entertaining audiences since 1957, when it premiered on Broadway. The musical earned eight Tony-award nominations in 1958 and went on to win six Tonys, including nods for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress.

The Black Swamp Players production of The Music Man will be directed by Amy Spaulding-Heuring.

The Music Man will open on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 PM; Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green.

Tickets for all performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. All tickets can be purchased on the organization’s website and at the door on the day of the performance.

The Music Man is the second of three productions to be mounted by The Black Swamp Players for its 2018-2019 season. The Players will close their 51st season with the world premiere of an original play by local F. Scott Regan, titled Peanuts and Crackerjacks. Regan’s play will be performed in April/May 2019.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.

Join The Black Swamp Players for Clue: The Musical

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students……

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will open its fifty-first season with Clue: The Musical, which takes the stage beginning  Friday, November 9, at 7:30 PM.

Based on the 1949 board game of the same name, Clue: The Musical concerns the murder of Mr. Boddy (Heath A. Diehl), who also serves as the host of the evening’s performance. The first act of the musical introduces the colorful characters made famous by Parker Brothers and their motives for possibly murdering Mr. Boddy. There also is an interactive component in which audience members randomly select cards that will determine which suspect committed the murder, which weapon was used, and where the murder took place. The show has 216 possible endings. The second act introduces a new character, the Detective (Mac Ramsey), who along with the cast and audience, work to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy.

In addition to Diehl and Ramsey, the cast also includes: Andrew Varney (Colonel Mustard); Garrett Hummell (Mr. Green); Karla Richardson (Mrs. Peacock); Matt Crawford (Professor Plum); Annelise Mason (Miss Scarlet); and Monica Hiris (Mrs. White). The production is directed by Melissa Shaffer and Anna Chowattanakul is the music director and accompanist.

Clue: The Musical briefly ran Off-Broadway in 1997 and has since been a popular choice for community theater groups throughout the country. A contributor to Broadway World dubbed it “an entertaining, humorous, and interactive musical that is not to be missed.”

Clue: The Musical will open on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 PM; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, November 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM. Both Saturday evening performances will be preceded by a dinner, beginning at 6:00 PM, that will benefit the First United Methodist Church. All performances will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Tickets for the Saturday “Dinner and a Show” performances are $25/person and must be purchased one week or more prior to the show. All tickets can be purchased on the organization’s website.

The Dinner and a Show performances, who are co-hosted by the First United Methodist Church, will feature either meatloaf or a vegetarian quiche and will also include potatoes, vegetables, applesauce, bread, and various desserts.

Clue: The Musical is the first of three productions to be mounted by The Black Swamp Players for its 2018-2019 season. Clue will be followed by a production of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 Tony-Award-winning musical, The Music Man, which will be performed at the First United Methodist Church in February 2019. The Players will close their 51st season with the world premiere of an original play by local F. Scott Regan, titled Peanuts and Crackerjacks. Regan’s play will be performed in April/May 2019.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.

Become a North Baltimore Drama Club Patron!

We are a small school and a small community with a small budget, but the drive to put on spectacular productions!…….

It is not too late to become a North Baltimore Drama Club Patron!

The North Baltimore Drama Club has recently started a patron program as a way for families and community members to show financial support to the program. We are a small school and a small community with a small budget, but the drive to put on spectacular productions. Because the production costs are ever-increasing, we are hoping to find some financial support as well as offer our patrons some perks. If you are interested in supporting the Drama Program in this way, please stop by the high school office to fill out a form, or print the form here and mail it to:

North Baltimore High School
Attn: Emily Meyerson
2012 Tiger Drive, North Baltimore, OH 45872

Please e-mail Emily Meyerson at emeyerson@nbls.org with any questions.

Thanks for your continued support of the fine arts!

Quilters to Meet

Monday, October 22, 9:30 am in Findlay ….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, October 22, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue.

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Tina Wood at 419-348-4247.

NB Library Offers Fall Canvas Painting Class

Class is October 18. Pre-register by Monday, Oct. 15……

The North Baltimore Public Library is offering a Fall Canvas Painting Project for adults with local artist Erika Miklovic. The class will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the Wolfe Community Room at the NB Library.

With Erika’s guidance, you can create a personal canvas (11 by 14 inch) version of her fall tree painting! Pre-register and pay a fee of $15 (cash only, please) at the Main Desk of the NB Library by Monday, Oct. 15. The funds will go directly towards your supplies.

Fighting Tiger Marching Band 2018

THE NORTH BALTIMORE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND 2018

The North Baltimore High School Marching Band 2018

First Row: Abagail Buchanan, Jordan Coup, Mason Byrd, Dalton Teaford, Hunter Vogelsong, Grace Hagemyer, Dom Carlton, Casey Mowery, Conner Bowling
Second Row: Hope Carico, Laura Keegan, Skyler Vogelsong, Zoey Beaupry, Olivia Matthes, Lucy Trout, Lanie McCartney, Mackenzie Helbling, Rhiannon Powell, Kalyeah Powell, Alivia DeLancy, Lauren Neipp
Third Row: Marissa Betz, Meredith Buchanan, Mia McCartney, Meghan Thompson, Maddy Westgate, Meg Empcke, Lilly Westgate, Abby Empcke, Rachel Crouse, Mountain Carney, Libbie Bowen
Fourth Row: Emma Cotterman, Mali Combs, Alex Davis, Garrett Ziegler, Breanna Kreais, Sophia Makaravage, Tyler Bowen, Alex Trout, Halie Inbody, Caeli Empcke
Fifth Row: Garrett Byrd, Wyatt Mowery, Mr. Ben Pack, Jordan Kimmel, Brendan Hutchins

Not Pictured: Zach Weinandy, Logan Gunter, Isabel Rhinehart, Aaneqa Williams, Destriana Decker

Under the direction of Mr. Ben Pack

Ohio Arts Education Data Project Launches

A screenshot of the Ohio Arts Education Data Dashboard. The dashboard was launched by a partnership of the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Ohio Department of Education, and New Jersey-based research firm Quadrant Research.
VIEW THE DASHBOARD ON OAC.OHIO.GOV
FACTS

  • An online database showing arts education access and enrollment in Ohio schools has launched, announced by a partnership of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), Ohio Department of Education, and New Jersey-based research firm Quadrant Research.
  • Since 1989, the three Ohio statewide agencies have worked together periodically to gather data and report on the status of arts education in Ohio’s schools.
  • Now more comprehensive information is available through advanced technologies, and arts education data from preK-12 schools throughout the state is available online.
  • Users may review school-level, district, county, and statewide data. The interactive, color-coded dashboard displays arts access and enrollment data for Ohio’s preK-12 schools as reported annually via the state’s Education Management Information System (EMIS).
  • Data from ensuing school years will be added annually, allowing the project to show the status of arts education over time.
  • Demographic data is from the National Center for Education Statistics.
QUOTES
“Ohio is proud to be among the first few states in the nation to provide an online arts education data system available to the public. We are grateful for the partnership and hard work of the Ohio Department of Education in this endeavor.”
– Donna S. Collins, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council

“With a shared commitment to making Ohio’s arts education data visible and useful to all stakeholders, we will gain a better sense of where we are and where we need to go for Ohio’s students.”
– Tim Katz, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARTS EDUCATION DATA PROJECT

  • The National Arts Education Data Project was originally a partnership between the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and Quadrant Research.
  • The nationwide project coordinates with participating state departments of education to collect and report arts education data from State Longitudinal Data Systems and other state department of education data sets on an annual basis.
  • Original funding for the project was generously provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, NAMM Foundation, OAC, Educational Theatre Association, and National Association for Music Education.
  • California, North Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and now Ohio have online arts education dashboards in place.
Click the image above to watch a short demo on how to navigate the dashboard.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION
It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. A statewide arts education service organization and nationally recognized leader in arts education, OAAE works to include arts learning in Ohio as part of a comprehensive preK-12 curriculum, to utilize the arts to improve student achievement, and to develop strong advocates who can speak about the importance of arts education.
ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The OAC provides leadership and voice for the arts to transform people and communities. With funds from the Ohio Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the OAC provides various grant funding programs that support artists and make arts activities available to a broad segment of Ohio’s public; and provides services that help to enhance the growth of the arts.

Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools. The Department is governed by the State Board of Education with administration of the Department the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction.
ABOUT QUADRANT RESEARCH
Quadrant Research is a national leader in arts education research, analysis, and market intelligence serving the fields of culture, commerce, government and education. The company was founded by Robert Morrison, one of the nation’s leading researchers and advocates in the field of arts education. Mr. Morrison is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in measuring the statewide status and condition of arts education and has served as an advisor to several major arts and arts education organizations. Quadrant Research clients include numerous state agencies, associations, corporations and non-profits.

NBHS Band/Choir/Drama Building Alumni Database

The North Baltimore High School Music & Drama Departments are trying to assemble a usable database of NBHS alumni who were involved in band, choir, and/or drama.

The North Baltimore High School Music & Drama Departments are trying to assemble a usable database of NBHS alumni who were involved in band, choir, and/or drama.
Please follow this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/1XFgiJFnjeYbpLqb2
To complete the following form:
Contact Emily Meyerson, Choral Director, P-12 Music at North Baltimore Local Schools
419-257-3464

Black Swamp Players To Open 51st Season with “Clue: The Musical”

The show has 216 possible endings. Open auditions for the production will be held soon….

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will open its fifty-first season with a production of Clue: The Musical.

Based on the 1949 board game of the same name, Clue: The Musical is an interactive theater experience that invites audience participation. Like the board game, Clue: The Musical concerns the murder of Mr. Boddy and features all of the colorful characters made famous by Parker Brothers, including Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, and Mrs. White. But the musical also allows audience members to randomly select cards that will determine which suspect committed the murder, which weapon was used, and where the murder took place. The show has 216 possible endings.

The production will be directed by Melissa Shaffer.

Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, August 12 from 3-5 PM; Tuesday, August 14 from 7-9 PM; and Saturday August 18 from 10 AM – 12 PM. The script calls for a cast of five men and three women of various ages. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Those who want to audition should prepare a two-minute song excerpt and should expect to cold read from the script.

Clue: The Musical will open on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 PM; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, November 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM. Both Saturday evening performances will be preceded by a dinner, beginning at 6:00 PM, that will benefit the First United Methodist Church.

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Tickets for the Saturday “Dinner and a Show” performances are $25/person and must be purchased one week or more prior to the show. All tickets can be purchased on the organization’s website.

Clue: The Musical is the first of three productions to be mounted by The Black Swamp Players for its 2018-2019 season. Clue will be followed by a production of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 Tony-Award-winning musical, The Music Man, which will be performed at the First United Methodist Church in February 2019. Auditions for The Music Man will be held in November. The Players will close their 51st season with the world premiere of an original play by local F. Scott Regan, titled Peanuts and Crackerjacks. Regan’s play will be performed in April/May 2019.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.

Black Swamp Arts Festival Names Music Acts

Playing on the festival’s Main Stage in downtown B G…..

After celebrating its 25th year in 2017, the Black Swamp Arts Festival will continue to party in 2018 with a slate of high energy, high spirited musical acts.

Playing on the festival’s Main Stage in downtown Bowling Green, Sept. 7-9, will be an eclectic mix of bands from blues to bluegrass, folk to funk, with the strains of jazz and classical weaving throughout.

After last year’s 25th festivities, Cole Christensen said he and performing arts co-chair Tim Concannon wondered:

“How could we have a more fun party atmosphere? How could we have a combination of really enjoyable acts that would appeal to a lot of people and would have a really good fan base?”

The answer? Bring in Karl Denson, the saxophonist for the Rolling Stones touring band, and the funky Pimps of Joytime from Brooklyn, and the rising contemporary blues singer and guitar slinger Samantha Fish.

Add to the mix on Friday rockabilly by Two Tons of Steel from Austin, Texas and Billy Strings, who is stretching bluegrass in new ways. On Saturdays stir in the homecoming for former Toledo resident,  JT Nero and his Birds of Chicago, Radio Free Honduras, and alt music legend Shinybones. Wind up on Sunday with the Americana chamber music of Kittel & Co. setting the stage for festival closer Fish.

Throw in local talent, and that’s a party. And for the Black Swamp Arts festival, that’s business as usual.

For the Main Stage schedule, announcements of music on the festival’s other two stages, and information on the art show youth art activities, visit: blackswampfest.org.

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Quilters to Meet

Monday, May 21, 9:30 am………

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, May 21, 9:30 am in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue.

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.  Judith Reynolds will then present a program on threads.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Tina Wood at 419-348-4247.