Group preps 'Carol' show
CLAYSBURG - Claysburg Area Community Theatre's production of the musical adaption of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium.
The show is under the direction of Tom Ringler. Music is under the direction of Terry Hershberger.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors over 65. They are available in advance from any cast member or at C&S Market in Claysburg, 239-5373. Tickets will also be available at the door the evenings of the show. Tickets are not reserved.
In an effort to boost community theater, Claysburg P.A.S.T., Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions, is offering group discounts to patrons. For this show, Claysburg P.A.S.T. is underwriting a $3 per ticket discount on a four pack or more of tickets to either night's show. With this discount, kids and seniors will pay $5 instead of $8 and adults will pay $7 instead $10. The discount will only apply to tickets purchased in advance, and the ticket buyers need to mention the "Ebenezer Scrooge Discount."
Yamato holds drum events
UNIVERSITY PARK - Yamato, a group of male and female Taiko musicians from Japan, applies the theatrical exhibitionism of a rock 'n' roll concert to samurai-serious percussion playing in concerts that captivate audiences of all ages.
In "Rojyoh - The Beat on the Road" - on stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium - Yamato celebrates two decades of performing in 52 countries around the planet. The anniversary program features nine works created during the company's 20 years.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $38 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student and $24 for a person 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, the HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and the Bryce Jordan Center.
The public is invited to participate in a free Family Drum Workshop, conducted by the Penn State Taiko Drum Club, at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 on the Eisenhower Auditorium patio. Members of the club, directed by Kimberly Powell, will demonstrate Taiko drumming.
A variety of hands-on activities will be available. Registration is not required. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place in the Eisenhower lobby.