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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

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Auditions for radio re-creation of ‘Blackbeard’s Ghost’

Auditions will be held for the upcoming radio re-creation of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Ann’s Revenge” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Breese Gymnasium at Western Carolina University.

“Blackbeard’s Ghost” will be the eighth in a series of academic-based entertainment productions mounted in collaboration with three departments and two colleges at WCU. The 2016 production is being led by director Peter Savage, music director Bruce Frazier, and writer and producer Don Connelly.

The auditions will consist of reading small sections of the script that will be available to view in the office of WCU’s School of Stage and Screen (Stillwell 233) beginning Monday, Nov. 30. No prior acting experience is required. A signup sheet with audition time slots also will be posted in the office.

The radio show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Bardo Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale Jan. 11. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships in participating academic departments.

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• The holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Bardo Fine Arts Center at Western Carolina University. “The Nutcracker” appeals to adults and children, and features action, a variety of dances and lavish sets and costumes. $10 for adults, $5 for students. or 828.227.2479.

• An “Appalachian Dance” class for kids will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Classes feature flat-foot dancing, buck dancing, clogging and square dance styles unique to the Haywood County mountains. For kids 6th grade and under. $40 per person for four classes. 828.452.2997 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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