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The Burton Art Show, sponsored by The Friends of the Burton Public Library, features the work of artists from Geauga and…

2013 Burton Art Show

The Burton Art Show, sponsored by The Friends of the Burton Public Library, features the work of artists from Geauga and Lake counties. It will be held on the second floor of the library located at 14588 W. Park St., Burton.

The show is open to the public during the following dates and times: Oct. 8-10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Oct. 13, 1-4:30 p.m.

For information, call Kathy Schaefer, chairman of the Burton Art Show Committee, at 440-834-4466.

Forever Plaid at GLTG

Four guys who love to sing meet and together dream of hitting it big in a band in Forever Plaid on stage at Geauga Theater. On their way to their first gig in 1964, an unexpected, tragic twist of fate sends them on a cosmic “Mission of Harmony.”

Written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross, arrangements by James Raitt is directed and choreographed by Lisa-Marie French with musical direction by Dave Thomas and presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International, performances run through Sept. 29. Marquee sponsor is Junction Auto Family.

Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Individual show tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth 12 and under.

Season passes for the six productions of the 2013-2014 season are now available, providing a savings and convenience to patrons. Productions include Forever Plaid, The Haunting of Hill House, Miracle on 34th Street, Children of Eden, The Westing Game and The Wizard of Oz.

A special dinner, or brunch, and show package is available with Morgan’s Smokehouse on the Square. Prices range from $22.50 to $30. Call the box office to reserve.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.geaugatheater.org or call the box office at 440?286?2255.

Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon.

Good Tidings Benefit Choir Practices Begin Oct. 13

The Good Tidings Benefit Choir is recruiting voices for the free holiday concert for the Geauga Hunger Task Force. There are no auditions, just a willingness to sing Christmas music, including Handels Messiah. Anyone 14 and older may join.

Practices start Oct. 13 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Chapel at 13000 Auburn Road and will be held from 2-4 p.m. each Sunday until the performances Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

For information, email Susan Juhasz, srgcjuh@windstream.net.

Words and Wine

Poetry readings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at Your Vine or Mine? located at 154 Main St. in Painesville. Open mic at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by featured poets Bob Coughlin and Tobin Terry at the inaugural event Oct. 1.

For more information, contact Margie DeLong at 440-298-1397.

Musical Giants in History Lecture Series

Fairmount Center is offering a five session lecture series in music history. The first session will focus on popular theatric composers of the Romantic period and each meeting will focus on one particular composer.

Each class will provide a balance of repertory to study, including orchestra, solo piano, concerto, chamber, opera and ballet genres. In addition, the mini-session as a whole will discuss political and cultural standards of the time, drawing also from art history and literature.

The lecture series is free to the public. Each class lasts one hour and includes snacks. Previous experience with music is not required.

Lectures include: A Dance with Death – Franz Liszt’s Music & Presence in Europe, Sept. 29; The Ring Master – The Operas of Richard Wagner, Oct. 6; Witches, Fairies, Heroes, Suspense! – Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Oct. 13; A Little Night Music – Frederic Chopin’s Incredible Piano Music, Oct. 20; and A Titan – The Symphonies, Oct. 27.

To register, call 440-338-3171 or visit www.fairmountcenter.org for a registration form and mail to or drop it off at 8400 Fairmount Road in Novelty or fax it to 440-338-4218.

Perform Like a Pro with Vocal Technique and Performance

Fairmount Center for the Arts is offering Vocal Technique and Performance, a vocal workshop under the direction of David Fuller. The Oct. 20 workshop will help participants understand what they should consider for auditions and performances.

Each participant will receive an evaluation outlining current strengths and insights for future improvement. From 3:30-4 p.m., vocal technique, posture, breathing, phonation, relaxation and registers will be explored with exercises and games. Then, from 4-5 p.m., the class will focus on solo performances with a professional accompanist.

Current and former voice students as well as those interested in voice should register. Let Fairmont know what solo one plans on singing by Oct. 5, so that the pianist will be prepared.

Contact Mr. Fuller at fullervoice925@gmail.com to coordinate getting the music to the pianist. The fee for this workshop is $29.

Boeing Boeing at Lakeland

The Lakeland Community College Civic Theatre presents Boeing Boeing, which runs through Oct. 6 at the Kirtland campus in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. Parking is free.

Performance dates are: Sept. 27 and 28 and Oct. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for students. For reservations and information, call 440-525-7526.

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