Johnson will emcee talent show [UPDATED]Published 12:57pm Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated 2:59pm Thursday, January 23, 2014
A Center for the Arts started the New Year with Thodos Dance Chicago. I feel bad for those who missed it because it was a great show.
The evening before their performance, they showed a documentary film on the making of their newest ballet, “A Light in the Dark,” telling the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Ann Sullivan, through dance.
It looks so intriguing that my friend and I are hoping to take a road trip to Chicago to see the show when it opens.
A road trip would be a nice change from my usual activity, which is herding “animals” aka: my five pets.
But this Saturday evening, I will be herding people instead. Well, maybe the term “herding” is a bit indelicate.
What I will be doing is guiding the performers in our Community Talent Show from their seats in the audience to their places in line for their appearance on stage.
The Community Talent Show is in its second year.
Last year was a lot of fun, but a bit chaotic, so we are making some improvements.
One positive change is that Joe Johnson will be emceeing the show.
Joe is a really talented guy. He’s a seasoned actor at our theater (I’ve been in a couple plays with him), and I know he’ll keep the audience thoroughly entertained while each act is setting up to perform.
There are close to 30 acts performing with a wide variety of talents to show off.
Judges will choose the top three acts in each age category (up to 16, and 16 to adult) to receive prizes, plus the audience will select an act to receive the People’s Choice Award of $50.
Come be part of the fun.The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students (plus a $1 sustainability fee added to the price of each ticket).
Minnesota has been extremely cold this winter, but there are places on earth that are colder.
If you don’t believe me, come see the award winning documentary, “Antarctica: A Year on Ice,” on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. It looks like a fascinating film.
Here’s a bit of climate trivia: I’ve heard that the two places on earth that have the most dramatic climate changes during the course of one year are Siberia and Minnesota.
I don’t know if that’s exciting or disturbing, but it’s what I’ve heard.
In February, we have auditions for Razzle Dazzle Revue 2014 on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. On Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, Canada’s award-winning quintet, The Bills, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Finally, on Friday, Feb. 28, we have our Preview Night for our 2014-15 Center Series.
For information and tickets on upcoming events, visit our Web site at www.FergusArts.org, call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787), or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown at 124 W. Lincoln Ave.
The box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., plus one hour before shows.
Jane Geisinger is the marketing and promotions coordinator at A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.