Dorchester student operetta this weekend

 

The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop will present the comic operetta, Cox and Box, on July 16 and 17 at DCA.

The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop will present the comic operetta, Cox and Box, on July 16 and 17 at DCA.

There is still time to make reservations for this weekend’s presentation of the performance of “Cox and Box” by Sir Arthur Sullivan, presented on the Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) Gallery Stage.
Presented by The Dorchester Student Operetta Workshop, and directed by Bonnie Forgacs, the operetta, which will include a prelude; will feature performers Erin Bradley, Makayla Hernandez, Tara Kitchelt, Samantha Pauley, Caroline Hazuda, Calvin Collins, Jesse Goodman, and Jacob Ward. The accompanist will be Rebecca Glatfelter Zinser.
There will be three performances on the Gallery Stage: July 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and July 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 410-228-7782 to make a reservation.
DCA begins plans to complete 2nd floor renovations
DCA renovated and opened the 2nd floor of their facility, now named the George B. Todd Performance Hall, in January 2014. Due to limited funds, the kitchen area was not renovated at that time.
Now, thanks to grants received from the Arthur H. Kudner Jr. Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and the Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation, the upgrades to create a catering kitchen can occur. This week, representatives from Crosby & Associates Architects, Harper & Sons Contractors, and DCA held the first planning meeting to discuss plans.
As the work progresses, DCA will continue to provide the community with updates on the project.
DCA presents Nightwatch on Aug. 5
DCA will present “An Evening with Night Watch” on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Night Watch is a collective of music playing friends Randy Welch, Liz Fisher and Bob Roe, who share a common love of the Bay, music and camaraderie.
What began as an occasional music jam has become weekly practice sessions, where musical skills are honed, harmonies tightened, and laughter abounds. Mr. Welch sings tenor and plays multiple instruments including 12-string guitar, harmonica, bagpipes and Native American box flute. Ms. Fisher sings and plays mandolin and guitar, while Mr. Roe supplies bass vocals and guitar.
Music includes originals by Mr. Welch, traditional sea shanties and ballads, and songs by the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Allison Krause and Johnny Cash. The vibe is upbeat folk with a bit of country, rock and alternative Americana added.
Tickets are $10 for DCA members; $12 for non-members. Call 410-228-7782 for more information.
A few slots remain open for DCA summer camps sessions
There are four weeks remaining in the DCA Summer Fun camp schedule, which provides instructional art programs for school-age children. Programs run from Monday through Friday, have a varied curriculum, and are led by professional artists. Fees vary based upon full-day and half-day sessions, and discounts are given to DCA members. Scholarships are available.
To learn more, visit dorchesterarts.org and download the program schedule, or call 410-228-7782.
Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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