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December 26, 2013

The Lookout: Gallery opens 2014 season with landscapes

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Six students stuck in summer school get more excitement than they bargained for when wax figures come to life and they embark on a treasure hunt with characters such as Cleopatra, King Henry VIII, Butch Cassidy and Lizzie Borden.

Auditions are scheduled for tonight from 7 to 8, Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. and next Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laurel Grange, 21 Garden St., West Newbury. Performances are April 3-6.

Those interested are asked to bring a list of shows they have been in and a head shot, as well as to be prepared to perform a short song and a very short scene or monologue. People will also be required to read/act in groups.

For more information, visit www.villagetheatrecompany.org.

Auditions for “Barefoot in the Park,” Georgetown Theatre Workshop’s next production, will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.

Roles are available for four men and two women in the Neil Simon play. Characters include newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter (mid-20s to early 40s); Corie’s mother, Mrs. Baker (50s-60s); a telephone repair man or woman (any age); and a delivery person (any age).

Auditions will be held in the theater at Sparhawk School, 196 Main St. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 1, 6, 7 and 8.

Coffee shop hosting open mikes

A weekly open mike called Merrimac Mic is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

Poets, writers and storytellers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for five minutes at the microphone. No experience is necessary.

Tonight’s event will feature a Yankee swap and spontaneous haikus. Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift that is worth no more than $1 or raided from the junk drawer.

Upcoming speakers include rapper/hip-hop fast talker Regal Pinion, aka Michael Barker, on Jan. 2; former Daily News columnist Nancy Crochiere on Jan. 9; and videographer Tristan DeWitt on Jan. 16.

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