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Sunday, March 1, 2015


Up in Lights Auditions Saturday
Up In Lights will be holding open auditions for their upcoming fall production of “Curtains” on Aug. 29 and 30. Up In Lights Productions holds the first rights to perform the fresh off Broadway hit in Colorado.

“Curtains” unfolds backstage at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lt. Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder.
From the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” “Curtains” will play at the Rialto Theater Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

Auditions will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Up In Lights Performing Arts Centre, 100 E. Seventh St. Loveland. Those interested in auditioning should call to schedule a vocal audition time at 970-292-8682.
Both a vocal and a dance audition are required. For vocals, please prepare one song from the show, 32 bars in length, and a song of your choice 32 bars in length (please stay within the genre of the show). Sheet music from the show is available upon request. An accompanist will be provided for you, no a capella auditions please. Have all music marked and ready to play.

Dance auditions are required for all roles, consisting of both a technical routine and ballroom routine, so please bring appropriate shoes. Dancer only roles are also available to advanced dancers. Please specify when you call to set your audition time.  

Callbacks will be on Sunday, Aug. 30 at Up In Lights. You will be called Saturday night to let you know you are needed for these. Sides will be posted on the Web site that night for those called back to review. This will be for featured dancers throughout the show including Bambi, Bobby, Niki, Lt. Frank, Georgia, Randy and Harv. 

Rehearsals will begin Aug. 31 and take place Mon., Wed., and Thurs. evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tech week is Oct. 18 through 22. 

For more information please call Up In Lights at 970-292-8682 or send an e-mail to

Internet Poets Cooperative
The fall series of the Internet Poets Cooperative Open Mic Readings and Featured Poets begins at the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. The series will be held on the first Thursday of September, October and November. This fall brings three exciting national touring poets to Loveland, plus the opportunity for all poets to share their work at the open mic. Each evening also presents a new word/phrase challenge (see for details). Readers may sign up the night of the reading or in advance by email at For more information about the featured readers please visit

The featured reader on Sept. 3 is John Amen. Amen is the author of two collections of poetry: “Christening the Dancer” (Uccelli Press, 2003) and “More of Me Disappears” (Cross-Communications, 2005). He has released two folk/folk rock CD’s, “All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire.” His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including, most recently, “Rattle,” “The New York Quarterly,” and “The International Poetry Review.” He is also a visual artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas.

Loveland Community Theatre presents: “INCORRUPTIBLE: A Dark Comedy About the Dark Ages”
The river flooded again last week; the chandler’s shop just burned to the ground.  And Saint Foy, the patron saint of the monastery, hasn’t performed a miracle in 13 years.  Meet the monks from a struggling monastery in Priseaux, France c. 1250 AD who can hardly feed themselves let alone help the villagers in need. All seems lost until the destitute monks turn all eight eyes to a one-eyed minstrel who teaches them some creative financing for a new way to turn a profit –– identity theft. Even for churches in the Dark Ages, it was all about public relations and constant miraculous output in this rib-poking, down-to-the-bone, side-splitting comedy.

Showtimes: Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 20 at 2 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.
Tickets: call the Rialto Box Office at 970-962-2120. The Sept. 13 matinee will be a benefit performance for SAINT, Senior Alternatives IN Transportation.

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