LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is considering its options for who is best to manage its opera house.
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FENTON, Mich. (AP) — A community theater has apologized after an American Indian character wore red makeup during a production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 47-year-old man who was arrested with a former 14-year-old cast member from a Topeka community theater production is facing three charges.
FLEETWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school has been shuttered after 12 people were sickened there by carbon monoxide.
Fleetwood Area Schools Superintendent Greg Miller says a community theater group was practicing for a play in the district's middle school when group members started getting sick around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 47-year-old has been arrested at a Colorado hotel where he was found with a former 14-year-old castmate from a Kansas community theater production of "Elf: The Musical."
A sergeant at the Montezuma County Detention Center in Colorado says Kansas authorities are seeking a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor against Michael Fitzgerald.
EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — New York mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled a visit to the nation's easternmost city due to the snowstorm.
De Blasio had planned to be in Eastport, Maine, on Saturday for a talk that serves as a fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center. He was going to talk about progressive politics in the half-century since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
De Blasio's 92-year-old aunt, Jean Wilhelm, is active at the arts center and with the community theater, Stage East.
NEWMAN, Calif. (AP) — The flag-draped casket of a California police officer who authorities say was shot to death by a man in the country illegally was carried in a procession Friday through the streets he once patrolled to a public viewing in a community theater.
The killing of Cpl. Ronil Singh has rekindled a debate over California's sanctuary law that limits cooperation by local authorities with federal immigration authorities.
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan courtroom will be turned into a theater for a performance of "Anatomy of a Murder," a play inspired by a 1952 murder case in the Upper Peninsula.
"Anatomy of a Murder" will be performed on Oct. 17 in the courtroom that was formerly used by Hillsdale County Judge Charles Arch Sr.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend community theater has been forced to change the gender of a character in an ongoing production back to the way it was originally written in the script.
Karen Sipes, the director for the Bend production "9 to 5: The Musical", decided to change one of the character's gender from male to female after an overwhelming number of female actors came out for auditions, she said.
JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Growing up in Jennings, Louisiana, Chelsea Marcantel never imagined that her passion for reading and acting would one day lead to her dream of becoming a playwright.
"When I was growing up I loved books," Marcantel said. "My grandmother and mother were librarians so I always loved stories."
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A community theater group in northeast Iowa is making progress toward its fundraising goal of $1.5 million to renovate a 108-year-old mainstay in the historic downtown area.
DETROIT (AP) — The North Rosedale Park Community House in Detroit has seen plenty of comedy of errors, stage fright and forgotten lines — as Roger Loeb can attest.
The 72-year-old's first Park Players' audition was for a production of "Camelot" in 1980.
"On that very stage, I blanked and forgot my lines for Mordred," laughed Loeb, looking at the red-draped stage. "Terror."
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Gordon Mellott lives a crazy busy life. And that is just the way he loves it.
From his work with Inland Oasis, his "day job" at Essence Salon, acting, directing and lending every helping hand he can with the Moscow Community Theater and his longheld role of Aquasha DeLusty with Tabikat Productions, it's a wonder he ever finds time to rest.
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — This fall, the Bay City Players celebrate their milestone 100th season.
But looking at their timeline, this could actually be their 118th or 82nd year of providing art and culture to the Bay City community.
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa prosecutor said the motel clerk was a bad actor, and the jury apparently agreed, convicting the man of theft and other crimes during a staged robbery.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As a kid growing up in Washington, D.C., Syndi Zook would sing along to Broadway-show recordings with her mother and sister.
"They just wanted to be the ingenues," she said of her mother and sister, who claimed all the leading-lady roles.
That left Zook to handle every other role; in "Oliver!" she sang the parts of Oliver Twist, Fagin and The Artful Dodger. That helped Zook learn how to take on multiple duties, and that no duty is too big or too small.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emma Stone sang and danced her way to a best-actress Oscar for "La La Land," elevating the once struggling actress with roots in community theater to the heights of Hollywood.
Stone's victory on Sunday night was the sixth Oscar earned by the musical set against a Los Angeles backdrop. It had a leading 14 nominations.
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — The historic Grand Theatre in downtown Norfolk is up for sale, bringing disappointment to many who tried to restore the landmark for the past 12 years.
The Norfolk Daily News (http://bit.ly/2kRyy6U ) reports that the property is listed for $200,000.
The former theater building was built in 1920. It became the Rialto in 1940. Then it became the smaller divided Cinema theaters in the 1970s before it eventually closed.
It should be a match made in comedy heaven — director and writer Christopher Guest, whose fake documentary films explore the sad desperation in American subcultures, turns his attention to the wacky world of sports mascots. But this time, heaven is missed by quite a lot.