Auditions for “Into the Woods” – May 16 @ 1:30pm

Auditions for the summer musical, “Into the Woods,” will be held on May 16, 2015, from 1:30 until 4:30 at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center,  8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds.

The show will be directed by Cliff Keen, Jr., with Shane Champion as the Musical Director.

Show dates are July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:00 pm.

Sunday shows are July 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm.

Rehearsals will begin the week of May 25 and will generally be Monday through Saturday, though not every night.  Be prepared to rehearse on Saturday afternoons.

Those auditioning will need to prepare 16 bars of music. Please bring your sheet music with you. You will be required to sing with the accompianist. No acapella auditions. No singing with CD’s. Please be adequately prepared for the audition. Thank you!

If you have any questions call Cliff at 205-641-0975.

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Leeds Community Chorus – May 16 at 7pm & May 17 at 2pm – $5

2015 spring concert

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Artist Esther Levy – Opening Reception – Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 1:30-3:30 pm

levyEsther Levy is interested in many types of media.  She uses them all and may even use a variety in one art piece.  Most of her work contains paintings of women,  She feels there is a natural connection that all women share with each other and that women are very soulful.   She also uses a lot of bright colors which she sees as invigorating and up-lifting.

The reception will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 in the gallery of the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, 8140 Parkway Drive, downtown Leeds.  The public is invited to attend.  There is no admission fee.

Come and enjoy this artist’s variety of subjects, media and styles.  Her beautiful paintings will be on exhibit through June 4.

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“Play On” April 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:00 pm & April 19, 26 at 2:00 pm

A hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show. Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

The cast is:

Aggie Manville (stage manager and prompter) – Katy Walker

Gerry Dunbar (the community theatre director) – Cliff Keen, Jr.

Henry Benish (“Lord Dudley” – a character actor) – Scott Nesmith

Polly Benish (“Lady Margaret” – a character actress) – Debbie Morgette

Marla “Smitty” Smith (“Doris the maid” – a supporting player) – Victoria Boyce

Saul Watson (“Doctor Rex Forbes – a Villain) – David Bowman

Billy Carewe (“Stephen Sellers”- a Juvenile) – Thomas Shaw

Violet Imbry (“Diana Lassiter” – an Ingenue) – Ashley Richardson

Louise Peary – (a sound and lighting and scenic tech) – Alec Beiswenger

Phyllis Montague – (a novice playwright) – Salena Whalen-Stalker 

Reservations are not required but for more information please call the office at 205-699-1892. To leave a message press one and begin speaking after the beep.  Leave your name, phone number, the number of tickets you need and the date of the play you wish to attend. Please speak slowly. You may pay at the door – cash, check or credit card.

The theatre is handicapped accessible.

Come join us for a hilarious evening!!!

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Leeds Area Open Circle Poets will meet Monday, April 6, at 7:00 pm

One poet suggested that we write a poem about a picture (a photo?) or painting.  This is just a suggestion.  Write as you feel led.  Please bring copies so that we can read along, and if you do decide to write about a painting, bring a reproduction so that we can see where you got your inspiration.

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Artist Nelda Faulkner – Opening Reception – Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 1:30-3:30pm

Nelda Faulkner is a Leeds resident known for her beautiful photographs of birds, especially bluebirds.   The reception will be in the gallery of the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, 8140 Parkway Drive, downtown Leeds.

Nelda

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35th Anniversary Gala – March 14, 2015 – 6:00-9:00 pm

We are still taking reservations for the Gala. Call 699-1892. Enjoy an evening of fun, food, music, dancing, and looking at LAC history (1985-2015.)  Music by Michael Glaser Trio, catering by Rusty’s of Leeds. $25 single, $45 couple.

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Welcome to the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center

Click on the Menu above for more information about all of the EXCITING things going on at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center.   Be sure to check out  the Calendar of Events.  The Leeds Arts Council (along with the help of our generous members and patrons) strive to provide the Leeds area with cultural and artistic experiences of all kinds.  You will find that we have something for everyone.  Come by and see us at 8140 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL.  We would love to show you around and tell you more about what we do and how YOU can be a part !

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