Entertainment briefs: Sept. 13–19

Music theater master class available

Colorado Mesa University’s Department of Theatre arts will host Jason Sherbundy as he presents a music theatre master class from 3–5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Mesa Experimental Theatre in Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Sherbundy can be recognized from his appearances as the rehearsal pianist on NBC’s hit show “Smash,” where he also was the on-set assistant to composer Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can”) as well as vocal/piano coach to actress Uma Thurman and Broadway favorites Christian Borle and Jeremy Jordan.

During the 2012 Broadway season, Sherbundy played in the orchestra pits for “The Lion King,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Anything Goes.” He currently is the music director for the National Tour of “Wicked.”

During the master class, he will coach both acting and singing performances with five students from CMU’s Music Theatre concentration. Audience members are free to come and go as needed through the two-hour presentation.

Dance company auditions scheduled


Creative Avenues Student Dance Company auditions will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Creative Avenues, 835 N. 26th St.

Auditions are open to all current students and those who are not enrolled at CA Dance Studio. The dance company is Creative Avenues’ competition and performance company with multiple performance opportunities as well as competition teams.

Go to CreativeAvenuesGJ.com call 255-6757 for information.

Ranch to host 922 Bday Bash


Grand Valley-based The Williams Brother Band with friends and family will perform at the 23rd annual 922 Bday Bash on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the I Bar Ranch, a 10-acre ranch in Gunnison.

Triptihkal and ShowCage are on the concert bill with many more bands.

Tickets cost $10 with camping passes available for $10 more.

Go to Facebook.com/events/571018952962424 for information.

Club, photographer offer seminar


Black Canyon Camera Club will host a one-day seminar with award-winning photographer Steve Traudt. The seminar will focus on several photography programs and several specialized shooting techniques relevant to photographers of all skill levels.

The seminar features RAW shooting, shooting macro and close-ups, high dynamic range techniques and software and a NIK software demo, a relatively inexpensive software that Traudt frequently uses.

The seminar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.

Cost is $40. Call Rae-Ann at 856-7809 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information and to register.

Chautauquans to showcase Colorado’s rich history


Individuals from Colorado’s history will be represented as “Colorado Riches” at the eighth annual Two Rivers Chautauqua.

Margaret “Molly” Brown, Teddy Roosevelt, Otto Mears, Diego Martín and others will be portrayed by chautauquan actors at the eighth annual event will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13–14, at Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road.

Along with professional chautauquan actors, the public will be treated to Young Chautauquan presentations of a variety of historical characters.

Here is the event schedule:

Friday, Sept. 13:

■ 5–6 p.m. — Musical entertainment by Tony Babbitt of Quahada Winds. Food vendors open for the evening.

■ 6:30 p.m. — Program featuring performances by professional chautauquans Mary Jane Bradbury as Margaret “Molly” Brown and Steve Lee as Otto Mears. Young Chautauquan Chloe Schrader will perform as Annie Oakley.

Saturday, Sept. 14:

■ 11 a.m. to noon — Performer talk: Bradbury on Margaret “Molly” Brown.

■ Noon to 1 p.m. — Performer talk: Angel Vigil on Diego Martín.

■ 1–2 p.m. — Young Chautauquan performances.

■ 2–3 p.m. — Performer talk: Doug Mishler on Teddy Roosevelt.

■ 3–4 p.m. — Young Chautauquan performances.

■ 4–5 p.m. — Performer talk: Lee on Otto Mears.

■ 5–6 p.m. — Musical entertainment with Danny Agajanian and the Hallelujah Band. Food vendors open for the evening.

■ 6:30 p.m. — Program will feature performances by professional Chautauquans Vigil as Diego Martín and Mishler as Teddy Roosevelt, as well as Young Chautauquan Kaitlyn Burns as Baby Doe Tabor.

Admission is $7.50 per person, $12 per couple or $15 for families, each day.

Go to TwoRiversChautauqua.com or call 242-0971 for information.


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