Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Around Town


Photo by Robin Sias

‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ is a musical but not about migration
    Stop by the Community School on Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. and take a seat in the auditorium and let the Community School Players take you back to a simpler time as they bring to life a much-loved musical.
    “Bye, Bye Birdie” is the story of a rock ’n’ roll superstar named Conrad Birdie who is drafted into the Army and his pushy agent dreams up one last, great publicity stunt. Hilarity, misunderstanding and spontaneous singing result.
    The Tony Award-winning musical revives some of the musical theater’s most hummable tunes, including “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss” and a “A Lot of Livin’ to do.”
    Directed by Patsy Wygle and Keith Moore, the show is upbeat, sweet and side-splitting. A large cast of primarily Upper School students explores what happens when an innocent small-town girl wins the opportunity to give Birdie his last kiss before he goes off to serve his country.
     The cast includes Brooke Allen, Jolie Blair, Tara Burchmore, Maddie Caraluzzi, Pierson Carlsen, Isabelle Carluzzi, Chloe Chrysikopoulos, Hannah Dies, Doug Dufur, Emmett Fortuin, Anders Fortuin, Cutter Gratwohl, Ethan Kjesbo, Lane Letourneau, Blake Letourneau, Evan Marks, Ella Marks, Shayna Moellenberg,
Jasper Mott, Hannah Robideaux, Sam Rogers, Reed Roudabush, Lauren Sunday, Nick Wright and Jamie Wygle, and also features teachers Paul Hartl, Connor Wade, Sarah Thompson and Kate Ristow.
    Musical direction is by Brad Hershey and Hilarie Neely choreographs. For more information, call Patsy Wygle at 622-3955. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Community School Theater.

Spooky help wanted in Hailey
    The Hailey Chamber of Commerce and Halloween enthusiasts are looking to “boo-tify” Hailey this Halloween by sponsoring the Hailey Haunted House Decorating Contest.
    Residents within Hailey city limits are encouraged to decorate their homes in the spirit of this spooky holiday and register for the contest.
    Awards will include the Scariest House and Judges’ Choice.
    Register for this event–if you dare! Entrants are asked to email their name, address and name of entry to kristy@haileyidaho.com.  
    Deadline for registration is today, Oct 24, at  5 p.m.
    Homes will be judged on Thursday and Friday and there will be prizes.
    Call the Hailey Chamber for more information, 788-3484.


Put Crosstoberfest on weekend list
    Crosstoberfest is an annual event promoting the cyclocross revolution in the Wood River Valley and showcasing brewers and hand-crafted beer and microbreweries from the United States and Europe at the Old Cutters development in Hailey at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
    More than 40 different brews from around the world and across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of Crosstoberfest remains cyclocross racing combined with the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and the casual beer drinker as well to speak directly to the companies and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews, in addition to offering a venue for discovering new flavors.
    Now in its eighth year, the festival has taken a truly organic turn with the addition of original music from eclectic artists like Old Death Whisper, and rockin’ DJ’s provided by SkullCandy, featured Friday and Saturday along with other artists from across the country. Expect great action, great brews, great tunes and thousands of active and energetic participants.
    For more information, visit www.crosstoberfestidaho.com.

Book sale on for Hailey Public Library
    Friends of the Hailey Public Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale at the National Guard Armory on Oct. 25-27.
     Thursday and Friday hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, which is a Bag Sale Day, the hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For further information, call 720-7395.




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