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2:00 PM Glengarry Glen Ross Central New York Playhouse

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor God of Carnage Covey Theatre Company (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Sunday Musicale: Joe Riposo & Friends Fayetteville Free Library

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor Emergency Employment and Public Enjoyment: How the Early Years of the Great Depression Transformed Onondaga Lake Onondaga Historical Association

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor The Barber of Seville Syracuse Opera

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor Our Country's Good Syracuse Shakespeare Festival (Read a review!)

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor Other Desert Cities Syracuse Stage (Read a review!)

2:00 PM The Connective Corridor Ensemble Series: SU Saxophone Ensemble Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

3:30 PM Syracuse Youth Orchestras Spring Concert Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

4:00 PM Swans, Cuckoos, and a Firebird Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra, featuring Jared Shepard, organ

4:00 PM The Connective Corridor A Lincoln Legacy Syracuse Chorale

6:00 PM The Connective Corridor The Dupont Brothers and Kholton Pas'cal Subcat Studios

7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Connective Corridor Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, featuring Nancy Kelly

7:00 PM The Connective Corridor Other Desert Cities Syracuse Stage (Read a review!)

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CNY Playhouse to Hold Auditions for White Liars & Black Comedy

Musical Master Class Series Launches Major Regional Talent Search

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CNY Playhouse to Hold Auditions for White Liars & Black Comedy

CNY Playhouse is holding auditions for its August show, White Liars & Black Comedy. Auditions will take place Sunday and Monday, April 19 and 20, 7:00 pm. Directors Justin Polly and Christopher Best are looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs August 14-22, 2015. No preparation is necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

WHITE LIARS

SOPHIE: Baronness Lemberg: middle aged fortune teller who has a parlor in a rundown seaside English resort on the South of England. She pines for and carries on running conversations in her head with her dead/absent husband/lover. Very black and white in her beliefs, hates liars but hides a few secrets of her own. Must have believable German accent.

TOM: 20-40s best friend to his manager Frank. Tom is a very talented rock star who has worked hard all his life to get to be on the cusp of great success with Frank's help ... at least that is what he wants everyone to believe. Upper British accent that sometimes slips to middle.

FRANK: 20-40s manager and best friend to Tom. Comes across as somewhat bland, a schlub who blends into any background but he secretly desires to have Sue, Tom's girl friend, and will stoop to any level to have her. Middle class British accent.

BLACK COMEDY

Note: All characters will speak in a British accent except for Schuppanzigh and Banberger who are German. Accents should be used at auditions.

BRINDSLEY MILLER: A young sculptor (mid-20s), intelligent and attractive, but nervous and uncertain of himself.

CAROL MELKETT: His fiancée. A young debutante; very pretty, very spoiled; very silly. Her sound is that unmistakable, terrifying deb quack.

MISS FURNIVAL: A middle-aged lady. Prissy and refined. Clad in the blouse and sack skirt of her gentility, her hair in a bun, her voice in a bun, she reveals only the repressed gestures of the middle-class spinster--until alcohol undoes her.

COLONEL MELKETT: Carol's commanding father. Brisk, barky, yet given to sudden vocal calms which suggest a deep and alarming instability. It is not only the constant darkness which gives him his look of wide-eyed suspicion.

HAROLD GORRINGE: The bachelor owner of an antique-china shop, and Brindsley's neighbour, Harold comes from the North of England. His friendship is highly conditional and possessive: sooner or later, payment for it will be asked. A specialist in emotional blackmail, he can become hysterical when slighted, or (as inevitably happens) rejected. He is older than Brindsley by several years.

SCHUPPANZIGH: A German refugee, chubby, cultivated, and effervescent. He is an entirely happy man, delighted to be in England, even if this means being employed full time by the London Electricity Board.

CLEA: Brindsley's ex-mistress. Mid-20s; dazzling, emotional, bright and mischievous. The challenge to her to create a dramatic situation out of the darkness is ultimately irresistible.

GEORG BAMBERGER: An elderly millionaire art collector, easily identifiable as such. Like the electrician, he is a German.

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Musical Master Class Series Launches Major Regional Talent Search

Calling all instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, and composers! Starting in February, the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) will launch an innovative new outreach program called "OCPL MasterClass" with presenting partner CNY Jazz Central. Intended to identify, nurture and reward developing musical talent of all kinds in Central New York, OCPL MasterClass will offer all participants critical feedback by experts, concert performance opportunities, a marketing workshop, professional video recordings and prizes including free studio time.

The goal of the program is to "cultivate cultural capital" in all musical styles by identifying and nurturing artists who need to be recognized, gain confidence, and advance their education and careers. Said Larry Luttinger, designer of the series, "MasterClass is not a competition; there will be no mean judges! These classes are open to all 12 and older, at all levels of experience, in all conceivable styles, and they are free. Professionals, semi-pros, amateurs, and students are all welcome to perform in absolutely any style. Syracuse has produced some amazing performers who have achieved fame on the national scene. This program will give tomorrow's talent a boost to the next level."

Participants choose one of four classes that are offered on Saturdays throughout the spring, and those who have any questions may attend a pre-class information session. In each master class, performers will be given up to four minutes to perform in any style, and will receive immediate constructive public feedback from a panel of experts and a video card of their performance and feedback session for self-study. They are encouraged to stay in classes to observe their peers. Master teachers will be local professionals such as Todd Hobin, Joe Altier, Jacque Tara Washington, Jackie Warren-Moore, a classical music judge TBA, and others -- all successful career professionals and educators.

All participants will then perform again in a gala grand finale concert which is preceded by a one-hour workshop on the basics of developing an online artist portfolio. Their finale performances will be professionally video-recorded and given to them for future use in their online portfolios, and for use as audition material.

For more information, event schedule, and registration, please visit www.ocplmasterclass.com.

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