Who wants to be in ‘Loves’?Aspen Community Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production, “She Loves Me,” on Sept. 8-9. The romantic musical, directed by Michael Monroney, will be presented Nov. 8-11 and 14-17 at the Wheeler Opera House.”She Loves Me,” which premiered on Broadway in 1963, is set in a European parfumerie in the 1930s. The show, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harrick (the songwriting team behind “Fiddler on the Roof”), is among several adaptations of the play, “Parfumerie.” Other adaptations include the 1940 film “The Shop Around the Corner,” the 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail” and the 1949 musical “In the Good Old Summertime.”Auditions are open to adults of all ages; there are a small number of roles for young adults. Copies of the script and soundtrack are available at the Pitkin County Library. Those auditioning should bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be held at the Crystal Palace. To schedule an audition, call Rita Hunter at 923-3327.ACT is offering a free audition workshop, “How Does a Scene Mean?” led by Monroney. The workshop, focusing on the elements that make a scene work, is set for Saturday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the Crystal Palace. Enrollment is limited to 15; to reserve a space, call Monroney at 544-4888.ACT will also hold a meet-and-greet reception on Monday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Aspen Square Hotel. Monroney will be on hand to answer questions about “She Loves Me.”Art Museum Opens exhibition processThe Aspen Art Museum invites all local artists to participate in the Roaring Fork Open 2007 exhibit. The exhibit will begin with a reception on Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., and runs through Nov. 25.Art Museum director and chief curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson will meet with each artist to review up to three artworks, and select one piece for the exhibit. The exhibit will also feature an audio guide, and artists are encouraged to record a 60-second piece describing themselves and their work.To be included, artists must schedule a 10-minute appointment, to be held Oct. 17-19. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Nicole Kinsler at 925-8050, between Sept. 25-Oct. 14.There is no entry fee, and membership at the Aspen Art Museum is not required. Artworks in a variety of media are welcome. Work may not exceed 48 inches in any dimension, and 84 inches in height for sculpture. Work should be suitable for exhibition and ready to install.For further information, call 925-8050.Jazz Aspen works out Labor Day Fest, in stagesJazz Aspen Snowmass has announced the schedule of acts to play on the side stages during its upcoming Labor Day Festival. The festival runs Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Snowmass Town Park, in Snowmass Village.The JAS Music Club will have blues singer-songwriter Peter Karp, soul singer Ryan Shaw , Southern rock band Tishamingo, and New York gospel-tinged band Ollabelle, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. The JAS Village Stage will have Texas progressive rock/pop group Nothing More; Nashville soul-rock band Shake, Go Home; Colorado Americana band Great American Taxi; and local blues band Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.Headliners on the main stage are rock band Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, R&B singer John Legend, Southern rockers the Allman Brothers Band, and hard rock/jam quartet Gov’t Mule. Opening acts include the acoustic combo Nickel Creek, soul singer Michael Franti, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon, New Orleans groove quintet Galactic, singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, and Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival.For tickets or further information, go to http://www.jazzaspen.org.
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