Entertainment briefs, Jan. 31

National Theatre venue for Tiffin U music groups

Tiffin University’s traveling musical ensembles are to be featured at 7:30 p.m. Friday for Friday Night Live at The National Theatre

The theater is behind The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10.

For tickets or information, call (419) 448-8544.

Tickets still available for Humane Society Bash

BASCOM – Wally and the Beavs are to return to the area for the annual bash to benefit the Humane Society of Seneca County.

The event is to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom. Patrons should bring their own drinks and snacks.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Stop at Tan-It-All, Dr. Mark Hagen’s veterinary office or the Humane Society shelter for tickets.

‘Chorus Line’ due in Toledo

TOLEDO – “A Chorus Line” is to be staged Saturday at The Valentine Theatre, Toledo, with a national touring cast from New York.

Tickets are $43, $53 and $63. Call the box office at (419) 242-2787 to order tickets.

Seneca chamber takes tropical route for benefit

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce is to stage its annual Casino Royale reverse raffle Feb. 9 at Camden Falls Recreation and Conference Center, 2458 S. SR 231.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple with one reverse raffle entry.

Casino games, raffles, a horse race event and music by Parrots of the Caribbean are planned.

For reservations or more information, call (419) 448-7699 or (419) 447-4141.

Mardi Gras events coming

BASCOM – The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is to host its 12th annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza 6-11 p.m. Feb. 8 at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom.

Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.

Proceeds from the event cover the administrative cost of the foundation so all gifts can benefit local programs and projects. For each ticket purchased, the buyer’s name is placed into a drawing for a “hidden treasure” bag or for four one-day park hopper passes to Florida amusement parks.

The Paradise Island Band is to play music in a variety of styles.

Mail ticket orders to GFCF, P.O. Box 684, Fostoria, OH 44830. For more information, call (419) 435-2823.

FREMONT – Fremont’s inaugural M’Arti Gras Gala is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Strand Theater, 220 S. Front St.

The event is to include a silent auction; buffet dinner with gumbo, red beans and rice; and New Orleans-style jazz.

Proceeds are to be placed in a Fremont Arts and Music Society scholarship fund for the award to be given in May.

Tickets are $20 for those 21 and older only. For more information, call (419) 355-8548.

Strand theater books acts

FREMONT – The Strand Theater, 220 S. Front St., has lined up musical events for February. The doors open at 7 p.m. each night with the shows at 8 p.m.

Bands include:

Blues and rock by Rude Mood of Fremont, Friday.

Blues, rock and Americana by Terry Davidson and the Gears of Columbus, Feb. 9.

Blues, jazz and New Orleans R&B by Blue Lunch of Beechwood, Feb. 15.

Only those 21 and older are to be admitted.

Tater salad, anyone?

White coming to Sandusky

SANDUSKY – Comedian Ron White is to present his adult comedy, “A Little Unprofessional,” at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at Sandusky State Theatre.

Tickets range from $57.75 to $67.75.

‘Idol’ contestants move on

MILAN – Winners of “Firelands Idol 6” talent challenge earlier this month now are advancing to the semi-finals at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Edison High School Little Theatre, Milan.

Contestants are Cara Whitcomb, Ashland; Kaelan Vogt, Bellevue; Tammy Harder, Fremont; Norvan Conley, Huron; Haley Olds, Monroeville; Matt Fannin, Krista King, Jessica Lucal and John Noftz, all of Norwalk; Rex Kilgore, Plymouth; Nick Falbo, Wakeman; and Olivia Adelman, Steve Chambers, Philip McClish and Small Town Singers Ensemble, all of Willard.

Tickets are $5. Call the box office at (419) 668-1641 for tickets.

Winners will move on to the finals at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24, also at Edison.