Briefly, Feb. 14

‘Moneyball’ showing at The Ritz

The Ritz Theatre is to screen “Moneyball” at 2 p.m. Sunday as part of its Read It-See It series with Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Released in 2011, the movie stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman and deals with the unconventional methods a general manager uses to bring the best players to a major-league baseball team. Running time is 133 minutes for this PG-13 film.

All seats are $3. Present any valid library card and get free popcorn.

Call (419) 448-8544 for more information.

Comedy shows making local rounds

Carmie’s and Demetrius Nicodemus are bringing back the All-Star Comedy Tour at 9 p.m. Saturday at Camden Falls Reception Hall.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with open seating. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at Carmie’s Grill & Bar.

Call (419) 448-7699 for more information.

FINDLAY – Comedian Chili Challis is to headline a comedy night at 8 p.m. Friday at the Agency on Aging, 339 E. Melrose, Findlay. Two other comedians, Ken Scott and Steve Smargon, also are to appear.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Only those 21 and older are to be admitted due to adult language and content in the show.

For more details, call (419) 423-8496.

SANDUSKY – Dwayne Gill and Aaron Klieber are to present a night of adult comedy at 8 p.m. Friday at Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

All seats are $10. For tickets or information, call (877) 627-1950.

FREMONT – The Jokeslingers Comedy Tour is to land in Fremont for an 8 p.m. show Feb. 23 at Fremont Eagles, 2570 W. State St., Fremont.

The headliners are Brian Kerns, Adam Dodd and Alex Moore, who deliver adult stand-up comedy with a side of rock ‘n’ roll.

The opening act is Fremont native Josh O’ Brien, a combat veteran and Navy Seabee who has been making the comedy club circuit near his Virginia Beach, Va., home.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Rupps Comics, 335 N. Ohio Ave., or Van Ness’s Time-Out, 2004 Lake St.

Call (419) 332-3961 for mor information.

Fort Findlay plays home to ‘Golden Pond’

FINDLAY – Next week, Fort Findlay Playhouse is to stage “On Golden Pond” at 8 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and again Feb. 28-March 2.

Rick Workman and Betty Hipp portray Norman Thayer and his wife, Ethel, respectively. The setting is the aging couple’s summer cottage in Maine. They wonder how many more summers they may be able to enjoy it together.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (419) 422-4624.

The theater is at 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.

Faith-based concert coming to Clyde

CLYDE – The music department at Clyde High School and Clyde-Green Springs Music Boosters are to present Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale concert.

The performance is at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the high school auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde.

The 85-voice ensemble seeks to worship Jesus Christ through a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals and contemporary compositions.

Admission is free, though donations will be accepted. Call (419) 547-9511 with questions.

Bellevue theater to stage comedy

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present Neil Simon’s classic comedy, “The Odd Couple,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 1 and 2 in Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St.

Felix Ungar (Bob Ammanniti, Bellevue), a neurotic, neat-freak newswriter, is evicted by his wife and moves in with his closest friend, Oscar Madison (Adam Cox, Wakeman), a messy sportswriter.

Despite Oscar’s problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly-kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out mistakes and foibles. Oscar feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes Felix has had a positive effect on him.

Portraying Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies are Stan Niedbalski, Bellevue, as policeman Murray; Brett Minor, Bowling Green, as Speed; Andy Geiger, Clyde, as Vinnie; and Tyler Slessman, Willard, as Roy. Also featured are Mara Mossman, Norwalk, and Jennifer Gilbert, Clyde, as British sisters Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon, Oscar and Felix’s upstairs neighbors.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Call (419) 484-2787 for reservations.

Terra State to present ‘Lest We Forget’

FREMONT – Terra State Community College and the Fremont NAACP are partnering to present “Lest We Forget Celebrating 100 Years of Art in the African American Experience” for Black History Month.

The program is to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Recital Hall, Building D at Terra State.

Troy Lindsey of Fremont takes the audience back in time with music, dance, poetry and drama to discover the influence and contributions of generations of African Americans in the arts. Also featured will be Lorna McKinstry as blues legend Billie Holiday, national recording artist Kay Robinson as Patty Labelle, author Christina Hutchins as Mahalia Jackson and others.

Admission is free. For more information, call (419) 559-2379.

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ auditions slated

BUCYRUS – The next production at Bucyrus Little Theatre is “Singin’ In The Rain,” based on the 1952 film. Auditions have been set for 6:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the theater, 130 Songer Ave., Bucyrus. Production dates are May 3-5 and 10-12.

The cast calls for men and women 16 and older. Those auditioning should come with a prepared Broadway-style song; an accompanist will be provided. Script readings and learning some dance steps also are expected.

Scott Persinger is directing. For more information, call him at (740) 802-8374.

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