Briefly, Feb. 21

‘Man of La Mancha’

returns to Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Players are to present two more performances of the musical, “Man of La Mancha,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

This play-within-a-play is based on Cervantes’ novel, “Don Quixote.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Visit or call (419) 448-8544.

Want a stage show??

Here’s 3 at area venues

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. Bellevue.

Bob Ammanniti of Bellevue is cast as Felix, a neat freak newswriter. When his wife evicts him, he moves in with his messy sportswriter friend, Oscar Madison, played by Adam Cox of Wakeman. The carefree Oscar engages in careless spending, excessive gambling and a poorly-kept house filled with spoiled food. Felix, however, seems to find purpose in pointing out his mistakes and foibles in himself and others.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. The show is appropriate for all audiences. Call (419) 484-2787 for reservations.

FINDLAY – Fort Findlay Playhouse is to stage “On Golden Pond” at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Four more shows are set for Feb. 28-March 2. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or by calling (419) 422-4624.

BUCYRUS – Tickets are on sale for Bucyrus Little Theatre’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play is based on a novel by Ken Kesey and adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman.

Directed by Tracy McAdams, the drama is to be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9 and 2:30 p.m. March 3 and 10 in the theater at 130 Songer Ave., Bucyrus.

The drama tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a charming fellow whose love of gambling, drinking and fighting leads to trouble with the law. He fakes mental illness to be assigned to a hospital instead of prison. There, he takes over the ward and leads a revolution.

Call (419) 562-0731 for reservations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Wesleyan singers

to perform in Clyde

CLYDE – Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale is to give a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Clyde High School auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde. Under the direction of Todd Guy, the 85-voice group presents a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals and contemporary compositions.

Admission is free. Donations are to be accepted.

Card party planned

Allen Eiry Center is to host a “Winter Round-up” card party 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the center, 28 Hopewell Ave.

The cost is $7 for lunch and cards or $4 for lunch only. Reservations are required by calling (419) 448-9774.

‘Idol’ finals on tap

MILAN – “Firelands Idol” singing competition is to conclude with a final competition at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Edison High School in Milan.

The box office opens at 2 p.m. and tickets are $5.

The audience will be able to vote for teen, junior and senior idols for 2013. Cash prizes are to be awarded March 24 when the three winners perform during a concert by Another Round at 3 p.m.

Call (419) 668-1641 for tickets or more information.

Terra hosts celebration

of African Americans

FREMONT – Terra State Community College and the Fremont NAACP have partnered to present “Lest We Forget Celebrating 100 Years of Art in the African American Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Recital Hall in Building D on Terra’s Fremont campus.

Troy Lindsey of Fremont is to present music, dance, poetry and drama to illustrate the contributions of African Americans in the arts. The program offers tributes to Billie Holiday, Patty Labelle, Mahalia Jackson and others.

Admission is free.

Adult comedy offered

FREMONT – The Jokeslingers Comedy Tour is to land in Fremont for an 8 p.m. show Saturday at the Fremont Eagles, 2570 W. State St., Fremont. The headliners include Brian Kerns, Adam Dodd and Alex Moore, who deliver adult stand-up comedy with a side of rock ‘n’ roll.

Fremont native Josh O’Brien is the opening act for this R-rated comedy show.

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

Dancers can audition for chance at TV show

COLUMBUS – Ohio Talent Seekers has scheduled auditions for a dance competition March 2 at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, 115 S. Gift St. A winner will be chosen during a live talent show March 9 at Mifflin Middle School, 3000 Agler Road.

The winner is to receive an all-expenses paid trip to Memphis to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance” March 14.

Contestants can sign up for audition time slots at prior to March 2. Contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.