Briefly, Nov. 21

TubaChristmas returns to ‘Berg

Heidelberg University is to present its annual TubaChristmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday in Brenneman Music Hall, 275 E. Perry St.

Local low-brass musicians and other participants can register from 2-3 p.m. and rehearse at 3. There is a $5 registration fee per participant. TubaChristmas music books are available for those who need them, for a small fee.

Admission to the concert is free.

For more details, call (419) 448-2073.

Santa to visit church for meal

BELLEVUE – St. Gaspar Church, 16209 E. CR 46, rural Bellevue, is inviting children to have breakfast with Santa 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 1. The smorgasboard menu includes ham, sausage, quiche, French toast, scrambled eggs, doughnuts, fruit and beverages.

A bake sale and raffles also are planned.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds are to benefit the parish library.

Auditions slated for ‘Miss Daisy’

BUCYRUS – Auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” are to take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Bucyrus Little Theatre.

“Driving Miss Daisy” explores the relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern woman and a proud, soft-spoken black man. In a series of scenes spanning 25 years, the two grow closer and more dependent on each other despite their differences.

The cast consists of one woman and two men. Age is approximate as those cast will need to convincingly age over the course of the play. The characters are Daisy Werthan, a widow (age 72-97), Hoke Coleburn, her chauffeur (age 60-85), and Boolie Werthan, Miss Daisy’s son (age 40-65).

For more information, to request a script or to request an early audition, call director Scott Painter at (419) 562-0731.

Musical to be staged in Galion

GALION – The Crawford Theatre Co. of Bucyrus has announced the cast for its upcoming musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The cast includes: from Galion, Mary Faulds as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Jason Kempf as William Barfee and Cheryl Watkins as Marcy Park; from Bucyrus, Matt Feck as Leaf Coneybear, Betsy Gerhart as Rona Lisa Peretti and Scott Smith as Chip Tolentino; from Upper Sandusky, Tom Griffin as Douglas Panch; from Mount Vernon, Jim Messenger as Mitch Mahoney; and from Edison, Hannah Shipman as Olive Ostrovsky.

Gerhart also serves as director of the musical. It follows six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. The young spelling champions are fiercely competitive, but only one can win it all.

Tickets are $12. Shows are at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Galion Theater, 127 Harding Way West, Galion.

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