Entertainment briefs, July 3

Fort Meigs plans Fourth events

PERRYSBURG – The sounds of cannons and fife and drum music are planned for noon-5 p.m. Friday to celebrate Independence Day 1813 at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. The main attraction is an 18-cannon salute at 2 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $4 for students and free for active-duty military and children age 5 and younger.

To learn more, visit www.fortmeigs.com or call (800) 283-8916.

Playhouse lines up works

HURON – The Huron Playhouse has opened its 2014 summer theater season. Performances take place at McCormick Junior High School, 325 Ohio St., Huron.

Open auditions for “Camelot” are slated for 10 a.m. Saturday. Production dates are July 22-26.

Now playing is “Nunsensations! The Nunsence Vegas Revue.” Performances are 8 p.m. today through Saturday.

In the play, the sisters are off on a brand new adventure when a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to their school if they perform in his Las Vegas club. Initially hesitant, Mother Superior is convinced by the other sisters “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

“Bus Stop” by William Inge is to be staged July 8-12.

During a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. The highways are blocked, forcing travelers to take refuge until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer, has the most worries. She’s being pursued by a young cowboy with the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull. The belligerent cowhand is one step behind, ready to carry her off to Montana. In contrast, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

“The 39 Steps” is to be presented July 15-19.

Imagine a Hitchcock masterpiece blended with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python. This suspenseful comedy hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies?

“Camelot” comes to life July 22-26.

The Lerner and Loewe musical is based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H.White. Under Merlin’s guidance, King Arthur establishes the perfect kingdom of Camelot, gathers the best knights in the world at the Round Table and even finds a kind, loving wife in Queen Guinevere. Enter Lancelot, the French knight. At first hated by all, he eventually proves himself and becomes the king’s best friend, the best knight – and the Queen’s lover.

Show tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and senior citizens and $14 for children 12 and younger. Tickets can be ordered at (419) 443-4744.

Brass choir to perform

FREMONT Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Terra State Brass Choir is to headline the next Verandah Concert at the Hayes Presidential Center. This outdoor event is set for 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission is free.

Audience members should bring their own lawn seating.

Preceding the concert is an old-fashioned ice cream social. Serving starts at 6:45 p.m. The musical performance begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for an hour.

In the event of thunderstorms, the concert will be canceled.