Entertainment Briefs, Feb. 8

TU alum to return to teach, perform

Recording artist and singer-songwriter Prisca is to return to Tiffin University for a week of teaching, performing and mentoring future music industry professionals.

Prisca is to teach songwriting and music production workshops in TU’s new recording studio and is to join TU ensembles Up in the Air, DFX and New HhITEs for a concert at The Ritz Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Prisca attended TU in the mid-2000s, moving to Atlanta to pursue her music career. She is part of the successful music production team Bravo Ocean, working to develop new talent and write and produce music for artists around the country.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students at the National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

BSA hosts open auditions for ‘Funny Girl’

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present open auditions for the musical “Funny Girl” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at 205 Maple St.

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl, defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Her rise to super-stardom, and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein, are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “I’m the Greatest Star,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “People,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.”

Audition requirements are to prepare a 16- to 32-bar music theatre-style piece that showcases personal range.

No one under the age of 16 years old will be cast. For more information, email nathan.w.maslyk@gmail.com.

Performance dates are at 7:30 p.m. May 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. May 6.

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