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Entertainment Briefs

Queen tribute band to perform at the Ritz

The Queen Tribute band Queen Flash will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased by calling the Ritz at (419) 448-8544, online at www.ritztheatre.org, or at the box office.

The event is sponsored by Old Fort Banking Company.

Johnny Zatylny has been captivating audiences by carrying on the musical tradition of Freddie Mercury since 2000. His likeness to the original, matches his performance of “Queen” songs through his voice and his unmistakable stage presence. This six-piece Queen tribute is an exciting, high-energy show that will get people out of their seats. “Queen Flash” is a grand, theatrical representation of the real Queen concerts, complete with vocal quality. It captures the essence of a band that transformed the music industry and set lofty standards for those who followed.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this show with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

‘Berg Faculty Gala features diverse program

The faculty of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre will be on stage for a collaboration of their talents for the annual Faculty Gala at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity UCC, 131 E. Perry St. The community is invited to attend, free of charge.

The diverse program features instrumental, vocal and musical theatre performances by faculty members Thaddeus Archer (trumpet), Ben Czarnota (baritone), Margarita Denenburg (piano), Carol Dusdieker (soprano), Curtis King (piano/organ), Joan McConnell (organ), Ryan Reynolds (bassoon), David Cotter (voice) and Doug McConnell (accordion).

The faculty will perform pieces by Mozart to musical theatre. A highlight will be a piano duet, “Teacher and Student,” by Haydn, to be performed by 5-year-old Emma Cutietta, who is one of Denenburg’s young piano students. Additionally, McConnell will perform an original piece, “The Anything Goes Polka,” on his accordion.

The annual meeting of Berg Bravo!, Heidelberg’s arts and support organization, will precede the concert at 2 p.m.

Four former Clyde HS students to ‘Come Home’

CLYDE — Communities for the Arts will present “Coming Home,” an evening of entertainment from four Clyde High School graduates who are now professional performers.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in the Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race Street, Clyde.

Pre-sale tickets are $15 and available at the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education Office, or by calling (419) 547-0588. Credit cards are accepted. Tickets also will be available at the box office the evening of the performance.

Nathan Lacy, Joseph Mook, Lauren Meyer and Emily Turner were music and theater students while attending Clyde High School and continued their artistic development after graduation. At this “Coming Home” performance they will each present a selection of music or drama and then combine forces for a grand finale.

Lacy (2000 CHS graduate) performs in New York City and the East Coast and has released music on the electronic label, Nurvous Records.

Mook (2007) resides in Cleveland and teaches private lessons for a wide range of instruments and ages as well as leading worship at Gateway Church Downtown.

Meyer (2007) lives in Charleston, West Virginia, and is employed with Bristol Broadcasting as a full-time on-air radio personality while continuing her performance career in theater and local choirs.

Turner (2009) lives in Chicago and works as an American sign language interpreter and a voice/piano teacher. She has performed in many theater productions in Chicago and is working on a play featuring deaf actors.

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