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Children

The Paper Bag Players: Celebrating their 60th year, with performance of “Nothing Like a Show,” a skit that engages the audience, with characters including Bob the Slob, a family of noses, dancing bears and dogs and a 15-foot-tall dinosaur. Plus: “Lost in the Mall,” and “The Cactus and the Balloon” and other skits. 2 p.m. Jan. 13, William and Helen Richards Theatre, Orange Hall, SUNY Orange, corner of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues, Middletown. Tickets $6.50 children; $8.50 adults, $7.50 for seniors, faculty, staff, alumni; free for SUNY Orange students with ID. sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml ($2.50 online service charge.) Info: 341-4891, sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

 

Lectures

Early-American Waterfront Development: Kathryn Lasdow presents a lecture for “Wharfed Out: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Public Historical Consequences of Early-American Waterfront Development.” Learn about the merchants, laborers and property-owners who built and oversaw the waterfront landscapes of East Coast cities in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. 2 p.m. Jan. 26. $5 general admission, free to members. 338-0071. hrmm.org.

 

Call for Film Submissions

The 20th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is now open for film submissions. Early bird/discounted submission deadline is March 7; the regular deadline is May 9. The Woodstock Film Festival will be Oct. 2-6, 2019. Woodstockfilmfestival.org.

 

 

Auditions

Forestburgh Playhouse: Seeking boys and girls ages 5-12 for roles in “The Wizard of Oz”; boys ages 8-12 who can sing and act for roles of Benji in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert;” teens/high school students ages 15-18 for ensemble opportunities; adult male/female actors for ”Me and My Girl,” “The Buddy Holly Story,” “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” and “The Producers”; adult high school or college students over the age of 16 who sing and move well for possible ensemble in all shows. Seelig Theater at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Rd., Loch Sheldrake. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan 13. fbplayhouse.org/local-actors.

“Murder on the Nile”: Coach House Players will hold open auditions for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” about a wealthy socialite who is newly married and embarks on a honeymoon voyage on the Nile. A shocking and brutal murder takes place with passengers under scrutiny. Needed are eight men and five women of various ages. Hudson Valley Senior Residence, 80 Washington Ave., Kingston. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 14-16. Performances scheduled April 5-7, 12-14. coachhouseplayers.org.

Open company auditions: Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Jan. 12 and 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. No appointment necessary. The Goshen Music Hall, 223 Main St., Goshen. 2nd floor walkup. Seeking men and women, age 21 and older. All roles are stipend paying. Must come with a prepared, memorized and rehearsed monologue, any style, 1 to 3 minutes long. Bring a resume and photo. Six to eight shows will be cast during this audition. Individual directors may ask for cold readings after the prepared monologue. Six productions to be cast from February through November. Info: email artistic director Ken Tschan at kentschan@hotmail.com

Theater

“Delikatessen”: A riveting portrait of a family thrust into turmoil and the long-term influences of the Holocaust that intertwines themes of history, morality and family. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Jan 18-27. 876-3080. centerforperformingarts.org.

Mainstage Production Series: Presented by New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts. “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” collection of poetic monologues of women who suffered racism and sexism, Feb. 28, March 1-3, 7-10, 2019, McKenna Theatre; “The Servant of Two Masters,” actors bemoaning bad economic times and its effects on theater, April 11-14, 25-28, 2019, Parker Theatre. SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz. Times and prices vary. newpaltz.edu.

Films

"The War of 33: Letters from Beirut”: Film screening and musical performance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave., Woodstock. The film is an intimate, personal and powerful portrayal of the 2006 war in Lebanon. Ben Grosscup, a traveling folk singer/songwriter with biting lyrics and a powerful delivery, will play before and after the 35-minute film. Suggested donation $10 at the door (nobody turned away). Fred Nagel will open for Grosscup. mideastcrisis.org, 876-7906.

“Vice”: The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Hurleyville Arts Centre, 219 Main St., Hurleyville. Jan. 11-13. $12, $10 students and seniors. 707-8047. Hurleyvilleartscentre.org.

“If Beale Street Could Talk”: Based on a book by James Baldwin, set in early 1970s Harlem. Daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, friends since childhood. The devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when he is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Paramount Theatre, 17 South St., Middletown. Jan. 11-24. 346-4195.

“The Doors Live at the Bowl ‘68”: A chronicle of the Doors 1968 show at Hollywood Bowl. The historic performance has been painstakingly restored, using original camera negatives. The audio was remixed and mastered from original multi-tracks by the group’s engineer, Bruce Botnick. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. 7:15 p.m. Jan. 16. $8, $6 members. Rosendaletheatre.org.

Cineart Indie Film Series: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Jan. 11-17; “Roma” Jan. 18-24; “Vice” Jan. 25-31; “Maria by Callas” Feb. 1-7; “The Favourite” Feb. 8-14; “Green Book” Feb. 15-21; “The Wife” Feb. 22-28; “Cold War “ March 1-7. Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main St., Callicoon. $11 adults, $9 Mondays and matinees, $8 children, $100 season pass. 887-4460. delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

 

Poetry & Readings

Goshen Methodist Church: 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Poetry at the Church. Featured poet Robert Milby plus open reading. Host Ted Gill. Donation appreciated. 115 Main St., Goshen, 294-5010.

Howland Cultural Center: Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Series, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Featured Poet, Mary Newell, followed by open reading. Host Hayden Wayne, $5. Refreshments. 477 Main St., Beacon. 297-3804.

Inquiring Minds Bookstore: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Poetry Night. Featured poet and open reading. Host Laura Ludwig. 65 Partition St., Saugerties.

Jones’ Farm Poetry Night: 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Featured poet Mary Newell, followed by open reading. Host Robert Milby. Jones Farm Country Store, 190 Angola Rd., Cornwall, 534-4445.

Marbella Ristorante: Poetry and music open mic. 151 Canal St., Ellenville. 7 p.m. every Tues. 647-9269.

Meadow Blues Coffee: 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Featured poet Jared Leving, plus open reading. Host Robert Milby, $2 donation. 3 Winkler Pl., Chester. 610-3638. meadowbluescoffee.com.

Milkweed Poetry Workshop: Poetry series, workshop and open reading. 2 & 3 Romer’s Alley, Sugar Loaf. 6:30 p.m. every Wed. Featured poet, plus workshop and open reading. Hosts are Richard Kersting and Wendy Insinger. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Featured poet Robert Milby, plus workshop and open reading. Donations welcome. 469-7464. Milkweedsugarloaf.com.

Newburgh Free Library: Hudson River Poets, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Host Hayden Wayne. No cover. 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 561-3601.

Stone Ridge Library: Poetry with Rosemary Deen, 3700 Main St., Stone Ridge, 1:30-3:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thurs. Stoneridgelibrary.org.

Taste Budd’s Café: Open mic, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, 6:30 p.m. every Thurs. 758-6500.

Wok & Roll Cafe: Club Harmony Poetry Series, every Tues. 8 p.m. with host Michael Platsky, open reading and featured poet. 52 Route 212 (Mill Hill Rd.), Woodstock. 679-7760.

Woodstock Poetry Society: 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Featured poets plus open reading. Host Phillip Levine. No cover. Woodstockpoetry.com., Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock.