Two Theatrical Debuts

It’s show time again!  Both Gulf Coast State College and the Kaleidoscope Theatre are getting ready to put on a new show!

Amadeus

Gulf Coast is already in the midst of their first production of the season.  Amadeus, written by Peter Shaffer, is based on the life of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.  Some may recognize the 1984 movie based on this play, starring F. Murray Abraham.  If you haven’t had a chance to see this amazing show you can still catch it this Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday the 16th at 2:30 p.m.  This show is recommended for mature audiences.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

Kaleidoscope Theatre is also about to begin its production entitled, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, written by Peter Colley.  This production is described as, “Wonderfully spooky and spine chilling.”  Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jan and her husband decide to rent a cabin, where disturbing things begin to take place.  Will Jan make it out without losing her mind?

The dates of the performance will be: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 7:30 p.m and again on October 16, 23, and 30 at 2:30 p.m., and is recommended for a mature audience.

Looking for something a little more family oriented?  Gulf Coast will be putting on the production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in November.   Keep checking back for an update on dates and times for the show.

**Photos provided by Rusty Garner**

 

A Weekend Full of Philanthropy, Arts, and Fun!

After last weekend and the High Seas Pirate Fest, this weekend might seem a little more tame.  The Human Society holds the 7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay, the POPS Orchestra opens their season, the Kaleidoscope Theater presents I’ll be Back Before Midnight,  and Bay County fights back against breast cancer.  Weither you support the arts or are more focused on philanthropy, you’ll have something to do this weekend!

7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay

October 15th, 2011 For the 7th year, The Humane Society of Bay County will be holding the Barkin’ on the Bay on October 15th, 2011 from 11:30am to 5:00pm at Bay Point Marina.  The rain date is set for October 16th, from noon to 5pm.  Children get in free, but tickets are available for adults with a suggested donation of $5 -10. Barkin’ on the Bay will include the famous dock diving competition, a frisbee competition, flyball-agility-obedience-and rally obedience dog demos, meet the breeds programs, and several contests.  Contests will include look-a-like, best trick, Halloween costume, largest dog, smallest dog, and Simon Sez Obedience.

Opening Night for the Panama City POPS Orchestra

October 15th, 2011 Opening their 7th season is the Panama City POPS Orchestra, beginning their first season at the Marina Civic Center.  The POPS Orchestra will be focusing on Symphony No.9 from Dvorak in the first section of the show, with the second section being more upbeat and fun. An in-depth look at Dvorak’s No.9 and the Panama City POPS Orchestra can be found here.

I’ll be Back Before Midnight

October 14th-16th, 2011 Opening October 14th, I’ll be Back Before Midnight will be showing at the Kaleidoscope Theater.  Shows will be the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th with shows at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday.  Opening night, there will also be a gala with wine and cheese, where you can meet the cast.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

October 15th, 2011 Registration begins at 7:00am, and the walk/run begins at 8:00am at Aaron Bessant Park to show your support against Breast Cancer.  Heritage, a pop/reggae band from Okaloosa,  will be playing form 10:00am till 12:00pm. This year, Mayor Gayle Oberst, will be the honorary chair for this years Making Strides event.  She recently lost her husband to cancer and has supported the American Cancer Society diligently in the past.  Put your pink on, bring an extra bra to donate, and help raise awareness and fight back against this disease!

 

Are you going to any of these events this weekend?  Supporting the arts or supporting a philanthropic cause?