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Arts & Entertainment news in Summit County

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) Bag Ladies for an open house from 10 a.m.m to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bag Shop in La Riva Mall in Dillon. Volunteers have worked all winter on creating new products including e-book cases, toddler backpacks, wine bags and more. All of the Bag Lady creations are made by volunteers out of donated materials, and 100 percent of sales support the FIRC’s emergency assistance and food bank programs. Interested volunteers who want to sew for the Bag Project are welcome to stop by. For more information, call FIRC at (970) 262-3888 ext. 306.

The award-winning Backstage Children’s Theatre announces auditions for its summer world premiere production of “The Three Little Pigs.””The Three Little Pigs” is a new version of the classic children’s story about three lazy pigs – Higgilty, Piggilty, and Hamlet – who sleep the day away in the Farmer’s pen. When they are sent out to hunt for truffles, they catch the eye of a ravenous Buzzard who enlists the aid of a non-confrontational Wolf, eager to prove himself and rejoin his wolf pack, to capture the pigs for dinner. The show is a fast and funny family show written and directed by Edith Weiss who wrote previous Backstage Children’s Theatre shows “Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince” and “Two Dumb Dogs.” Auditions will be conducted at the Breckenridge Theatre on Sunday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m. Bring a headshot and resume (if you have one). Be prepared to read from the script. Seeking ages 14 and up. There are five roles to be cast. All actors are paid a flat rate per performance. The show will perform weekends at the Breckenridge Theatre from July 1-24. Rehearsals are flexible with actor availability. To book an audition, please call (970) 453.0199. For more information, or details on The Backstage Theatre’s current season, visit

Scale the Summit is a music camp for kids of all ages and abilities. It is open to strings, woodwinds, piano, guitar and harp. There will be two sessions July 25-29 and Aug 1-6. This camp will teach students about instrumental and ensemble playing, listening and leadership skills under the guidance of Chas Wetherbee, Keystone resident and first violin of the Carpe Diem String Quartet. For more information about Carpe Diem, go to summer a Music Exploration will be offered. It is a four-day, hands-on exploratory of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violin and harp. Students will learn the basic playing positions, fingerings and simple songs for each of these instruments, enabling them to make educated decisions for future study. This session runs June 13-16 and is under the guidance of Don Hilsberg, a veteran music educator who has taught instrumental and vocal music in the Aurora and Denver Public Schools for 26 years.New this summer is Guitars on the Summit. This year Scale the Summit will be accepting guitar students to work on technique, improvisation and song writing skills with legendary folk/rock guitarist Willy Porter.More information about Porter is available at Registration deadline is May 15. For more information contact Janet Harriman at (970) 468-0110.

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