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Stage auditions scheduled

John O's auditions

Brooten, Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m., John O's Dinner Theatre; auditions for "A Wing and a Prayer"; three men and five women are needed for the audience-participation mystery directed by David Swinney.

Richard Barlow

New London, Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., ARThouse; site-specific painting and digitally designed multiples by Minneapolis artist Richard Barlow; free.

Moses Oakland

Dawson, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Moses Oakland for blues and barbecue; $16 includes the meal, show only is $10.

Little Theatre auditions

New London, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., New London Senior Center; auditions for the musical "Bunnicula's," presented by the Peer None Players; production dates June 11-13, 17-20 and 23-27 at the Little Theatre; call Louise Mack, 320-761-1347.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, April 16-18, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; April 19 & 26 at 2:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "Sylvia" comedy; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

Brule and AIRO

Willmar, April 16, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; blend of contemporary Native American music with traditional rhythms and dance by Brule and the American Indian Rock Opera; $25, available at Dunn Brothers Coffee, by calling 800-595-4849 or on the Web at

KMS High School

Kerkhoven, April 17-18, 8 p.m., KMS High School theater; KMS High School presents the comedy "Virgil's Family Reunion"; adults $6, children, students and seniors $4; available at the door.

West Central Connection

Willmar, April 18, 4 and 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Connection Chorus annual spring concert; featured quarter is O.C. Times, the 2008 International Quartet champion; adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sammy Jensen Orchestra

Glenwood, April 19, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents the Sammy Jensen Orchestra; doors open at 2 p.m.; $20 per couple; for more information see the club Web site at or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, April 20, 7 p.m., high school; all-district orchestra concert; adults $6, students $3; passes and punch cards accepted.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 22-25, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College theater; "The Head That Wouldn't Die"; $5 general admission seating; for reservations call 320-222-7605.

Community Christian

Willmar, April 23, 1 p.m., April 24, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church; Community Christian School presents its grade-school operetta "The Secret of My Success"; free admission.

Great Northern

Union Chorus

Appleton, April 25, 7 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Great Northern Union Chorus concert; general admission $15; advance reserved tickets $13 for the center section; send a check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Box 52, Appleton, MN 56208.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 30, 6:30 p.m., Ridgewater College cafeteria; annual dinner concert featuring the Ridgewater College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers; adults $15, Ridgewater students and children under 12 $7; reservations required, call 320-222-7605.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

ARThouse, 117 First Ave. N.E., New London

Assembly of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr. S.E., Willmar

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

John O's Dinner Theatre, Highway 55, Brooten

KMS High School, west edge of Kerkhoven on U.S. Highway 12

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Community and high school art events such as concerts and stage productions will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.

Items may be submitted on the Tribune Web site at; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.