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B a c k s t re e t a r t i s t s s t e p i nt o s p o t l i g ht J u l y 1 0
L a s t R e s o r t P l aye r s t o h o s t a u d i t i o n s fo r ‘Ch i c a g o’
The more than two dozen artists making up the collaborative known as Backstreet Gallery
will be featured at the FEC through the month of July during an exhibit called “Celebrate the
Diversity of Backstreet Gallery. In the show, the gallery’s artists will display an eclectic mix of
mediums, from watercolors and acrylics, to jewelry, ceramics fused glass and found art. Many of
the gallery’s artists have had their work featured in statewide and national shows. All full members
are from the Florence area and take turns being on hand at the gallery on a daily basis.
An artists reception will be held at the FEC on Friday, July 10, during the Second Saturday
Art Walk, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Florence-based theater group The Last Resort Players will be
holding open auditions for its November production of the Tony
Award-winning Broadway hit “Chicago.” Based on the book by
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with music by John Kander and lyrics
by Fred Ebb, Chicago has won six Tony awards and six Drama
The sharp-edged satire features an unforgettable score
that inspired the immortal stage direction of Bob Fosse. LRP’s
production of Chicago will be directed by veteran actor and
director David Lauria.
Auditions will be held for three days at The Florence Events
Center: July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.; July 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2
to 5 p.m.; and July 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The story is set in Chicago during the “roaring 20s,” and
revolves around “Roxie Hart” and “Velma Kelly,” each of who
has been sentenced to death row. Each vies for the spotlight
and headlines before ultimately joining forces in search of the
American dream — fame, fortune and acquittal!
Performances will be Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15, including
four evening shows beginning at 7 p.m., and two matinees
beginning at 2 p.m.
Auditions are always open to the public.
For more information, visit www.lastresortplayers.org.
An FEC Guide to Giving
Capital Improvement Fund
Tax-deductible donations can be made to the
Florence Events Center Capital Improvement
Fund. These funds are maintained for special proj-
ects & new equipment.
An endowment fund for the Flor ence Events
Center has been established with the Western Lane
Community Foundation. Tax-de ductible dona-
tions can be made to: Western Lane Com munity
Foun dation, P.O. Box 1589, Florence, OR 97439.
Named Theater Seat
You can have your name(s) placed on the back of
a theater seat for a $1,500 tax-deductible donation.
www.eventcenter.org. Toll-free: 1-888-968-4086
We accept Visa or MasterCard. Fax: 541-902-0991
For ticket information, contact The Florence Events Center box office at (541) 997-1994