Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:24

‘Clue’ on stage at the Lycian Sugar Loaf — “Clue, The Musical” will be performed at the Lycian Centre on Aug. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays, at 3 p.m. This musical comedy is based on the classic Parker Brothers board game and is presented by On the Wharf Theatre by the Lake, directed and choreographed by Ovi Vargas, with musical direction by Trapper Quinn. Starring in the musical are Amanda Bruton, Tony Cuen, Jason Griffith, Tim Mullally, Bill Saunders, Patrice Seibel, Kelsey Stalter and Travis Stroessenreuther. Tickets are $25, which includes free lemonade and a snack. For tickets or more information call the box office at 469-2287 or visit Auditions begin tomorrow in Monroe for ‘Perfect Wedding’ MONROE — Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players will hold open auditions for “Perfect Wedding” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M in Monroe. “Perfect Wedding” is a bedroom farce written by Robin Hawdon. The production is under the direction of Derek DeVoe and performances will be from Nov. 5 to 13. Cast size is four women and two men. Prepared materials are not necessary. More information can be found on the company’s web site, Interested participants may call 294-9465 for more information. Weekend events at Storm King Art Center Mountaniville — Storm King Art Center in Mountainville will present the following programs this weekend: Saturday, Aug. 14 Hobo Codes (musical program) at 3 p.m. Years ago hobos rode the rails and communicated through the use of a secret code. In today’s program singer/songwriter Bindlestick Bill (Bill Fiore) sings about the railroads that ran through the Hudson Valley and teaches participants some of the codes. Bring your family and your stories to share in this fun filled and educational event. Brahms at Twilight, 6 p.m. Hudson Valley musicians Emily Faxon, violin and Ruthanne Schempf, piano, perform the lush romantic music of the distinguished German composer Johannes Brahms. Sunday, Aug. 5 Instrumental guitarist Francis Doughty at 3 p.m. Doughty is often compared to Leo Kottke and captivates audiences with his evocative compositions, including pieces inspired by the sculptures of David Smith. Call 534-3115 for more information. Lycian hosts free concerts ‘On the Lawn’ on Thursdays Sugar Loaf — The free “On the Lawn” Concert Series continues in August at the Lycian Centre, on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Upcoming events: Aug. 19: Reddan Brothers Band and Rob Valentine Band Aug. 26: Parrots of the Caribbean Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Big Dave’s Family BBQ is on site with selections from the grill. Ice cream and popcorn are also available. During inclement weather the concert will be moved indoors. For more information call the box office at 469-2287 or visit Backyard barbecue on Aug. 21 to benefit Greenwood Forest Farms Warwick — Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Osorio will host a back yard barbecue to raise funds for the Greenwood Forest Farms Association on Saturday, Aug. 21, from noon to 8 p.m., at 203 Nelson Road in the Town of Warwick. (Rain date: Aug. 22.) The association preserves the legacy of the first African-American resort community in New York State founded in 1919. Greenwood Forest Farms is located in the Town of Warwick, two miles north of the Village of Greenwood Lake. A mix-and-mingle reception will begin the event, followed by an historical walking tour to be conducted by Paul Kwame Johnson. The barbecue at 2 p.m. will be accompanied by jazz music performed by the Kitt Potter Quartet. At 3 p.m. there will be an African Dance Circle with Alexandria Meyers of the Djoule African Dance Company of New York City. A special award will be presented to Dolores Vanison-Blakely. Admission is $20 for members and advanced reservations; $25, at the garden gate. For information and reservations call Johnson at 986-5980. Stained glass classes begin next month in Sugar Loaf Sugar Loaf — Sundog Stained Glass Studios in Sugar Loaf is beginning new classes in September. “People have been asking us for some time now,” said Joann Mannino, owner and designer. “We haven’t had them for a few years and we thought it was a great time to start up again. It’s always a lot of fun, and everybody gets to take home one or two projects.” Classes start the week of Sept. 7, and run until just before Christmas. Email to, or call 469-7984 for more information.