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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 11la ARTS a.ii.d ENTERTAINMENT I Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com It's rare for a couple of newlyweds to see 50 years into their future, but that's exactly what James and Carolyn Shipp have been doing nightly as the leads in the musical "I Do! I Do!" "You're so cute old," James tells his 24-year-old wife as they talk about what it's like to play a couple who survive and eventually thrive through the ups and downs of a 50-year marriage. But both James and Carolyn grow more serious as they discuss the lessons they are learning from their characters. "I Do! I Do!" originally opened on Broadway on Dec. 5. 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. The musical was nominated for several Tonys, with Preston winning as best actor. The musical tells the story of Agnes and Michael Snow during their five decades of marriage. The entire performance takes place in the couple's bedroom, which is dominated by a four-poster bed. Quoting a line from one of the songs, Carolyn said, "Marriage is a very good thing, but it's far from easy." "There are bombs dropped in this show," James said. Agnes Snow (Carolyn Shipp) gives her husband Michael Snow (James Shipp) a bemused expression during a scene from "1 Do! I Do!" The show is playing at the West End Theatre this Thursday through Sunday. Photos by Kim Carroll "They deal with major issues." Child rearing, infidelity and the roles of a husband and wife are just some of the topics explored during the play, which covers the years from 1895 to 1945. Both said that the play will appeal to people of all ages. For their contemporaries, they see it as an optimistic portrayal of what marriage can be. "Our generation is less likely to get married," said the 31-year-old James, adding that many of his contemporaries grew up with divorced parents and haven't James and Carolyn Shipp just celebrated their one-year anniversary, couple that weathers 50 years of marriage. but this week they portray a said. "You miss out on that if have witnessed the beauty of laugh; everyone's going to you keep starting over." a long-term marriage by cry." witnessed a long-term For those who have been watching their own parents' This weekend's marriage, married for a while, Carolyn interactions, and now have performances cap a two-week "There's something special said the musical provides an the chance to live it out in the run. The couple has been that comes with time and opportunity for "an oldermusical, rehearsing since early experience. It's so endearing couple to look back and "We hope that we have a November and opened to a to know that you can come to remember." broad audience," Carolyn sold-out house on New Year's know someone so well," he Both James and Carolyn said. "Everyone's going to Eve. Portraits focus of h rcol dra,wing class Local artist Tammy Ann Masters will be teaching a six-week portrait drawing course at the Mohawk Community Resource Center starting Jan. 12 and continuing through Feb. 16. The class, which runs 1 - 2:30 p.m., is open to all levels of experience and ability, and instruction will focus on the facial structure. Students will have the opportunity to draw with a live model, and will also be given specific instruction related to the skeletal and muscular structure of the face, as well as time to learn and hone drawing techniques. Masters specializes in figure drawing and portraits, and also enjoys oil painting and mixed media. Masters has taught art classes to adults and children off and on for 25 years, and has shown her work at several local venues including Main Street Artists Gallery in Quincy. She has been a member of the Lassen County Arts Council, Main Street Artists and the Plumas County Arts Commission. The series is open to everyone and students need not have previous drawing experience. The course is $75 for all six classes, and drop-ins are welcome at $15 per class. A supply list is available by contacting MCRC and at Forest Stationers in Quincy, where supplies can be purchased for approximately $20 - $30. For more information or to register, call MCRC at 836-0446, email mcrc@plumas mralservices.org or stop in at the corner of highways 89 and 70 near the Corner Barn. . MCRC is a service of Plumas Rural Services and provides activities and advocacy for eastern Plumas County. A variety of activities takes place at the center daily, and programs Are expanding regularly. Call the center for more information or visit plumas turalservices.org/mcrc. nnu Plumas County's Listen to Elysia Garcia reports that the your hair out and call it quits. Men are asked to share their Your Mother Show 2015 is show seeks submissions from The story that made you jump stories of motherhood. now open for submissions, local folks "to tell your story for joy and say, 'Yes! I can do "You don't have to be a This year marks the third about motherhood." this!'" professional writer," said year LTYM will appear in "We're looking for the story Mothers are asked about Garcia. "We are looking for Plumas County. The show is that's difficult to tell," said their experience of stories that tell the truth also performed in 31 other Garcia. "The sweet story. The motherhood. Daughters andabout the experience. We aim cities around the country, exasperating story. The story sons are asked about their to celebrate Mother's Day in Local organizer Margaret made you almogt:t51ill ...... ex ioeri ffce of being mothered, all its stepping-on-Legos- FRC to hold auditions for 'Into the Woods' This spring Feather River College will present Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods." Producers report that this sprightly tale involves a myriad of fairytale characters who are trying to find what they wish for as they travel, well, into the woods. Characters include Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Jack's Mother, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, the Wicked Witch and many more. The musical has recently been made into a major movie production showing currently with such stars as Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. On Broadway the show starred Bernadette Peters and won Tonys for best score, story and actress. The show will be presented at the Town Hall Theatre on May 6 - 10, 2015. Director Terry Gallagher said she was very surprised that Music Theatre International granted FRC the rights, as the movie is still in theatres. "We've wanted to do this show for a while, as it is very popular. I'm excited that we have a chance to show off our local talent with our own production." Auditions are set for Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in the Quincy High School cafeteria. Additional auditions will be held the following week: Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 22, also in the QHS cafeteria. Times are 7 to 9:30 p.m. Auditions include a reading and a prepared song. A rehearsal pianist will be available. Call Terry Gallagher with questions at 283-3418 or 260-3418. FROM OREGON TO MEXICO THE PERFECT STATE Cruise down the length of California's coast And note the treasures that you pass, More so than any other state can boast And not another state will so surpass. Look up to see majestic mountain peaks, Or tour Sierra's mighty saw-toothed ridge, Or listen to the Cascades' pristine creeks And cross the marvel of a sturdy bridge. Descend into the deserts of our state And look around as far as you can see Where faun and flora learned to acclimate In hottest spots of stark aridity. Add trees and lakes to all the rest that make her great And present California is the perfect state. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano December 2, 2014 and-Cheerios, did-the-cops- just-bring-my-daughter-home- in-the-back-of-a-patrol-car, ' how-did-I-survive glory." Garcia said essays should be no more than five minutes in length when read out loud (about 800 to 1,000 words). Those offering submissions or all your construction needs General CONSTRUC SINCE 1984 TION Building Contractor ( ) 5 Calif. Lic. #453927 should be open to editing and critique. Memorization is not required, but pieces must be rehearsed. Auditions will take place Feb. 16- 20. Ten essays will be chosen and 10 readers will perform their stories at the Town Hall Tlaeatre in Quin y on April 30 in celebration of Mother's Day. To send a submission, email writerchickmama@ mac.com with an attached essay and "LTYM submission" in the subject line before Feb. 15. To review past shows visit listentoyourmothershow.com. COMING SOON TO YOUR HALL THEATRE Installation and training on our new digital projection system is scheduled for January 6th to the 8th. If all goes well we will be screening our first digital movie January 9th. THE BOOK OF LIFE plays Friday to Monday, January 9th to 12th. Showtimes are also 7pm each night with an additional 4pm matinee on Sunday. tom between fulfilling the heart4. From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique vibrant visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is a fantasy-adventure that follows the journey of Manolo, a young man who is expectations of his family and following his This 85 minute animated fantasy Adventure is Rated: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images. The film provides us with a unique visually stunning presentation, which we felt would really show off our new screen and new digital projection system. Once the new system is installed an all the bugs are worked out the Town Hall Theatre should be able to go back to a monthly schedule getting a much wider selection of movies within several weeks of their release dates. Stay tuned for coming attractions... Please call the movie line at 283-1140 or become a Facebook friend of the Town Hall Theatre to get the most current information on the movie schedule. We thank the community for supporting the digital transition, and saving our theatre. TOSX HALL THEATRE F~du" .................... ,,"Iji H Students/Seniors .......... L] Children .................. '6 ;! 283 -1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com i e 0