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Streetsboro dentist part of benefit concert n Dr. Martin Layman, a Streetsboro dentist, will play the French horn with the Suburban Symphony Nov. 18 in a benefit concert to help fund Alzheimer's Disease research. The concert takes place at the Cleveland Orchestra's home, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland at 4 p.m. The benefit concert is presented in association with University Hospitals Neurological Institute in partnership with the Cleveland chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The concert will feature the Cleveland premier of the choral work "Alzheimer's Stories," which was composed by Robert Cohen and Herschel Garfein. Martin Kessler will lead the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Cleveland and choruses of Laurel School and University School. The concert also will include Maurice Ravel's Piano "Concerto for Left Hand Piano," which will be performed by soloist Emanuela Frisconi and Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy," which will feature soloist Antonio Pompa-Baldi as a soloist. Tickets may be ordered at www.clevelandorchestra.com or by calling the Severance Hall ticket office at 800-686-1141. Stow resident featured in Mount Union production n Jeff Looker of Stow is a cast member in "Servant of Two Masters" on Nov. 15 through 18 in the Rodman Playhouse on the University Mount Union's campus. Show times are 8 p.m. Nov. 15 through 17 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 18. Looker is a junior communications major and will perform as a member of the stage crew. Servant of Two Masters is written as a Commedia del'Arte, a fast-paced, loosely structured style of comedic theatre that features over the top physical comedy. It tells the story of Truffaldino (a Harlequin clown) and his quest to serve as a "gentleman" to two masters. Along the way, he runs into a doctor spouting phony Latin, a miserly father more concerned with money than his daughter's happiness and a giant bowl of spaghetti. The Rodman Playhouse is on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on Mount Union's campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for senior citizens. Tickets are complimentary for Mount Union faculty, staff and students. For more information or to order tickets, call 330-823-3860. Stow Players seeks actors n Stow Players will have auditions for "The Marvelous Wonderettes" by Roger Bean Nov. 18 and 19. The play will be directed by Marc C. Howard, with music direction by Dustin Oliver. Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Safety Center Building, 3800 Darrow Road in Stow. Callbacks will be Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Celebration Church, 688 Dan St. in Akron. Those auditioning must bring their own sheet music and plan to sing at least 16 measures of a 1950s or early 1960s pop song. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella singing is allowed. No appointments are necessary. Actors should bring a headshot and resume if they have them, along with a calendar of conflicts. "The Marvelous Wonderettes" takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where the audience meets four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match. The second act takes place 10 years later. The original cast album on PS Classics is great source material. The girls should all sing in a bright, old-fashioned pop-belt style. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings Feb. 1 through the 23, with two Sunday matinees Feb. 10 and 17. For details, contact the director at marc.howard@live.com or 330-714-6907. Actors needed for musical spoof n The Hudson Players will have auditions for the musical comedy mystery spoof "Something's Afoot", on Nov. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center at 41 S. Oviatt St. in Hudson. All roles are available with interested crew and production team members (publicity, set, props, costumes, sound, lights, etc) also being sought. Auditions are open to all with no restrictions. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and have a song prepared (accompanist will be provided). More information is available at www.hudsonplayers.com, by emailing info@hudsonplayers.com or by calling 330-655-8522. Perusal scripts are also available at the Hudson Library. "Something's Afoot," pokes light hearted fun at the murder mystery genre, touching all the well know detective story favorites with a particular focus on Agatha Christie and her show "And Then There Were None." Performances are Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23, and will be directed by Dave Stebbins. Roles are available for 6 men and 4 women ages 17 to 65 (actual ages can vary). Additional information is available at www.hudsonplayers.com, by emailing info@hudsonplayers.com or by calling 330-655-8522.

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