Sunday, July 11, 2004

Demaline: Educational Theatre turns 75

News and notes

Kitty Carlisle Hart will ring up the curtain on Educational Theatre Association's 75th anniversary, a three-day convention July 29-31.

My Life Upon the Wicked Stage is Hart's one-woman revue of songs and stories about the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood.

The widow of playwright Moss Hart was setting out on her own career just about the time Educational Theatre Association was founded. She made her Broadway debut in 1933 in Champagne Secand was the ingenue in the Marx Brothers classic A Night at the Opera.

The revue will be performed at College-Conservatory of Music's Corbett Theater at University of Cincinnati. Tickets and post-performance reception each $75.

At 10:30 a.m. July 31 the public is invited to a free panel discussion on "The Future of Educational Theatre in America" featuring Playhouse producing artistic director Ed Stern and Enquirer theater critic Jackie Demaline at the Marriott at River Center in Covington.

Theater students from St. Ursula Academy will have their final performance of A Piece of My Heart at the convention before boarding a plane for performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Information: 421-3900.

Ballet Tech season: The pre-professional ballet tech ohio performing arts association has set its 2004-05 season:

• Sept. 17-18, The Conductors MultiCultural Dance Fest is a collaboration with Arts Consortium and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

• March 4-5, Green Legs and Ham celebrates the work of Dr. Seuss.

• Aug. 13, Gala of International Ballet Stars, details to be announced.

Subscriptions are $71-$91 and available at 621-2787. Information: 683-6860;

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