Senior Matinee Series Begins with “Blithe Spirit”

The Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce the line up for its 2014-15 Senior Matinee Series beginning with “Blithe Spirit” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium of The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave in Willoughby.

“ ‘Blithe Spirit’ is a classic of the modern stage. It has been a standard of the repertoire of high school, community and professional theatres for generations because of its witty repartee, ridiculous situations, and hilarious characters. We are very excited to bring this hilarious show back to life here at Fine Arts,” said James Mango, Director of Performing Arts for The Fine Arts Association.

2014-blithe-spiritIn this classic Noël Coward comedy, eccentric medium Madame Arcati inadvertently conjures up havoc-wreaking spirits for novelist Charles Condomine and his new wife. The play had a long run on Broadway in 1941 and was later adapted to film and directed as a musical “High Spirits” on Broadway in 1964.

For tickets to “Blithe Spirit” call 440-951-7500 or reserve online. Reservations are not required, but recommended. All programs include a cookie and punch reception following the performance.

Individual tickets are $15 per person per program; $60 per person for the five program series. Group tickets (for ten or more) are $12 per person per program; $50 per person for the five program series. Limited wheelchair seating is available.

Additional 2014 Senior Matinee Series Wednesday performances include “Plaid Tidings” on December 17, 2014, a delightful holiday version of “Forever Plaid” featuring a quartet close-harmony guy group.

Performances beyond 2014 include “Mid-day Music with the Mayor” on March 4, 2015; “Show Tune Showcase” on April 29, 2015; and “The Producers” on June 10, 2015.

The Senior Matinee Series is open to all in the community, especially people seeking to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, entertainment and performance. The series is sponsored by Randall Residence and is funded in part by a grant from The Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund to further participation in, and awareness of, arts and culture in Lake County, and The Ohio Arts Council.

Since 1957, The Fine Arts Association has been serving the community by enhancing lives through arts education, therapies, performances, community partnerships and advocacy. For more information on upcoming performances and class schedules, click here.

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Gabe Arnold
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