Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 15, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 11/15/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ‘Little Mermaid’

TRAVERSE CITY — The Old Town Playhouse Young Company will stage Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Old Town Playhouse, 148 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. For tickets or details, call 947-2210, or visit

Live music, theater

TRAVERSE CITY — Performances of the Parallel 45 theater company’s production of Charles Marowitz’s “The Shrew” continues tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the InsideOut Gallery.

The show, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will be followed by live music and mingling with the cast. Because of sexual situations presented in the play, producers suggest mature audiences only attend.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-836-0717.

‘Guys and Dolls’

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School’s Music Department’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys and Dolls” is underway.

The play will be staged at the CHS auditorium, 1150 Milliken Dr., at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Performances also will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 21-23; and at 3 p.m. Nov. 24.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students. For details or tickets, visit, or call the box office, 933-3573.

Holiday book sale

BENZONIA — Visitors to the Holiday Book Sale today and Saturday at the Benzonia Public Library can enjoy refreshments while shopping a large selection of gently used adult and children’s books and puzzles.

Sale hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave. Proceeds benefit the children’s computer fund. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Benzonia Public Library. For details, call 882-4111.

WSH stages play

TRAVERSE CITY — West Senior High School will stage its original production of “The Map Reader” at 7:30 p.m. today and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. For tickets, call the box office, 933-7509, or visit

Craft show

TRAVERSE CITY — Long Lake Elementary School, 7600 N. Long Lake Road, will hold a holiday craft show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. In addition to a wide range of vendors, there will be a luncheon, a bake sale and a raffle. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Holiday pet photos

BELLAIRE — The ninth annual Holiday Pet Photos with Santa event is Saturday.

With a Little Help From My Friends will sponsor the event at the Pet Crisis Center in Bellaire. Carrie Newton Photography will be on hand for 15-minute photo sessions from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. by appointment. For appointments or details, call 533-4070.

Christmas Bazaar

TRAVERSE CITY — Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, 16426 Center Road, will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday.

The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It features handcrafted items, Santa’s Attic, a bake sale and lunch. For details, call 223-4393.