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The Fishtown Players will hold auditions for its April production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Lonesome West” on Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St. Auditions will be based on readings from the script and are available online at www.fishtownplayers.com. You may also prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue. The show will run for two weekends (April 4-14) at the Gloucester Stage Company. Call 978-515-7957.
The Rockport Middle School will perform the musical “Grease” on Jan. 24-26, 7 p.m., and Jan. 27, 2 p.m., at the school’s John E. Lane Performing Arts Center. There are two casts who will perform on two nights each; the first cast will be Thursday and Saturday, and the second cast will be Friday and Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for students/seniors.
Then & Now
Pigeon Cove “Then & Now,” a computerized photo presentation put to music by Gilbert McCarthy will be held at the Rockport Senior Center, Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Please RSVP 978-546-2574.
The Rockport Senior Center offers a class for seniors exploring paragraphs, margins, formatting, header and footers, saving and organizing files, and inserting pictures and objects. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, starting Feb. 4. Cost is $60 for six classes.