Arts & Music briefly

ARTitorium to host new theater classes

The ARTitorium on Broadway and Storybook Theatre will present weekly theater classes for children ages 5-14 beginning in October.

According to an Idaho Falls Arts Council release, the classes follow the basic format of ARTitorium’s art classes, with one class a week for four weeks focused on a specific topic.

The theater class sessions are:

Dramatic Imagination (ages 5-10): This class focuses on creating original characters and stories using your body and voice, as well as music, props, and more. Class is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 2

Acting (ages 11-14): Students will learn the fundamentals of stage acting through theater exercises and games, including improvisation and open scenes. Class is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 4

“I’ve got a 12-year-old who loves acting and there are some incredible local productions for kids her age to participate in, but we noticed a gap when it came to learning the essentials of theater,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in the release. “I knew that if I was feeling this way, other parents were too. Storybook Theatre already had a great model for teaching theater to young kids, so teaming up with them was the natural next step to expand offerings from both of our organizations.”

Both classes, which will be held in the MC Theater at ARTitorium on Broadway, 271 W. Broadway, are $50. Preregister or learn more at artitoriumonbroadway.org, email admin@storybooktheatre.info or call 208-552-1080. The release said more classes will be announced soon.

Colonial to host ‘One Night in Memphis’

Hear the sounds of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at the showing of “One Night in Memphis,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Colonial Theater, 450 A St.

Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll,” an Idaho Falls Arts Council release said. This is a “high-energy concert that takes you back to Dec. 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.”

Tickets start at $30 and are available at idahofallsarts.org/one-night-in-memphis.

I.F. Symphony searches for director

The Idaho Falls Symphony has begun a national search for an Executive Director.

Application instructions are available at ifsymphony.org. The application deadline is midnight Oct. 24. The position will remain open until filled.

“We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual with exceptional management and fundraising instincts, plus the communication and technical skills to market a symphony orchestra in today’s busy media climate,” symphony music director and conductor Thomas Heuser said in an email.

The symphony performs six concerts, plus a family concert and two nights of chamber music. The group’s musicians are drawn from a wide area and all receive compensation for their performances.

Rock, gem, jewelry show scheduled

The Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society is hosting its seventh annual Rockhounds’ Rock, Gem and Jewelry Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Pinecrest Event Center, 560 E. Anderson.

According to a release, the sale offers an opportunity to purchase unique jewelry pieces and unusual handcrafted artisan items from members of the society.

The sale also includes a variety of rough, slabs and polished stones for wire-wrapping and finishing along with jewelry making supplies and beads. Mineral specimens and fossils will also be available.

Admission is $3 adults while children 12 and under are admitted free.

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