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Volunteer to help build Seussical  set for free tickets

Jen Poiry Prough

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 5, 2022

Volunteers are being sought to help build the Seussical set for Fort Wayne Civic Theater through January 14. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old . No experience is required. 

Seussical will run February 12-27.

Work a total of eight hours or more and you will receive free show tickets and will be invited to the annual Anthony Awards celebration at the end of the season. 

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes or boots — no flip-flops or sandals. Masks are required in the scene shop and during costume fittings and rehearsals. These guidelines are subject to change if COVID protocols change. 

Contact Tori at to sign up to build or to work on the stage crew. Please provide name and phone number in your email.

Healthier bones through movement

Stand Tall! (Bones for Life) is a four-week series to facilitate healthy bones through movement. 

Led by certified instructor Liz Monnier of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, the program is designed to stimulate bone strength through natural movement and weight-bearing posture. Classes are Fridays, January 7-28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Individual classes are $13 and the full four-week series is $40. Register at

Arena Dinner Theatre auditions

Arena Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for Clue on Sunday, January 9, from 6-9 p.m. at 719 Rockhill St. in downtown Fort Wayne. Director Christopher J. Murphy is seeking actors to play six men and five women in the farce based on the 1985 film. 

For more information, go to

Strong singers sought for show

Three Rivers Music Theatre will hold auditions for Songs for a New World on Tuesday, January 11, at 7 p.m. 

Directors Mandie Kolkman and Andy Planck are looking for four strong singers/actors with very strong solo voices with an ability to hold difficult and intricate harmony parts. 

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $50/performance with nine performances totaling $450. Auditioners should prepare a cut from the show, available at

Nature storytime at Metea Park

Dawn Stoops from the Grabill branch of the Allen County Public Library and Bob Dispenza from Metea County Park will present a family storytime session, featuring activities and hands-on learning Wednesday, January 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The session will meet in the Nature Center at Metea Park, followed by some outdoor exploring if weather permits. 

There is no charge for the event, but families should pre-register by Saturday, January 8. Call (260) 421-1325 for more information.

Embassy hires Chief Programming Officer

Embassy Theatre has hired Jarin Hart as its chief programming officer. 

Hart has deep ties to Fort Wayne and its music, nonprofit, and arts scene through her work in the local andregional community. 

She returns to Fort Wayne after spending 10 years in nonprofit executive management in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa. 

Prior to that, she began her career as executive director of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. 

Hart holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in interpersonal/mass media and public communications from IPFW and has extensive experience developing and implementing arts education programs in the public school system.


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