News and Tribune

January 6, 2014




Artists’ group presents ‘Little Women’

The Emerging Artists Group is proud to present the family-friendly musical “Little Women.” Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale comes to life with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and book by Allan Knee. Performances will take place at Highland Baptist Church, 1101 Cherokee Road, Louisville, beginning Jan. 9 and run through Jan. 12.

This musical version of Alcott’s timeless coming-of-age story premiered on Broadway in 2005, offering a familiar yet fresh glimpse into the lives of the four young March sisters in Civil War-era America. At its heart is the tomboyish Jo; fueled by a vibrant imagination and unabashed enthusiasm, she challenges social conventions with her aspirations of becoming a professional writer. As years pass, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy come to cherish the importance of family, friendship and faith in oneself.

Founding Director, Elizabeth Huling — an award-winning New York Broadway performer and director — has used her expertise to mentor a “dream team” of young performers. Under the direction of newcomer Phillip Garrett, these young performers have choreographed, painted sets, sewn costumes, and put together a magnificent production. With performers ranging in ages from 14 to 27, numerous high schools and colleges are represented, showcasing talent from Louisville, Shelbyville, and Southern Indiana.

Tickets are $15 and available at the door, or you can call 502-644-6671 to make reservations.

Starring Molly Garrett, Laura Walker, Hannah Mattingly, and Ashley Cissell as the four March sisters; and featuring Erin Heckel, Andrew K. McGill, Luke Smith, Tim Stucky, Ruthie Sangster, and Micah Landon.


Auditions coming for youth choir

Winter mid-season auditions for the remainder of the Louisville Youth Choir’s 47th season will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Angela Hall, Building 17 at 3105 Lexington Road on the Ursuline Campus, Louisville.

Singers in grades 4 -12 should be prepared to sing scales, sing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” and to clap rhythms.

Students will perform in two remaining main stage concerts: in March, an Arts in Action Spring Concert in partnership with the Kosair Hospital Foundation and a YUM! Brands April Pops Concert at the W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre.

There is no cost to audition. Audition forms and additional information can be found at For more information or to schedule an audition, call 502-896-5859.


Sharpen your SAT skills

Getting ready for college? Want to see what the SAT is like? Come give yourself some practice at the Sellersburg Library. Teresa Smith of Sylvan Learning Centers will administer a practice SAT test, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

This program is open to students 12 to 18.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

Questions? Please call the Sellersburg Library at 812-246-4493.

Register for this program by clicking on Calendar at or by calling the library.


Chicken dinner set for Jan. 10

The Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the K of C. Hall.

The menu of chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert is $8. A large portion of the proceeds will be given to charity.


Dance lessons offered

Sparkles & Spurs will be offering beginner to intermediate line dance lessons every Monday beginning Jan. 6. Lessons are from 6 to 8 p.m. in the upstairs ballroom at VFW 1693, 1919 Grant Line Road, New Albany.

Cost is $2 with some of the proceeds benefiting the WHAS Crusade for Children which Sparkles & Spurs is a sponsor of. For more information contact Karen Condra at 945-4039 or Sharon Lamb at 812-883-9307.

Family fitness event at FMH

Families start off the new year with a goal to be more physically active with a seminar to be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Join trainer Natalie Allen as she gives exercise and time management tips for the whole family.

Parents and children will be able to participate together in a fitness class as part of this seminar.

Registration is required. To register, call 1-800-476-8723.