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TITG holds auditions for spring comedy

Theatre in the Grove will hold auditions for its spring production, “Mama Won’t Fly,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. All roles are open and are volunteer positions. Prior acting experience is not necessary.

“Mama Won’t Fly” was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten — the same team that wrote “The Dixie Swim Club.” The show will be directed by Jeanna Van Dyke and Susan Dieter-Robinson. “Mama won’t Fly” will be performed May 29, 30 and 31, and June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.

The show has a flexible cast size and can be produced with as few as two men and six women with actors portraying 24 total characters whose ages range from 20 to 99. The cast consists of three major female characters — Norleen, Savannah and Hayley — the Mama, the daughter and the soon-to-be daughter-in-law.

For more information, visit www.theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-359-5349.

Pacific’s 55th annual Lu’au tickets on sale

Tickets for Pacific University’s 55th annual Lu’au will go on sale Thursday, Mar. 5, at boxofficetickets.com.

Presented by the university’s Hawai’i Club, Ná Haumána O Hawai`i, the event will be Saturday, Apr. 11, featuring an authentic meal, traditional Polynesian dance, music and more.

Food will be served in the University Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and consists of traditional staples kalua pig, chicken long rice, teriyaki chicken, poi, haupia, coconut cake and punch. The show will be held in the Stoller Center and begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15 to $38.

The Lu`au is a collaborative effort of Pacific students, including NHOH members, faculty, staff, local community members, businesses and family members residing in Hawai’i. Many students’ parents come from the Islands a week in advance to make leis and put together decorations.

The event annually sells out. For more information, visit pacificu.edu or call 503-352-2073.

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