Free concerts benefit homeless youth

ISing Choir presents “Blue Plate Special,” a benefit for HomePlate Youth Services, at three performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Directed by Stephen Galvan, the 80-member choir offers a “full meal deal” of choral selections, including songs by Seattle composer John Muehleisen.

The program features Marilyn Keller, who sings with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band.

A pre-concert lecture will be offered 30 minutes prior to the event at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave., Beaverton.

Money collected at the concert will be go to HomePlate, a nonprofit serving young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Washington County.

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‘August: Osage County’ auditions set

Auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of “August: Osage County” will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 9 at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Monologues of one to two minutes are welcome but not mandatory.

All roles are volunteer. Performance dates are Feb. 28 through March 16.

Rehearsals will begin the first week of January, with possible read through and table work in December.

Discretion is advised as the show deals with adult subject matter and language.

‘Annie’ opens at Theatre in the Grove

The beloved family musical, “Annie,” directed by Darren Hurley, is the rags-to-riches story of Annie, played by Mackenzie Gross.

It follows her journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks played by Brandon Weaver.

Performance dates are Dec. 6 through Dec. 22, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online or at the door one hour before each performance.

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