Marion Art Center

Auditions at the Marion Art Center – The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the March production of Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, directed by Stephanie LeBlanc. Auditions will be held Sunday, January 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, January 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, located at 80 Pleasant Street Marion, MA at the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets. Performances are scheduled on March 13-15 and March 19-22, 2020. 

            A tribute from playwright Ken Ludwig (Be My Baby) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairwaytakes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with – golf.  

            Director Stephanie LeBlanc will be casting three males and three females. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. The ages listed are the ages of the characters provided in the text, but not necessarily the required age of the actors. The director welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to audition. The rehearsal schedule will be determined once the show is cast. Characters include: Henry Bingham – Country Club director, forties; Pamela Peabody – member at the Country Club, late thirties; Justin Hicks – Bingham’s assistant, mid-twenties; Louise Heindbedder – waitress at the Country Club, early twenties; Dickie Bell – director of the rival Country Club, mid-forties; Murial Bingham – Bingham’s wife and antique shop owner, forties.

            For character descriptions or more information, please call the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266 or contact Stephanie LeBlanc at About the director: Stephanie LeBlanc (Paquette) is a local actor, director, and author. Stephanie works closely with The Collective and Your Theatre and has collaborated with Culture*Park and the Glass Horse Project. The Fox on the Fairway will be her first production with the Marion Art Center. 

            Winter 2020 – Adult and Children’s Programs – The Marion Art Center announces an update to the class Continuing and Advanced Watercolor Painting with Instructor Jay Ryan. The session beginning on January 10 will feature eight, three-hour classes (instead of two hours) on Fridays in the MAC Studio, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This course is a perfect “next step” for those who would like to explore watercolor painting beyond a basic understanding of color and brush strokes. The cost for the eight-week session: $280 for MAC members, $320 for nonmembers.

            Beginning Drawing – Registration is now open for several classes in 2020, including the newly added five-week Beginning Drawing course. Instructor Catherine Carter will lead the class on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, February 4 through March 3. In this course, students will learn the basics of realistic drawing using pencil and paper, while developing observational and mark-making skills through traditional exercises. The cost is $135 for MAC members, $155 for nonmembers. 

            Children’s Art Lab – Don’t miss out on Children’s Art Lab at the MAC, beginning January 15. Art Lab programs include: Art + Music on Wednesday mornings beginning January 15, from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the MAC Studio, for children aged four and under, accompanied by an adult. Cost is $125 for MAC members, $145 for nonmembers, and there is a one-day drop-in option for $20; Art in the Afternoon: Art is Magic on Friday afternoons beginning January 24 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, for children in grades 2-5. Cost is $160 for MAC members and $180 for nonmembers, with no drop-in option; Mini-Camp at the MAC: Teeny, Tiny Worlds on Monday, January 20from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, (one day only) for ages 5-10. The cost is $50 for MAC members and $60 for nonmembers.

            MAC Dance Academy begins Monday, February 24 and runs through early May. Classes are available for children aged 2 ½ to 8 years. The cost is $160 for MAC members and $185 for nonmembers. Dance classes will run on Monday afternoons for ten sessions, with a final performance in the MAC Theater scheduled on Tuesday, May 5.

            Register for adult and children’s programs online at 

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