The bands are: Easton Area High School, director Carole Lutte; Fleetwood Area High School, director Charles Ebersole; Kutztown Area High School, director Doug Matz; Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, director Mike Lorenz; North Penn High School, director John Josten, and Quakertown Community High School, director Frank Parker.
Each band will perform a 20-minute set before a live audience and a panel of judges. The event also will include performances by the Moravian College Jazz Faculty Band and SteelStacks Jazz All-Star Big Band.
The finals will be featured on 69-WFMZ-TV during a one-hour TV special on March 29 at 8 p.m.
For further info: artsquest.org
Speaking of RiverJazz: A gallery exhibit showcasing art created at RiverJazz 2013, “RiverJazz Artists Exhibition,” is on display through April 20, in the Alvin H. Butz Gallery at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.
Artists include: Joseph Bruno of Allentown; Liz Magno of Walnutport; Ann Elizabeth Schlegel of Allentown and David Sommers of Bethlehem.
For further info: artsquest.org
Country Gate Players at Country Gate Playhouse, 114 Greenwich St., Belvidere, N.J., opens with the award-winning musical comedy, “Nunsense,” beginning Saturday at 8 p.m., and running through March 23.
The cast includes Kelly Foley of Stroudsburg as Mother Superior, Coleen Van Natta of Easton as Sister Mary Hubert, Melissa Bigelli of Easton as Sister Robert Anne, Kelcie Kosberg of Washington, N.J., as Sister Mary Leo, and Rosemary Kumma of Phillipsburg, N.J., as Sister Mary Amnesia. Director is Gina Scurato of Harmony, N.J.; music director is Tierney Jory of Bangor, Northampton Co.
For further info: countrygate.org
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” based on the story by L. Frank Baum and adapted by Tim Kelly, will be presented by Act 1 DeSales senior theater majors beginning Tuesday and running through May 1, at the Schubert Theatre in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.
For further info: desales.edu/act1
Lehigh Valley artists Annie Giancarlo and Julie Miller are exhibiting vintage photographic works and mixed media, respectively, in the exhibit, “The Valley Girls: A Room With Two Views,” through March 31, at the J.B. Kline & Son Gallery, 25 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
Miller’s piece, “Prudence Fenwick and Friends,” won the purchase prize in 2012, by the James A. Michener Museum at the InVision Photography Festival at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. Giancarlo, recognized for wearable art, studied at Cedar Crest College and The Baum School of Art in Allentown.
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Mock Turtle Marionettes will present “Shadow Stories” with Balinese music at the Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., on Sand Island, Bethlehem, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Three shadow puppet plays will be performed with live Indonesian music by the Gamelan Mekar Sari ensemble.
The shadow plays are “The Grumpy Gecko,” “Travels to Tondo,” and “Legend of Sung Low.” A free workshop/demonstration of gamelan instruments and shadow puppet theater will follow the performance.
For further info: mockturtle.org