Among the scores of New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Winston-Salem Symphony welcomes guest artists from Cirque de la Symphonie for a new year’s celebration on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, located at 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Cirque de la Symphonie combines the artistry of cirque with the power of a live orchestra concert. Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody will lead the orchestra in a program of light classics, including overtures, waltzes and ballet music, as the audience enjoys the Cirque de la
Symphonie acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, mimes and hand balancers. Tickets are $15-$55 and are available by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145, or visiting www.wssymphony.org. Student rush tickets are $5 at the door. The Electric Moustache Gallery at Krankies Coffeehouse, located at 211 E. 3rd St. in Winston-Salem, presents new mixed media paintings by Shawn Peters on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 336.722.3016.
’Tis the season for turning over a new leaf, so if you want to explore your artistic side in 2010, check out the following audition notices: The Community Theatre of Greensboro holds auditions for The Sunshine Boys Jan. 4-5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CTG Studio at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St. The Open Space CafÃ© Theatre, located at 4609 W. Market St. in Greensboro, holds auditions for Godspell Jr. for young thespians in grades 6-12 on Jan. 9-11. Auditions begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11. Finally, the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center Theatre presents Project for Ezra Jack Keats Image Gallery Jan. 5-Feb. 27. The program offers children in grades K-6 an opportunity to explore the world of Ezra Jack Keats, the award-winning children’s author. The Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center is located at 1700 Orchard St. in Greensboro. The cost of the class is $40 per pupil. Happy new year to one and all!