IN THE ARTS

The Monmouth Museum will host its second Girls' Night Out, For Women Only & Men Who Dare! celebrating sisterhood, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. This entertaining and educational evening features a program by the group Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters and a quilt show, "A Stitch in Time," that travels back to the Old South and days of slavery. The presentation includes songs, dance, history, stories, skits and quilts that depict the joys of sisterhood and the trials of slave life. The museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers and are available by calling 732-747-2266, or sending a check to The Monmouth Museum, P.O. Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For more information, visit www.monmouthmuseum. org. The Monmouth Museum will host its second Girls’ Night Out, For Women Only & Men Who Dare! celebrating sisterhood, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. This entertaining and educational evening features a program by the group Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters and a quilt show, “A Stitch in Time,” that travels back to the Old South and days of slavery. The presentation includes songs, dance, history, stories, skits and quilts that depict the joys of sisterhood and the trials of slave life. The museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus in Lincroft. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers and are available by calling 732-747-2266, or sending a check to The Monmouth Museum, P.O. Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For more information, visit www.monmouthmuseum. org. The VooDudes will perform at 7 p.m. tonight on Mardi Gras Night at the Jazz in the Park series at Riverside Gardens Park on West Front Street in Red Bank. American Babies will perform on Friday, Aug. 8, as part of the Songwriters in the Park series. For information, call 732-842- 4244 or visitwww.redbankrivercenter.org.

Beginning Aug. 11 the Count Basie Theatre’s Cool School will be offering an advanced vocal class taught by Marcy DeGonge Manfredi. In her weeklong class, students will learn the essential technique for developing a versatile performance style. This class is geared for students who want to grow as a performer and take their talent to the next level. Acceptance to the class is by audition on July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Manfredi was a Broadway headliner in “Cats” and “Phantomof the Opera,” and is an artist/educator. For more information about the Advanced Vocal Styles class, call Education Director Yvonne Lamb Scudiery at 732-224-8778 ext. 106.

“Hair: The American Tribal Love- Rock Musical” will be presented Aug. 15-31 at The Carousel on the Boardwalk, 700 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park. Spend an evening with a tribe of young hippies who are celebrating their youth and freedom from the social constraints of the 1950s and early ’60s, using free love and the drug culture to try and find their place in society. Wild, irreverent, shocking and uplifting, “Hair” is just as relevant today as it was nearly forty years ago. Nudity and strong language. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, online at www.ReVisionTheatre. org or call 732-455-3059.

Soar Productions will present Agatha Christie’s whodunit “And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians)” in Union Beach Aug. 8-17. Ten people are invited to spend the weekend on an island, but when they arrive, they find their host is absent. One by one the guests are murdered, and it seems that one of them is the murderer but the suspect is always the person who is murdered next. Performances, held at 1110 Union Ave. in Union Beach, are at 8 p.m. Fridays Aug. 8, 15, 22, and Saturdays, August 9, 16, 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students, and include dessert. For tickets call 732-471-8268;

for information visit www.soarproductions. org.

Premier Theatre Company presents the “Fantasticks” Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Henderson Theater, 850 Newman Springs Road (Route 520), Lincroft. Tickets are $26, seniors $24, students $16, and children $13. For tickets or information, call 732- 774-7827 or visit www.premiertheatre.com.

Eatontown Playhouse wraps up its production of “Disney’s High School Musical” this weekend, with two final performances, Saturday, Aug 9, at 4:30 p.m., and a special performance for children on Sunday, Aug. 10, at noon. Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open Aug. 8 and run through Aug. 30. Tickets: $22, $17 seniors and students. The playhouse is located at 37-13 Route 35 north in The Tower Market Shopping Center. For reservations, call 732-888-0339 or visit www.eatontownplayhouse.com.

Red Bank-based Phoenix Productions will hold auditions for Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” to be presented at the Count Basie Theatre in November. Auditions will take place at Phoenix Productions, 111 Monmouth St. in Red Bank on Monday, Aug. 18, 6:30-9 p.m., for children ages 8-14; and Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, 7-10 p.m., for adults. All auditioners should bring 16 bars of both an uptempo song and a ballad and be prepared to move and read. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. All roles are open. For more information, contact andreazawadzky@yahoo.com.

Compiled by Gloria Stravelli Designed by Eileen Russell Gerber