TEN SHOWS, 10 CASTS
Theatre Conspiracy opens “Love, Loss And What I Wore,” a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, at the Foulds Theatre, Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers on May 9.
Each performance of the show will feature a new cast, including other theater principals and local media personalities and benefit a different Southwest Florida charity.
“Love, Loss” explores five women and how their wardrobes relate to pivotal moments in their lives.
When: 8 p.m. May 9-25. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. May 19.
To buy: Call 239-936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy.org.
The charities and cast schedule is as follows:
■ May 9 for Florida Repertory Theatre — Carrie Lund, Susan Johnson, Tera Nicole Miller, Lisa Marie and Ivy Levinson
■ May 10 for Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida — Andrea Prather, Angel Duncan, Tera Nicole Miller, Lisa Marie and Ivy Levinson
■ May 11 for Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation — Kathy Grey, Joann Haley, Annette Trossbach, Christine Kobie and Pat Clopton
■ May 16 for WGCU Public Media — Amy Tardiff, Kathy Grey, Heather Fulkerson, Christine Kobie and Pat Clopton
■ May 17 for Junior Florida Everblades Hockey Association — Lauren Taylor, Liz Abbot, Nancy Stetson, Joy Davidson and Karen Goldberg
■ May 18 for Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation — Liz Abbot, Lauren Taylor, Karen Goldberg, Brittany Albury and Tiffany Campbell
■ May 19 (2 p.m. show) for the Alliance Of The Arts — Lydia Black, Rachael Endrizzi, Betty Madonna, Unota Lucero and Marianette Torres
■ May 23 for Abuse Counseling And Treatment — Jenna Persons, Lucy Harris, Betty Madonna, Rachael Endrizzi and Marianette Torres
■ May 24 for Goodwill Industries Of Southwest Florida — Madison Mitchell, Stephanie Davis, Jenny Smith, Denise Scott and Joan Olsen
■ May 25 for Dress For Success Southwest Florida — Sunny Lubner, Nancy Antonio, Madison Mitchel, Stephanie Davis, Joan Olsen
The Naples Orchestra and Chorus awarded its $1,000 Ralph Stewart Student Scholarship to percussionist Sean Stolliker on April 14 at its closing concert of the season at Golden Gate High School.
Sean, a senior at Lely High School, began performing with NOC in 2010 when he was a sophomore. In addition to performing with NOC, Sean performs in his high school jazz band, and he leads his own band, Greenview, as guitarist at venues in the Naples/Fort Myers area.
Stolliker plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University, Bower School of Music.
Ghostbird Theatre Company: 6 to 9 p.m. today, May 2, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Auditions are for its entire season. Bring a resume, headshot and prepare two contrasting monologues. Information: facebook.com/ghostbirdtheatrecompany
Laboratory Theater of Florida: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, for two summer plays. “Bob: A Life in Five Acts” and “The House of Yes.” Its fall season (2013-14) auditions are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15.
All auditions at the theater, located at 1634 Woodford Ave. in downtown Fort Myers. Call 239-218-0481 or go to laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Yo! Pump up the jam! The grand opening of “Sunset Rewind,” billed as “Southwest Florida’s hottest spoken word experience & entertainment,” kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, hosted by QUICK(ThePoet) (quickthepoet.com),
Admission is $10; it’s at the Basin restaurant, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Information: 305-975-1797.
FORT MYERS BEACH WINNERS
The 17th annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival announced its winners last Sunday after the festival.
The Islander Award, chosen from local residents who submit films to the festival, went to “Love Letter,” directed by Taylor Hill. Best Local Film went to “Stuck,” directed by Mitch Glass. Best Student Film is “Red Tide,” directed by Dino Gallina.
■ Best short film: “The Last Session,” directed by Chad Gurdgiel
■ Best documentary: “Joe Papp in Five Acts,” directed by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen.
■ Best feature film Award: “Blind Pass,” directed by Steve Tatone
■ Best actor: Sally Kirkland, in the film “Posey”
■ Rising star award winner: Actress and producer Danielle White. White collaborated on the musical drama, “Beautiful Noise,” written and directed by Steve Tatone
■ Star achievement award: Billy DaMota, director, producer, writer, and casting director of “Posey”
■ People’s Choice award: “The Gift of the Game,” written and directed by novelist Randy Wayne White
For more information: www.fmbfilmfest.com
BENEFIT FOR MUSICIAN
A benefit — with loads of rock music and good food — is planned to help raise burial expenses for Kyle Wells, 27, who died after a hit-and-run crash in Port Charlotte. Troopers are still looking for whoever hit and killed Wells, who was a member of the band Nine Mile Drive, which played extensively in Southwest Florida.
The D.O.O.D, Before the Fire, Progressive Chemistry and nearly a half-dozen more bands will perform for the benefit; prizes will be offered and a barbecue dinner ($7) sold. The event is at Rack ’Em Billiards, 1011 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral.
For more information, call 863-303-1710.
Compiled by Harriet Howard Heithaus and Chris Silk.