Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published May 19

Premiere Dance gala with Reverend Slanky

Reverend Slanky will perform in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom on Friday, May 20, at a Premiere Dance Company gala.

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Reverend Slanky, Montana’s funkiest seven-piece heavy-hitting funk band, will perform in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at a Premiere Dance Company gala.

The event includes performances by PDC and the hilarious Bad Dads of Ballet.

Admission at door is $15 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and under. Food is available for purchase.

Visit premieredancecompany.org or call 406-442-6519 for more information. 

Audition for new staged reading series 

The Montana Playwrights Network Staged Reading Series is launched with a new play written by Ross Peter Nelson, “Les Chiens Errants.” Auditions are by appointment beginning May 24 and will be held at the Helena Avenue Theatre (HAT), 1319 Helena Avenue. Needed are four women with excellent reading performance skills. A public presentation of this play is scheduled for June 25 at 7 p.m. at the HAT, and will include a facilitated discussion with the playwright, assigned play responders, performers and audience in attendance. To

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