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THE LIST: 'Jungle Book' ... Lawrence Welk tribute ... 'Nutcracker' auditions ... and more

'Jungle Book' Friday and Saturday in Cando, N.D.: The Cando Arts Council's 29th annual children's musical will be Disney's "Jungle Book," presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cando Audi Theater. Tickets: Available at the door....

Bye Bye Birdie

'Jungle Book'

Friday and Saturday in Cando, N.D.: The Cando Arts Council's 29th annual children's musical will be Disney's "Jungle Book," presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cando Audi Theater. Tickets: Available at the door.

'Birdie'

Tonight through Sunday in Warroad, Minn.: The final performances of the Warroad Summer Theatre musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" will be at 7:30 tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warroad School theater. Cast: Monique Arnesen, John Grinsell, Doug Johnson, Barb Larson, Molly McDonald, Braden Stroot, Jaylin Stroot, Kecia Stroot, Reilly Stroot and Kendle Watson. The chorus is Rick Arntzen, Tony Baker, Ashley Dunham, Matt Fevold, Hailey Fish, Jonas Fisher, Julie Jones, Kyle Hinkle, Shelby Huseth, Paloma Lang, Tony Munstermann, Nicole Rairdon, Shelby Sletten, Troian Stroot, Erin Thompson, Darli Yanok, Nadine Yanok. Director: Gretchen Weinrich. Tickets: (218) 386-3435.

Kammermusiker

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Sept. 6 and 7 performances: The New York Kammermusiker, a chamber ensemble formed in 1969 by North Dakota native Ilonna Pederson, will perform two shows in North Dakota in September. The ensemble performs worldwide, presenting double-reed music from the Renaissance through contemporary periods, and many of the pieces are introduced and explained with humor and good fun, a news release said. Jamestown show: The New York Kammermusiker will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Reiland Fine Arts Center, Jamestown (N.D.) College. Tickets will be sold at the door. Fargo show: The ensemble will perform Sept. 7 at Avalon Events Center, 613 First Ave. N., Fargo, with a pre-concert theater performance at 6:30 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets will be sold at the door; seating is limited.

Lawrence Welk tribute

Sept. 10 in Fargo: "Dakota Air: The Radio Show" will preset a tribute to entertainer Lawrence Welk, one of North Dakota's most famous native sons, with a live performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Fargo Theatre. The music of Welk's "Champagne Orchestra" will be performed by entertainers from across the region, including Victor Schwan, Reed Malm, Sam Mack, Vicki Melchior, Carolyn Wintersteen and Merill Piepkorn, the show's host and executive producer, and former North Dakoka first lady Nancy Jones Schafer, the Harley Summerfeld Band and dancers Levi and Bethany Andrist. About LW: Welk (1903-1992), a native of Strasburg, N.D., was a successful band leader before he began hosting the weekly TV program, "The Lawrence Welk Show," which aired from 1951 to 1971 and continues in syndication today. Advance tickets: VIP, $40; non VIP, $20. Call (701) 205-3182; visit jadepresents.com. Non VIP tickets at the door: $25 (if available).

'Prairie Home'

Fall tickets: Tickets are now on sale for Garrison Keillor's fall performances of "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul. Keillor will kick off the 38th season of his public radio show on Sept. 17 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, followed by the annual Prairie Home Street Dance and meatloaf supper on Exchange Street, in front of the theater. Other broadcasts at the Fitz: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster outlets or online, or in person at the Fitzgerald box office. Online: www.prairiehome.org .

'Nutcracker' auditions

Sept. 17 in Grand Forks: Moscow Ballet and Dance Etc! will have open auditions in Grand Forks for dancers from ages 7 to 16 to perform side-by-side with 40 Russian professionals when they present "Great Russian Nutcracker" Nov. 30 at Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. Auditions will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Dance Etc!, 899 Second Ave. N., Suite G. Applicants must have dance training, dress in dance attire and may bring pointe shoes. For more information, contact (701) 775-3476 or go to www.nutcracker.com/Audition_Dates . Tickets: Tickets for the Nov. 30 Grand Forks performance are on sale now, starting at $27.50. To purchase go to www.nutcracker.com . Group rates are available for 10 or more; call (800) 320 1733.

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