Etcetera going a little ‘Twilight Zone’ on us

The late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop opens “Imaginary” Friday — the world premiere of a play by Jeffrey Peacock.

Here’s the premise: When Candace was a little girl, she had imaginary friends who helped her through tough times. But now she’s 18, and, well, those friends of hers have no place in her life.

But the imaginary friends object. And they figure they’ve got a few more lessons to teach her.

The dark comedy, directed by Ken Phillps and Cassy Crandall, is at 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 1, with 7:30 p.m. performances Sunday and next Thursday.

Tickets are $10 at the door. 327-4242.

Kathleen Allen

UA ensemble takes top honors in NM contest

The University of Arizona’s Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet is a finalist for the National Collegiate Competition Saturday, March 22 in Chicago after winning the Music Teachers National Association Division Collegiate Chamber Music Competition this month in Las Cruces, N.M.

The national winner gets cash and a chance to play at the winners concert during the March competition in the Windy City.

The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet was formed in 2007. This year’s ensemble is comprised of flutist Elsa Kate Nichols, oboist Rachel Kamradt, clarinetist Natalie Groom, bassoonist Matt Kowalczyk and horn player Michael Mesner, all graduate students.

Cathalena E. Burch

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.