LifeHouse Theater presents It’s A Wonderful Life!

November 29, 2014
7:30 pm
November 30, 2014
2:15 pm
December 5, 2014
7:30 pm
December 6, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 7, 2014
2:15 pm
December 12, 2014
7:30 pm
December 13, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 14, 2014
2:15 pm
December 19, 2014
7:30 pm
December 20, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 21, 2014
2:15 pm
December 26, 2014
7:30 pm
December 27, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 28, 2014
2:15 pm
December 29, 2014
7:30 pm
December 30, 2014
7:30 pm

LifeHouse Theater celebrates the Christmas season and the start of its 21st season with the return of its original hit musical, It’s A Wonderful Life! The unforgettable folks of Bedford Falls come to life on stage in this toe-tapping tribute to a beloved American tale immortalized by the cinematic masterpiece. The true spirit of Christmas touches George Bailey and all who witness his amazing encounter with a wayward angel.

Performances begin Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM and will continue on weekends through December 30, 2014. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:15 PM (except Opening Night) and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:15 PM. In addition to the weekend performances, there will be special weekday performances at 7:30pm on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30. The performance on Saturday, December 13, at 7:30 PM will also feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.

Advance ticket prices are $14 or $18 for adults and $7 or $9 for children ages 3-11 (no children under 3 are admitted) and can be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (909) 335-3037, ext. 21. Checks can also be mailed to LifeHouse, provided reservations are made far enough in advance. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is open Fridays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and one hour prior to performance times on the weekends. Tickets are $1 more the day of the performance. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Guests are encouraged to reserve seats early as most performances usually sell out.

“We’re honored to present encore performances of our most popular musical and to see audiences respond to this powerful Christmas classic,’” comments LifeHouse President Wayne R. Scott. “As timely as ever in these difficult days, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is an inspirational stage experience that fills hearts with hope and the joy of Christmas.”
It’s A Wonderful Life!” is presented by a cast of volunteer storytellers from all over the Inland Empire. The musical stars Jonathan Bushey as George Bailey, Jana Smith as Mary Hatch and Danny Blair as Clarence. Also featured are John Hallenbeck as Uncle Billy, Rich Lampe as Mr. Gower, Dale Witham as Bert the Cop, Todd Witham as Ernie Bishop, Sauni Rinehart as Ma Bailey, Greg Durgin as Pa Bailey, Debra Carter as Cousin Tilly, Jacob Gomez as Cousin Eustace, Jessica Russell as Violet Bick and Garrett Goodell as Harry Bailey. Nick Diliberto also stars as Henry Potter.

The musical is directed by LifeHouse veteran Jeremy Yeo. Yeo’s production staff includes choreographers Emilie Helvey and Sanlyn Carter, music director Sarah Pearce, costume designer Cristy Conrad-Wiley and set designer Tim Mahoney.

The theater is located at 1135 N. Church St. in Redlands, next to the Redlands Christian School. Free parking is available in back of the theater. More information can be found by visiting the website at www.lifehousetheater.com.

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The Grove Theatre presents The Snow Queen

November 28, 2014
7:29 pm
November 29, 2014
7:29 pm
November 30, 2014
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

The Grove Theatre presents The Snow Queen – A Frosty, Fractured Fable (A British-style Holiday Panto), written By Dale Sandlin with Music/Lyrics by Steve Apostolina.

Opening November 28th, and running for four performances only, Snow Queen is a musical excursion of the Snow Queen meets the Widow Twanky, played by Christofer Sands. The battle begins when Twanky’s son is taken to fix a magic mirror for the evil Queen. This interactive Christmas Show will be sure to please both parents and kids, from “boos” and snowballs to the fun lyrics and live music. Yes and even Santa Claus gets involved. If you thought the holidays were all THE NUTCRACKER and Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, then you’re in for a big surprise! The holidays just wouldn’t be the holidays without a panto! Pantomime (informally panto), is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is generally performed during the Christmas and New Year season. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, and combines topical humor with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to shout out phrases to the performers.

Performances are November 28th, 29th at 7:29 pm and November 30th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and $25 with senior, student and group discounts, and can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, by visiting The Grove box office or on line at www.grovetheatre.com. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.

Box Office Hours (except holidays)
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
1 hour before performances

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Auditions: Other Desert Cities at Rialto Community Players

December 2, 2014
7:00 pm
December 3, 2014
7:00 pm

Rialto Community Players will be hosting auditions for Other Desert Cities, written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Jeff Richards.

December 2 and 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Sandra Courtney Theatre, 150 E. San Bernardino Ave., Rialto

Other Desert Cities, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of the fictional Wyeth family — a clan led at the top by a mother and father highly regarded in old Hollywood circles and admired by Republicans for their service to and friendship with Ronald and Nancy Reagan in their heyday. The Wyeth family Christmas erupts when daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-to-be-published memoir full of family secrets.

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Auditions: Grease at Inland Valley Repertory Theatre

December 6, 2014
10:00 amto1:00 pm
December 7, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre (IVRT) is holding auditions for: GREASE

Directed by FRANK MINANO
Assistant director HOPE KAUFMAN
choreographed by KIM EBERHARDT
music directed by RONDA RUBIO

Auditions will be held on:
Sat. 12/6 at 10AM-1PM and Sun 12/7 from 2-5 PM. Callbacks at director’s request on 12/7 at 6:30PM.
Location: Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

Please come prepared with 32 bars of a memorized song in the Broadway style of Grease. Selections from Grease are fine, so long as you have sheet music. No recordings. Be prepared to dance. Be familiar with the script
NOTE: SEEKING ONLY PERFORMERS AGE 17 YEARS AND OLDER.

SHOW DATES Feb. 4 – 18
All shows performed at the beautiful Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont
Performances: Tues and Weds at 7:30 with a special matinee at 2:30 on Weds., Feb. 18.
Detailed info at IVRT.org

If you have further questions email IVRT Casting Director, Hope Kaufman, at IVRTcasting@aol.com.

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Auditions: The Ransom of Red Chief at Riverside Community Players

November 24, 2014
7:00 pm
November 25, 2014
7:00 pm

Riverside Community Players will hold auditions for its Children’s Series for The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.

AUDITIONS: November 24, 25 @ 7:00 pm
Actors needed:
3 Men – Ages 25 +
3 Women – Ages 25+
1 Part for a boy age of 10, but possibly to be played by a young adult

February 20, 21, 2015 7PM
February 21, 22, 2015 7PM
As well as possible student shows on February 19, 20 in the morning.

Synopsis:
Con-men, Sam and Bill, kidnap the son of a prosperous banker in order to finance one of their schemes. They hide him in a cave and send a ransom note asking for $2,000. Much to their surprise, the very mischievous boy loves living in the cave. He even calls himself “Red Chief” and makes believe his kidnappers are really his captives. When the reply to Sam & Bill’s ransom demand finally arrives, it is not at all what the kidnappers expected.

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Auditions: Dracula at the Grove Theatre

November 20, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm
November 22, 2014
10:00 amto3:00 pm

The Grove Theatre announces auditions for Dracula, which is running on weekends from Feburary 27th through March 15th. Auditions will be held at the theatre on Thursday, November 20th from 6 pm – 9 pm, and on Saturday, November 22nd from 10 am – 3 pm. All roles are open. Director: Julio Villegas.

The Grove Theatre is at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786. 909-920-4343. Continue reading

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The Grove Theatre presents 101 Dalmatian Kids

December 6, 2014
2:00 pm
7:29 pm
December 7, 2014
2:00 pm
December 12, 2014
7:29 pm
December 13, 2014
2:00 pm
7:29 pm
December 14, 2014
2:00 pm

The Grove Theatre announces the opening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids, which is running on weekends from December 6th through December 14th. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 7:29 pm.

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids is a fur-raising adventure about Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.

Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new furcoat! Join the dogs of London, as they mount a daring rescue to save the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully entertaining score and lovable characters, this show is certain to charm all ages.

Tickets are $10 – $25, and can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, or by visiting The Grove box office. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.

Box Office Hours (except holidays)
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
1 hour before performances

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Auditions: Dracula at PAPA

November 15, 2014
3:30 pm
November 16, 2014
2:00 pm

Pass Area Performing Artists is holding auditions for Dracula by William McNulty. Auditions are for men and women of all ages.   Auditions will be held November 15 at 3:30 pm and November 16 at 2:00 pm at PAPA Theater, Banning Woman’s Club, 175 W Hays St Banning, CA 92220.

Please call Donnell Powell at (951) 722-5526 or email at donnellbp@hotmail.com

Performance dates are February 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15, 2015

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Auditions: Pursued an Epic Musical Adventure

November 18, 2014
6:30 pm
November 20, 2014
6:30 pm

Join some of the inland empire’s finest talent for an epic musical adventure, telling the story of Jonah in a reimagined sci-fi/fantasy world.

In this exciting re-telling the actors will get the opportunity to be part of creating an immersive experience for the audience through a process of 360 degree theater, the action will truly be taking place all around the audience. You simply don’t want to miss being a part of this incredible journey.

  • Auditions are open call on November 18th and November 20th beginning at 6:30pm.
  • Please come prepared with a CD of 16 bars of music in your chosen style.
  • After the music audition you may be asked to stay to read from the script.
  • Rehearsals will begin December 3rd with a break for the holidays beginning December 12th until January 5th
  • Performances will be February 20thMarch 8th
  • Auditions will be held at 6918 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

If you would like more information please contact Sarah Pearce at spearce@calbaptist.edu

Produced by Special Arrangement with LifeHouse Productions, Inc. @www.lifehousetheater.com.

 

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Riverside Community Players presents Absurd Person Singular

November 14, 2014
8:00 pm
November 15, 2014
8:00 pm
November 16, 2014
2:00 pm
November 20, 2014
8:00 pm
November 21, 2014
8:00 pm
November 22, 2014
8:00 pm
November 23, 2014
2:00 pm
November 28, 2014
8:00 pm
November 29, 2014
2:00 pm
8:00 pm
November 30, 2014
2:00 pm

Riverside Community Players presents Absurd Person Singular by Alan Avckbourn

November 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2014 8PM
November 16, 23, 29, 30, 2014 2PM

Meet three couples in their kitchens on Christmas Eve of three successive years. The first couple is the up and coming Hopcrofts in their new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor. The following Christmas Eve finds the holiday event in the untidy flat of the architect and his wife. Then there is the large Victorian style kitchen of the bank manager and his wife. Outwardly the three are quite different. What they have in common are their behind-the-scenes disasters.

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