Auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest at CCT

November 5, 2017
6:00 pm
November 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Announcing auditions for our 34th season opener, the comedic masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Christopher Diehl.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 5 @ 6 pm and Monday, November 6 @ 7 pm at the Seventh Street Theatre in Chino (13123 Seventh Street). Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 @ 7 pm and will be by invite only.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All roles available. And while the play’s characters were originally (and are usually still) portrayed by caucasian actors, ALL ethnicities will be considered for this production. British accents, however, are a MUST. There is no pay.

Rehearsals will start on Thursday, November 9 and will generally be held Mondays through Thursdays at 7 pm. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted soon. Performances will be January 12 through February 3, 2018.

Do yourself a favor and watch this episode of “Theater Talk” where they discuss THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and how to successfully perform Oscar Wilde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0J9C3tEH0Q. The discussion starts at 3:25.

Continue reading

Posted in Auditions, Calendar | Comments Off on Auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest at CCT

Auditions: Sherlock Holmes and The Death of Sherlock Holmes at LifeHouse Theater

November 2, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Open auditions for LifeHouse Theater’s Sherlock Holmes and The Death of Sherlock Holmes, both directed by Nathan Smith, will be Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church Street, Redlands. Those cast will be a part of both.

Auditions will be held on a first come-first served basis. All are welcome and roles are open for men and women. Men are especially encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should be at least ten years of age. Auditioners should bring any theatrical resume they may have and a recent photo to leave with the audition panel. Those without a photo may have a picture taken at the auditions for a $2 fee.

Auditioners should be prepared to perform a dramatic monologue of at least one minute in length.

“Sherlock Holmes” opens Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM and performs weekends through January 21, 2018. “The Death of Sherlock Holmes” opens on January 27, 2018 and performs weekends through February 11, 2018. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:15 PM (except Opening Nights) and 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:15 PM.

Continue reading

Posted in Auditions, Calendar | Comments Off on Auditions: Sherlock Holmes and The Death of Sherlock Holmes at LifeHouse Theater

MSJC Arts Swap

October 28, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

The inaugural MSJC Arts Swap is coming to the Diamond Valley Arts Center on Saturday, October 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The FREE event brings together The DVAC and MSJC Performing Arts to present works-in-progress of students, faculty and other local performers in a casual, festive afternoon of dance and theater performances.

The event is also intended as a way to cross-pollinate ideas for the performing arts in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley through dialog and discussion with performers, choreographers and directors.

Make your plans now to attend/participate as MSJC Arts Swap “sets the stage” for the performing arts in our community. Email or call Julie Freeman (jfreeman@msjc.edu; 951.487.3630) or Payden Ackerman (packerman@msjc.edu; 951.487.3791) for more information.

Posted in Calendar, Other | Comments Off on MSJC Arts Swap

Chino Community Children’s Theatre presents Jack and the Giant

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm
October 21, 2017
7:00 pm
October 22, 2017
2:30 pm
October 27, 2017
7:00 pm
October 28, 2017
7:00 pm
October 29, 2017
2:30 pm
November 3, 2017
7:00 pm
November 4, 2017
7:00 pm
November 5, 2017
2:30 pm
November 10, 2017
7:00 pm
November 11, 2017
7:00 pm

Chino Community Children’s Theatre is proud to present Jack and the Giant.

Book adapted by Vera Morris
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Gracie Arvizu and Patty Quiroz

This charming musical will have adults and children alike humming. The giant is making life pretty miserable for Jack, his mother, and the entire kingdom. Jack is even forced to sell his beloved dancing cow for magic beans. Jack goes up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but also the malicious Troll. By the end of this special tale, the cow is returned, the chicken learns how to lay golden eggs and the good life returns to the kingdom.

Performance Dates:
October 20, 21, 27, 28, November 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:00 pm
October 22, 29, and November 5 at 2:30 pm

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students and children.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office or online — see our website www.chinocommunitytheatre.org for the link to purchase online.

All performances are at the Seventh Street Theatre, 13123 Seventh Street, Chino California.  Call the box office at 909-590-1149 for more information.

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on Chino Community Children’s Theatre presents Jack and the Giant

MSJC Performing Arts presents Twelve Angry Men

October 20, 2017
7:30 pm
October 21, 2017
7:30 pm
October 22, 2017
2:30 pm
October 27, 2017
7:30 pm
October 28, 2017
7:30 pm
October 29, 2017
2:30 pm

MSJC Performing Arts presents Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman Sergel.

October 20, 21, 27 and 28th at 7:30pm
October 22 and 29th at 2:30pm

MSJC Theater – 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto
Call Box Office for reservations: 951-487-3790

General Admission: $8 Senior: $7 Student/Veterans: $5

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on MSJC Performing Arts presents Twelve Angry Men

Act One Community Theater presents Young Frankenstein

October 20, 2017
8:00 pm
October 21, 2017
8:00 pm
October 22, 2017
4:00 pm
October 27, 2017
8:00 pm
October 28, 2017
8:00 pm
October 29, 2017
4:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead?

Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes “The Transylvania Mania”, “He Vas My Boyfriend”, and an unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”

http://www.act1theaterarts.com/shows/young-frankenstein/

Performance Dates:
October 20-22, 2017 and October 27-29, 2017
Friday, & Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 4:00 PM

Director/Musical Director: Sharon Duchi
Choreographer: Chelsea Nicole Lapp

Act One Community Theater, 26111 Ynez Road, Suite B-9
Temecula, CA 92591

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on Act One Community Theater presents Young Frankenstein

Auditions: Waistwatchers the Musical at The Grove Theatre

October 21, 2017
11:00 amto6:00 pm

The Grove Theatre in Upland, Ca is having open auditions for its upcoming production Waistwatchers the Musical.

Please prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue and an up-tempo song of your choice (Broadway or pop – whichever you’d prefer).

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st 11am-6pm    Please send an e-mail to PlayhouseProductionsAD@gmail.com to schedule a 10-minute slot.  Please include a headshot and resume in this e-mail.

WHERE: The Grove Theatre — 276 E. 9th Street in Upland, CA.

WHO: Female performers both union and non-union are welcome to audition.  Please see character breakdowns below.

WHAT ELSE:  Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 30th for 3 weeks. Opening date is set for Thursday, February 22nd. The show will run for 6 weeks through April 1st with the possibility of an extension. This is a paid gig.

Continue reading

Posted in Auditions, Calendar | Comments Off on Auditions: Waistwatchers the Musical at The Grove Theatre

Worldwide Theatricals presents The Grapes of Wrath

October 14, 2017
2:00 pm
8:00 pm

Worldwide Theatricals is proud to present as part of their classic literature series-John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Two Shows Only-October 14th-2pm and 8pm

Renowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination—where their waning hopes are dealt a final blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and of the essential goodness and strength that—then as now—reside in the hearts and minds of the “common man,” throughout the world.

Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature.

Producer-Jesse Dinkel/Worldwide Theatricals
Director-Carol Damgen
Choreographer-Dimyana Pelev

Ticket Info:
https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-bernardino-ca/the-grapes-of-wrath-tickets
http://www.sturgescenter.org/Assets/HTML/Season.html

Continue reading

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on Worldwide Theatricals presents The Grapes of Wrath

Play With Your Food Productions presents Blithe Spirit

October 20, 2017
6:30 pm
October 21, 2017
6:30 pm
October 22, 2017
1:30 pm
October 27, 2017
6:30 pm
October 28, 2017
6:30 pm
October 29, 2017
1:30 pm

Play With Your Food Productions is a popular dinner theater attraction located in Hemet, CA. Join us in October for a ghostly comedy production of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Call (951) 663-8491 for reservations

Tickets are $40 each and include a three-course dinner. Menu selections include Salmon with a Chipotle Rub, Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken, and Roast Beef with a Bordelaise Sauce. We are also happy to provide vegetarian and vegan options upon request.

Continue reading

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on Play With Your Food Productions presents Blithe Spirit

LifeHouse Theater presents Beauty and the Beast

October 7, 2017
7:30 pm
October 8, 2017
2:15 pm
October 13, 2017
7:30 pm
October 14, 2017
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
October 15, 2017
2:15 pm
October 20, 2017
7:30 pm
October 21, 2017
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
October 22, 2017
2:15 pm
October 27, 2017
7:30 pm
October 28, 2017
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
October 29, 2017
2:15 pm
November 3, 2017
7:30 pm
November 4, 2017
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
November 5, 2017
2:15 pm
November 9, 2017
7:30 pm
November 10, 2017
7:30 pm
November 11, 2017
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
November 12, 2017
2:15 pm

LifeHouse Theater brings to life the laughter, romance and suspense of Beauty and the Beast. This popular original musical of the French fairy tale follows the adventures of the Beauty, Rose, as she discovers true love and the soulful secrets deep in the heart of the Beast. Chester Drawers, Miss Bristle the dancing broom, Madam Buffet the singing stove and a castle of quirky enchanted objects add hilariously comic moments. At once witty, suspenseful and poignant, this award-winning musical enthralls audiences of all ages. Beauty and the Beast launches LifeHouse Theater’s 24th theatrical season.

Performances begin Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM and will continue on weekends through November 12, 2017. 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, a special Throwback Thursday evening performance, with special pricing, will be offered on November 9 at 7:30 PM. The performance on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 PM will also feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.

Advance ticket prices are $19 or $25 for adults and $9 or $12 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. Tickets are available online at boxoffice.lifehousetheater.com. 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 $2 more the day of the performance. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Guests are encouraged to reserve seats early as performances do sell out.

“Our dazzling rendition of this fun classic continues the high quality recently seen in our immensely popular Phantom of the Opera,” observes LifeHouse founder and president, Wayne Scott. “The relationship between Beauty and the Beast pulls at the heart strings while the fun characters that surround them tickles our audiences. It’s no wonder this is one of our most requested musicals.”

“We look forward to staging our dazzling rendition of this fun classic that always tickles our audiences,” observes LifeHouse founder and president, Wayne Scott. “And yet, the relationship between Beauty and the Beast pulls at the heart strings. It’s no wonder this is one of our most requested musicals.”

Beauty and the Beast features over 20 talented Inland Empire performers. Playing the role of the Beauty is Grace Stocks with Jacob Williams portraying the Beast. The cast of kooky animated objects are led by Nick Diliberto as Chester Drawers, Diana Handy as Madame Buffet, Sophia Partain as Miss Bristle, Jordan Evans and Dusty Pan, and Julie Carlson as Mrs. Peer. The Beauty’s family is played by John Kim as the Father, and Emilee Corral and Alyssa Monsma as her sisters Ivy and Iris. Juliet Merrell is also featured in the role of the Enchantress.

Katrina Cavarno directs the musical. Jeremy Yeo and Sarah Pearce serve as the Vocal Directors. Choreography is by Alyssa Quast with costume design by Machir Lakofka.

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.

Posted in Calendar, Events | Comments Off on LifeHouse Theater presents Beauty and the Beast