Redlands Footlighters presents The Game’s Afoot

September 4, 2014
8:00 pm
September 5, 2014
8:00 pm
September 6, 2014
8:00 pm
September 7, 2014
2:00 pm
September 12, 2014
8:00 pm
September 13, 2014
8:00 pm
September 14, 2014
2:00 pm
September 19, 2014
8:00 pm
September 20, 2014
8:00 pm
September 21, 2014
2:00 pm

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play! Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Danger and hilarity abound in this new comedy by the author of Leading Ladies. Here it is! Best cast in the valley according to their director, Phillip Gabriel! Mel Chadwick will be playing William Gillette. Felix is being portrayed by Mitch Stark, Lisa Shannon is playing Madge and we have Jennifer Rubino-Detrow as Aggie. Mike Detrow is helping us out with Simon and Daria is being portrayed by Amanda Walker. We also have Lynette Kaplan playing Martha and the Inspector played by Sabrina Foley.

The Redlands Footlighters has the distinct honor of being one of the first theaters that has gotten the rights to do Ken Ludwig’s newest play! Enjoy, it is going to be a treat!

The Redlands Footlighters Theater is located at 1810 Barton Road, next to the Asistencia. Call 909-793-2909 or visit our website for tickets www.RedlandsFootlighters.org The Game’s Afoot opens Thursday, September 4th, 2014 with a reception following the performance. The performances continue Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through September 21st, 2014. Show times for evening performances will be 8:pm and Sunday matinees start at 2:pm. Admission is $15/$10 with student ID. By the way, if you ever wanted to help out with a local community theater, we would love to see you. Do you like to paint, work on costumes, build things or try you hand at being in front of the stagelights, come on by and let us know!

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LifeHouse Theater presents Samson

September 13, 2014
7:30 pm
September 14, 2014
2:15 pm
September 19, 2014
7:30 pm
September 20, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
September 21, 2014
2:15 pm
September 26, 2014
7:30 pm
September 27, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
September 28, 2014
2:15 pm
October 3, 2014
7:30 pm
October 4, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
October 5, 2014
2:15 pm
October 9, 2014
7:30 pm
October 10, 2014
7:30 pm
October 11, 2014
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
October 12, 2014
2:15 pm

Samson continues LifeHouse Theater’s unique take on biblical stories, following past productions of Esther, RevelationJob – A Modern Man, and Noah. This new musical takes a comedic view of the trials of Samson, reimagining his struggles as part of an ancient times wrestling organization. Samson is an amazing combination of biblical storytelling and the theatrics of pro wrestling, creating one of the most extraordinary productions to ever take place on the LifeHouse stage.

Performances begin Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM and will continue on weekends through October 12, 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 a special Thursday performance on October 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The performance on Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 PM will feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.

Tickets may be purchased online through our website: www.boxoffice.lifehousetheater.com (Fees apply). 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 also purchased over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card by calling (909) 335-3037 (Fees apply). 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 and during show 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 many performances sell out.

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.

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Auditions: Assassins at Riverside Repertory Theater

September 6, 2014
9:00 amto1:00 pm

Riverside Repertory Theater, will hold auditions for its second season debut production of Assassins on Saturday, September 6th from 9am to 1pm at 3581 University Ave., Riverside, CA (The Menagerie Nightclub). Callbacks will take place Sunday, September 7th.

All roles are non-equity and paid. The company is searching for strong adult actors (18 and over) that sing very well. Significant experience in professional musical productions is required. One child (boy or girl) who can play an 8-year-old boy will also be cast.

Actors should be prepared to sing 16 bars, and possibly do a short read. Accompanist will be provided.

Please note: Assassins features mature content including strong language, on-stage violence, death, and mature themes. Actors may be required to work with replica firearms, and potentially with working guns that fire blanks. Please take this into consideration before you audition.

Rehearsals begin around October 1st (Monday to Thursday evenings; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday TBA) and runs for 12 performances November 7th to November 23rd at the Box Theater in downtown Riverside. Rep Artistic Director Matt Neves will direct the production, while David St. Pierre, Managing Director, produces.

No appointment is necessary.

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The Grove Theatre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

September 12, 2014
7:29 pm
September 13, 2014
7:29 pm
September 14, 2014
2:00 pm
September 19, 2014
7:29 pm
September 20, 2014
7:29 pm
September 21, 2014
2:00 pm
September 26, 2014
7:29 pm
September 28, 2014
2:00 pm

The Grove Theatre announces the opening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on Friday, September 12th at 7:29 pm and runs on weekends through September 28th.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows Randle McMurphy, a boisterous, charming, life-affirming rogue who contrives a plan to avoid hard labor and serve the rest of his prison sentence in a more relaxed mental hospital environment rather than in a prison. Once there, he clashes with the head nurse, and manages to accomplish what the medical profession had failed to do, leading many of the other patients out of introversion. McMurphy stages numerous revolts against the head nurse, and his defiance, which starts as sport, quickly develops into a grim power struggle with the institution.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants in a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. Dale Wasserman adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from the novel by Ken Kesey. The play opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. After opening on Broadway, The New York Times called the play “scarifying and powerful,” while The New York Daily News called it “funny, touching, and exciting.” Directed by Barry Devine, and featuring a talented cast, Cuckoo’s Nest is not to be missed.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:29 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Saturday, September 27th. Tickets are $20 and $25 with senior, student and group discounts, 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: Jekyll & Hyde at Candlelight Pavilion

September 9, 2014
7:00 pm

The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater will hold auditions for Jekyll & Hyde September 9th at 7:00PM.  Call Backs September 10th at 7:00PM

Producer – Ben D. Bollinger
Director – Jason James
Music Director – Marc Macalintal
Choreographer – Janet Renslow

Open Call
Please bring a 16 bar cut of a Frank Wildhorn song.
You may sing from the show.
An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring a headshot and resume.
Be prepared to dance if asked.

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Viewpoints based Workshop

September 14, 2014
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Originally conceived by choreographer Mary Overlie, and adapted for actors and theatre practitioners by Anne Bogart (and later Tina Landau), Viewpoints is a visceral and dynamic physical approach to acting.

Join us for a teaser workshop for just $15!

September 14, 2014 1-3pm
Room To Dance Studio 3737 Main St, Riverside 92501
K Coaching (951) 289-0556
Movement for Actors and Dancers
Space is limited, register at www.violettekjeldgaard.com

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IVRT presents Songs for a New World

August 26, 2014
2:30 pm
7:30 pm
August 29, 2014
7:00 pm
September 5, 2014
7:00 pm
September 6, 2014
7:00 pm
September 7, 2014
2:00 pm

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company (IVRT) is proud to announce the third show and second musical production in their season: Songs for a New World, beginning August 26th at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont and then continuing August 29 and September 5-7, 2014 at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana.

About Songs for a New World
Jason Robert Brown’s show debuted in 1995 has been produced hundreds of times all over the world. Transporting the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, Songs is indeed a song cycle in the classical sense. Rather than tell a single story woven together by songs, Songs introduces the audience to a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich lands her in a soulless marriage. “There is something about this contemporary song cycle that resonates with everyone in the audience,” says Donna Marie Minano, Executive Director. “Everyone has experienced that moment in life when everything changes – a new relationship, having a baby, losing a job or whatever – and you find yourself on the threshold of a new ‘world’ and must navigate the waters. You will come away from the production inspired and ready to tackle anything!”

IVRT’s production features a small, powerhouse cast of two men and two women. Lisa Donahey, Amanda Minano, Richard Bermudez and Patrick McMahon round out the cast, directed by Hope Kaufman, choreographed by Kim Eberhart and musically directed by Ronda Rubio, who will also play keyboards along with a combo of bass and percussion.

Performances in Claremont are Tuesday, August 26 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm at the Candlelight Pavilion. Tickets: $30, plus a $2 handling fee. August 29, September 5, and 6 at 7:00pm and September 7 at 2:00pm at TIBBIES Center Stage Theater in Fontana. Tickets: $45.95 for dinner and show, $22.00 for show only.

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Auditions: Zombie Prom at Fine Arts Network

August 30, 2014
2:00 pmto6:00 pm
August 31, 2014
11:00 amto3:00 pm

Jonny is the school bad boy, Toffee is the school good girl and in love. When Toffee’s parents tell her she can no longer see Jonny, he throws himself into the waste at the nuclear power plant. Broken-hearted Toffee doesn’t know who she will go to prom with. Her friends say “GET OVER HIM”, Miss Strict, the principal says “GET OVER HIM”. Eddie Flagrante, news reporter, investigating the nuclear power plant says “You DON’T HAVE to GET OVER HIM”. Here he is…a zombie! Miss Strict points out that school regulations state: NO ZOMBIES ALLOWED. Can Jonny and Toffee ever make it to prom? Will the school stop its bias and prejudice against zombies? What do Eddie and Miss Strict have going? Well, you have to come see the show to find out…or audition and be in it.

Seeking actors 13-30* years of age.

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LifeHouse Theater presents Lewis and Clark

September 30, 2014
9:15 am
11:00 am
October 1, 2014
9:15 am
11:00 am
October 2, 2014
9:15 am
11:00 am
October 3, 2014
9:15 am
11:00 am

Due to the overwhelming response for the LifeTales Educational Program, LifeHouse Theater is pleased to announce the LifeTales production of Lewis and Clark. The production provides a memorable field trip opportunity for teachers desiring a local experience for their students that showcase historic events through theater arts.

Lewis and Clark, will be presented the weekday mornings of September 30 – October 3, 2014 at 9:15am and 11:00am. Experience the remarkable true story of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they lead the first exploration into the untamed West. The determination of these two men, along with the Shoshone Indian Sacagawea, paved the way for the early settlers.

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Free acting workshops at Women’s Theater Workshop

Upcoming free acting workshops:

  • Sunday, September 7, 6-9 pm: A monologue workshop focusing on Shurtleff’s guideposts: Importance and Place
  • Sunday, September 28, 6-9 pm: A scene workshop working with Shurtleff’s guideposts: Events and Game-Playing

Both of these will be at our space in the Life Arts Center, in Riverside at 3485 University Avenue. Enter through the basement door on Lemon St.

Make sure you email me to reserve your spot!
Paige at womenstheaterworkshop@yahoo.com

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