SBVC Presents Avenue Q

December 8, 2016
7:00 pm
December 9, 2016
7:00 pm
December 10, 2016
7:00 pm
December 11, 2016
2:00 pm

Winner of the “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad, who moves into a shabby New York apartment, ready to find his purpose in life. Though packed with puppets and filled with life lessons, Avenue Q addresses humorous adult issues. In this hilarious and catchy musical, Princeton and his new-found friends face the joys and struggles of adulthood.

With Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, Book by Jeff Whitty, and based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q is one musical you don’t want to miss! SBVC’s production is directed by Melinda Fogle, with Music Direction by Julie Edwards-Matanga, and choreography by Rebecca Ward.

San Bernardino Valley College will present Avenue Q December 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7:00 pm and on December 11th at 2:00 pm in the SBVC Auditorium at 701 South Mount Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino. Tickets prices are $10 General Admission; $8 Students, Staff, Seniors, and Military; $7 Cast/Crew Presale; and $6 Groups of 15+.

Tickets are available at the Valley College Book Store and online at bookstore.valleycollege.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Avenue Q is Rated R and is not appropriate for children.

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LifeHouse Theater presents A Christmas Song In My Heart

December 11, 2016
7:00 pm
December 18, 2016
7:00 pm

LifeHouse Theater is pleased to continue its new holiday tradition with the presentation of the audience favorite, A Christmas Song In My Heart. The production is part of the Sunday Night Special series.

The stories behind some of the greatest Christmas carols are revealed through the lovably eccentric Mr. Hymnody. A broken promise of marriage, an organ damaged by mice, the death of an American president, a drinking song, and a man’s devout patriotism have all led to the creation of beloved carols sung to this day. Audiences will enjoy the stories behind these classics and leave with a Christmas song in their heart. And this year begins the pattern of new tales of carols being added to the production, ensuring a fun experience for all with new surprises. Audiences are encouraged to join in singing these cherished carols with the cast after each tale is told. Continue reading

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Auditions: Spring Shorts at MSJC Menifee

December 7, 2016
6:00 pm
January 18, 2017
6:00 pm

This coming spring semester Mt San Jacinto College, Menifee campus, is presenting Spring Shorts – an evening of short plays – everything from the mysterious to the hilarious. The plays will be directed by department chair and veteran Broadway performer Shezwae Powell.

Audition Information

  • DATES : Wednesday December 7th and Wednesday January 18th with call backs on Thursday, January 19th
  • TIME : 6:00 pm on 12/7, 1/18 and 1/19
  • WHERE : Mt San Jacinto College Theatre, Menifee Campus, 200 Building, Room 207, Menifee Lab Theater, 28237 La Piedra Rd.
  • WHAT : Please prepare a monologue (comic or dramatic) that shows your acting talents at their best. You may be asked to prepare a portion of one of the scripts.

Everyone of college age and above is welcomed to audition. High School juniors and seniors that qualify for concurrent enrollment are also invited to audition.

Performance Dates
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

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Ramona Hillside Players presents I’ll Be Home for Christmas

December 9, 2016
7:30 pm
December 10, 2016
7:30 pm
December 11, 2016
2:30 pm

Ramona Hillside Players presents I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Deborah Craig-Claar & Mark Hayes.

Set in late 1941, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters’ home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the ’40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time.

December 9th, 2016 @ 7:30pm
December 10th, 2016 @ 7:30pm
December 11th, 2016, @ 2:30pm

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The Grove Theatre presents Elf

December 2, 2016
7:29 pm
December 3, 2016
7:29 pm
December 4, 2016
2:00 pm
December 9, 2016
7:29 pm
December 10, 2016
2:00 pm
7:29 pm
December 11, 2016
2:00 pm
December 16, 2016
7:29 pm
December 17, 2016
2:00 pm
7:29 pm
December 18, 2016
2:00 pm

The Grove Theatre is proud to announce Elf The Musical Jr, starring Kylend Hetherington who starred in BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway and on the National Tour.

Broadway musical is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Bring the entire family for this modern day holiday classic which is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

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Chino Community Theatre presents A Carol for Tiny Tim

November 26, 2016
8:00 pm
November 27, 2016
2:30 pm
December 2, 2016
8:00 pm
December 3, 2016
8:00 pm
December 4, 2016
2:30 pm
December 9, 2016
8:00 pm
December 10, 2016
8:00 pm
December 11, 2016
2:30 pm
December 16, 2016
8:00 pm
December 17, 2016
8:00 pm

Chino Community Theatre presents a sequel to one of the holiday’s most enduring tales!

A CAROL FOR TINY TIM by John R. Carroll; Directed by Dona Rice

Performances: November 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8 pm; November 27, December 4 & 11 at 2:30 pm*

Fifteen years after Old Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas morning transformation, Jacob Marley once again calls upon the three Christmas spirits to help the now-grown Tiny Tim, who has become a spoiled young man relying on his crutch to gain sympathy and money from family and friends. A fresh take on a familiar story, A CAROL FOR TINY TIM is guaranteed to delight even the biggest “Scrooge!”

(And as an added bonus, you’ll get a brand-new prologue, A ROGUES GALLERY OF CHRISTMAS MALCONTENTS, specially written for this production by director Dona Rice, featuring a twist of classic holiday scenes, songs and parodies!)

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Auditions Proof at Riverside Community Players

November 14, 2016
7:00 pm
November 15, 2016
7:00 pm

Riverside Community Players will be holding auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Proof, written by David Auburn and directed by Christopher Diehl.

Auditions will be held on Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm at Riverside Community Players.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots will be accepted but are not required. There is no pay. All roles are available. Rehearsal period will be December 19 through January 26. Performances will be January 27 through February 12, 2017.

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LifeHouse Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life

December 3, 2016
7:30 pm
December 4, 2016
2:15 pm
December 9, 2016
7:30 pm
December 10, 2016
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 11, 2016
2:15 pm
December 15, 2016
7:30 pm
December 16, 2016
7:30 pm
December 17, 2016
2:15 pm
7:30 pm
December 18, 2016
2:15 pm
December 21, 2016
7:30 pm
December 22, 2016
7:30 pm
December 23, 2016
7:30 pm

The unforgettable folks of Bedford Falls come to life on stage in this toe-tapping tribute to a beloved American tale. The true spirit of Christmas touches George Bailey and all who witness his amazing encounter with a wayward angel.

Opening night is Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM with all performance times as follows:

  • Evening performances (7:30 PM): December 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23.
  • Afternoon performances (2:15 PM): December 4, 10, 11, 17, 18.
  • The performance on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 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 $18 or $24 for adults and $9 or $12 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 5:30 PM and one hour prior to and during show 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 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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CAST Players presents A Seussified Christmas Carol

December 10, 2016
7:30 pm
December 11, 2016
3:00 pm
December 17, 2016
7:30 pm
December 18, 2016
3:00 pm

Catch A Star Theatrical (CAST) Players is pleased to present A Seussified Christmas Carol; playing in a limited engagement on Saturdays December 10th and 17th at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays the 11th and 18th at 3:00 p.m. at the Beaumont Women’s Community Center, 306 E. Sixth St. in Beaumont.

Scripted by playwright Peter Bloedel, this hilarious twist on an old chestnut is fun for all ages. Performed as Readers Theater, the actors take on multiple roles throughout, bringing all of the familiar Dickens characters to life in a whole new way. What do you get when you cross Dr. Seuss with Charles Dickens? A whimsical reinvention of the most beloved Christmas story ever told in crazy rhyming couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is a perfect blend of two of the most stylistically diverse holiday traditions.

Director Carolyn Duncan brings her prolific talent to CAST Players, inspiring the ensemble cast to recreate the familiar. Also appearing in the production, she has been involved in Southern California Community Theater for many years. The cast is comprised of local actors Nichole Trugler, Genna Santini, Dennis Johnston, Maxwell Duncan, Marianne Mendoza, Madison Munns, Stephanie Parshall, Carolyn Duncan, Sarah Martin, Penny Atwood, Aidan Duncan, and Nicole Fox.

Tickets are just $5 and it is appropriate holiday fun for the whole family. Free refreshments and some fun surprises are in store for the audience as well. For reservations and information, call the box office at 951-315-4253 or visit www.castplayers.org

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Auditions: Buying the Moose at Redlands Footlighters

December 5, 2016
7:00 pm
December 6, 2016
7:00 pm

Redlands Footlighters will hold auditions for the new comedy, Buying the Moose, on December 5 & 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Written by Michael G. Wilmot and directed by Ralph Griffey, the show will run February 4-26, 2017.

Be prepared to cold read from the script.

Seeking two men and two women. Characters can be any adult age providing their ages make sense relative to the other characters:

  • ROB: slightly heavyset
  • GREG: (Rob’s brother) Slightly older than Rob.
  • BETTY: (Rob’s wife)
  • CHERYL: (Greg’s wife)

ABOUT THE SHOW
Rob’s wife picked the most inconvenient moment to come home from a business trip. While strains of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers play, Betty finds him wearing a tube top and awkwardly canoodling with an inflatable doll. She assumes the worst and turns to her sister-in-law, Cheryl, for comfort while his brother, Greg, comes over to set him straight. The resulting hilarious fallout brings two brothers and two couples closer together…and tattooed! What could easily be a simple dumb sex farce instead becomes an entertaining character-driven ensemble comedy piece. Wilmot’s script is funny above all, but also perceptive, pointed, and, on occasion, even insightful.

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