411 IN THEATRE NEWS
January 30, 2007 NOW PLAYING AT A THEATRE NEAR YOU Pear Avenue’s A DOLL’S HOUSE now thru February 4th at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View. Featuring Shannon Stowe (JC Superstar). www.thepear.org. Call 650-254-1148 for ticket info and show times. Role Players Ensemble Theatre’s INCCORRUPTIBLE now thru February 10th at the Village Theatre in Danville. Starring local faves: Randy Anger (Follies In Concert & Broadway ShowStoppers) Samantha Fryer and Jerry Motta. Call 925-314-3400 or 925314-3463 for ticket info and show times. Lamplighters’ THE MERRY WIDOW now thru February 11th at various locations. See their website at www.lamplighters.org for venue info and dates and times. Directed by Barbara Heroux (Showboat), this stellar cast includes many of my Showboat alums, Baker Peeples,
Jennifer Ashworth, Rick Williams, Will Giammona, Chris Shuford, Chris Uzelac, Angela Fuller, Ron Maskers and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong.
SHE LOVES ME presented by the Saratoga Drama Group now thru February 17th at the Saratoga Civic Theatre in Saratoga. Directed by C. Michael Traw, this shows features fellow alums Kevin Cornelius (The All Night Strut), Tim Reynolds (JC Superstar) and Jay Steele (JC Superstar). Call 408-266-4734 or visit their website at www.saratogadramagroup.com for ticket info and show times. FARM BOYS presented by The New Conservatory Theatre now thru February 18th at the NCTC Theatre in San Francisco. Directed by Dennis M. Lickteig, this show features Little Women alum Scarlett Hepworth. Call 415-861-8972 or visit their website at www.nctcsf.org for ticket info and show times. Masquers Playhouse presents ARSENIC & OLD LACE now thru February 24th at the Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. Directed by Betsy Bell Ringer, the show features Steph Peek (Little Women & Celebrate Me Home). Call 510-232-3888 or visit their website at www.masquers.org for ticket info and show times. Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s SWEENY TODD now thru March 3rd at the CCC Theatre in El Cerrito. Directed by Daren A.C. Carollo and Musical Directed by Michael O’Dell (Ragtime & Celebrate Me Home). The show stars alums: Darren Barrere (Ragtime!), Ray Christensen (Oliver!), Paulette Herring (Ragtime, Titanic, Showboat & Celebrate Me Home), Jeff Lowe (Oliver & Mountain Days) and Louis Flynn (Oliver!). Call 510-5249132 or visit the website at www.ccct.org for ticket information and show times.
OPENING IN FEBRUARY
ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS –by Act Now, opens February 2nd and runs through February 24th at the Knight Stage Theatre in the Dean Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. The show is directed by Timothy Beagley and stars: Michelle Barrow-Ianiro, Jacquie ticket info and show times.
Duckworth, Beth Gordon Bemis, Jennifer Graham, Cynthia Roberts, Rhonda Taylor and Pisha Wayne. Call 925-943-7469 or visit the website at www.actnowtheatre.org for
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ by Pinole Community Players(PCP) opens February 2 nd and runs through February 24th at the Pinole Community Playhouse in Pinole. The show features Ted Bigornia (How To Succeed, Sweet Charity & The Scarlet Pimpernel). Call 510-223-3598 or visit their website at www.pinoleplayers.org for ticket info and show times. GUYS & DOLLS –from Contra Costa Musical Theatre (CCMT) opens February 16 th and runs thru March 17th at the Hoffman Theatre in the Dean Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. The show is full of alums so here goes: Director –Jennifer Dennison –Perry (Sweet Charity & Red Hot & Cole) and stars the following alums: Meghann May (Titanic); Michael McCarty (Ragtime!), Jessica Magers-Rankin (Titanic, Red Hot & Cole & Celebrate Me Home), Joel Roster (Titanic); Terry D’Emidio (Red Hot & Cole), Martin Newton (Titanic), Moka Davis (Ragtime!); Jasen Jeffrey (Lend Me A Tenor, Mountain Days, Follies In Concert, This Is Our Moment & The Scarlet Pimpernel), Adam Winship (Titanic), Renee DeWeese (Sweet Charity), Karina Bautista (Titanic), Scott Strain (Titanic) and Ariel Ford (Carousel & Titanic). Call 925-943-7469 or visit the website at www.ccmt.org for ticket info and show times. THE SECRET GARDEN by the Willows Theatre opens February 19th and runs through March 25th at the Willows Theatre in Concord. Directed by Andrew Holtz (The Sound Of
Music) and features the following alums: Russ Lorenson (Finian’s Rainbow), Elizabeth Hunter (Carousel & Once Upon A December), Rick Williams (Showboat), Laura Pederson-Schulz (The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Ron Pickett (The Sound Of Music, Mountain Days, Dreamgirls & In The Beginning). Call 925-798-1300 or visit their website at www.willowstheatre.org for ticket info and show times.
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