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Town Hall Theatre “Generations” Season 2017-2018 closes with Kate Hamill’s rollicking new adaptation of SENSE & SENSIBILITY, based on the classic novel by Jane Austen. SENSE & SENSIBILITY will have 12 performances, including two previews, May 31 through June 23, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. THT will host three Special Events for SENSE & SENSIBILITY: Opening Night gala with a Regency Ball theme, on Saturday, June 2, 2018; LIT UP at Town Hall, a literary salon, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018; and Theatre Club, our post-show talk-backs with complimentary wine, on Friday, June 8, and Friday, June 22, 2018. We welcome audiences to enjoy THT’s full bar and entertainment in our lobby one hour before performances. THT’s production of SENSE & SENSIBILITY is directed by THT’s Artistic Director Susan E. Evans. In an extra twist of casting, SENSE & SENSIBILITY features Heather Buck and Alisha Ehrlich alternating each week of the run in the roles of the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, and a talented ensemble of Bay Area performers playing the bevy of other characters in Hamill’s high energy version of Austen’s saga: Megan Briggs, Alan Coyne, Michael Craigen, Nathan Emley, Heather Kellogg, Dennis Markam, Sarah Ruby, and Ginny Wehrmeister. Called “perhaps the greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history” and “an unconditional delight” by the critics, Hamill’s adaptation is full of humor and inventive theatricality, while staying remarkably faithful to the beloved classic. The play follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne – in gossipy late 18th century Regency England. As the play opens, their father’s unexpected demise leaves the family in dire financial straits; and both sisters must learn to navigate the rising societal pressures, preserve reputations and somehow find happiness and true love.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14544
Chandler Klang Smith, author of one of this year's hottest literary debuts (The Sky is Yours) comes to Writers With Drinks, San Francisco's longest-running spoken word show. She's joined by erotica legend Joanna Angel, who's written a choose-your-own-adventure book. Also featuring science writer Adam Becker (What Is Real?), poet Vernon Keeve III (Southern Migrant Mixtape), comedian Molly Sanchez (Killing My Lobster) and tech journalist Nitasha Tiku (Wired Magazine).
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14564
This fast-paced musical theatre camp takes students entering second – eighth grades through daily fun and engaging rehearsals as we prepare for a fully produced show, Madagascar Jr. Working with a director, choreographer, and music director, campers learn vocal technique, basic dance vocabulary, and storytelling. Staff place an emphasis on building a strong ensemble who support each other on and off stage and use the craft of theatre to help campers build life skills such as creative thinking and problem solving, empathy, and self-confidence. In addition to rehearsals, campers play theatre games and have outdoor breaks for snack and lunch. June 18-29, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Call California Theatre for registration information.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14561
Join us for Northern California’s premiere street painting event! This year's exhilarating theme offers infinite possibilities for attendees to experience the past, present and future of our universe, our world and the human experience through the eyes of some of the worlds most talented Madonnari (street painters)! In addition to the amazing artwork of the 100+ Madonnari, event attendees will explore: -Live music! Enjoy the sounds of the Bay Area music scene, headlined by Moonalice, from the main stage! (Full event line-up below) -Facepainting! Experience the transforming power of Tatyana’s Magic Brush, and then snap the ultimate selfie! -STEAM! Explore the magic that happens when you combine Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math through special event features, including a sneak-peek of tinkerer Scott Weavers latest work, soon headed to the Exploratorium, and activities with the Mobile Maker Club! -Children's Avenue! Children 2-12 can cultivate their creativity with their own box of chalk pastels within a 2x2 square, cost is $10. -Tastes & Sips! Savor the flavors of from some of the area’s top food trucks, wineries, and breweries. -Silent Auction! Bid on original artworks created by world-renowned Madonnari, wine packages, and more! -Raffle! Enter for a chance to win your choice of generous prize packages donated by local businesses, tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. MUSICAL LINE-UP SATURDAY 10:30am-11:45am Noelle Glory and the Guarantees 12:15pm-1:45pm The Refugees - Tom Petty Tribute 2:00pm-3:00pm Lorin Rowan and Kirk Casey’s Deep Blue Jam 3:15pm-4:30pm Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs! 4:45pm-6:00pm Shana Morrison & Caledonia 6:00pm-8:00pm Moonalice SUNDAY 10:00am-11:15am Drew Harrison – Beatles and More 11:30am-12:45pm The Blues Mothers - All Female Tribute to The Blues Brothers 1:00pm-2:15pm Michelle Lambert 2:30pm-4:30pm Big Brother And The Holding Company 4:30pm-6:00pm Moonalice Italian Street Painting Marin showcases the fine art of street painting and supports quality arts-based programs and experiences for under-served students. Italian Street Painting Marin is a program of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, a 501c3 nonprofit. EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is a national organization headquartered in Marin County, California, and is dedicated to accelerating biotech innovation for rare disease treatments through science-driven public policy. The Foundation believes that bridging science and the arts enhances health, inspires hope, and changes lives.
Category: Performing Arts 11 id: 14531