"The Drowsy Chaperone" PRODUCER: 6th Street Playhouse presents WHAT: "The Drowsy Chaperone" Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar The Tony awarding-winning Broadway hit "The Drowsy Chaperone" is the ultimate love letter to musical theater as it delights with pure escapism when a man's vivid imagination transforms his drab apartment into a glittering stage of show stopping singing and dancing, dazzling costumes and magical sets. Directed by Gene AbravayaMusical direction by Janis Wilson WHEN: Jan. 13 to Feb. 5, 20128 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays2 p.m. Sundays2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 LOCATION: 6th Street PlayhouseGK Hardt Theatre52 West 6th StreetSanta Rosa, Calif. 95401 TICKETS: $15 to $358 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays & 2 p.m. Sundays: General $35, Senior (62+) $30, Youth (13-21) $30 and Children (5-12) $15; 8 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays: General $28, Senior $23, Youth $23, Children $15 PHONE: 707-523-4185Order tickets by telephone, online or purchase at the door. Reservations recommended. WEB SITE: www.6thstreetplayhouse.com
Instructor: Kelly Lynch, yoga instructor since 1999
Fee: $3 per class
Come enjoy a wonderful hour of yoga. Yoga enables you to gain and maintain balance, strength and flexibility of both body and mind. Previous yoga experience is not necessary. Modifications of the postures will be taught so that all levels can be accommodated. Wear comfortable, loose clothing that you can move in. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and a small bottle of water if you would like.
Start Time: 8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm SundayAdults: $26 advance, $30 doorSeniors: $20 advance, $25 doorStudents: $20 advance, $25 door
Tickets on sale at Copperfield's in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, and at Pages in Windsor. Tickets available now online.
Chicago has everything that makes amusical great. A true Broadway institution for many years, it's the universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. From one show-stopping song & dance after another, it's no wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world ... and now an exclusive first-time performance run for the North Bay.
Visit the Raven Players website for season info and more.
Dates: 1/27, 1/28, 2/2 (value night), 2/3, 2/4, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12 (matinée), 2/17, 2/18, 2/19 (matinée)
The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. In the history of popular music, there is "Before Sgt. Pepper" and "After Sgt. Pepper". Rolling Stone described it as "the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time."
In Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper, composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Using rare and unreleased recordings, Scott walks the audience through the construction of songs from take one to the final version. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at the Beatles' innovation in the studio, and have a newfound appreciation for the writing of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison and even the drumming of Ringo Starr!
Instructor: Mark Edwards
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Feb. 8 – Mar. 14
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $90 plus $10 materials
This class will explore many artistic techniques as we create our own masterpieces. Acrylic, pastel, clay and water color will be used. We will paint portraits, ours as well as the Mona Lisa’s. We will learn linear perspective with the use of the cube and landscape painting. Cartooning will make this class joyful, as we create our own comic strips. We will work with clay in fun ways and create masterworks of our own. There will be tons of surprises and art history will be learned through project-related anecdotes. Every age level is welcome. So come on down to the Arts Center and have a barrel of fun learning art history and making some of your own.
CALIFORNIA REDWOOD CHORALE sings KATE WOLF "Unfinished Life" by Randall Keith Horton - a World PremiereThe California Redwood Chorale, directed by Robert Hazelrigg, performs the World Premiere of "Unfinished Life" by Randall Keith Horton: a tribute to Kate Wolf and her music, featuring Bonnie Brooks and Don Coffin. This work includes "Across the Great Divide", "Give Yourself to Love" and many other Kate Wolf songs. Other featured performers will sing Kate's music as well as other favorites. This sensational event will be one weekend only! Advance tickets are highly recommended.$20 in advance from www.brownpapertickets.com or $25 at the door
Instructor: Sueann Bettison-Sher
Dates: 6 Thursdays, Feb. 9 – Mar. 15
Cost: $100 plus $15 materials
Almost anything you can imagine, we can bring to life. Come prepared to amaze yourself as beautiful creations get formed by your own hands. We will create clay animals, people, monsters, fairies, cups and bowls, masks, sculptures and things we just make up on the spot. We will glaze our work in brilliant colors and then fire it in the kiln at the Arts Center. Clay is way too much fun!!
Calling all early music lovers! Sonoma Bach's series of 3 beginning-level historical dance classes is open to all, no need to be a dancer or even a musician. Come take part in just one class or in all three! In preparation for our March presentation of Banchieri's Festino, you'll learn a late-Renaissance Italian dance at each class. Space is limited to 12 & online registration is highly recommended.
February 9February 16February 23
Musical Theatre Production
A co-production of the Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction by Adrian Elfenbaum
New Choreography by Nancy Lyons
February 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Evert B. Person Theatre
Prices: $9 - $16 SSU Students are Free
Call the box office at 664-2353 for group and family rates.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Experience the unforgettable music and poignant story of pioneer life and love on the American Plains. Hear some of Richard Rodgers' most memorable songs, from "Oh What A Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "The Farmer and the Cowman" and "People Will Say We're In Love," to the title song, "Oklahoma!" Featuring SSU's talented singers, dancers and actors, this production is an exciting collaboration across disciplines.
Award-winning theater company members presentValentine's Day cabaret dinner show in San Rafael PRODUCER: Porchlight Theatre Company presents WHAT: "Down with Love" Compiled and Directed by Rebecca Castelli "Down with Love," takes a bite out of love in this light hearted, musical cabaret dinner show which examines the trials and tribulations of finding love. Equally entertaining for lonely hearts and lovers, this anti-Valentine celebration features songs that humorously portray characters either desperate for love or desperately avoiding it. It's all served up with a four-course dinner at San Rafael Joe's for only $69 per person. Now who wouldn't love that? Featuring members of the award-winning Porchlight Theatre Company, "Down with Love" features classic love tunes including "I Want to Get Married," by Nellie McKay; "I Fall in Love too Easily," by Jules Styne, "Blues in the Night," by Harold Arlen and "My Funny Valentine." WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 WHERE: San Rafael Joe's, 931 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 COST: $69 per personIncludes four-course dinner and cabaret show TICKETS: Advance ticket reservations only. Tickets available online at www.porchlight.net PHONE: 415-251-1027 WEBSITE: http://www.porchlight.net PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/0opNBqLp7yt3guHyE1ItnA
“Oklahoma!” PRODUCER: Sonoma State University School of Performing Arts (or if space is issue list as SSU School of the Performing Arts) WHAT: “Oklahoma!” Music by Richard Rodgers / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn RiggsOriginal dances by Agnes de Mille The SSU Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance present this co-production of "Oklahoma!" The legendary Broadway musical about pioneering men and women embracing land and love in Oklahoma Territory delights with two separate love triangles and the rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys. Music Direction by Lynne Morrow. Stage Direction by Adrian Elfenbaum. New Dances by Nancy Lyons. Special event performances include 5 p.m. Feb. 12, Sing-A-Long Oklahoma!; 1 p.m. Feb. 15 - Student matinee; 5 p.m. Feb. 16 - Faculty/Staff Night featuring pre-show talk panel discussion at 5 p.m. with performance following at 6:30 p.m. (SSU Faculty and Staffers admitted free to Feb. 16 performance); 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 - Matinee performance. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all performances. WHEN: Feb. 9 to Feb. 19, 20127:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2012
Special event performances: - 5 p.m. Feb. 12, 2012 Sing-A-Long Oklahoma! - 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012 Student matinee- 5 p.m. Feb. 16, 2012 Faculty/Staff Night featuring pre-show talk panel discussion at 5 p.m. with performance following at 6:30 p.m. SSU Faculty and Staffers admitted free. - 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 - Matinee performance LOCATION: Sonoma State University, Evert B. Person Theatre1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928(Evert B. Person Theatre is accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma State University) PARKING: After entering the main entrance of Sonoma State University, turn right. Use LOT E to the left. Walk from the main parking lot using the ramp to the theater which is to the left of the parking lot. Parking permits are required for all cars during posted hours Monday through Friday. Permits may be purchased daily from the vending machines located at the entrance to the general parking lots. Daily parking fee is $2.50. Visitor parking is only permitted in lots marked as ‘Non-Reserved.’ TICKETS: $9 to $16 / Sonoma State University students FREE for all performances$9 students and seniors; $14 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; $16 general admissionPre-order and ticket reservations can be made through the box office at (707) 664-2353. Online sales for "Oklahoma!" available Jan. 24 at http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/theatre/nowplaying.shtmlTickets also sold at the door at Evert B. Person Theatre one hour prior to curtain.Light meals, wine and soft drinks available for purchase in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. BOX OFFICE: 707-664-2353School of Performing Arts Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 12 to 3 p.m. at Ives Hall on SSU Campus. WEB SITE: http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/theatre/nowplaying.shtml PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/dRGXZTGTAYh6HeGoEVKU4g
Miniature Head Sculpting Instructor: Carol Wedemeyer Date: February 11‐12, 2012 Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm Cost: $112 Members, $125 Non‐members Materials: $10
In this workshop you will practice feature studies (eyes, nose, and mouth) with an emphasis on emotional gesture. You will learn anatomical proportions and engage in discussion on the beauty of abstraction. In addition to modeling the facial features, the actual construction of the bust incorporates slabs, pinching and coiling.
The Monteverdi Consort performs spiritual music in which the solfege syllables - do re mi - play a structural and often symbolic role. Including music by Josquin, Burton, Brumel, Morales, Palestrina, & Roussel. Please join us for this sublime music. Saturday's concert will be held at Holy Fmily Church in Rohnert Park (1501 E. Cotati Ave). Tickets $10-$18.
"Proof" 6th Street Playhouse presents "Proof," by David Auburn Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, "Proof" combines mystery and suspense with good old-fashioned storytelling when a troubled young woman discovers a revolutionary mathematical breakthrough. On a weekend following the death of her father (a famous mathematician), romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all - how much of her father's madness 'or genius' will she inherit? "Proof" explores the power of love, trust and talent with thoughtfulness and humor as Catherine must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Directed by David Lear WHEN: Feb. 10 to Feb. 26, 20128 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays2 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 LOCATION: 6th Street PlayhouseStudio Theatre52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401 TICKETS: $10 to $25Ticket prices 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays: General $25; Senior (62 and over) $20; Youth (13 to 21) $20; Children (5 to 12) $10. Ticket prices 8 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays: General $20; Senior (62 and over) $15; Youth (13 to 21) $15; Children (5 to 12) $10. PHONE: 707-523-4185Order tickets by telephone, online or purchase at the door. Reservations recommended. WEB SITE: http://www.6thstreetplayhouse.com PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/DK1WOkflH0sYOyBM9WWNDA
Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. ASL interpreted/Sing-Along Night ♫
Sing-A-Long OKLAHOMA! An audience-enhanced performance of "Oklahoma!" at SSU Sing along with the SSU cast for a theater experience bigger than Oklahoma Territory! PRODUCER: Sonoma State University School of Performing Arts presents "Sing-A-Long Oklahoma!"A co-production of the Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance. WHAT: “Sing-A-Long Oklahoma!” Music by Richard Rodgers / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn RiggsOriginal dances by Agnes de Mille Have you every wanted to be a part of a musical, but were too afraid to audition? This special performance event allows the audience to participate in the legendary Broadway musical "Oklahoma!" in what promises to be a special interactive theater event for all ages and a great introduction to musical theater for children. Under the baton of musical director Lynne Morrow, the audience will receive a brief rehearsal prior to the start of the performance and prepared to sing along with the show's cast ensemble in designated "Oklahoma!" show tunes. Lyrics will be provided. The 5 p.m. Feb. 12 performance also features American Sign Language interpretation. Pre-order box lunches in advance when reserving Feb. 12 "Sing-A-Long Oklahoma!" tickets (The $10 box lunch includes sandwich, chips, cookie and beverage). Music Direction by Lynne MorrowStage Direction by Adrian Elfenbaum New Dances by Nancy Lyons WHEN: 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 LOCATION: Sonoma State University, Evert B. Person Theatre1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928Evert B. Person Theatre is accessed through the main entrance to Sonoma State University PARKING: After entering the main entrance of Sonoma State University, turn right. Use LOT E to the left. Walk from the main parking lot using the ramp to the theater which is to the left of the parking lot. Parking permits are required for all cars during posted hours Monday through Friday. Permits may be purchased daily from the vending machines located at the entrance to the general parking lots. Daily parking fee is $2.50. Visitor parking is only permitted in lots marked as ‘Non-Reserved.’ TICKETS: $9 to $16 / Sonoma State University students FREE for all performances$9 students and seniors; $14 Sonoma State University faculty and staff; $16 general admissionPre-order and ticket reservations can be made through the box office at (707) 664-2353. Online sales for "Oklahoma!" available Jan. 24 athttp://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/theatre/nowplaying.shtmlTickets also sold at the door at Evert B. Person Theatre one hour prior to curtain.Light meals, wine and soft drinks available for purchase in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. BOX OFFICE: 707-664-2353School of Performing Arts Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 12 to 3 p.m. at Ives Hall on SSU Campus. WEB SITE: http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/theatre/nowplaying.shtml PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/dRGXZTGTAYh6HeGoEVKU4g
Presented by Crystal Barajas & Lorraine Bolido, Dominican University
Do you want to know more about heart attacks and the signs and symptoms associated with them? Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life! Join us at this informative presentation and learn ways to reduce risk factors and learn what to do if you have a heart attack.
Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. Special Student Matinee
Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Faculty & Staff Night SSU Faculty and Staff are FREE. Pre-show talk begins at 5:00pm. Snacks, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the lobby at 5:30pm
Free SlideshowMachu Picchu & The Sacred Valley of the Inka!Come be nourished by Beauty, Color, and the faces of Peru. We will share a short ceremony honoring the ancient wisdom ways of the Quechua people.
Thursday, February 16 at 7 pm
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol
Feb. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts presents award-winning one-man show“In Search of My Father…Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins” PRESENTER: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts WHAT: “In Search of My Father...Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins” Written and performed by W. Allen Taylor This award-winning, critically acclaimed one-man show recalls W. Allen Taylor’s adventurous search for his absent father, Bill Hawkins, the first black disc jockey in Cleveland, Ohio. This inspiring, heartfelt play features musical interludes celebrating the cultural legacy of black radio, as W. Allen Taylor skillfully portrays a range of richly defined characters as he recalls the journey he took to discover his roots. In addition to critical rave reviews, “In Search of My Father...Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins” received the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Best Solo Production award in 2006. "Pay What You Can" preview performance 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Listen to the captivating episode of National Public Radio “Lost and Found Sound” featuring W. Allen Taylor searching for his father’s voice at http://www.walkintalkin.com/audio.html Featuring original direction by Ellen Sebastian Chang WHEN: Feb. 18 to March 4, 2012 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays"Pay What You Can" preview performance 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 LOCATION: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street @ Macdonald, downtown Richmond, Calif. PARKING: Secured lot across the street from venue COST: $10 to $15 ($10 Students & Seniors; $15 General) TICKETS / BOX OFFICE / INFO: 510-221-6353Order tickets Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217632 or 1-800-838-3006Tickets also available at the doorWEBSITES: www.eastbaycenter.org or www.walkintalkin.com PROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/yS8rG9LTdc8cL1s0fOEFQg
Making Aspirational Vessels Instructor: Nuala Creed Dates: February 18, 19, 26, March 4 Times: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Cost: $103 Members, $115 Non‐members Materials: $60 (includes a 25lb bag of clay and use of basic tools and several glazes)
Participants will learn basic hand‐building techniques, pinching, coiling, slab building, while getting inspired through demonstrations, books, and hands‐on‐work with clay. The goal is to make and glaze a closed vessel form that can hold the maker’s aspirations for the year. These vessels can be simple or elaborate.
Feb. 19 Closing Day Matinee at 2 p.m.
An all-male parody of the event everyone loves to hate: the anachronistic beauty contest. Come watch local gentlemen vie for the (plastic) crown by competing in all the usual categories: beachwear, formalwear, talent, and interview.
This is a FUNDRAISER for the Raven, and your votes (with $$$) help determine the finalists.
Telephone: 707-584-2000 Fax: 707-585-1363
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