Monday, May 22, 2006

Last minute free tix for East Bay types: see 1776 tonight!

Just heard about this from Russ Lorenson, a Moonie, and thought some Foothillies might also be interested:

Tonight is the first preview of "1776" at The Willows Theatre in Concord. Traditionally, The Willows offers free tickets to it's first preview to "poor theatre workers" - all you have to do is show up with some sort of proof that you are a "poor theatre worker". Proof can be a playbill/program with your name in it, a membership card for Theatre Bay Area, Equity, SAG, etc., or even your headshot & resume!

The box office opens at 6:30pm, and curtain is at 7:30pm. The theatre is located at 1975 Diamond Boulevard (in the Willows Shopping Center) in Concord. For directions or more info about the show, you can visit Russ' site.

There will be a brief talkback after the show, plus (for all my actor friends!) The Willows serves alcohol in the lobby before the show and during intermission. So come get liquored up and see a great show!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

First publicity shots from Annie Get Your Gun

Meet the cast of Foothill Music Theatre's summer production of Annie Get Your Gun. Here's a sneak peek at the first set of publicity photos to come out.

And meet Annie Oakley, also known as Jessica Raaum. More photos can be found here. Actually Annie Get Your Gun is one of the first shows I was ever in, as a 14 year old during the summer after Freshman year in high school. I still remember lots of my alto parts in the great Irving Berlin score! But I have not seen the show since! So, this should be a lot of fun for me :)

Monday, May 08, 2006

Foothill Alum Out in the World: Ruth E. Mullins

Ruth sends word that she is appearing in a very different kind of play, or as she says:
"I PROMISE that you've NEVER seen a show like this one! It is a superb example of absurdism, acted out by 5 REALLY good performers in a cute black-box venue!"
There's only one weekend left, and it's over the hill in Santa Cruz, so make your plans now!

I was really amused to see that Lance LaShelle is the male lead. He and I suffered through summer stock together 20 years ago. Yes, 20 years. That's the place where we both got our Equity cards. I'm not sure it's been 20 years since I've seen him...I think I might have seen him at a wedding a dozen years ago or so, but in any case the name and his beautifully shaped head are hard to forget :) Small world.

So, if you can make it, you should, and here's a flyer with the details:

Friday, May 05, 2006

Foothill Alum Out in the World: David Curley

David (most recently Officer Lockstock in Urinetown) is starring as John in the 2-person musical john & jen at the BusBarn Theatre in Los Altos.

It runs May 18th through June 10th.

Visit the site for more info, plus you can call (650) 941-0551 for reservations or buy tickets online.

Foothill Alum Out in the World: Milissa Carey

Having recently returned from the Broadway National Tour of Evita, Milissa Carey (Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, On the 20th Century) is appearing as Desiree in A Little Night Music. Here are the deets:

Pacific Alliance Theatre Company

May 4-21.

Hector Correa is directing this new production, set in the 1950s.

1950s. That should be interesting. Milissa has played Charlotte before, and I know Desiree has been on her list of coveted roles, so I'm sure she's making the most of it. A Little Night Music is one of my favorite shows ever, a perfect little jewel.

Go see it!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Foothill Alum out in the World: Ray Renati

Here is the scoop on Ray's latest show:
WHAT: Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
WHEN: May 5 - 21
WHERE: The Pear Avenue Theatre, Mountain View, CA
TICKETS: 650-254-1148 or online here
SPECIAL ARTSOPOLIS OFFER: A limited number of seats are still available on opening night for a great discount. Click here and get OPENING NIGHT tickets for only $15.50 (a discount of $9.50)

Drawing room comedy in the hands of radical playwright George Bernard Shaw makes a volatile mix. The mismatch of this delicious 1909 comedy is a decidedly odd couple: lusty Hypatia, the daughter of a free-thinking, philandering father who made a bundle in the underwear business, and her fiancé, a brainy aristocrat. Convention clashes with innovation, parents with children, and a gun-toting socialist is loose on the grounds. With a crash, enter a dashing aviator and a mysterious Polish acrobat in that most modern of marvels, an aeroplane. Who will wind up with whom in this comedy of money, morality, and stuck-up manners? Gala opening includes a champagne reception with the actors.

MORE INFO: At the Pear site

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