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Greetings!

Whether you are one of our faithful subscribers or joining us for the first time, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2014-2015 Season of SRJC Theatre Arts and the 75th birthday of Burbank Auditorium!

When I tell people about our amazing line-up, I like to say that "we're starting with a song and ending with a dance." We'll open with an intimate staging of the contemporary romantic comedy, Prelude to a Kiss, which gets its title from a 1938 Duke Ellington song (coincidentally composed the same year construction started on Burbank Auditorium!) For the holiday season, we are extremely excited to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster epic, The Phantom of the Opera. In March, we'll produce the hilarious and thought-provoking satire American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, a rollicking odyssey through American culture seen through the eyes of a Mexican immigrant. And finally, we'll rock the walls of Burbank with the dynamic dance musical Footloose!

Each year we choose a wide range of shows for our season in order to expose our students to different styles, periods and technical challenges. While you may have already spotted a favorite among our offerings, please consider sampling our entire season as a subscriber. Every ticket you purchase, as well as your generous donations and concession purchases, go directly toward sustaining our Theatre Arts production program and providing opportunities for students to participate in stimulating extra-curricular experiences.

We are so grateful for the continuing support of our wonderful audiences here in Sonoma County. We hope you will join us for this exciting year ahead!

Laura Downing-Lee
Chair/Artistic Director

Announcing Our 2014-2015 Theatre Arts Season

  • Theatre Arts Season tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, September 10, 2014. For more information call the Box Office at 527-4307.

  • 2015 Spring Dance Performance tickets will go on sale Spring 2015.

  • Please check the calendar and online ticketing for curtain times.

  • SRJC Faculty and Staff are entitled to one (1) $5.00 ticket for each production. Present ID at the box office when purchasing tickets.

  • Members of Associated Students Plus are entitled to one (1) free voucher for each production. Present ID at the box office when purchasing tickets.

  • We offer one special Bargain performance for each production. Tickets are $5-Youth, $7-Students/Seniors and $10-General for our Bargain Matinees for The Phantom of the Opera and Footloose. All tickets for our Wednesday Night ("Hump Day") performances of Prelude to a Kiss and American Night: The Ballad of Juan José will be $10.

Purchasing Tickets for the 2014-2015 Season

Online Ticketing

Tickets will go on sale online and at the Box Office on September 10, 2014. Further instructions will appear here at that time.

BY CRAIG LUCAS

Once upon a time in the land of Manhattan a straight-laced guy named Peter meets a beautiful insomniac named Rita and they fall instantly in love. But when an elderly stranger kisses the bride at their wedding, it sparks a supernatural soul-switch that sends this quirky "fairy tale for adults" spinning. Funny, yet poignant, Prelude to a Kiss is a heartfelt comment on aging, fate, and the fragility of love in the face of sudden crisis.

Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains strong language and adult topics.

NEWMAN AUDITORIUM

October 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM
October 5, 11, 12 at 2:00 PM

Directed by Leslie McCauley

PRELUDE TO A KISS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For tickets call (707) 527-4307
Or purchase at our Online Box Office



MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
LYRICS BY CHARLES HART

ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY RICHARD STILGOE
BOOK BY RICHARD STILGOE AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

ORIGINALLY DIRECTED IN BROADWAY BY HAROLD PRINCE
ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP.
BASED ON THE NOVEL "LE FANTOME DE L'OPERA" BY GASTON LEROUX ORCHESTRATIONS BY DAVID CULLEN AND ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's soaring "music of the night" fills the air as Burbank Auditorium transforms into a grand Paris opera house of 1881. Deep in the shadows, the opera house is haunted by a mysterious figure, known only as "The Phantom", who draws a young soprano named Christine under his enigmatic spell. The longest-running Broadway musical in history, this legendary adaptation of Gaston Leroux's classic novel has captivated, shocked, and enchanted thousands of audiences for over 25 years.

Recommended for ages 8 and above. Some potentially frightening content.

BURBANK AUDITORIUM

November 21, 22, 28, 29, December 4, 5, 6 at 8:00 PM
November 23, 29, 30; December 6, 7 at 2:00 PM

Directed by John ShillingtonVocal Direction by Jody Benecke
Music Direction by Janis Dunson WilsonChoreographed by Tamara Grose

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group, Ltd.

For tickets call (707) 527-4307
Or purchase at our Online Box Office



BY RICHARD MONTOYA

Juan José falls asleep while studying for his U.S. citizenship test and finds himself on a delirious roller-coaster through American history. As our hero time-travels through a blisteringly funny fever dream, he receives advice from Sacagawea, Jackie Robinson, Bob Dylan, and many others. Hilarious and moving, this timely satire (developed by the acclaimed Chicano-American comedy troupe Culture Clash) fearlessly takes on issues such as immigration, race, and what it means to be a "Real" American.

Recommended for ages 10 and above.
Contains satirical portrayals of historical and religious figures.

BURBANK AUDITORIUM

March 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 PM
March 8, 14, 15 at 2:00 PM

Directed by Reed Martin

AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

For tickets call (707) 527-4307
Or purchase at our Online Box Office



STAGE ADAPTATION BY DEAN PITCHFORD AND WALTER BOBBIE
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY DEAN PITCHFORD
MUSIC BY TOM SNOW
LYRICS BY DEAN PITCHFORD
ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS, AND JIM STEINMAN

Based on the hit film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose is a toe-tapping, high-octane trip back to the '80s! Big-city teenager Ren McCormick moves to a small Midwest town where rock music, parties, and dancing have all been banned. Backed by a dynamic musical score mixing great new songs with chart-topping classics like "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "Almost Paradise", Ren must win over the town—and the audience—and teach everyone to "cut foot-loose!"

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains mature themes.

BURBANK AUDITORIUM

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2 at 8:00 PM
April 19, 25, 26, May 2 at 2:00 PM
and May 3 at 3:00 PM*
*(This performance coincides with SRJC's open house, Day Under the Oaks)

Directed by Wendy Wisely Vocal Direction by Jody Benecke
Choreographed by Lara Branen Musical Direction by Nate Riebli

FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals

For tickets call (707) 527-4307
Or purchase at our Online Box Office



DANCE PERFORMANCE

The Theatre Arts Department,
in collaboration with the Department of Kinesiology, Dance, and Athletics,
proudly presents:

DANCE SHOW 2015

BURBANK AUDITORIUM

May 8 and 9 at 8:00 PM
May 9 and 10 at 2:00 PM

Dance Performance Tickets Go On Sale Spring 2015

 
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