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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 2013-2014 Season of SRJC Theatre Arts.

We are so excited about our season this year! We open with the provocative new comedy, Distracted, in which a young couple's world is turned upside down when their son is diagnosed with A.D.D. Next, we step back in time to 19th century Paris with the stunning blockbuster, Les Misérables. In March, we'll head to early 20th century Russia with Anton Chekhov's brilliant tragicomedy The Cherry Orchard.
Finally, we'll fill Burbank with gales of laughter
with Monty Python's Spamalot. This hilarious musical will be directed by Theatre Arts instructor Reed Martin, who is also a member of the renowned and irreverent Reduced Shakespeare Company.

With these shows, we are continuing our commitment to providing our students with a wide range of quality theatre experiences, both in the classroom and on stage. Every ticket you purchase helps make that possible! In addition, your generous donations and concession purchases go directly to our Theatre Arts Foundation fund, providing opportunities for students to participate in stimulating events like the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

These are challenging times, especially for the arts in education. With that in mind, we are so grateful for the continuing support of our wonderful audiences here in Sonoma County. We hope you will join us this year for our 2013-2014 Season and help us celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Burbank Auditorium too!

Laura Downing-Lee
Chair/Artistic Director

Announcing Our 2013-2014 Theatre Arts Season

  • Theatre Arts Season tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, September 4, 2013. For more information call the Box Office at 527-4343.
  • Tickets for Piano on the Edge (Oct. 19 Arts Fundraiser) will be handled by the SRJC Foundation.
  • 2014 Spring Dance Performance tickets will go on sale Spring 2014.
  • 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. 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 Distracted, Les Miserables, and The Cherry Orchard. All tickets for our special Wednesday Night ("Hump Day") performance of Spamalot will be $10.

Purchasing Tickets for the 2013-2014 Season

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to our performances ahead of time, thus avoiding Box Office lines, please use our online ticket order system or the printable ticket order form. We have listed this season's performance dates and times for your convenience under each performance title below. Thank you for your patronage and enjoy your theatre experience.

Distracted

BY LISA LOOMER
Directed by John Shillington

When nine-year-old Jesse is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, his parents' world is suddenly turned upside down. As Jesse's parents set off on a crazy rollercoaster ride through?our over-stimulated, Wi-Fi-obsessed culture searching for the "right" treatment, the play poses a provocative question: Who actually has A.D.D., Jesse or our whole society? As stimulating and unpredictable as the precocious little boy we only hear offstage, this timely comedy is a delightful pill to swallow.

Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains strong language.

BURBANK AUDITORIUM
October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8:00 PM
October 5, 6, 12, 13, at 2:00 PM

Distracted is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For tickets call (707) 527-4343
Or purchase at our Online Box Office

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Piano On Edge

BURBANK AUDITORIUM
October 19 at 8:00 PM

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Beauty logo

MUSIC BY CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG
MUSIC BY CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG
ENGLISH LYRICS BY HERBERT KRETZMER


Directed by Laura Downing-Lee
Choreography by Tamara Grose
Vocal Direction by Jody Benecke
Music Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson

Victor Hugo's powerful epic explodes onto the Burbank stage in this new production of one of the most famous musicals in history. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, the story follows the path of Jean Valjean, a man who breaks his parole after years of unjust imprisonment to start a new life. With unforgettable songs like "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," and "Bring Him Home," this uplifting masterpiece is an enduring testament to the survival of the human spirit.

BURBANK AUDITORIUM
November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 5, 6, 7 at 8:00 PM
November 23, 24, 30, December 1, 7, 8 at 2:00 PM

Recommended for age 13 and above. Contains brief strong language, adult situations, and violent scenes.

Les Misérables is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).



For tickets call (707) 527-4343
Or purchase at our Online Box Office

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The Cherry Orchard

BY ANTON CHEKHOV
ADAPTED BY EMILY MANN


Directed by Leslie McCauley

Hailed as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, this timeless tragicomedy is as relevant today as when it premiered in 1904. While the clouds of social upheaval gather, a family of impoverished Russian aristocrats returns to their country estate, oblivious that it may soon be lost to foreclosure. Written just months before his death, The Cherry Orchard brilliantly illustrates Chekhov's uncanny ability to capture the essence of human nature, with memorable characters both flawed and fascinating.

Recommended for age 14 and above.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York City.

Burbank Auditorium
March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 PM
March 8, 9, 15, 16 at 2:00 PM

Recommended for age 14 and above.

The Cherry Orchard is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For tickets call (707) 527-4343
Or purchase at our Online Box Office

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Legally Blond

BOOK AND LYRICS BY ERIC IDLE
MUSIC BY JOHN DU PREZ AND ERIC IDLE


Directed by Reed Martin
Choreography by Lara Branen
Vocal Direction by Jody Benecke

Flying cows! Dancing knights! Killer rabbits! Sophisticated stuff,?right? Take one outrageous group of guys (Monty Python), stir in the King Arthur legend, and what do you have? The script for one of the wackiest musicals to ever play Burbank Auditorium. Shamelessly adapted from the hit 1970s film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this hilarious musical romp through Arthurian England is guaranteed to make your sides ache with laughter. As the song says, "always look on the bright side of life!"

Burbank Auditorium
April 25, 26, 30*, May 1, 2, 3, at 8:00 PM
April 26, 27, May 3 at 2:00 PM
and May 4 at 3:00 PM*
This performance coincides with SRJC's open house, Day under the Oaks
*SPECIAL "Hump Day" $10 Performance, Wednesday, April 30 at 8:00 PM

Recommended for age 10 and up.
Some adult references and brief strong language.

Monty Python's Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with
Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

For tickets call (707) 527-4343
Or purchase at our Online Box Office

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Theatre Arts and?Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance
Proudly Present

Dance

2014 SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCE
Burbank Auditorium
May 9 & 10 at 8:00 PM
May 10 & 11 at 2:00 PM

Dance Performance Tickets Go On Sale Spring 2014

 
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