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July 20
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Eureka Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf and Instrument EUREKA SYMPHONY PRESENTS PETER AND THE WOLF AND INSTRUMENT "PETTING ZOO"
Dell'Arte International
Peter and the Wolf , by Sergei Prokofiev, was written in 1936 for orchestra and narrator and has become one of the most popular pieces for young audiences around the world. Each character and animal is represented by a particular instrument and musical theme. The Eureka Symphony's 11 a.m. performance is free and co-sponsored by Umpqua Bank and Dell'Arte. An "instrument petting zoo" will happen at10:30 a.m. to give young audiences a chance to touch and hear the instruments before the show.
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South Pacific in Broadway SOUTH PACIFIC
Wells Fargo Pavilion
This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed for theatre. Love transcends both the harsh realities of war and social stereotypes in this sweeping tale that won a Pulitzer Prize and 10 Tonys. With "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair."
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Elisabeth's Book in Broadway ELISABETH'S BOOK
Dell'Arte International
Conceived by Founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle, Elisabeth's Book is the exploration of friendship under conditions that test the will to survive. The story, told mainly through images, movement and music, is based on the journey of a Holocaust artifact made in 1944. The first work-in-progress showings of this new took place in April and the full production premieres at the Mad River Festival. Created in collaboration with Alain Schons, director/designer, whose participation is funded by an In The Lab grant from the TCG Global Connections program. Dell'Arte International is a participant in the Global Connections-IN the LAB program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
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Unnecessary Farce in Broadway UNNECESSARY FARCE
Sutter Street Theatre

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Seussical Jr. in Broadway SEUSSICAL JR.
Sutter Street Theatre
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkis, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Who's, Including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold - not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces Ridicule, danger, and kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
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The Language Archive in Broadway THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
Big Idea Theatre
George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive to work with George and his love-struck assistant, Emma, to record their language for posterity. This magical tale is filled with love and loss, beginning and endings and examines the force and failings of language.
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