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Leadership Changes Announced at Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre

Actors' Theatre announces three changes to its leadership. A convergence of events prompts these decisions after the famed 8 Tens @8 Short Play Festival was canceled earlier this year due to the Omicron variant.
Actors' Theatre Produces On Demand Film Of The 8 Tens Festival

Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre was in full swing to return to live performances with the famed 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival in January, when the fast spreading COVID-19 variant Omicron shut the production before it opened.
Actors Theatre Cancels Live Performances of 8 Tens Festival

After two years of being dark, Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre was in full swing to return to live performances with the opening of the famed 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival on January 14. But the fast spread of the COVID-19 variant Omicron has made taking precautions priority.
Actors' Theatre Reopens with 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival

Santa Cruz County Actors’  Theatre returns to live performances after nearly two years of closure due to the pandemic. The 26th Annual 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival opens January 14 and plays through February 6, at the Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Cruz.
California Artists Unite For The Passage Of The Performing Arts Relief Act

Artists throughout the state of California are uniting for the passage of Senate Bill 805 (SB 805), titled, “The Performing Arts Relief Act,” which the Senate Labor Committee will vote on Wednesday, April 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Sacramento, CA.   A Coalition of 36 small 99-seat non-profit theaters and freelance performers are banding together to make theater accessible to all.  
Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre Presents Stephen Sondheim Musical COMPANY

Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre, who brings the community the annual sold-out 8 Tens @ Eight Short Play Festival, concludes their 2019 season with Stephen Sondheim's award winning musical Company. Directed by Andrew Ceglio and musical direction by Daniel Goldsmith, the production opens September 27 and plays through October 13 at the Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Cruz.
All-Star Musical Celebration To Honor The Late Lile Cruse At The Rio

A free community celebration in honor of local music educator and musical theatre producer Lile O. Cruse will take place at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Sunday, October 28 at 6 PM.
She L.A. Arts Summer Theater Festival Opens Tomorrow

Since its launch in 2015, the renowned She NYC Arts has produced 21 full-length shows from women playwrights, earning praise for its commitment to discovering and cultivating some of the best up-and-coming talent in the theatre world through its open submissions festival.
She L.A. Arts Festival Approaches Opening

Since its launch in 2015, the renowned She NYC Arts has produced 21 full-length shows from women playwrights, earning praise for its commitment to discovering and cultivating some of the best up-and-coming talent in the theatre world through its open submissions festival.
She L.A. Arts Launches With July Theatre Festival

Since its launch in 2015, the renowned She NYC Arts has produced 21 full-length shows from women playwrights, earning praise for its commitment to discovering and cultivating some of the best up-and-coming talent in the theatre world through its open submissions festival.
Palo Alto Players presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Grab your coconuts and gallop down to Palo Alto Players! From the collaborators behind the hit film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot. Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the Holy Grail, April 28 - May 14 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Monty Python's Spamalot is directed and choreographed by Andrew Ceglio, with additional tap choreography by Stephanie Bayer and music direction by Katie Coleman. Tickets are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891.
Cabrillo Stage Premieres Re-Imagined Work LUNCH, Now thru 1/19

Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company in residence at Cabrillo College, concludes their 32nd repertory season with the premiere of a re-imagined work, Lunch, playing today, January 3 through 19 at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater.
Cabrillo Stage to Premiere Re-Imagined Work LUNCH, 1/3-19

Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company in residence at Cabrillo College, concludes their 32nd repertory season with the premiere of a re-imagined work, Lunch, playing January 3 through 19 at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater.
Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre's BAT BOY

Acclaimed Bay Area actor Robert Brewer is donning fangs to step into the role of 'Bat Boy' in Foothill Music Theatre's production of BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL.
Foothill Music Theatre Announces Replacement 'Man' Brewer For 'BAT BOY'

Acclaimed Bay Area actor Robert Brewer is donning fangs to step into the role of 'Bat Boy' in Foothill Music Theatre's production of BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL. Due to personal reasons, previously announced Andrew Ceglio has withdrawn from the production and award-winning director Jay Manley feels that Robert Brewer is the perfect replacement. No stranger to the role, Brewer played the role of 'Bat Boy' with Theatre Three in Dallas, Texas.
Photo Flash: BAT BOY at Foothill Music Theatre

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the hilarious Off-Broadway musical comedy hit, BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL. This campy, off-the-wall parody inspired by a supermarket tabloid story of a half-boy, half-bat keeps both tongue and fang firmly in cheek. The exuberant score mixes rock, Broadway, gospel, and country music in a smart, witty, self-aware comical confection. Award-winning director Jay Manley helms this fabulous cult hit with musical direction by Spencer Williams, and choreography by Andrew Ceglio (also the production's star). The talented cast of BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL includes Andrew Ceglio as both Bat Boy and the production choreographer (credits include Pippin at Foothill Music Theatre, Marquee Productions at Childrens Musical Theater San Jose, Theater on San Pedro, and Forever Plaid at Cabrillo Stage as director and choreographer); Kateri McRae returns to the Foothill stage as Bat Boy's young love, Shelley (previously seen as Mae in Foothill Music Theatre's The Pajama Game, other credits include Broadway By the Bay and the Palo Alto Players); Ariel Buck as Shelley's mother and Bat Boy's tutor (credits include North Shore Music Theatre, MA, Marquee Productions at CMSTSJ, and an international tour with Tokyo Disney Sea); Tim Reynolds as the veterinarian, Dr. Parker (credits include Bobby in Company at Foothill Music Theatre, and roles at TheatreWorks and Broadway By the Bay); Todd Wright returns to Foothill as the Sherriff (previous roles include Alfie Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Mr. Hasler in The Pajama Game and numerous roles with the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival). Also featured in the cast of BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL are David Cates, RaMond Thomas, Michael Rhone, Sarah B. Griner, and Monique Hafen in rotating roles as the various citizens of Hope Falls, West Virigina.
BAT BOY THE MUSICAL Hits The Foothill Music Theater 2/27

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the hilarious Off-Broadway musical comedy hit, BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL. This campy, off-the-wall parody inspired by a supermarket tabloid story of a half-boy, half-bat keeps both tongue and fang firmly in cheek. The exuberant score mixes rock, Broadway, gospel, and country music in a smart, witty, self-aware comical confection. Award-winning director Jay Manley helms this fabulous cult hit with musical direction by Spencer Williams, and choreography by Andrew Ceglio (also the production's star). BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL plays February 27 (press opening February 28, 8pm & March 1, 2pm) through March 22, 2009 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. For tickets ($18-26) and information, the public may visit www.foothillmusicals.com, or phone the box office at 650 949-7360. Called 'exuberant, campy fun' by the San Francisco Chronicle, BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL, ripped from the headlines of The Weekly World News tabloid, is a dark but whimsical parable on the secret desires and depravities of a small West Virginia town. While visiting the caves outside of Hope Falls, West Virginia, three young explorers find a bat-boy hiding among the caverns. The local sheriff, unsure of what to do with the dangerous captive, who could be connected to the strange illness killing off the local cows, takes the bat-boy to the veterinarian. While the townspeople clamor for his destruction, Bat Boy, who is taken in by the veterinarian and his family, learns to read, speak, and even fall in love. A wickedly slick satire that spoofs convention, BAT BOY chronicles the struggles of a boy with fangs who just wants to be loved. The show premiered at Tim Robbins' Actors Gang Theatre on October 31, 1997, and has since been produced Off-Broadway, in London's West End, at the Edinburgh Festival and in scores of productions throughout the world. The New York Times declared, 'It's remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish, even within an outlandish frame,' of this Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Foothill Sinks Its Teeth Into BAT BOY THE MUSICAL Starting 2/27

BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL plays February 27 (press opening February 28, 8pm & March 1, 2pm) through March 22, 2009 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. For tickets ($18-26) and information, the public may visit www.foothillmusicals.com, or phone the box office at 650 949-7360.

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