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Industry Pro Newsletter: Using the Arts to Fund the Arts? Edinburgh Sees Large Ticket Sale Drop

As summer comes to a close, many regional theaters are preparing to get their new seasons started - for many, this season still carries with it a lot of risk - some of the shows in their season are still shows they had intended to do at some point during the pandemic, and segments of the audience are still hesitant to return to their seats.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Announces Debbie Chinn as Executive Director

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced the appointment of veteran arts administrator Debbie Chinn as its new Executive Director.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Nan and the Lower Body, an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival.
HERSHEY FELDER: CHOPIN IN PARIS Bay Area Premiere to be Presented at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in August

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stage the Bay Area Premiere of Hershey Felder’s musical play Hershey Felder: Chopin in Paris. Felder returns to the TheatreWorks stage August 19 – September 11 as brilliant Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, illuminating an exclusive piano lesson with this musical master.
Photos: Inside Look at TheatreWorks' Production of RAGTIME

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.
World Premiere of Jessica Dickey's NAN AND THE LOWER BODY to be Presented at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the World Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Nan and the Lower Body, an audience favorite at TheatreWorks’ 2019 New Works Festival.
TheatreWorks Raises Funds at Colorful Celebration Of Art 'A Muse Ball'

Donned in eclectic and electric attire including effervescent neon, shimmering metallics, and futuristic frocks, some 200 guests gathered to celebrate TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at its spring fundraiser A Muse Ball, an interactive and colorful celebration of art and inspiration.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Announces Cancellation of QUEEN

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced the cancellation of its production of Madhuri Shekar’s environmental drama Queen, originally scheduled to perform June 29 – July 24, 2022 at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre in Santa Clara, as part of its 51st season.
Christine Dwyer to Star as Mother in RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.
TheatreWorks Stages Immersive Celebration A MUSE BALL, May 22

This May, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will immerse guests in an interactive and colorful celebration of art and inspiration at its spring fundraiser, A Muse Ball.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Stages August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s sweeping drama Gem of the Ocean. This seminal classic will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Bond, a close friend of the late playwright and a leading interpreter of his work, making his TheatreWorks directorial debut with this play.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Stage August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s sweeping drama Gem of the Ocean. This seminal classic will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Bond, a close friend of the late playwright and a leading interpreter of his work, making his TheatreWorks directorial debut with this play.
Jane Austen Classic Comes To Musical Life In SENSE AND SENSIBILITY At TheatreWorks

Jane Austen's engaging story of two resilient sisters comes to musical life on stage when TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Regional Premiere of Sense and Sensibility. This sensational work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose Pride and Prejudice broke box office records when it premiered at TheatreWorks in 2019, and was then streamed by more than 160,000 viewers worldwide at its virtual debut.
TheatreWorks Announces Transition For Executive Director Phil Santora

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that Executive Director Phil Santora will step down from TheatreWorks in June 2022, concluding a tenure of fifteen years.
Over 100 S.F. Bay Area Arts & Cultural Organizations Unite For #BayAreaArtsTogether

Over 100 arts and cultural organizations from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area have joined forces to create #BayAreaArtsTogether, an integrated marketing and communications campaign aimed at building confidence for the safe and healthy return to in-person performances, exhibits, and events. Using a series of videos and print & digital assets that focus on one word—READY—the campaign will serve as a reminder to patrons of the power of the arts to connect, heal, and unify. 
BWW Interview: Justin Huertas of LIZARD BOY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Combines His Twin Passions for Comic Book Heroes & Musical Theater

BroadwayWorld talks to Justin Huertas, the multi-talented playwright, composer and star of 'Lizard Boy' at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. His new indie folk-rock music will be performed live in person Oct. 6 to 31 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, kicking off TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 51st season.
TheatreWorks to Reopen October 2021 With LIZARD BOY

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Appoints Alejandra Cisneros as Director of Arts Engagement

In this role, Cisneros will engage TheatreWorks’ communities, lead its work in arts education, community partnerships, and accessibility, create and manage community responsive programs that promote diversity and individual creativity, and work with students and educators in TheatreWorks venues and at schools.
Swashbuckling Soiree Raises A Bounty To Support Theatreworks Silicon Valley

Scallywags set sail across the seven seas to swarm a swashbuckling soiree as TheatreWorks Silicon Valley hosted its spring fundraiser, The Pirates of the Shores of Redwood. Donning tricorn hats, head scarves, and other pirate finery, the party pirates feasted on fancy grub, indulged in grog and other spirits, plundered a bounty of priceless treasures and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and enjoyed rollicking musical performances in a nautical night of merriment and hijinks to support the Tony Award-winning theatre company as it prepares to resume in-person performances this Fall.
TheatreWorks Will Stream Free School Tour of A KID'S PLAY ABOUT RACISM Next Month

This spring, Bay Area kids aged 5 and up will learn tools for identifying and combatting racism with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's virtual school tour of A Kid's Play About Racism, based on the book by Jelani Memory.

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