Cinnabar to Present ROME & JULIET, 'CHARLIE BROWN' and More in Coming Months

By: Feb. 10, 2015
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Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County, has announced exciting and enriching activities for local youth. From summer camps with Beauty and the Beast to discounted professional performances of Arcadia and Falstaff to youth productions of Romeo & Juliet and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, there are abundant opportunities for kids to enjoy the arts.

"Local parents can count on Cinnabar to provide positive and productive activities for their children," said Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein. "In our classes, summer camps, and shows, kids learn valuable skills that are essential to success in today's society, such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and leadership. And they also have tons of fun!"

In the months to come, Cinnabar's Young Rep offers the following programs:

February 28 - March 1: Be Funny or Die!

James Pelican, an accomplished performer seen at Cinnabar in Born Yesterday and La Cage aux Folles, leads the first in a new series of two-day workshops taught by master teachers. Learn how to tell a story through the language of the body by exploring basic concepts of clowning. Be prepared to run, skip, cry, laugh, and walk on a razor's edge. Tuition is $75, with a $15 discount for students who participated in Cinnabar's Wizard of Oz or Romeo & Juliet.

March 13-15: Romeo & Juliet

Cinnabar's talented teens tackle this legendary love story in a production featuring 23 youth from Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Penngrove. Don't miss their daring new look at Shakespeare's masterpiece. Romeo & Juliet runs from March 13 through March 15. Tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for ages 21 and under.

April 3 & June 12: Friday Night Live

Make friends, eat pizza, talk to the artists, and see a show... for only nine bucks! Thanks to the Community Foundation Sonoma County, middle-school and high-school students can enjoy live performances for the same price as a movie. Sign up to see Tom Stoppard's Arcadia on April 3 or Verdi's Falstaff on June 12.

May 15 - 24: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The characters created by Sonoma County's favorite cartoonist come to life in this Broadway musical. Watch Cinnabar's youngsters portray Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, and the entire Peanuts gang! You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens May 15 and runs through May 24. Tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for ages 21 and under. This production is generously underwritten by Madeleine and Scott Ashe in honor of Young Rep alumna Erin Yvette Ashe.

July: Summer camps with Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest! Spend the summer rehearsing and performing Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This fantastic musical offers fun opportunities for young performers. Everyone who enrolls is guaranteed a part in the show; no experience necessary. The camp for ages 6 to 11 takes place from July 6 through August 2. The camp for ages 12 and up takes place from July 13 through August 9. Cinnabar's summer camps are generously underwritten by Rob Sullivan Real Estate.

Every year, Cinnabar Theater produces a thrilling mix of plays, musicals, operas, and concerts in a remarkable range of genres. Cinnabar's Young Rep offers extensive activities for local youth, and the Cinnabar Singers welcome anyone who wants to be part of a chorus. All these events take place in the iconic red schoolhouse perched atop a grassy hill on the outskirts of Petaluma. This intimate venue is the perfect place for young people to discover the thrill of theater and to immerse themselves in the original 3-D, high-definition style of storytelling.

Cinnabar Theater is located at 3333 Petaluma Boulevard North, just off Highway 101 and only minutes from historic downtown Petaluma. There's ample parking up on the hill... and a friendly herd of goats grazing in the neighboring field. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 707-763-8920 or visit cinnabartheater.org.



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