American River College - Theatre and Film
The Department of Theatre and Film at American River College offers a wide range of classes in all areas of theatre, along with an expanding Film Studies program. We also maintain a busy production schedule in a variety of performance spaces in our recently modernized and expanded facility. In addition to our season of full-scale department productions, we feature touring Children's Theatre productions, student-produced performances featuring scenes, improv and one-act plays, and an on-going partnership with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival. This schedule provides broad opportunities for theoretical and practical training for our students, and an exciting and varied menu of theatrical fare for our audiences.
P R O D U C T I O N S
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Directed by Pamela Downs
Vocal Direction by Tracy Shearer
Choreographed by Sam Williams and Sarah Souther
Orchestra Conducted by Susan Hamre
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic,, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Saturdays 7:30 pm Oct. 7, 21
(No Saturday evening performance Oct. 14)
Thursdays 6:30 pm Oct. 12, 19
Saturday 2:00 pm Oct. 14
Wednesday 12:30 pm Oct. 18
Sundays 2:00 pm Oct. 8, 15, 22
$15 Students / Seniors
$14 Groups (10 or more at one performance)
$10 Children 4-12
Sorry, Children 3 and under not admitted.
by Anton Chekhov
In a new version by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Janis Stevens
The Seagull was the first of Chekhov’s great works and is celebrated as one of the most important plays of the nineteenth century. Guests assemble at a country house for the staging of a play, while behind the scenes, romantic jealousies, self-doubt and the ruthless pursuit of happiness confuse lives, loves and literature. Our production seeks to offer an impressionistic feel of turn-of-the-century Russia and the comedic poignancy of the characters brought to life in this extraordinary play.
Fri/Sat 8 pm Nov. 17,18, 24,25 Dec. 1, 2, 2017
Sun 2 pm Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3
Thurs 6:30 pm Nov. 20
$12 Students (any school with ID)
$12 Seniors (62 and over)
Seats are limited. 120 per performance Children 3 and under are not admitted.
Tickets will be available online Nov. 1 at www.arctheatre.ticketleap.com
The Box Office will be open 1 hour before each performance. Until then, you can leave a message, and we will respond as soon as possible. Contact the Box Office Contact Page or call (916) 484-8234.
For performances in Stage 2, the box office is next to Stage 2 in the North Lobby of the theatre building.
Coming April/May 2018