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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.

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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.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Main Stage

Evening Performances:

Fridays 7:30 pm Oct. 6, 13, 20 2017

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

Ticket Prices:

$18 General

$15 Students / Seniors

$14 Groups (10 or more at one performance)

$10 Children 4-12

Sorry, Children 3 and under not admitted.

Online Ticket Sales begin Sept 10.

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office one hour before performance. The Box Office is not open before then, but we do respond to messages as soon as possible. Please contact our Box Office ((916) 484-8234) ( to purchase tickets by phone, get venue information, group sales or further information.

Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Written 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

Ticket Prices:

$15 General

$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

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.


Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Nancy Silva

In September 1934 The great tenor Tito Morelli is supposed to appear at the Celveland Opera. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, he passes out, and the manager has to go on and fool the audience that he is Tito Morelli. But wait, the real Tito wakes up, and gets into costume to perform. Now there are two tenors running around. What happens now? This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

"A furiously paced comedy with more than a touch of the Marx brothers"

"The most inventive original farce in a long time"

"Uproarious! Hysterical!"

Performances: Feb. 23 - Mar. 4, 2018


Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Williams

Top Dog...Manliness...Lust of Power...Fight the Tyrant

Save the Republic...Chaos...Bloodshed...Assassination

Violence and Retribution...Civil War...Political Machismo

Performances: April 20 - 29, 2018


Children's Show

Coming April/May 2018


February 2018

Please contact our Box Office ((916) 484-8234) ( for ticket prices, venue information, group sales or further information.

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