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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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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.

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

Performances:


Fri., Sat. 7:30 pm Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21   2017

Sun. 2:00 pm Oct. 8, 15, 22  

Thur. 6:30 pm Oct. 12, 19


Online Ticket Sales begin Sept 1. http://arctheatre.ticketleap.com





Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

Written by Anton Chekhov
In a new version by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Janis Stevens


THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov made its premiere at the famed Moscow Art Theatre on December 17, 1898 and created a “revolution” in modern theatre, perhaps because, as Stella Adler explains, “he (Chekhov) felt no obligation to explain life, but to put it down as he saw it truthfully”. Chekhov hoped to evoke the moodof life, rather like the Impressionists sought to offer the feeling of a place. 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.



Performances:Nov. 17 - Dec. 3, 2017 Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday except Thanksgiving


Online Ticket Sales begin Nov 1  http://arctheatre.ticketleap.com





LEND ME A TENOR

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Nancy Silva



In September 1934 The great tenor Tito Morelli is supposed to appear at the Clveland 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




JULIUS CAESAR

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




ENSEMBLE SEASON


Children's Show

Coming April/May 2018


GUMBO

February 2018




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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All Performances are in the ARC Theatre or Stage 2, except as noted.


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