“Bell, Book, and Candle”, a 1950 romantic comedy by John Van Druten, is just in time for the Halloween Holidays. The New York Times called it an “Impish Fantasy”. Directed by Michael Tabib with a cast of five distinguished Sonoma County actors, the play recounts the trials and tribulations of a modern day witch who would have to give up her powers in order to fall in love with a man she simply must have!
Complications abound with a ditzy aunt who is unable to do her witchcraft discreetly, a lazy and irresponsible brother who is a prankster warlock, and an alcoholic publisher who wants to benefit from witchcraft books at the cost of all of them.
Come enjoy this mid-century American classic and start the Halloween Season earlier (or later, as the case may be). Also, please pass this along to others who love theater at its best.
As usual, we will celebrate the closing night November 5 with an enchanted Halloween buffet, with Korbel wines and Brut Champagne, and desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Costumes are encouraged, or just come as you are.
Details and information at 707-524-8739. make your reservations today, and enjoy another quality production at Curtain Call Theatre.
Fridays: July 8*, 15*, 22, 29………………………………8PM
Saturdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30***…………………………8PM
Sunday matinees: July 10, 17, 24……………………..3PM
*Pay What You Can Fridays
*** Gala Buffet Fundraiser Closing Night: Minimum $40 Donation
( Curtain Call Theatre at the Russian River is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any donation amounts higher than $20 are Tax-Deductible).
All performances EXCEPT the GALA:
Brian Friels’ award winning masterpiece “Dancing At Lughnasa” (pron. LU-NA-SA) is a tender and humorous recounting of the challenges of the family Mundy in rural Ireland, in 1936.
It is a memory play as told by the youngest (now old man) surviving member of the family many years later, his recollections of the loving, sometimes contentious, relationship between five sisters who are all unmarried and living together precariously by surviving hard times and making the best of it along the way.
The haunting music of the Pagan Festival of “La Lughnasa” as it is called, is evocative of the stark hills and the ancient times before Christianity became Ireland’s religion. While the music of the 1930’s brings back memories associated with sensuality and the need to the harsh realities during those Depression years.
The cast of eight are remarkable in their ability to capture the subtle nuances of their characters and their relationships.
The sets are done on two levels with panoramic views of the stark setting of the Irish hills and valleys with a suggestion of the unreal.
All in all, this production is presented with much heart and attention to detail.
Join us for another memorable production at the fastest growing theater company in the Wine Country of West Sonoma County.
We now accept ticket pre-sales through Sonoma Nesting Company in Guerneville. Call 707-524-8739 for details.
See you there.
Michael Tabib, Artistic Director
July 8*, 9, 10+, 15*, 16, 17+, 22, 23, 24+, 29, 30***
* Only TWO “Pay What You Can” Fridays
+ Sunday Matinees at 3PM
All ticket prices are $20 General; $15 Seniors over 60 and Students with ID.
*** Our traditional Gala Fundraising Closing Night performance with champagne, a full buffet, premium wines and non-alcohilic beverages. $40 Donation.
Thinking about learning to act?
Beginning Acting for Adults
$100 per month with at least 10 classes per quarter
Want to Master auditioning and keep up your acting skills?
Ongoing weekly adult scene study workshop
8 weeks for $200
Call 707-867-6866 for information and registration
What about the kids?
Children’s summer theatre for ages 8 to 12
June 6 – July 31 Mon – Wed – Fri 9AM to Noon
$300 per child. $500 for 2 siblings
Ongoing Workshop for teens 13-17 years old
Saturdays 9AM to Noon Starting June 4
$300 per quarter with at least 12 classes per quarter
We want you to come and Play!
Scholarships are available for all workshops.
CALL 707-867-6866 FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATRE FOR AGES 8 TO 12
DATES: JUNE 6 – JULY 31
MON – WED – FRI 9AM TO NOON
WITH A GRADUATION PERFORMANCE!
Teaching basic acting through development of an appx 45 minute play, using all participants equally. Maximum 10 children. Cost: $300 per child. $500 for 2 siblings.
Child gets 2 tickets for the production. Additional tickets $10/adult, $5 for children under 12.
BEGINNING MONDAY APRIL 4TH, 2016 AT 7PM
ONGOING WEEKLY ADULT SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP
Once a week (generally Sundays Noon to 3 or Mondays 7-10pm when shows are running).
Maximum 10 students @ 8 weeks for $200.
Each student will work on a two-person scene and a monologue.
ONGOING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS 13-17 YEARS OLD
SATURDAYS 9AM TO NOON STARTING JUNE 4
$300 PER QUARTER WITH AT LEAST 12 CLASSES PER QUARTER
Maximum 10 students.
BEGINNING ACTING FOR ADULTS
SATURDAYS 1:00 – 4:00
$300 PER QUARTER WITH AT LEAST 10 CLASSES PER QUARTER
(based on theatre schedule)
Scholarships are available for all workshops. Call 707-867-6866 for further information.
“P.S., Your Cat Is Dead” is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy about an actor facing numerous life-shattering events on New Years’ Eve. Jimmy Zoole (played by Dax Berg) arrives home after losing a role in a play, as well as his part in a soap-opera, to find his girl-friend, Kate (Tina Woods) is leaving him and spending the weekend with another man (Dan Vanek as Fred). To top it off, he discovers he has been robbed for the third time! What happens when he actually captures the thief (Jake Hamlin as Vito Antenucci) is a wild ride that will leave you laughing, and maybe even crying a bit. More than souls are bared at the funniest New Years’ Eve gathering one can imagine, as Jimmy gains control of his life and his future. It is no surprise that a good bit of very strong language is exchanged, and since there’s also an exposed bum, this show, while fun for adults, is not for children!
Cast: Wid Dax Berg, Jake Hamlin, Dan Vanek, Tina Woods
CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND PARTIAL NUDITY
Friday Evenings: April 1*, 8*, 15,22 8pm
Saturday Evenings: April 2, 9, 16, 23 * 8pm
Sunday Matinees: April 3, 10, 17 3pm
All peformances except Gala:
$20 General; $15 Students and Seniors 60+
* Pay what you can Fridays*
Our Fundraising Closing Night featuring Korbel Brut and Wines, Sumptuous Delectables and Desserts and Non Alcoholic Beverages. $40 Donation
Doors open at 7pm, Curtain at 8 pm
This is Curtain Call Theatre’s latest offering at Russian River Hall. Reservations strongly suggested: Call 707-524-8739.
The Russian River Health Center suffered arson in late December. It is most vital to restore these services to many persons in dire need of them all year round. In response Curtain Call Theatre is doing a benefit by presenting a fully staged reading of George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan In Hell”.
Saturday January 16 at 8PM
Sunday January 17 at 2PM.
Minimum Donation is $20.
Any donation in excess will be most appreciated.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Reservations are strongly advised: 707-524-8739 Box Office.
If you are unable to attend and would still want to make a donation, please send your check to:
Curtain Call Theatre
P. O. Box 588
Guerneville, CA. 95445
Please indicate the event in the memo section of your check.
We thank you all in advance for your continued support in keeping this beautiful part of Sonoma County attractive and a refuge for all.
Michael Tabib, Artistic Director
Curtain Call Theatre in Monte Rio presents
“Don Juan in Hell” by George Bernard Shaw, one hell of a way to spend an intriguing night at the theater during your holiday season. It has no Jingle bells or any of the usual holiday cheer. But it does have a lot more. Three people who can’t decide whether to go to Heaven or to Hell argue about the benefits of each. It’s another humorous, naughty Shavian play as a staged reading by Curtain Call Theatre. Enjoy arguments with the Devil about good and evil, the proverbial battle of the sexes, Man and Superman, predictions beyond your imagination, and sobering facts about our world as we know it.
Gretchen Belgrave, Joseph Potter, Michael Tabib, Bill Young
Five performances, the last being the Traditional Gala full buffet with champagne, wines, desserts.
Friday Evening: December 11, 18 8pm
Saturday Evenings: December 12, 19 8pm
Sunday Matinee: December 13 3pm
All peformances except Gala: $12 General
*First Friday is Pay What You Can
** Gala Buffet Fundraiser December 19**
Our Fundraising Closing Night featuring Korbel Brut and Wines, sumptuous delectables and desserts and non alcoholic Beverages
Doors open at 7pm, Curtain at 8pm
Reservations and details call 707-524-8739.
**Special Fundraising Event to benefit Russian River Health Center**
January 16 at 8PM and January 17 at 2PM Curtain Call Theatre will perform a fully staged reading of George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan In Hell” to benefit the Russian River Health Center which experienced a fire that destroyed a good portion of its building.
The performances will take place at:
Russian River Hall 20347 Highway 116
Monte Rio, Ca. 95462.
Minimum Donation is $20. Any and all donation above this amount will be most appreciated.
Reservations 707-524-8739. Seating is limited. Reserve early.
All Donations are Tax deductible. Please be generous.
If you are unable to attend, please send your tax-deductible donation made out to:
Curtain Call Theatre
P.O. Box 588,
Guerneville, CA 95446
Directed by: Michael Tabib
Chris Auzston-Brady, Jake Hamlin, Kathy Ping-Rogers, Joseph Potter, Michelle Randall, Yelena Segal, Bill Young
October 16 thru November 7, 2015
Americana at its most poignant, bucolic, and humorous. Set in an ancient cemetery in the heart of the vast country, this amazing set of stories told by ghosts of the dwellers, tell the secrets, trials, and tribulations of what are to us the quintessential representations of our own fears and quirks.
Join us for an evening of sheer poetic monologues drawn right from the midst of our ancestors and their progeny who struggled to build this country to give us a heartland of promise, dreams, and aspirations for a bright future.
Schedule of Performances:
Friday Evenings: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 8pm
Saturday Evenings: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 8pm
Sunday Matinees: Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 3pm
All perforances except Gala:
$20 General; $15 Students and Seniors 60+
*Pay what you can Fridays
** Gala Buffet Fundraiser Novermber 21**
Our Fundraising Closing Night
featuring Korbel Brut and Wines, Sumptuous delectables and desserts and non alcoholic beverages
Doors open at 7pm, curtain at 8pm
We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!
The thought-provoking Political satire was written by Italian Playwright, actor, director, and composer Dario Fo in 1974.
The name of the farcical comedy is also translated into English as “We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!” and “Low Pay? Don’t Pay!”
This political farce about consumer backlash against high prices is regarded as one of Fo’s best-known plays internationally.
Now showing at the Russian River Hall in Monte Rio through August 10, 2015