With the end of winter fast approaching, there comes a very exciting time of year for theatre-makers everywhere. Awards shows are everywhere, Films and Musicals are a constant topic for any story-telling buff. But this time of year is especially special because all of these things inspire otherwise unearthed talent to show its true colors. Young, old and everywhere in between gather to share their love for performance in what can only be considered the greatest and closest community on the planet. So let's see some shows, shall we?
Lompoc Civic Theatre proudly announces its 40th Anniversary Season and invites you to help them celebrate keeping theatre LIVE in Lompoc since 1973! In commemoration of this milestone, Lompoc Civic Theatre is pleased to present four favorite shows from the past. Their first production in the spring is "The Boys Next Door" by Tom Griffin, first directed by Marian C. Stave in 1993. Marian will again direct this funny yet very touching story of four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home and the dedicated but increasingly frustrated social worker who cares for them. Performances will take place at the Lompoc Civic Auditorium from April 5-21
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre Presents: From the creative minds behind My Generation and This is Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story comes a new original musical about politics and greed, featuring the greatest musical hits of the 1970's. Watergate and Other Solid Gold Hits follows the rise of a driven political player as he navigates and inspires some of the most infamous headlines of the decade. Join us on the journey from Flower Power to leisure suits as a groovin' live band, slick singers, and sultry dancers fill the halls of the Capitol with incredible music from one of the most scandalous decades in American history. Performances are Feb. 15 - Mar. 24
Coming to the Central Coast for the first time ever, Love, Loss, & What I Wore, presented by the Cambria Center for the Arts, is the first major production of their 2013 season. With a delightful and charming Nora Ephron play which is still being performed Off-Broadway. Love, Loss, & What I Wore is performed by 6 women who tell stories of how their lives were affected/effected by the actions of the title....funny, sweet, sad and true. This production is being presented as it is done on Broadway. Shows are from April 19th to May 12th, 2013.
Kelrik Productions has multiple shows (per usual) premiering this spring, with two lineups: a kid-friendly Kelrik featuring shows like Tarzan (playing through March 10); and Kelrik After Dark, shows intended for ages eighteen and up, with performances like Spelling Bee (Through March 16) and Little Shop of Horrors (April 5-21)
Santa Maria Civic Theatre is in the works with Opal's Husband, to premiere later this spring.
Written by John Patrick and directed by Richard Dresp, Opal's Husband follows Opal and her friend Rosie in a hilarious story of marriage-just not quite how you might expect it. Shows are April 26th, 27th & May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th
Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo begins the year with Alice In Wonderland, with shows on April 5th and 7th at the Spanos Theatre
North County Performing Arts Back by popular demand - Let It Be will be staged one more time! Relive the experience again, coming April 18, 19 and 20, 2013 to the Templeton Performing Arts Center.
At Lompoc Civic Theatre