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2016/17 SEASON


WELCOME TO THE FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts. With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.

FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE Tickets may be purchased for events scheduled at both the Firehouse Arts Center and the Amador Theater at the Firehouse Box Office. Group discounts of 15% are offered for most purchases of ten or more tickets made at the same time for the same event. Gift certificates are available online, by phone or at the Box Office.

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Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

HARRINGTON GALLERY HOURS Wed - Fri 12- 5 PM

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For more information, visit www.firehousearts.org/memberships or call (925) 931-4848


EVENTS LISTED BY GENRE AMERICANA

HARRINGTON GALLERY (continued)

The Hunts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Fresh Works 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Young@Art Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

BLUES Marc Broussard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

HOLIDAY SHOWS

CABARET

Jim Curry’s “A Rocky Mountain Christmas” . . . 10 Jeff Bordes: A New Orleans Christmas . . . . . . 11 Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Ariana Savalas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kelly Brandeburg “My Favorite Barbra!” . . . . . 13 The Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet . . . 16

CLASSICAL Tamriko Siprashvili & Peter Argondizza in Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

COMEDY 3 Blonde Moms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Four Bitchin’ Babes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

CO-SPONSORED EVENTS Museum on Main: Julia Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Museum on Main: Edgar Allan Poe. . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pleasanton Community Concert Band. . . . . . . 17

JAZZ Ariana Savalas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Jeff Bordes: A New Orleans Christmas . . . . . . 11

MAGIC Jay Alexander: “Mind Tricks” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

MUSICAL THEATER My Fair Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Anything Goes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Evita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

POP

Jim Curry’s “A Rocky Mountain Christmas” . . . 10

The Bird Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Jim Anderson & the Rebels: Happy Birthday Elvis! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Spencer Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Four Bitchin’ Babes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

FAMILY

ROCK

COUNTRY

The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cashore Marionettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Getting to Know...The Sound of Music . . . . . . 10 Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. . . . . . . . . 14 Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band . . . . . . . . . . 15

The Bird Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Young Dubliners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Jim Anderson & the Rebels: Happy Birthday Elvis! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Zeppelin USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

FOLK

VOCAL

Marc Broussard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 County Line Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 We Banjo 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Women of the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

HARRINGTON GALLERY Pleasanton Art League Member’s Exhibition . . 18 Urbanscapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 California Watercolor Association . . . . . . . . . . 18 Studio Art Quilt Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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YOUTH/TEEN 4th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival . . . Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band . . . . . . . . The Hunts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creatures of Impulse: 2016/17 Season . . . . . . Play It Loud! - High School Music Collaborative . . . Acoustic Youth - High School Music Collaborative . .

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FOR THE FAMILY

CIVIC ARTS STAGE COMPANY FAMILY THEATER PERFORMED BY LOCAL YOUTH

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. September 16 - 25, 2016 Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM

Friday • 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM

The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth JR. Adapted from Norton Juster’s beloved, award-winning children’s book, this inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner, Sheldon Harnick. See page 7

Getting to Know...

At the AMADOR THEATER

THE SOUND OF MUSIC December 9 - 18, 2016 Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM

MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. March 17 - 26, 2017 Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM

Friday • 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Families will enjoy this uniquely adapted musical for young performers. See page 10

Friday • 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM

Get ready to “Move It” as the personable animals of the Central Park Zoo come to life on stage in this fantastic new adaptation of the hit movie! Not content to leave well enough alone, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo escape to explore the world and find themselves on a ship heading across the Pacific Ocean. Although they have been raised in blissful captivity, they quickly learn first-hand how rough life can be in the wilds of Madagascar! See page 14 FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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SEASON OF MUSICALS PACIFIC COAST REPERTORY THEATRE Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT) is proud to present the 2016-17 Season of Musicals with classic song and dance. 15% discount on subscription packages. Please see our website explaining additional benefits at www.firehousearts.org

MY FAIR LADY November 5-20, 2016 (No show November 11) Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, the story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, so that she may pass as a lady. Featuring such classic and iconic songs as Wouldn’t It be Loverly, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and On the Street Where You Live. See page 9

ANYTHING GOES January 28 - February 12, 2017 The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comical assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, Billy Crocker, Hope Harcourt and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin. Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life. Terrific Cole Porter songs include: It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get a Kick Out of You, All Through the Night, Anything Goes, You’re the Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. See page 12

FPO

EVITA April 29 - May 14, 2017 This dynamic musical masterpiece chronicles the life of Argentina’s Eva Peron, from her dirt-poor childhood existence to First Lady at twenty-seven. She was dead at thirty-three. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself. Songs include Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, What’s New Buenos Aires, High Flying Adored and Another Suitcase in Another Hall. See page 16

FPO

Subscription packages are available by phone, at the box office during box office hours or online by selecting “Subscriptions.”

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2016 - 2017 SEASON CABARET: ARIANA SAVALAS

Firehouse Season 7 Opening Night with Special Guest, 2-Time Grammy Winner MADS TOLLING Saturday, September 3 • 8 PM $17 - $27 The songstress with the gorgeous, sultry voice evokes the glamour and talent of movie star idols like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake. The youngest daughter of legendary actor Telly Savalas, Ariana is a seductive chanteuse who captivates sold out audiences throughout the country. Her collaborations with the Postmodern Jukebox have garnered millions of views and reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Get ready for signature smoothas-silk vocals, a quick wit, and a delightfully naughty sense of humor.

POP/ROCK: THE BIRD DOGS

Everly Brothers Salute Saturday, September 10 • 8 PM $20 - $30 First class performers (and brothers) Dylan and Zach Zmed deliver a genuine, youthful, yet nostalgic tribute. With full backup band, The Bird Dogs celebrate the energy and intimacy so present in the Everly’s music, which inspired bands like The Beatles, Buddy Holly, and Simon & Garfunkel to name just a few. Mega-hits Bye Bye Love, All I Have to Do (is Dream), Wake Up Little Suzie, and so many more.

CHILDREN’S THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR.

September 16 - 25 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM $7 - $18 The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth JR. Adapted from Norton Juster’s beloved, award-winning children’s book, this inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner, Sheldon Harnick. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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ROCK: YOUNG DUBLINERS American Rock – Irish Tradition Friday, September 30 • 8 PM $25 - $35 The “hardest working band in Celtic Rock” is back at it! And we landed them for a stop on their next big tour. Familiar from recent appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the soundtracks of Sons of Anarchy and Human Target, the Young Dubliners rock the stage with their high-energy hybrid rock. Set list promises picks from all nine albums… and these Irish gents always deliver!

COMEDY: 3 BLONDE MOMS The Real “Desperate Housewives”! Saturday, October 8 • 8 PM $15 - $25 Top-notch, high-energy, semi-scripted standup comedy show, jam-packed with hysterical material about being a Mom: kids, husbands, neighbors, in-laws and, well, mom-life. All 3 Moms have long theater, film, and TV resumes, plus major standup comedy creds, including countless appearances on Comedy Central and Evening at the Improv on A&E … come dish with the “unlikely friends in the cul-de-sac.” (PG-13)

FOLK/BLUES: MARC BROUSSARD Soulful Bayou Blues Friday, October 14 • 8 PM $30 - $40 “Few modern voices are as powerful as Marc Broussard’s soulful Bayou-bred baritone” says The Washington Times. Louisiana’s own, he is again drawing fans to packed houses around the country to witness his signature smoky, swamp-filled R&B and Blues styling. Broussard tours with Zach Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Isaak, Willie Nelson, Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw and also performs on The Tonight Show, Late Night, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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FAMILY THEATER: CASHORE MARIONETTES “Life in Motion” Friday, October 21 • 7:30 PM Saturday, October 22 • 2 PM $10 - $18 Powerful, entertaining, surprising, one-of-a-kind theatrical performance. In a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland, characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed unlike anything else in theater today. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, and poetic insight, they will take you on a journey that celebrates the richness of life.

FOLK: COUNTY LINE TRIO Salute to the Kingston Trio Sunday, October 23 • 2 PM $15 - $25 Rousing, nostalgic trip back to the days when everyone exercised their vocal cords, tapped their toes and clapped along to the familiar refrains of all the great folk hits. Remember Tom Dooley, Charlie on the MTA, Scotch and Soda, Worried Man and Where Have All The Flowers Gone? Wonderful three-part harmonies, with guitar and banjo, blended with delightful banter, jokes and just cutting-up and having fun.

MUSICAL THEATER: MY FAIR LADY Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre November 5 & 18 • 8 PM November 12 & 19 • 2 & 8 PM November 6, 13, & 20 • 2 PM $19 - $40 Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, the story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, so that she may pass as a lady. Featuring such classic and iconic songs as Wouldn’t It be Loverly, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and On the Street Where You Live.

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YOUTH: 4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL With the New Firehouse Youth Chorus

Saturday, November 26 • 6 PM General: $10 Students: $5 The first ever Firehouse Arts Center Youth Chorus will perform fun holiday favorites and perhaps a few surprises for the 4th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival. If your elementary or middle school student is interested in joining the Firehouse Youth Chorus, please find registration information at www. firehousearts.org under youth and teen programs.

HOLIDAY/COUNTRY: JIM CURRY’S “A ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS” The Music of John Denver Sunday, December 4 • 2 & 7 PM $17 - $27

Acclaimed performer Jim Curry, whose compelling voice is heard in the CBS movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, performs his tribute to sold out theaters throughout the country. This special holiday concert includes many songs from Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits, plus holiday favorites for the whole family. An unforgettable show that will truly fill up your senses.

CHILDREN’S THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company GETTING TO KNOW... At the AMADOR THEATER THE SOUND OF MUSIC December 9 - 18 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM $7 - $18 When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Families will enjoy this musical adapted for young performers.

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HOLIDAY/JAZZ: A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS With Jeff Bordes & Friends Saturday, December 10 • 8 PM $15 - $25

This heartwarming holiday show mixes the spirit of Christmas with the soul of New Orleans. The whole family will love the lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by jazz trumpeter, and Pleasanton native, Jeff Bordes. With a line-up of special guests and a blend of carols and jazzy flair, you’ll want to transform the aisle into the Second Line.

COMEDY: THE BIG FAT YEAR-END KISS-OFF!

Starring Will Durst & Friends Wednesday, December 28 • 8 PM $20 - $30 The 24th Annual Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show is proud to present an evening of pure yuks at the expense of the year 2016. Stand-up, improvisation and loosely written sketches guaranteed to mock, scoff and taunt with taste. Starring political satirist Will Durst, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Johnny Steele, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus. (PG-13)

POP/ROCK: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELVIS!

Starring Jim Anderson and the Rebels Sunday, January 8 • 2 PM $17 - $27 Celebrate “The King” on his 82nd birthday! Jim Anderson & the Rebels perform throughout the West Coast to rave reviews and sell-out crowds. From Heartbreak Hotel to Jailhouse Rock these are the songs that keep the legend living on… and Jim Anderson sings them like they’ve never gone away. This hip swiveling, body gyrating, and leg wiggling show with Jim and the boys reminds Elvis fans everywhere why Elvis was, still is, and will always be “The King!” FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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NEW SHOW TO COME!!! January 2017

In the entertainment world, it is sometimes worthwhile waiting to book a particular show. We expect to confirm an exciting performer to fill this vacancy soon. Please stay tuned to forthcoming newsletters and social media for announcements. In the meantime, sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and you’ll be one of the first to know who it is. Thanks for your patience.

MUSICAL THEATER: Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre ANYTHING GOES January 28, February 3 & 10 • 8 PM February 4 & 11 • 2 & 8 PM January 29 & February 12 • 2 PM $19 - $40 The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, Billy Crocker, Hope Harcourt and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin. Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life. Cole Porter songs include: It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow.

CLASSICAL: TAMRIKO SIPRASHVILI & PETER ARGONDIZZA IN CONCERT

“Piano/Guitar Journey – From Germany to Spain” Saturday, February 4 • 8 PM $25 - $40

The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council presents another amazing benefit concert. It’s a piano and guitar extravaganza, starring internationally acclaimed artists: pianist Tamriko Siprashvili and Guitarist Peter Argondizza. The program is designed for all ages and should be a “sell out.” So, get your tickets early!

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AMAT T TH ADHE EA O TE R R


FOLK: WE BANJO 3

Flamboyant Mix of Irish, Bluegrass, and Old-Time Music Saturday, February 18 • 8 PM $25 - $35 Banjo. Fiddle. Mandolin. Guitar. Percussion and Vocals. Brothers Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today, all holding multiple All-Ireland titles. When this award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland takes flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joiede-vivre, feet tap and pulses race.

CABARET: “MY FAVORITE BARBRA!”

A Tribute to the Songs of Barbra Streisand Starring Kelly Brandeburg Sunday, February 26 • 2 PM $15 - $25 Winner! BroadwayWorld’s “Best Solo Performance” of 2015! San Francisco’s own Kelly Brandeburg takes you on a journey from the very beginning of Streisand’s career as a cabaret singer in New York City to her starring roles on Broadway to her critically acclaimed roles in Hollywood films. Hear Brandeburg share rare “Barbra” anecdotes and stories alongside selections from Funny Girl, Yentl, and many of the greatest hits including You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Evergreen and The Way We Were.

ROCK: ZEPPELIN USA

Saturday, March 4 • 8 PM

Sunday, March 5 • 2PM

$28 - $38

Classic rock lives! Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, and Black Dog top the set lists, along with deeper cuts for diehard fans. Shedding the typical wigs and costumes, Zeppelin USA revives the music and mystique, keeping the focus on recreating the iconic Zeppelin trademark sound, all backed by a state-of-the-art laser, lighting, and multimedia show. Zeppelin USA is Brody Dolyniuk (lead vocal, harmonica, guitar), Steve Zukowsky (guitars, theremin), Jonathan Gilcrest (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin, vocals), and Patrick Leon (drums, percussion, vocals). FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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POP: SPENCER DAY

Back by Popular Demand!

Saturday, March 11 • 8 PM

$17 - $27

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Spencer Day has wooed audiences at venues as diverse as NY’s Birdland, L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Known for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements, the #1 Billboard Recording Artist infuses his shows with elements of cabaret, storytelling, and humor. With roots in the Great American Songbook, Spencer continues to top jazz charts with his contemporary, upbeat twists and that luscious honey baritone that has become his signature sound.

CHILDREN’S THEATER: Civic Arts Stage Company MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. March 17 - 26 Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM Sunday • 2 PM

$7 - $18

Get ready to “Move It” as the personable animals of the Central Park Zoo come to life on stage in this fantastic new adaptation of the hit movie! Not content to leave well enough alone, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo escape to explore the world and find themselves on a ship heading across the Pacific Ocean. Although they have been raised in blissful captivity, they quickly learn first-hand how rough life can be in the wilds of Madagascar!

MAGIC: JAY ALEXANDER: “MIND TRICKS” Magic, Comedy & Illusion $15 - $25

Sunday, April 2 • 2 PM

Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander’s shows have been praised by everyone from David Crosby and U2’s Bono to Monty Python’s John Cleese and the Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood. With national TV appearances including The Today Show, TEDx Talks, MTV, and Good Morning America, he provides a triple entertainment experience of comedy, sleight-of-hand and “human lie detection.” This show is perfect for date night or a fun evening out with family and friends. Grab your tickets now!

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FAMILY/YOUTH: LUCKY DIAZ & THE FAMILY JAM BAND

Music for Young Audiences and Their Families Saturday, April 8 • 11 AM & 2 PM General: $12 Students: $10

Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will kick off the newly expanded Youth Music Festival with two matinee performances. Come and see why People Magazine says, “Kids and Grown-ups alike will gobble up the Indie Pop Beats” of Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band.

COMEDY/POP: FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES

“A Mood Swingin’ Musical Revue” Friday, April 21 • 8 PM $25 - $35 This hilarious renegade sorority of gal pals perform songs, sketches, and shtick that lovingly celebrate the joys and dilemmas of daily life. Touring and recording for over 25 years, The Babes remain steadfast and true to the feminine viewfinder with songs like Bald Headed Men, Take Me Out to Eat, and I Remember Butter. Warning: the bling alone has been known to hypnotize the first five rows of any theater!

AMERICANA/YOUTH: THE HUNTS:

Indie Folk Wiz-Kids! Saturday, April 22 • 8 PM General: $25 - $35 Students: $20 All violin wizzes, plus mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums. Twin sisters plus their 5 brothers, folk-infused indie pop band from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia. Harmony-driven breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, their personal music has sophisticated melody and dreamy elegance. Discovered and brought to Nashville to record their first album in 2012, The Hunts catapulted to the indie-folk radio darlings they are today. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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MUSICAL THEATER: Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre EVITA April 29 - May 14 Friday • 8 PM Saturday • 8 PM Sunday • 2 PM Double Show Saturday, May 13 • 2 & 8 PM $19 - $40 This dynamic musical masterpiece chronicles the life of Argentina’s Eva Peron, from her dirt-poor childhood existence to First Lady at twenty-seven. She was dead at thirty-three. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself. Memorable songs include Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, What’s New Buenos Aires, High Flying Adored and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

VOCAL: WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Believe in the Power of Music! $25 - $35

Sunday, May 21 • 2 PM

Award-winning international a cappella quartet performs original and traditional folk music with a contemporary twist…and in 29 languages! The four singers represent Japan, Italy, India, and USA (by way of Haiti), bound by one unique desire: to explore sounds, rhythms, and musical vocabulary from all over the world. Their celebrated concerts are an exhilarating experience, including chants, storytelling, dance, mouth percussion, and improvisation. Mentored by Grammy Award winning maestro Bobby McFerrin, WOTW’s venues include Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and eminent Jazz venues across the US.

CABARET: SWINGIN’ BLUE STARS OF THE USS HORNET

Memorial Day Weekend USO Tribute Show Sunday, May 28 • 2 PM $17 - $27 The Firehouse Arts Center Memorial Day Weekend tradition continues with the return of The Swingin’ Blue Stars and their celebration of the USO Shows and songs from the 40’s and 50’s in The Andrews Sisters style. Fabulous live music with a lot of swing!...these gals know how to entertain. Let them take you back – to a simpler time – when the music told stories, with rhythms that got you up on your feet!

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CO-SPONSORED EVENTS MUSEUM ON MAIN ED KINNEY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

An Evening with

JULIA MORGAN

Tuesday, September 20 • 7 PM

Julia Morgan was a female architect at a time in history when the profession was dominated by men. Her legacy in the Bay Area in the fields of design and architecture were groundbreaking for women.

An Evening with

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Tuesday, October 11 • 7 PM Using a combination of biographical information and the dramatic interpretation of Poe’s literature, Duffy Hudson provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life of this enigmatic author. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 925.462.2766

PLEASANTON COMMUNITY ˜ CONCERT BAND ™

FALL CONCERT October 16 • 2 PM FREE EVENT! Music of the ”B’s,” with a salute to Arthur Barnes, recently retired Conductor of the Livermore Symphony.

WINTER CONCERT November 27 • 2 PM FREE EVENT! “Holiday Variations”: Familiar music in new settings. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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Harrington Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Photo by Mike Sedlak

PLEASANTON ART LEAGUE MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION “Beauty of Light” September 21 - October 19, 2016 Reception: Tuesday, September 20 • 6 - 8 PM This is the 7th annual members’ exhibition PAL has brought to the Firehouse Arts Center’s Harrington Gallery. Stockton area award-winning pastel artist Tina Moore will select awards for this exhibit. Photograph Snow Geese at Sunset by Lisa Rigge

URBANSCAPES November 3 - December 14, 2016 Reception: Thursday, November 3 • 7- 9 PM Participating artists include Karen Frey, Catherine Mackey and Jill McLennan, whose art depicts the grit and reality of city scenes, minus the romanticism. Back streets, wharf sides, crowded avenues, all pulled together with a little graffiti, combine to bring you an interesting, thought-provoking exhibition. Horizontals by Catherine Mackey

CALIFORNIA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION 47th National Exhibition January 14 - February 25, 2017 Reception: Saturday, January 14 • 1- 3 PM CWA returns again to start the year with a colorful bang. Approximately 70 works of water media art will be featured, selected by Donna Zagotta, award winning artist, teacher and juror. Painting byJuror Donna Zagotta

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STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES “On the Fringe” March 9 - April 15, 2017 Reception: Saturday, March 11 • 1- 3 PM

Thank You Alice by Karen Balos

Back again after a successful and well-received 2015 exhibition at the Harrington, Studio Art Quilt Associates’ talented members present “On the Fringe”, which will consist of 20 large art quilt wall hangings as well as some inventive and unconventional sculpture works.

FRESH WORKS 7th Annual Juried Exhibition May 6 -June 3, 2017 Reception: Saturday, May 6 • 1- 3 PM Each year this popular juried exhibition draws artists from the furthest reaches of the Bay Area as well as talented locals. Rich and diverse. The prospectus will be released and available on January 17. Deadline for entries is March 10.

Blue Jar by Thomas Cory – 2016 FW MERIT AWARD WINNER

Young @Art Young@Art is an exciting and educational afternoon program for kids ages 5-11. Kids will learn about each new exhibit in the Harrington Gallery and then create a fun art project to take home. Visit our website to learn more: http://www.firehousearts.org/ gallery/gallery-programs/

MIX AND MATCH September 29, 2016 • 4:30 PM Mix and match your favorites from the Pleasanton Art League Member Exhibit.

LIFE IN THE CITY COLLAGE November 17, 2016 • 4:30 PM Make a creative cityscape using mixed media.

WINTER IN WATERCOLOR January 26, 2017 • 4:30 PM Create fun winter scenes with watercolor in the studio. FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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TEEN/YOUTH SERIES

Creatures of Impulse TEEN IMPROV TROUPE

GHOST STORIES A Live Improvised Horror Show! Tuesday, October 25 • 7:30 PM $2 Preview Thursday, October 27 • 7:30 PM Special Fundraising Show at the Alviso Adobe Saturday, October 29 • 2 & 7:30 PM Friday, October 28 • 8 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Gather around the “campfire” as your suggestions inspire Creatures of Impulse to create custom-made ghost stories live on stage. Come and see your very own “dark and stormy night” come to life!

HOLIDAY SHORTS: A Long Winter’s Tale A fun Laugh-Out-Loud Firehouse Holiday Favorite! Tuesday, November 29 • 7:30 PM Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2 • 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Tuesday Preview $2 Your suggestions will inspire holiday themed games, scenes, and improv fun in the first act. The audience will then vote for which short scene Creatures of Impulse will make into an entire improvised “play” in the second act!

Improv FACE-OFF Where the Audience Wins the Prizes! February 22 thru 25 Wednesday - Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Wednesday Preview $2 Can you smell what COI is cooking?!?! Well, it’s a solid menu of award-winning improv topped with numerous fantastic improv teams from around the Bay Area! Shout out your suggestions, laugh, and YOU can win some prizes!

PUPPETS OF IMPULSE! The Return of COI’s Stuffiest Improvised Teen Musical! May 16 thru 20 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday • 7:30 PM Saturday • 2 & 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Tuesday Preview $2 Yep – you read correctly! Puppets of Impulse returns to Pleasanton after its debut three seasons ago! See what happens when the teens tell the story of the American teenager through improvised song along with their angst-filled puppet counterparts. You REALLY don’t want to miss this!

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FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER 2016 - 2017 SEASON


YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVALS

Youth Music Festival 2017 CELEBRATING MUSIC FOR YOUTH AND BY YOUTH

Saturdays, April 8 - 22

LUCKY DIAZ & THE FAMILY JAM BAND Music for Young Audiences and Their Families Saturday, April 8 • 11AM - 2 PM General: $12 Students: $10 Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will kick off the newly expanded Youth Music Festival with two matinee performances. Come and see why People Magazine says, “Kids & Grown-ups alike will gobble up the Indie Pop Beats” of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.

PLAY IT LOUD!

The High School Music Collaborative* Saturday, April 15 • 7:30 PM General: $10 Students: $5 Join the newest members of the Firehouse Arts Center’s High School Music Collaborative as they present original collaborations and known favorites for the 15th Annual Youth Music Festival.

ACOUSTIC YOUTH The High School Music Collaborative* Saturday, April 22 • 2 PM

General: $10

Students: $5

What happens when you take away the electric guitars, digital keyboards, and just give a young group of musicians some mics and a stage? Join The High School Music Collaborative as they bring their young acoustic vibe to the Firehouse Arts Center. Vibrant singer-songwriter siblings The Hunts will join the members of the “Collaborative” for a set during this matinee performance.

THE HUNTS: Indie Folk Wiz-Kids! Saturday, April 22 • 8 PM General: $25 - $35 Students: $20 Violin wizzes, plus mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums. Twin sisters plus their 5 brothers (ages 16 - 24 years), folk-infused indie pop band from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia. Harmony-driven vocals. Their original music is sweetly ethereal with sophisticated melodies.

* For more information on the High School Music Collaborative please visit Firehousearts.org/programs Check our website for more information on a Master Class with The Hunts on Friday, April 21, 2017 FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER www.firehousearts.org

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JOIN THE FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER COMMUNITY BECOME A VOLUNTEER! Join a staff that is passionate about providing our visitors, participants and artists an exceptional experience from the very first moment of contact. For more information and to fill out an application, visit :

www.firehousearts.org/volunteer All volunteers must participate in a Volunteer Orientation. Scheduled Orientations are: Saturday, September 3, 2016 • 9:30AM Thursday, December 8, 2016 • 6:30PM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 • 6:30PM Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 9:30AM

BECOME A PARTICIPANT! Auditions for Youth Theater, Improv and Youth Music Collective Explore the variety of Programs offered:

www.firehousearts.org/programs

BECOME A BENEFACTOR! Make a donation to support our facility and programs.

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FIREHOUSEARTS ARTSCENTER CENTER 2016 2016--2017 2017SEASON SEASON FIREHOUSE


A Rich Palette of Entertainment Awaits!

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Firehouse Arts Center 2016-17 Season Brochure