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Built in 1873 for use as a farmer’s lodge, the Village Theatre has been used as a Grange Hall, movie theatre, and church. Recognized as a historic site by the Heritage Resource Commission, the Village Theatre now serves as a performing arts theatre with an admission-free, fine arts gallery located in the lobby area. Seating capacity in the theatre is 245 and includes a stage, dressing rooms, and light and sound systems. In 2009, the Village Theatre was renovated and the lobby expanded to include an art gallery which hosts quality art exhibits and receptions The Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville is a community-based, non-profit cultural art center that features six rotating exhibitions per year with an emphasis on contemporary Bay Area artists. Supplemental programs such as Artist Uncorked, Young @ Art and participatory-based artist workshops provide an engaging and educational opportunity for art lovers of all ages. Because the art gallery also serves as the lobby for the Village Theatre, numerous patrons view and appreciate the various exhibitions and thus, can provide a wonderful cross-section of culture for any number of guests. With numerous award-winning restaurants and shops all around, why not make the VTAG your next cultural destination? Stop by today and see for yourself why the Village Theatre Art Gallery should be on your to-do-list!

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ART GALLERY UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Visit www.villagetheatreartgallery.com to find out more about special events planned for each exhibit.

FLOAT, FLUTTER, FLY: September 11-October 24, 2015 (Opening Reception: September 11, 5PM)

Float, Flutter, Fly features the contemporary artwork of established Bay Area artists whose work includes bright and colorful renditions of all winged creatures, from butterflies to birds and bees.

FROM EXPRESSIONISM TO ABSTRACTION DISCOVERING CREATIVITY THROUGH CRITICAL THINKING: November 6-December 19, 2015 (Opening Reception: November 7, 1PM)

This exhibition will showcase the artwork of students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Select students from each middle school and high school in the district along with their art teachers’ works will be on display for all to enjoy.

JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD: January 8-February 27, 2016 (Opening Reception: January 8, 5PM)

Take a visual voyage around the world. This exhibit is sure to amaze you as you will visit many countries that are hard to get to and take you down many roads rarely traveled as you are treated to the photographs of four nationally recognized photographers.

Enjoy the current exhibit one hour prior to most performances.

HOURS: MONDAY - TUESDAY By appointment only, call (925) 314-3460 WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY 12pm to 5pm SATURDAY 11am to 3pm

SUNDAY Closed

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CHILDREN´S PERFORMANCES Check out these amazing performing art classes. For more information about any of these programs, or to register your child, visit www.danville.ca.gov or call (925) 314-3400.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

SUNSHINE VOCAL

Since 2003, the Town of Danville has offered an after-school program for youth ages 7 to 14 who aspire to be on stage. Theatre Performance Workshop’s creator, script writer, and instructor, Jeff Seaberg, creates a program based on the idea that children should be introduced to the entire process of play production. Working from original scripts, the young participants in the program enjoy the complete theatre experience from auditions through rehearsals and technical rehearsals, culminating in a one-weekend run on stage.

August 25 November 10 March 8 May 24

With a microphone in hand, young participants between the ages of 6 and 12 develop their musical talents in an enjoyable, specialized environment. Inspired by such programs as Star Search and American Idol, the Town’s Sunshine Vocal program is designed to provide months of training and coaching in order to prepare these young participants to perform live on stage.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9:30 AM (school performances) 7PM 2PM & 7PM 2PM

SUNSHINE VOCAL

Santa’s Christmas Reunion December 10-13

GENERAL ADMISSION: All shows start at 6:00pm Children - $6 Adults - $12

Grannies Bedtime Stories 6: Grannie Gets Her Kicks March 17-20

Captain Cool & The Time Travelers June 2-5

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THEATRE PERFORMANCE GENERAL ADMISSION: Children - $8 Adults - $10 Seniors - $8

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MUSICAL THEATER www.danvillechildrensmusicaltheater.com

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PERFORMANCE SERIES Magician Phil Ackerly...................... September 4 Ventriloquist Steve Chaney & his Puppet Partner Cornelius Crowe .... October 2 Music by Octopretzel...................... November 6 Illusionist Timothy James ............... December 4 Physical Comedy and Juggling with Unique Derique ...................... January 8 The Brian Waite Band ..................... February 5 Cowgirl Tricks with Karen Quest ..... March 4 Magician Brian Scott ...................... April 1 Juggler Fred Anderson ................... May 6 Kids Band The Hipwaders ............... June 3

In the fall of 2009, the Town of Danville began to host a series of top-level entertainers for preschoolaged children. The Town continues to bring high quality, professional and unique entertainers to the Tri-Valley area. Whether you have a teeny one, toddler, or you yourself are just a kid at heart, you are sure to enjoy the variety of magicians, jugglers, and musicians who fill the Village Theatre with giggles and laughter each month. * Artist may be subject to change

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater ..... July 8 The Bubble Lady (10AM & 1PM).......... August 12

For more information or to purchase a discounted series package please visit www.villagetheatreshows.com

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Preschool Performance GENERAL ADMISSION: All shows start at 10:00am $5

Danville Children’s Musical Theater (DCMT) is a California non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing children ages 10 to 16 an opportunity to experience and perform live musical theater. This non-profit organization is not an acting class, and casts by audition only. Performing two Broadway shows annually for the past 21 years, the Danville Children’s Musical Theater continues to bring quality children’s theatre to the Danville community. For more information, contact Pamela Greenan at (925) 837-8146 or pamelagreenan@yahoo.com.

FALL SHOW: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast November 19 November 20 November 21, 27 & 28

9AM, 11AM & 1PM (school performances) 7:30PM 2PM & 7:30PM

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 to 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. 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.

SPRING SHOW: H.M.S. Pinafore March 24 March 25 & April 1 March 26 & April 2

9AM & 11AM (school performances) 7:30PM 2PM & 7:30PM

Gilbert and Sullivan’s first blockbuster is among the most crowd-pleasing comic musicals in history, loved for its dynamite songs, gleefully entertaining story and saucy satire. The captain’s daughter is in love with an ordinary sailor but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Will she and her beloved defy convention and set sail for love? Filled with Sullivan’s memorable melodies – infused with fresh musical arrangements ranging from big band swing to classic pop – H.M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old!

H.M.S PINAFORE Musical Theater GENERAL ADMISSION: Children: $8 Adults: $10 Seniors: $8

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LIVE MUSIC SERIES In its fourth year, Thursdays @ the VT offers a new option of entertainment by providing unique music from local bands in an intimate, club-like setting as well as classic movies from yesteryear. Multi-show packages are available for the series. Beer and wine available for purchase courtesy of Norm’s Place. Visit Norm’s Place prior to the show and receive a free appetizer with purchase of an adult beverage and confirmation of ticket purchase.

MUSIC SERIES

THREE OF US (BEATLES TRIBUTE): August 27, 2015 You’ve heard Drew and Jim sing together in The Sun Kings, but have you heard them in The Three of Us? Along with George guitarist extraordinaire, Tom Fleming, Drew and Jim will be presenting an evening of acoustic Beatles songs as only these three talented performers can do.

SOUTH CITY BLUES BAND: September 24, 2015 The South City Blues Band is dedicated to the groove, providing you with a unique blend of swinging Jump Blues, Jazz/Funk Blues, and “old-school” R&B. Whatever you want to call it, their music will get you up and moving. Playing a variety of styles to keep it interesting, and with a rhythm section keeping it in the pocket, they never stray far from the source of their musical inspiration - the Blues!

STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS: October 29, 2015 Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums were among the first neoswing bands to modernize and re-invent the jump swing genre while staying true to their musical roots. Led by the mischievous Steve Lucky on piano and vocals and the vivacious Miss Carmen Getit on lead guitar and vocals, the band’s chemistry is hot enough to melt metal. They are an amazing band with a swinging horn and rhythm section that can’t be beat.

GENERAL ADMISSION: All shows start at 7:30pm Presale/Door $10/15

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CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Join us for an evening of fun and films. Great movies at a November 12, 2015 great price. Bring the whole Upon admittance to a mental family down and grab some institution, a brash rebel rallies the popcorn and candy. Raffle patients to take on the oppressive head ticket issued with each paid nurse. Rated R; 133 min. admission. Sure to be a great night out!

Some Like It Hot (1959)

November 19, 2015 Some films may have mature When two musicians witness a mob themes or language. Parental hit, they flee the state in an all female guidance is suggested. band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Not Rated; 120 min.

Innerspace (1987) December 3, 2015 A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. Rated PG; 120 min.

White Christmas (1954) December 10, 2015 A song and dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Not Rated; 120 min.

MOVIE SERIES GENERAL ADMISSION: Movies start at 7:30pm $5

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ENSEMBLE THEATER

PURCHASE SEASON TICKET PACKAGES FOR BIG SAVINGS!

www.roleplayerensemble.com We have all found ourselves strangers in a strange land. Challenged to find our way despite being surrounded by people and places that are new, strange, and unknown. This season, Role Players Ensemble features the dramatic or comic results of being a fish out of water. From start to finish, RPE’s 2015/2016 season will have you laughing and crying as we navigate the rough waters and delightful discoveries only made possible by setting sail for lands unknown. SHOWTIMES: FRIDAY, 8PM | SATURDAY, 8PM | SUNDAY, 2PM

* All purchases are reserved seating

SINGLE TICKETS

GROUP RATE

THREE PLAY SEASON

FOUR PLAY SEASON

Adults - $28 Seniors - $25 Students - $20

10 or more - $15 200 or more - $250

General - $69 Seniors - $60

General - $92 Seniors - $80

16TH ANNUAL EUGENE O’NEILL FESTIVAL Co-sponsored by the Town of Danville September 4-October 4, 2015 The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, assists the National Park Service in preservation of the Nobel-Prize winning playwright’s Tao House, located in Danville, California, and provides artistic and educational programs which focus on Eugene O’Neill’s contribution to the American Theatre. Streetcar Named Desire By: Tennessee Williams September 4-September 19, 2015 at the Village Theatre

complete festival information available at www.eugeneoneill.org

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, September 2014.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE By: Tennessee Williams September 4-19, 2015 Produced in association with The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House Blanche DuBois always finds a way to escape her circumstances. When she meets Stanley Kowalski, she meets her match. Come see the play that made Marlon Brando and “Stella!” cultural landmarks. Join us for another American classic from Tennessee Williams.

LEADING LADIES

GOOD PEOPLE

THE GREAT GATSBY

By: Ken Ludwig October 30November 15, 2015

By: David Lindsay-Abaire January 30February 15, 2016

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald April 15May 1, 2016

When Jack and Leo, two struggling actors, read a news story about an unclaimed inheritance, they decide to put their acting talents to the ultimate test. One part Shakespeare, two parts Some Like It Hot, Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig, (author of Lend Me a Tenor), will have you laughing from the start

Margie Walsh is barely getting by on her Dollar Store salary. When she loses her job and faces eviction, Margie takes a chance by rekindling things with an old flame (well, more of a spark), hoping for a fresh start. Quirky, unpredictable and grounded in genuine humor that comes from hitting rock bottom, Good People will have you laughing one moment and crying the next as it explores the nature of our loyalties and our hopes.

Nick Carraway is drawn into a dangerous world of obsession and greed in this classic tale set amongst the glamour and excess of the Roaring Twenties. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless commentary on the American Dream reminds us all of the danger of reaching so far that we lose sight of where we came from and who we are.

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SHOWCASED EVENTS In an effort to bring diverse entertainment to the Village Theatre, the Town of Danville is pleased to announce the continuation of its themed double features. Previously, we have brought you Shakespeare adaptations as well as those of legendary director, Steven Spielberg. This season we celebrate the art of animation and get geared up for baseball. These films may have some mature themes and language; parental guidance is recommended. The first movie starts at 2:00 p.m. and there will be a 15-minute intermission between movies.

ANIMATION MANIA! January 9 @ 2PM $5

Toy Story (1995)

Rated G, 81 min A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Rated PG, 104 min A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

The Town of Danville is privileged to welcome these groups back for another season. These popular shows are enjoyed by the Danville community as well as a majority of the Bay Area. Listed below are some of the shows being presented this season. If you haven’t been to the Village Theatre to see any of these performances, be sure to reserve your tickets early. Stay tuned for event dates and times.

DREW HARRISON: IN THE SPIRIT OF LENNON October 3 (8PM) In honor of Lennon’s 75th birthday, The Sun Kings’ Drew Harrison will perform a very special show celebrating the life and music of John Lennon. In the Spirit of Lennon is Drew’s tribute to John Lennon, and interpretation of his music. He goes beyond just sounding like him, but captures the intensity that Lennon brought to the Beatles music as well as his own. This intimate and emotional performance has been seen and heard around the world and is a must-not-miss for all Lennon and Beatles fans!

SHOPPING! THE MUSICAL December 4 (8PM) and December 5 (2PM & 8PM) From the same creator that brought you Foodies! The Musical, comes an original musical revue of comedy songs and sketches about shopping. Stores, shopping habits of men and women, sales ploys, salespeople, computerization, TV pitches, frustrations and so much more, nothing is off limits in this rib tickling comedy. The show ran for over six years in San Francisco and won the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award. Productions of the show have been presented in theaters from coast to coast. For more information visit www.shoppingthemusical.com.

TRI-VALLEY REPERTORY THEATRE

PLAY BALL! March 12 @ 2PM $5

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The Sandlot (1993)

Rated PG, 101 min A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures.

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Field of Dreams (1989) Rated PG, 107 min An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields.

Be on the lookout for the announcement of another gem of a musical to be presented at the Village Theatre by Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre in early 2016 - the same company who brought you the sold-out performances of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Forever Plaid and most recently, Nunsense.

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VILLAGE THEATRE ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Patrons with disabilities or special seating requirements should notify the Box Office at the time of ticket purchase, as special requests cannot be guaranteed without advance notice. Assisted Listening Devices are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. One current form of ID (Driver’s License, State or Military ID) with address is required as a deposit per headset.

PARKING

Free surface lots and street parking are available on the premises and in close proximity to the Village Theatre. Loading and unloading of passengers is permitted directly in front of the building for your convenience.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available for purchase online approximately one month prior to the first performance at www.villagetheatreshows.com or at the Danville Community Center, MondayFriday, 8:30AM-5:00PM, 420 Front Street, (925) 314-3400. Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call one hour before showtime. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund may be issued at the option of the Town of Danville. In the event of a sold- out show, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be released 10 minutes after the start of the show.

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Akira Sushi Bistro 449-A San Ramon Valley Blvd. 552-5888

Koji’s Sushi 480 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #E 855-1084

AuburnJames Wine Tasting Room 321 Hartz Avenue, Ste. 1 984-2138

Mangia Mi 406 Hartz Avenue #A 831-3276

Amber Bistro 500 Hartz Avenue 552-5238

Bridges 44 Church St. 820-7200

Chow 445 Railroad Avenue 838-4510 Faz 600 Hartz Avenue 838-1320

RENTAL INFORMATION

Looking to host an event? The Village Theatre is available to rent for graduations, theatrical and dance performances, movie screenings and more. Rentals include access to lighting and sound system, dressing rooms, lobby and an experienced technician to assist you in making your event a success. Other amenities available upon request. For more information call (925) 314-3466.

SHOWCASED RESTAURANTEVENTS GUIDE

Firehouse Ale Brewery 340 Hartz Avenue 838-8800

Maria Maria La Cantina 710 Camino Ramon 820-2366 McGah’s Pub 148 E. Prospect Avenue 743-8466 Mexcal 327 Hartz Avenue 838-8588 Norm’s Place 356 Hartz Avenue 552-6676

Sideboard Neighborhood Coffeehouse & Kitchen 90 Railroad Ave. 984-2713 Sushi Bar Hana 301 Hartz Ave. #106 820-0670 Thai House 254 Rose Ave. 820-0635

The Peasant & The Pear 267 Hartz Ave. 820-6611 Tower Grille 301 Hartz Ave. #103 820-6996 Uncle Wang’s 150 Hartz Ave. 820-6088

Pete’s Brass Rail & Car Wash 201 Hartz Avenue 820-8281 Visit www.villagetheatreshows.com to discover participating restaurants’ special offerings exclusively for ticketholders to use before or after the show.

Incontro Ristorante 455 Hartz Avenue 820-2349 Adam Lasher Band, June 11, 2015.

Kane Sushi Japanese Cuisine 125 Hartz Ave. 362-8686

Primo’s Pizza & Pasta 298 Hartz Avenue 838-8214

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