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INTroduction Recognized as a historic site by the Heritage Resource Commission, the Village Theatre now serves as a performing arts theatre with a fine arts gallery located in the lobby area. Since the Town of Danville purchased the Village Theatre in 1987, it has opened its curtains to a variety of book lectures, concerts, film festivals, meetings, movie screenings, musicals, performances for youth and adults, plays and special events. It has since been the epitome of what a community theatre means to the group of individuals it serves. For the first time last year the Town of Danville provided a 9-month series of Pre-School Performances throughout the school year. Once a month, the stage embraced performers which ranged from clowns to magicians, that filled the theatre with giggles and happy dancing feet. The Pre-School Performance Series will kick off again for its second straight year in September.

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Also in their second consecutive year, Trapped in a Rumor, an improv comedy troupe, will use its quick wit to captivate audiences once each month. In May of 2011, Trapped in a Rumor embraced Funniest Mommie Maryellen Hooper, whose humor on marriage, motherhood and life brought a fresh new chuckle to improv in the Village Theatre. The Danville International Children’s Film Festival, for children and by children, is back again this fall. New and exciting young actors and actresses will share their new upcoming film releases, answer questions and sign autographs. Film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and workshops will fill the event schedule. Stay tuned for more information. The Town of Danville invites you to step inside and experience real, live community theatre.

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Danville Children’s Musical Theater www.danvillechildrensmusicaltheater.com The 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 pamelagreenan@yahoo.com

Children: $8 Adults: $10 Seniors: $8

Fall Show

Annie

November 25 & December 2 7:30pm November 26 & December 3 2pm & 7:30pm December 1 9Am & 11am (school performances) 7:30pm (general public) This fall, the Danville Children’s Musical Theater will present “Annie,” the Broadway hit that follows the adventures of a little orphan girl during the Depression, taken from the stories in the old-fashioned comic strip, “Orphan Annie.” Familiar memorable songs from this musical include “Tomorrow,” “Hard Knock Life,” and “Easy Street.”

Spring Show

Oklahoma!

March 22 9am & 11am (school performances) March 29 7:30pm March 23 & March 30 7:30pm March 24 & March 31 2pm & 7:30pm Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” is the classic musical that entertains us with the story of Curly, Laurey, Aunt Em, and the villain, Jud when the ranchers and cowhands of the Oklahoma territory were “a-fixin’” to become a state. Timeless hit songs in this musical include, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Rancher and the Cowhand Should be Friends,” “I Can’t Say No,” and of course, “Oklahoma!”

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Preschool Performance series

Friday, October 14 November 18 December 16 January 13 February 3 March 9 April 13 May 4

10am 10am 10am 10am 10am 10am 10am 10am

Sunshine Vocal Performances September 8 December 8 March 27 June 2

Children: $6 Adults: $12

General Admission: $3 Starting in the fall of 2009, the Town of Danville began to host a series of top-level entertainers for preschool-aged children. Due to the popularity of these performances, the Town decided to offer this program as a 9-month series in 2010. Once a month, children skip into the theatre and dance to Octopretzel, watch in amazement at Zappo the Magician and juggling with Dancin Lancin. The Town of Danville is proud to welcome the Pre-school Series back again this fall to fill the theatre with giggles. To find out more information about upcoming performances, visit villagetheatreshows.com.

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6pm 6pm 6pm 1pm

With a microphone in hand, young participants between 6 to 12 years of age 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. Do you have a child who wants to be on stage? For more information about this program, or to register your child, visit www.danville.ca.gov or call (925) 314-3400.

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THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Santa’s Magic Bag December 15-18

Grannie’s Bedtime Stories MARCH 15-18

Captain cool and the Righteous dudes May 10-13

Thursday 9:30am (school performances) Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm Sunday 2pm Children: $8 Adults: $10 Seniors: $8

Since 2003, the Town of Danville began to offer an after-school program for youth ages 7-14 who aspired to be on stage. The Theatre Performance Workshops creator, script writer, and instructor, Jeff Seaberg, wanted to produce a program based on the idea that children ought to 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 oneweekend run on the stage. Do you have a child who wants to be on stage? For more information about this program, or to register your child, visit www.danville. ca.gov or call (925) 314-3400.

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September 9

October 7

8pm

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November 10 December 9

7pm

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2012 January 19

8pm

February 18

7pm

March 7 & 8

7pm

April 15

7pm

May 10

8pm

June 8

8pm Student: $8 Adult: $10

The improv troupe, Trapped in a Rumor is back for its second year with the Town of Danville. Last year they entertained audiences with their distinctive style of improv. The shows are fast-paced, funny, high-energy and rated PG-13. The scenes one sees are unrehearsed, unpredictable, unprepared and frequently based on audience suggestions. These clever performers work together to create a live theatre experience that is never the same twice. Even though this group is fairly new to the East Bay Improv community, Trapped in a Rumor is making a statement by partnering with local charities and raising money. Thus far, Trapped in a Rumor has raised money for the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Haiti Relief, Nicholas Colby Fund, Relay for Life, and several other local organizations.

Senior: $8

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VILLAGE THEATRE Art Gallery Check out the current exhibit one hour prior to all performances!

Upcoming Exhibits Offerings; Works of Text and Image september 10 - october 29

Surfaces; selections from the california fiber artists group November 10 - december 15

Abstract Dialogue

January - February 2012

Gallery Hours: Open one hour prior to all performances

Monday – Tuesday by appointment only, call (925) 314 – 3460

Wednesday-Friday: 12pm – 5pm Saturday: 11am –3pm Sunday: CLOSED

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INDIVIDUAL Shows

8 O OSaturday, March 17 at 2pm O OSunday, March 18 at 2pm O OSaturtday, May 12 at 2pm O OSunday, May 13 at 2pm

O OFriday, March 16 at 7pm O OSaturday, March 17 at 7pm O OFriday, May 11 at 7pm O OSaturday, May 12 at 7pm

Grannies Bedtime Stories

Captain Cool and the Righteous Dudes

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O OSaturday Dec 17 at 2pm O OSunday, Dec 18 at 2pm

O OThursday. Dec 8 at 6pm O OSaturday, June 2 at 1pm

O OFriday, Oct 14 at 10am O OFriday, Dec 16 at 10am O OFriday, February 3 at 10am O OFriday, April 13 at 10am

O OSaturday, March 24 at 2pm O OThursday, March 29 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, March 31 at 2pm

O OFriday, Dec 16 at 7pm O OSaturday, Dec 17 at 7pm

O OFriday, March 23 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, March 24 at 7:30pm O OFriday, March 30 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, March 31 at 7:30pm O OFriday, Sept 9 at 10am O OFriday, Nov 18 at 10am O OFriday, January 13 at 10am O OFriday, March 9 at 10am O OFriday, May 4 at 10am O OThursday, Sept 8 at 6pm O OTuesday, March 27 at 6pm

Santa’s Magic Bag

Theatre Performance Workshop

Sunshine Vocal Performances

Preschool Performance Series

Spring Show: Oklahoma!

Fall Show: Annie

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Ticket packages can be ordered using the form in this brochure or by calling the Box Office. Online sales for ticket packages and single tickets will begin one month prior to performance date. Indicate desired seating by filling in the seat circle on the seating chart. Desired seating is not guaranteed.

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The Mikado

Laura

10 or more: $15 200 or more: $12.50

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Mourning Becomes Electra

Role Players Ensemble Theatre

Trapped in a Rumor

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General ($21 each): $63 Senior ($19 each): $57

General ($21 each): $63 Senior ($19 each): $57

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FOUR play SEASON

O OSaturday, April 14 at 8pm O OFriday, April 20 at 8pm O OSunday, April 22 at 2pm O OSaturday, April 28 at 8pm O OFriday, May 4 at 8pm

O OSaturday, Jan 14 at 8pm O OFriday, Jan 20 at 8pm O OSunday, Jan 22 at 2pm O OSaturday, Jan 28 at 8pm O OFriday, Feb 3 at 8 pm

O OSaturday, Sept 17 at 7:30pm O OThursday Sept 22 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, Sept 24 at 7:30pm O OThursday, Sept 29 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, Oct 1 at 7:30pm O OSaturday, Oct 29 at 8pm O OFriday, Nov 4 at 8pm O OSunday, Nov 6 at 2pm O OSaturday, Nov 12 at 8pm O OFriday, Nov 18 at 8pm

O OFriday, Oct 7 at 8pm O OFriday, Dec 9 at 8pm O OSaturday, Feb 18 at 7pm O OThursday, March 8 at 7pm O OThursday, May 10 at 8pm

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O OFriday, Sept 16 at 7:30pm O OSunday, Sept 18 at 2pm O OFriday, Sept 23 at 7:30pm O OSunday, Sept 25 at 2pm O OFriday, Sept 30 at 7:30pm O OFriday, Oct 28 at 8pm O OSunday, Oct 30 at 2 pm O OSaturday, Nov 5 at 8pm O OFriday, Nov 11 at 8pm O OSunday, Nov 13 at 2pm O OSaturday, Nov 19 at 8pm O OFriday, Jan 13 at 8 pm O OSunday, Jan 15 at 2pm O OSaturday, Jan 21 at 8pm O OFriday, Jan 27 at 8pm O OSunday, Jan 29 at 2pm O OSaturday, Feb 4 at 8pm O OFriday, April 13 at 8pm O OSunday, April 15 at 2pm O OSaturday, April 21 at 8pm O OFriday, April 27 at 8pm O OSunday, April 29 at 2pm O OSaturday, May 5 at 8pm

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Accessibility & Accommodations Wheelchair seating is available for users and their companions. Please be sure to mention your needs at the time of ticket purchase so the appropriate location can be reserved for you. Patrons with disabilities or special seating needs 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. Service animals that qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are always welcome. Service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Please alert the Box Office if you intend to bring a service animal in order to ensure proper seating is reserved for you.

Parking

Free surface lots and street parking are available on 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.

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ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the Village Theatre.

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, movie screen and projector, dressing rooms, lobby and an experienced technician to assist you in making your event go off without a hitch. For more information call (925) 314-3466.

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ROLE PLAYERS ENSEMBLE THEATRE www.danvilletheatre.com Role Players Ensemble celebrates its 28th year by committing itself to becoming a center of cultural activity in the San Ramon Valley. This season, Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes, has chosen an ambitious season featuring an epic Eugene O’Neill play and expanding into the realm of the musical. In between, there will be some brilliant comic wit and a heart-stopping murder mystery. Questions or inquiries? Call (925) 820-1278 or mail@danvilletheatre.com

Mourning Becomes Electra

In partnership with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation

SEPTEMBER 16 – October 1, 2011 Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30pm; SunDay 2pm Eugene O’Neill turned to Greek theatre for inspiration when he wrote this epic drama set in New England at the time of the Civil War. Like the Oresteia of Aeschylus, Mourning Becomes Electra is a trilogy (Homecoming, The Hunted, and The Haunted), exploring the psychological forces that shape the lives of its characters. It also reveals O’Neill’s indebtedness to the writings of Sigmund Freud. This play is in collaboration with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation in celebration of the 12th annual Eugene O’Neill Festival.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead By Tom Stoppard

OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 19, 2011 Fri, Sat 8pm, Sunday 2pm “Life is what you do while you wait for something to happen” would be an apt description of Tom Stoppard’s first full-length play. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, incidental characters in Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Hamlet, are thrust into the forefront of this telling of Hamlet to wonderfully absurd comic effect. Their fates seem to be handed to them bit by bit, as if it were all scripted, and they are left to muse and rail at the absurd twists and turns that await them. Winner of the 1968 Tony Award for the Best Play.

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SEASON TICKET PACKAGES for

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Student: $18 Adult: $26 Senior (65+): $23

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Three play SEASON

General ($21 each): $63 Senior ($19 each): $57

FOUR play SEASON

General ($21 each): $63 Senior ($19 each): $57

10 or more: $15 200 or more: $12.50

Laura

By Vera Caspary and George Sklar

JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 4, 2012 Fri, Sat 8pm, Sunday 2pm Laura Hunt is dead. All that remains of her is the mesmerizing portrait hung on the wall of her Upper East Side apartment and the endless string of men who were obsessed with her. Murder mystery and love story collide as Detective Mark McPherson’s quest for clues leads him from occupation to pre-occupation. His dance with her ghost blurs the lines of reality and dream. The closer he gets to the truth, the greater the danger. Written first as a novel by Vera Caspary, the play was made into a film noir classic, directed by Otto Preminger, in 1944.

The Mikado

APRIL 13 – MAY 5, 2012 Fri, Sat 8pm, Sunday 2pm The Mikado, a highly moral sovereign, has issued a decree condemning to death anybody found guilty of flirtation, unless married. The problem is that everyone from the monarch on down is guilty, even the Lord High Executioner himself. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, was first produced by the D’Oyly Carte Co., and opened in March 1885 in London. Its popularity continues today, and is arguably the most popular opera ever.

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12th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival Co-Sponsored by the Town of Danville

SEPTEMBER 16 - October 1, 2o11 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 the contribution of Eugene O’Neill to the American Theatre.

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EUGENE O’NEILL 101

September 17, 10 am-12:30 pm Village Theatre Dan Cawthon, Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Saint Mary’s College, presents an overview of the life and works of Eugene O’Neill. Following a lunch break, participants are invited to join Professor Cawthon on a tour of the Tao House at 2pm.

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Events ALAMO-DANVILLE ARTISTS SOCIETY EXHIBIT September 23 - 25 Town Meeting Hall

GALA RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER FOR THE EUGENE O’NEILL FOUNDATION

Artworks inspired by O’Neill will be on display all weekend.

September 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm Village Theatre

SATURDAY SYMPOSIUM ON MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA

Includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne, and admission to Mourning Becomes Electra. For details, see www. eugeneoneill.org

September 24, 1pm-3pm Village Theatre

A series of short presentations to enhance audience appreciation of the play; topics to include: Eugene O’Neill’s understanding of tragedy, the 75th anniversary of his reception of the Nobel Prize in Literature, music from the Civil War, and reflections on the play by Director, Eric Fraisher Hayes.

MUSIC FROM THE CIVIL WAR

Check www.eugeneoneill.com for dates and times Village Theatre A lively cabaret featuring the music that was popular, in both the north and the south, during America’s Civil War. Directed by Robin Taylor

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