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The audience for a live show is as much a part of the production as the actors on the stage. Danville’s Village Theatre has a long and storied history as a friend to the local community. Whether it was someone’s first kiss in the balcony or the site of a young actor’s first performance, many locals have some very fond memories created right here.

“Live theatre is a shared experience.” Community theatre gives everyone a chance to explore their creative side. It brings people together and gives them shared experiences that help to create a sense of community. Theatre is something that involves every artistic discipline that you can think of. Even if you aren’t an aspiring actor, community theatre volunteers build and paint the sets, costumes, and the props that make the play come to life. Most importantly, theatre builds memories which live well past the ephemeral moment.

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Danville Children’s Musical Theater www.danvillechildrensmusicaltheater.com

Fall Show

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

November 18, 19, 26 2010 7:30 PM November 20, 27 2010 2 pm & 7:30 PM Adults: $9.50 Children & Seniors: $7.50

Auditions

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4-6 pm Young people ages 10 to 16 are invited to audition.   Casting is by audition only. There is a participation fee.

Rehearsals

Monday & Wednesday September-November

4-6 pm

Spring Show

Hairspray The Danville Children’s Musical Theater, produced and directed by Pam Greenan, has been presenting terrific shows to the audiences of the San Ramon Valley for 20 years.   This group is the oldest, largest and most professional of the children’s acting ensembles in the San Ramon Valley.   Danville Children’s Musical Theater is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the lives of young people by providing a vehicle for them to perform in musical theater. Danville Children’s Musical Theater productions are co-sponsored by the Town of Danville. For more information, contact pamelagreenan@yahoo.com

Music by Marc Shaiman Lyrics by Scott Wittman

March 25, 27 & April 1 March 26 & April 2, 2011

7:30 PM 2 & 7:30 PM

Adults: $9.50 Children & Seniors: $7.50

Auditions

Monday, January 3, 2011

4-6 pm

Rehearsals

Mondays & Wednesdays beginning January 5, 2011

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Preschool Performance series Friday, September 24 Friday, October 29 Friday, November 19 Friday, December 10 Friday, January 14 Friday, February 18 Friday, March 18 Friday, April 22 Friday, May 20

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

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. Performers included magician Timothy James, superstar singer Gary Lapow, ventriloquist Steve Chaney and professional bubble maker Rebecca Nile. The incredibly positive response to these initial shows insured that the fledgling Preschool Series would be back for the new school year! In September 2010, the Town will once again be able to boast of having the very best of Bay Area children’s entertainment grace its stage!

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Sunshine Vocal Performances September 4 & December 7 Children: $6 Adults: $12 Inspired by such programs as “Star Search” and “American Idol,” the Town’s Sunshine Vocal performances are the exciting culmination of months of effort and training by the young participants. The program itself is designed to help young people between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age develop their musical talents in a fun, professional environment, using real microphones on a real stage.

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THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP In 2003, the Town of Danville began to offer the Theatre Performance Workshop after-school program for youth ages 7-14. The program was conceived by Bay Area artist/actor Jeff Seaberg as a way to introduce children 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 the stage. A self-professed “big kid” himself, Mr. Seaberg never tires of providing endless hours of fun and instruction for his students and audiences alike with his original scripts and unique style. Past performances have included such great titles as: Captain Cool and the Righteous Dudes, Stumpy Magee and the Legend of the Lost Gold, Grannies Bedtime Stories, and The Attack of the Mutant Chickens.

It’s News to Us December 2-5, 2010

2 PM & 7 PM

Adults: $10 Children & Seniors: $8

Grannies Bedtime Stories 5: Sakes Alive! March 10-13, 2011

2 PM & 7 PM

Adults: $10 Children & Seniors: $8

Captain Cool and the Sea Creatures May 19-22, 2011 2 PM & 7 PM Adults: $10 Children & Seniors: $8

Do you have a child that wants to be on stage? For more information about this class or to register your child, visit www.danville.ca.gov or call (925) 314-3400.

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TRAPPED in a Rumor Friday, September 3

7 pm

Saturday, October 9

7 pm

Sunday, November 7

7 pm

Saturday, December 11

7 pm

Saturday, January 15

7 pm

Saturday, February 19

7 pm

Saturday, March 19

7 pm

Wednesday, April 20

7 pm

Saturday, May 14

7 pm

Saturday, June 11

7 pm

General Admission: $10

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The Town of Danville is proud to present its newest co-sponsored productions by the improv troupe, Trapped in a Rumor. A successful Improv group is as much about chemistry as it is raw talent - Trapped in a Rumor has both. Trapped in a Rumor (TiR) performs a Drew Carey’s “Whose Line” format that is fast-paced and high energy. TiR is an eight-person ensemble of extremely talented and very eclectic personalities. With their diversity, they take a blank page and create a vivid “Improv” playground that they bring their audience into. Their comedy is rich, quirky and good clean fun – definitely PG-13. Even though fairly new to the East Bay Improv community, TiR is making a statement by partnering with local charities and raising money. Thus far, TiR has raised money for Haiti Relief – American Red Cross, Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, Nicholas Colby Fund, Child’s Play and several other local organizations.

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

Upcoming Exhibits Twisted-Chiseled-Fired July 29 – September 4, 2010

Birth of Expressionism September 10 - 25, 2010

In cooperation with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation

Once Upon a Book: Showcase of Children’s Book Illustrators October 15 – December 11

Gallery Hours: Open one hour prior to all performances

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

Thursday/Friday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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T H E AT R E

Captain Cool and the Sea Creatures

Grannies Bedtime Stories 5: Sakes Alive!

It’s News to Us

Theatre Performance Workshop

Sunshine Vocal Performances

Preschool Performance Series

Hairspray

The Sound of Music

Danville Children’s Musical Theater

Season Performance

O OThursday, Dec 2 at 2pm O OFriday, Dec 3 at 2 pm O OSaturday, Dec 4 at 2pm O OSunday, Dec 5 at 2pm O OThursday, March 10 at 2pm O OFriday, March 11 at 2pm O OSaturday, March 12 at 2pm O OSunday, March 13 at 2pm O OThursday, May 19 at 2pm O OFriday, May 20 at 2pm O OSaturday, May 21 at 2pm O OSunday, May 22 at 2pm

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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.

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INDIVIDUAL Shows

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The Foreigner

The Lion in Winter

Lost in Yonkers

The Hairy Ape

Role Players Ensemble Theatre

Trapped in a Rumor

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O OFriday, Sept 10 at 8pm O OSunday, Sept 12 at 2pm O OFriday, Sept 17 at 8pm O OSunday, Sept 19 at 2pm O OFriday, Sept 24 at 8pm O OFriday, Oct 22 at 8pm O OSunday, Oct 24 at 2 pm O OSaturday, Oct 30 at 8pm O OFriday, Nov 5 at 8pm O OSunday, Nov 7 at 2pm O OSaturday, Nov 13 at 8pm O OFriday, Jan 21 at 8 pm O OSunday, Jan 23 at 2pm O OSaturday, Jan 29 at 8pm O OFriday, Feb 4 at 8pm O OSunday, Feb 6 at 2pm O OSaturday, Feb 12 at 8pm O OFriday, April 15 at 8pm O OSunday, April 17 at 2pm O OSaturday, April 23 at 8pm O OFriday, April 29 at 8pm O OSunday, May 1 at 2pm O OSaturday, May 7 at 8pm

O OFriday, Sept 3 at 7pm O OSunday, Nov 7 at 7pm O OSaturday, January 15 at 7 pm O OSaturday, March 19 at 7 pm O OSaturday, May 14 at 7 pm

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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.

POLICY 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.

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ROLE PLAYERS ENSEMBLE THEATRE www.danvilletheatre.com

Role Players Ensemble Theatre is celebrating its 27th year of bringing live theatre to the San Ramon Valley. This season Role Players offers four classic American theatre masterworks co-sponsored by the Town of Danville: The Hairy Ape, Lost in Yonkers, The Lion in Winter and The Foreigner. The first play, The Hairy Ape, by Eugene O’Neill, is presented in partnership with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation during its September Festival.

The Hairy Ape, Goodman Theatre, Chicago

THE HAIRY APE

In partnership with the Eugene O’Neill Foundation Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes

SEPTEMBER 10 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 Thurs, Fri, Sat 8 pm; SunDay 2 pm Rough and rowdy Yank dominates his cramped arena. In an ocean liner’s engine room, he stokes coal with animal strength. He’s powerful, proud. He belongs. Until the horrified daughter of a wealthy industrialist topples the brutish Yank’s sense of self. Raging against the machine, he takes to the streets of New York to search for his place in an indifferent, dehumanizing world. One of the greatest American playwrights, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and one-time Danville resident, Eugene O’Neill creates an unforgettable expressionistic drama.

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Lost in Yonkers, Theater J, Washington DC

LOST IN YONKERS By Neil Simon

OCTOBER 22 – NOVEMBER 13, 2010 Fri, Sat 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm It’s the sizzling summer of 1942. World War II rages overseas. Young brothers Arty and Jay battle their personal home front when ne’er-do-well Pop dumps them at dictatorial Grandma Kurnitz’s apartment in Yonkers, New York. With a loving, mentally challenged aunt and a petty-thug uncle, the boys struggle for survival in Grandma’s harsh home. Results are both comical and poignant. Neil Simon, the world’s most successful playwright, earned the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play with this bittersweet comingof-age dramedy.

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The Lion in Winter, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

The Foreigner, San Jose Repertory Theatre

THE LION IN WINTER

THE FOREIGNER

JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 12, 2011 Fri, Sat 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm

APRIL 15 – MAY 7, 2011 Fri, Sat 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm

“Well—what shall we hang? The holly or each other?” To celebrate Christmas 1183, King Henry II of England springs his captive wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, from prison. Their three sons jostle for position as Henry’s successor. Eleanor schemes to land son Richard in the throne, while Henry plots to make young John his heir. Dungeons and daggers. Political machinations. Sibling rivalry and love-hate relationships. With delicious wit and a dash of treason, this royal family puts the fun in dysfunction. The Lion in Winter received three Tony Awards. The film adaptation earned seven Academy Awards, including Katharine Hepburn’s Best Actress.

Seems like a good idea at the time. Charlie’s been chained to his proofreader’s chair forever. He’s boring. Bit of a milquetoast. Poor gent’s pathologically shy. To fend off conversation at a rural Georgia fishing lodge, he pretends he doesn’t understand English. Best-laid plans farcically go awry when “the foreigner” mingles with a devious menagerie of locals. Laugh out loud as comedy enters front and center in this hilarious romp. The Foreigner received two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.

By James Goldman

By Larry Shue

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11th Annual

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

Expressionism in the Arts September 10-26, 2010

Photo: Jacob Lofman/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Performances The Hairy Ape By Eugene O’Neill Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes

SEPTEMBER 10 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 Thurs, Fri, Sat 8 pm; SunDay 2 pm in partnership with the Role Players The masterpiece written by O’Neill at the height of the worldwide Expressionist movement. It tells the story of a brawny working man who is caught between two worlds and the crisis that is precipitated when he intrigues the pampered daughter of an industrial tycoon.

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Kurt Weill Cabaret SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25, 2010

9:45 PM

An exciting and theatrical concert of the best of Kurt Weill, whose mastery of the expressionist style enraged the Nazi censors. In America, he adapted the form and composed many popular musicals and films with the best lyricists. General: $10 Locations: Sept. 11 Village Theatre Sept. 18, 25 Father Nature’s Shed

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Expressionism in the Arts September 10-26, 2010

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Gala Reception Village Theatre, 7:15 PM September 11

Art Exhibit Birth of Expressionism Curated by Claudia W. Hess, Worthington Gallery West

Presentation September 11, 2010 1 PM Gallery Showing September 10-25 at Village Theatre Art Gallery

Presentations O’Neill and Expressionism

Seminar

Evolution of Acting Danville Library

By Dan Cawthon

September 11, 2010 Village Theatre

10:30 AM

Self-Guided Tours

Expressionism in Film

Visit Tao House at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site

Dan Leopard, St. Mary’s College

Depart from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

September 18, 2010

10:30 AM

Film begins at 1:30 PM

Saturdays at 10 am, 12 noon, & 2 pm

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Expressionism in Music Piano Concert/Lecture Linn Rivera, St. Mary’s College

September 25, 2010 Village Theatre

FREE ADMISSION for all events on this page

10:30 AM

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Town of Danville Village Theatre and Art Gallery 233 Front Street Danville, CA 94526

October 15 and 16, 2010 Purchase tickets starting September 15, 2010 For more information visit www.danville.ca.gov

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DANVILLE, CA PERMIT NO. 253

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