August 31, 2017 - The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts Department returns with another exciting 2017-18 Season.
It Can’t Happen Here, by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis; World Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre fall 2016. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
A cautionary dark satire about the fragility of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty, It Can't Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness. Sinclair Lewis’ eerily prescient 1935 novel gets a fresh update in this adaptation that examines what brings a citizenry to the point of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few can prevail to overcome the fall.Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains adult content and nudity.
Parking is $4
October 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 PM
October 8, 14 and 15 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Leslie McCauley
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater; book by Doug Wright. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Based on the classic animated film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s cherished story, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. When Ariel, a daring young mermaid, falls head over tail for Prince Eric in the human world above, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her lovely voice for legs. But when things go terribly wrong, Ariel needs the help of her friends to save her. This Academy-Award winning fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Recommended for ages 6 and above.
MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE
6975 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa 95409
Parking is free.
November 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, December 1, 2 at 7:30 PM (Note early curtain time)
November 18, 19, 25, 26, December 2, 3 at 1:30 PM (Note early curtain time)
Directed by John Shillington
Music and Vocal Direction by Janis Dunson Wilson; Choreography by Alyce Finwall
Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, by Julie Marie Myatt. Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
When U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns from Iraq, she lays down her rifle but isn't ready to pick up her children again. Buying some time, Jenny takes a one-way trip to a misfit desert community called Slab City, where its quirky residents gently nurture her wounded spirit, and nudge her back to her own humanity. With its unique characters and often funny dialogue, Jenny Sutter is a play that will linger long after the lights come up. Produced in association with SRJC Women’s History Month. Recommended for ages 14 and above. Strong language.
Parking is $4
March 9, 10, 14 (Wednesday), 15, 16. 17, at 8:00 PM
March 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2:00 PM
Directed by Wendy Wisely
Into the Woods, book by James Lapine; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
American musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim weaves a basketful of beloved fairytales into a theatrical adventure that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Told in two enchanting acts, this enlightening fable (perfect for “grown-up” kids and grownups who are young at heart) goes past the point of answered wishes and “happily ever after” to find out what really happens next when the stories end. Come wander the woods, accompanied by a dazzling score with unforgettable songs such as “Giants in the Sky”, “Agony”, and “Children Will Listen.” Recommended for age 12 and above.
MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
6975 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa 95409.
Parking is free.
April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 PM (Note early curtain time)
April 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 1:30 PM (Note early curtain time)
Directed by Laura Downing-Lee
Choreography by Tamara Grose
Music Direction Janis Dunsun-Wilson
Vocal Direction Jody Benecke
The Theatre Arts Department in collaboration with the Department of Kinesiology, Dance, and Athletics, proudly present the Spring Dance Show, May 11-13, 2018. Location and show times to be determined.
Further details on show times, and SRJC performances for the remainder of this season can be found online at http://www.santarosa.edu/theatrearts.
Ticket information is also available online https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/buy-tickets-online, and may also be purchased by calling SRJC’s Theatre Box Office at (707) 527-4307.