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Mar 22, 2017

Evita – Press Release

For immediate release

Evita Press Packet

 

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Ashley Cowl* as Eva Peron

* Member of Actors Equity Association

Photo Credits by Berenice Sullivan,
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre

Mar 14, 2016

Enchanted April – Press Release

For Immediate Release

PCRT Enchanted April Press Packet

(pictured clockwise from top left): Amy Franklin Leonards (as Rose), Joy Sherratt* (as Lottie) and Rachel Powers (as Caroline)

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Amy Franklin Leonards (as Rose), Joy Sherratt* (as Lottie) and Rachel Powers (as Caroline)

(pictured from left to right): Joy Sherratt* (as Lottie), Rachel Powers (as Caroline), Amy Franklin Leonards (as Rose) - and Bijou the dog

(pictured from left to right):
Joy Sherratt* (as Lottie), Rachel Powers (as Caroline), Amy Franklin Leonards (as Rose) – and Bijou the dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits:  Antonio Gonzalez

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Rachel Powers as Caroline and David Judson* as Mr. Briggs

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Rachel Powers as Caroline and David Judson* as Mr. Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits:  Peters Suh

* Actor appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
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Jan 23, 2016

2016-2017 Season Announcement!

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce our
2016-2017 Season

Often called “the perfect musical,” join us for 3 weekends in November 2016
as we myfairladypresent My Fair Lady.

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, a phoneticist, 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, you won’t want to miss this season opener!

Directed by Daren Carollo
Musical Direction by Brett Strader

 

The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” 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.
It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where Anything Goes!

Directed by David Judson
Choreographed by Suzanne Brandt
Musical Direction by Brett Strader

 

Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece.

As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lightsFoto Eva of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron ‘saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military’ was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. 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.

Co-Directed and Choreographed by
Misty Mejia and Christina Lazo
Musical Direction by Rachel Robinson 

Sep 08, 2015

South Pacific – Press Release (For Immediate Release)

News Release

Press Contact:  Steve Wilner – 925-899-3848 – swilners@cs.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at the Firehouse Arts Center 

Music by   Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by  
Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
 

Pleasanton, CA , August 31, 2015 — Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present South Pacific, c omposed by  Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.

The show will run from November 7, 2015 through November 22, 2015: Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2pm.  All performances will take place at Firehouse Arts Center, located at 4444 Railroad Avenue located in Pleasanton, CA. Tickets are $17-$38 each, and are available at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or online at www.pcrtproductions.org or www.firehousearts.org 

Synopsis:

The classic musical set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII.  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Featuring such Broadway musical classics including “Younger Than Springtime,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”

The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success, became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein’s earlier Oklahoma!), and has remained popular ever since. The production won ten  Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Its original cast album was the bestselling record of the 1940s, and other recordings of the show have also been popular. The show has enjoyed many successful revivals and tours, spawning a 1958 film and television adaptations. The 2008 Broadway revival was a critical success, ran for 996 performances and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical Revival. 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s South Pacific:

Co-Founder of PCRT and professional Director, Actor, and Choreographer, Joy Sherratt, will direct and choreograph this Broadway classic at the intimate Firehouse Arts Center.  Sherratt explains that while South Pacific   is a tale of love set in an island paradise during World War II and that Rogers and Hammerstein deliver one of the most lush scores and sweeping love ballads of all of their musicals in South Pacific, “What draws me as a director to this musical is that the story being told is layered with a real moral conflict that audiences can relate to today. To fall in love completely challenges and changes the way one thinks and this struggle is what breaks hearts and binds true love. The Firehouse Arts Center is the perfect intimate space to tell this tale and audiences will be swept away as Pacific Coast Repertory Theater goes on a journey to the South Pacific.”

She will be supported in bringing this vision to the Firehouse stage by professional musician and musical director, Rachel Robinson, Musical Director, along with Scenic Designer Pat Brandon and Lighting Designer Mike Oesch.

Starring in the leading roles of “Emile de Becque” and “Nellie Forbush” are professional actors Joshua Hollister (AEA) and Brandy Collazo.  Hollister has studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music with honors in Opera Performance, and has performed a wide range of opera and musical theatre roles throughout North America and Europe.  Collazo was last seen on the PCRT stage as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain.  Having performed leading roles throughout the greater Bay Area, her other credits include Shellie Award winning roles as “Peter” in Peter Pan and “Millie Dillmount” in Thoroughly Modern Millie.   A very talented group of professional and regional actors complete cast and ensemble.

South Pacific is Directed and Choreographed by Joy Sherratt, Musical Direction by Rachel Robinson, Scenic Designs by Pat Brandon, Lighting Design by Mike Oesch and Costumes by Margaret daSilva.

During the run of the show, theatre lovers can also enjoy a special opportunity to interact with the actors:

  • A Free Inside the Show discussion with the actors and director will take place after the Sunday Matinee performance on November 8, 2015. 

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre celebrates human life by engaging audiences with Professional, Innovative and Inspiring theatre in the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton. www.pcrtproductions.org

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  In the Firehouse Arts Center, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the intimacy of our own hometown to achieve the ultimate representation the best features of our Pleasanton community.  www.firehousearts.org

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South Pacific
FACT SHEET 

ATTACHED PUBLICITY PHOTO:  Brandy Collazo as” Nellie Forbush” (left);  Joshua Hollister (AEA) as  “Emile de Becque” (right); Photo by: Gary Cyr
ATTACHED PUBLICITY FILES:  Press Release; Publicity Photo, South Pacific Logo; PCRT Logo

WHO:

Music by   Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by   Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Co-Artistic Directors:  David Judson and Pat Parr
Directed and Choreographed by Joy Sherratt 
Music Direction by Rachel Robinson
Scenic Designs by Pat Brandon, Lighting Design by Mike Oesch, and Costumes by Margaret daSilva

Starring Joshua Hollister (AEA) as “Emile de Becque”; Brandy Collazo as” Nellie Forbush”; Eric Carlson as “Lt. Joseph Cable”; Stephanie Kara as “Liat”; Lisa Woo as “Bloody Mary”; James Koponen as “Luther Billis” along with a talented cast and ensemble of professional and regional actors. 

WHAT: South Pacific presented by Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre 

WHERE : Firehouse Arts Center  
4444 Railroad Avenue located in Pleasanton, CA  94566 

WHEN: November 7-22, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm;
Additional Matinee at 2pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015

SPECIAL EVENTS:   Inside the Show: Following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

COST: $17-$38
Season Subscription also available
Discounts:
10% discount is available to groups of 10 or more, contact the box office directly

TICKETS :  (925) 931-4848 or online at www.pcrtproductions.org

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Apr 19, 2015

Annual Fundraiser Gala

Save the Date…

This year’s fundraiser gala will be held Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Time:  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Catered by our friends at Cellar Door and Pastas Trattoria!

Live entertainment featuring musical favorites and selections from our 2015/2016 season.

For tickets visit:  www.firehousearts.org

Gala 2015 GALA

 

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