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 The 2015-2016 Season

 

New this season are two different Season Ticket Packages!

 

Introducing our 5 Show Package which includes all 5 shows for one low price!

 

We are also offering a 4 Show Flexible Package, you pick your four shows all for one low price!

 

Season Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling the California Theatre Box Office at (925) 427-1611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Student Acting Workshop**

AGES:

6 - 12years

WHEN:

Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays in September and October, with a performance at the end of October.

 

LOCATION AND TIMES ARE TBA

 

This series of workshops will teach basic acting skills and facilitate the rehearsals of the student written one acts and performances.

 

 

Information:

 

Please call (925) 439-PLAY (7529) to register or for more information.

 

*There is a suggested Donation of $5 Per Person, Per Workshop

**A PCT Membership is required to participate

 

 

 

 

  3RD ANNUAL KARAOKE NIGHT

Karaoke Night

WHEN: September 19, 2015 5pm - 10pm

TICKETS: $10 per person

 

Youth Karaoke

AGES: 21years & Under

WHEN: 5pm - 7pm With A Raffle at 6:30pm

 

Adult Karaoke

AGES: 21years & Up

WHEN: 7pm - 10pm With A Raffle at 9:30pm

With a beer and wine bar.

 

Come join us for a great night of singing, raffles and all around good fun!

 

Get your tickets here:

Tickets

 

 

 

  MOON OVER BUFFALO - October 2015

Moon Over Buffalo

 

Written by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Barbara Halperin-Jacobs

 

Production Dates:

Friday - October 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - October 10, 2015 @ 2:00PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday - October 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

 

Produced with permission of Samuel French, Inc.

 

 

 

  13 THE MUSICAL - November 2015

13 the Musical

 

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown 
Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn 

 

Directed by Steven Mergogey-Conti

Assisted by Courtney Lynn Weixel

Musical Direction by Doug Marttila

Choreography by Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques

 

Production Dates:

Friday - November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- November 21, 2015 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

A hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it.

 

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from TONY Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges Of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

 

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!

 

Produced with special arrangements with Music Theatre International, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

  ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - March 2016

Once Upon A Mattress

 

Music by MARY RODGERS

Lyrics by MARSHALL BARER

Book by JAY THOMPSON, DEAN FULLER AND MARSHALL BARER

 

Directed by Dianna Schepers

Assisted by Alice Lustre & Jessica Knecht

Musical Direction by Karren Bascomb

Choreographed by Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques

 

Production Dates:

Friday - March 4, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Friday - March 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - March 12, 2016 @ 2:00PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

 

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

 

Produced with special arrangements with Rodgers & Hammerstein, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

  6 RMS RIV VU - April 2016

6 RMS RIV VU

 

Written By: Bob Randall

Directed By: Michael Wilson & Betty Brown

 

Production dates:

Friday - April 15 , 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - April 16, 2016 @ 2:00PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday - April 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

 

A vacant apartment with six rooms and a river view is open for inspection by prospective tenants, and among them are a man and a woman, strangers when they meet. As the last to leave, they find themselves locked in and though both are happily married, discover a mutual attraction as they wait out the long night ahead.


"A Broadway comedy of fun and class, as cheerful as a rising souffle. A sprightly, happy comedy of charm and humor. Two people playing out a very vital game of love, an attractive fantasy with a precious tincture of truth to it." - The New York Times


"Charming, sexy, romantic and funny." - Women's Wear Daily

 

Produced with permission of Samuel French, Inc.

 

 

 

  THE NORMAL HEART - May 2016

The Normal Heart

 

Written By: Larry Kramer

Directed By: Steven W Mergogey-Conti

 

Production dates:

Friday - May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - May 14, 2016 @ 2:00PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday - May 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

 

Winner! 2011 Tony® Award - Best Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Drama League Award - Distinguished Revival of a Play
Winner! 2011 Outer Critic's Circle Award - Outstanding Revival

 

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease.


"If you see only one play this year, make it The Normal Heart!" –Backstage

 

"Run to The Normal Heart if you want to be reminded of how alive you are!" –The Village Voice

 

"Hits you like a jackhammer. A powerful example of theater at its most direct, passionate and urgent. Devastating." –AM New York

 

WARNING: Very strong language and challenging subject matter, including frank discussions of sexuality.

Produced with permission of Samuel French, Inc.