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  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF- FALL 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

 

Book by: Joseph Stein

Music by: Jerry Bock

Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick

Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

 

Directed by: Steven W Mergogey-Conti

Assisted by: Keala Freitas

Original Choreography Reproduced by:

Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques & Zia Tedford

Musical Direction by: Carille Bruno-Thayer

 

Production Dates:

Friday - September 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Friday - September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- September 24, 2016 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

 

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

 

 

 

  RADIO PLAYS - OCTOBER 2016

LIVE RADIO PLAYS 2016

 

Four-Eyed Jacks Productions is back once again (its 16th show, in cooperation with the Pittsburg Community Theater) to present a pair of audio dramas (a.k.a. radio plays) before a live audience (complete with recording).

When: October 7 through 9 at the Pittsburg Senior Center.
Advance tickets are a bargain, so be sure to get your tickets early as seating is limited.

Click Here for an example of one of the past Radio Shows

"Alter Ego"
When Jeff Jefferson's social media account is mysteriously duplicated, getting rid of it causes some unexpected side-effects.

Characters:
-> Jeff Jefferson – a guy...
-> Adelaide (“Addy”) Jefferson, née Curcaldy – Jeff's wife
-> Murf Goldthwaite – a single friend of Jeff's
-> Gina Simmonds – a single friend of Adelaide's
-> WhoYouPals Operator (“Wanda”) – The voice of WhoYouPals on the phone

"Big Bad Bugs Terrorizing Terrible Teenagers"
An innocent nuclear accident causes giant mutant cockroaches to threaten a nearby high school.

Characters:
-> Doctor Kurtis Klondike – A scientist, specialist in entomology (i.e., the study of insects)
-> Gottfried – Dr. Klondike's assistant
-> Ellen Wimbledon – a teenager at Knute Rockne High School
-> Jimmy Melankowitz – a teenager at Knute Rockne High School
-> Andrea – a teenager at Knute Rockne High School (cameo)
-> Mrs. Starkweather – the vice-principal at Knute Rockne High School
-> Mrs. Flapp – head cook in the cafeteria at Knute Rockne High School
-> Ziggy – the valet parking attendant at Lover's Lane
-> Marty – a fireman
-> Connor – a mosquito abatement technician

Most sound effects are performed live by two sound effects artists. So this is just like old time radio complete with recording.

About the Writer / Director - Bill Chessman.
Bill is a favorite with PCT as he just performed as the King in "Once Upon a Mattress" and before that in "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He has bee writing radio dramas and performing them all around the Bay area and has won multiple awards for his work. They have been broadcast all over the world including Austrailia. We are thrilled that Bill is sharing his talents with PCT.

This show is a special benefit performce with profits going to help fund PCTs productions this season.

Get your tickets early as there is limited seating.
Performance Schedule...There will be three performances:
-> Friday, October 7, 8PM
-> Saturday, October 8, 8PM
-> Sunday, October 9, 2PM

Advance tickets:
Adults $10, Seniors/Students/Children $5

At the Door:
Adults $15, Senior Students $10, Children $5

Call 925-439-7529 to purchase tickets in advance.
Or, visit the Senior Center or Railroad Book Depot or the California Theatre Box Office.

 

 

 

  MISTER ROBERTS - FALL 2016

MISTER ROBERTS

 

Written by: Thomas Heggan & Joshua Logan

Directed by: Alice Lustre

 

Production dates:

Friday - November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

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

Sunday - November 13, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

This rowdy, realistic saga of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific shows the crew suffering from that deadly boredom that is part of the routine of war. To the ship's company, the Skipper is a cantankerous, small-minded man and every one of them conspires against him as the ship pursued its runs from Apathy to Tedium and back again. They are on a cargo mission, so little else is going to happen. That Mr. Roberts, [a lieutenant] shared the crew's dislike for the Captain was one reason for his popularity. Roberts joined the world to fight; he hates being inactive almost as much as he hates the Captain. Privy to the crew's hijinks against the Skipper, Roberts still feels it's his duty to retain some discipline. After winning many ingenious battles against the Skipper, Roberts at last wins himself a transfer to combat duty. It was this transfer that cost him his life on a destroyer off Japan.

 

Produced with permission of Samuel French, Inc.

 

 

 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: A MUSICAL REVUE - DECEMBER 2016

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

A MUSICAL REVUE

 

Directed by: Steven W Mergogey-Conti

 

Production date:

Saturday - December 17, 2016 @ 2pm

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

Join us for all the comforts of caroling around the fire. Packed full of your favorite Christmas songs performed by various groups from around Pittsburg.

 

 

 

  BLITHE SPIRIT - SPRING 2017

BLITHE SPIRIT

 

Written by: Noel Coward

Directed by: Barbara Halperin-Jacobs

 

Production dates:

Friday - March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday- March 4, 2017 @ 2:00pm & 8:00 PM

Sunday - March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

 

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

 

Produced with permission of Samuel French, Inc.

 

  HAIRSPRAY - SPRING 2017

HAIRSPRAY

 

Book by: Thomas Meehan & Mark O'Donnell

Music by: Marc Shaiman 

Lyrics by: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

 

Directed by Keala Freitas

Choreography by Dominique Keene

Musical Direction by Josie Esposito & Genie Garcia

 

Production Dates:

Friday -May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday - May 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Friday - May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Saturday - May 20, 2017 @ 2:00PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday - May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

 

Performance Location: California Theatre - Downtown Pittsburg

 

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

 

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