End of Year Campaign
Are you ready to share the spotlight with a Broadway Star? Bailey Hanks, star of our upcoming production of Legally Blonde, The Musical, will be here to teach a Master Class to teens!
Sunday, January 8th, 1-3PM
- One orchestra seat voucher to Diablo Theatre Company’s production of Legally Blonde, The Musical.
- A class taught by Bailey with original Broadway choreography from the show.
- Personal Q & A session.
- Meet and Greet with “Bruiser Woods” who will be played by Bam-Bam in our production.
- Autographed memorabilia.
Auditing spaces are available, but limited – $35.
For additional information, or to register, please call Brittany Danielle at (925) 262-2138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class will take place at our Firehouse. For a map, click here.
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Diablo Theatre Company
1948 Oak Park Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 – (925) 944-1565
Contact: Daren A.C. Carollo
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WHITE CHRISTMAS – Nov. 25 through Dec. 4
Diablo Theatre Company Warms The Holiday Season With
Following its wildly successful East Bay premiere of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas last year, Diablo Theatre Company provides another holiday snuggling event for lovers of beautiful songs, dances and stars, with its second serving of the holiday classic.
The audience will dine on such heart-warming fare as White Christmas, of course, plus other Irving Berlin songs, including Sisters, Blue Skies and I Love A Piano. The lead role, made famous by Bing Crosby, will be played by popular Bay Area entertainer and crooner extraordinaire, Tom Reardon. Notable for Reardon is that one of his all time favorite songs to sing is featured in the show.
“After singing How Deep Is The Ocean for years standing by pianos all over the Bay Area, I finally get to actually perform the song in the full context that reveals its beauty and charm,” said Reardon. “I am so excited to be working with director Amanda Folena who is bringing to life the relationships in the story of White Christmas that give the songs such feeling and warmth.”
Indeed, director Folena is buzzing about the opportunity to set White Christmas aglow by letting the characters develop their relationships on stage, giving life to the songs and dances which create that lovely White Christmas mood so many people have enjoyed for much of their lives.
“The show is not just about Christmas, it’s also about two couples falling in love,” said Folena. “Bob and Betty realize they have fallen in love while she is singing Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me, and he then embraces her with How Deep Is the Ocean. Phil and Judy actually fall in love when they dance together, enthralled, in The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.”
Diablo Theatre Company has assembled an all-star cast and staff for the show, which runs November 25th through December 4th.
Amanda Folena is the director, with Robyn Tribuzi as choreographer and Sean Kana as musical director.
Principals: Tom Reardon (Bob Wallace), Tom Gorrebeeck (Phil Davis), Kelly Britt (Betty Haynes), Tielle Baker (Judy Haynes), James Coniglio (Ezekiel Foster), Tom Flynn (General Waverly), Madilyn Jaz Morrow (Susan Waverly), Rich Matli (Ralph Sheldrake) and Laurie Strawn (Martha Watson)
Ensemble: Paul Plain, Kate McGrath, Mary Kalita, Caroline Dennis, Lauren Herman, Caitlin O’Leary, Isaiah Boyd, Amelia Zack, Jason Rehklauu, David Visini, Derek Leo Miller, and Troy Talmadge
If You Go
WHAT: Diablo Theatre Company’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,”
WHEN: 8 p.m. Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 1, 2, 3; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 29, 30, Dec.4; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 3, 4
WHERE: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, one intermission
TICKETS: $24-$44 (925) 943-7469; www.lesherartscenter.org, www.diablotheatrecompany.org
Do you remember the first time you felt the magic?
I was 8 years old and Mary Martin was flying as Peter Pan at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City. I recalled that moment during our recent production of The Wizard of Oz as I watched hundreds of children, a new theater audience, enthralled by Glinda and the Wicked Witch. In an era of technology driven entertainment, live theater is still magic.
Unfortunately, the magic comes at a cost. Only 40% of our production expenses are covered by ticket sales. We therefore depend on generous supporters like you for the resources to raise the curtain night after night and serve up fresh, toe-tapping productions of Broadway musical theatre.
Here is how your gift can make a difference:
$1000 – Supports an actor’s travel stipend or two weeks of an Equity actor’s salary.
$250 – Sponsors a young actor to participate in eight weeks of theatrical training provided by the best local area professionals.
$65 – Pays for one live musician per performance.
All donors are recognized in all of our programs. Donors of $1000 and above are in the Executive Producers’ Circle, with invitations to: “Inside Look,” first readings and rehearsals, special receptions and back stage tours.
At Diablo Theatre Company we are training the young stars of tomorrow. Our Performing Arts Academy caters to all experience levels and our audition-based STARS 2000 Teen Theatre Company trains our youth not only in performance technique but how to be confident, articulate, respectful and generous.
On behalf of all the actors, crew, orchestra, staff and board members of the Diablo Theatre Company, I want to say thank you for your continued support!
ALL MY BEST,