Tickets for STARS 2000 Teen Theatre Company’s production of Legally Blonde, The Musical are available!
Eight performances only!
Friday, July 26 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 1 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 2 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 2:30 p.m.
Performing at Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center – 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For tickets call 925-324-7359 or click here to download the ticket order form.
Ticket prices range from $13-$18. All tickets will be held at will call.
Become a STARS 2000 Angel! Support STARS 2000 by buying a $50 “Angel” ticket which includes reserved seating, parking and complimentary snacks at the snack bar. Click on the ticket order form above for more information.
May Forecast: Nannies with Red Umbrellas on the Breeze
By Eliza Lamson
Diablo Magazine, May issue
The winds have shifted in a homeward direction for Mary Poppins star Madeline Trumble. The Berkeley-born actress plays the beloved nanny in a new national tour of the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, which stops at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre May 8–12. We caught up with Trumble to discuss her childhood haunts, Berkeley shopping and dining plans, filling Julie Andrews’ shoes, and how to properly pronounce supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
While you’re back in the Bay, are there any spots you’d like to visit?
Well I love Fourth Street in Berkeley. I lived really close to that area, and I love walking around it. They have a lot of great, boutique-y shops. There’s also a core power yoga that just opened up, so I’m definitely going to go there. There are so many places I want to go … and so many things I want to eat! I’m definitely going to go to Café Gratitude. I love it there. And I’m going to eat a lot of Indian food and Thai food—all of the delicious food you can get in the Bay. Oh and I’m really excited because I’ve just really gotten into vintage shopping and there’s so much of that on Telegraph. I really want to discover all these places that I’ve never taken advantage of before.
Where did you play as a kid growing up in Berkeley?
We went to the Adventure Playground in the Marina. I don’t know if its still there. It was actually probably pretty dangerous, thinking back on it. It was this really big playground and the whole point was that you never stop growing. You asked for nails and hammers and create your own playground. We went there all the time.
Do you have any suggestions about fun places in the area for nannies to take their kids?
I love the Marina in Berkeley. There’s lot of hills to roll down—it’s nice to play in nature. There were always lots of dogs to play with. And we used to go fly kites there. Flying kites in the Marina—that’s very Mary Poppins. I also used to go to the Lawrence Hall of Science all the time. That’s definitely something fun to do as a kid. I always go there when I come back home and walk around and look at the beautiful Bay.
How does it feel to be back near your hometown performing such an exciting show?
I went and saw everything that came to San Francisco. I think the last show I saw was Wicked at the Orpheum. I just can’t believe I’m coming and performing. It’s really exciting because I have people coming to see me pretty much every night. It will be great knowing someone in the audience. It’s exciting because when you’re on tour you’ll do shows in random places you’ve never been to and you won’t know people in the audience there.
Where did you get your acting start? Any regional theaters around here?
I did my first show when I was seven, in Alameda. My first role was Nellie in Annie Get Your Gun—she’s one of Annie Oakley’s sisters. My brother and I were both in that. Then the Music Man, Annie—I played all of the little girl parts.
Wait you’re with Diablo magazine? I definitely did an interview with you guys when I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz when I was 12—so like 10 or 11 years ago. I think you did a photo shoot with me! And I was like ‘That’s a big deal. I’m gonna be in Diablo magazine!’ But yeah I really worked with a bunch of theater companies around the Bay Area. Pleasanton was kind of as far as my mom was willing to drive.
How do you feel about playing one of the most beloved Disney characters?
It’s pretty cool. People always ask me, ‘Do you feel pressure filling Julie Andrews’ shoes?’ And then I think about that and I’m like, ‘Oh you’re right; it’s a really big job.’ But it’s been really fun and not anything I ever thought I’d do. Playing Mary Poppins—she’s so out of this world. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to play someone so beloved to so many people.
What’s your favorite song in the show?
It changes all the time. Right now it’s ‘Supercal….’ I can’t even say it. I say it every night in the show. ‘[Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ is] really fun to sing.
Do you have any recommendations for all the nannies out there?
I think it’s kind of funny because I’ve had to choose how to play this part. You’re given the line and what you know of the character, but then you fill in the blanks. And I’ve chosen to add some quirkiness and to play up how much fun it is to be with the kids and do the magic. So I think that fun should always come first before anything else. Fun is the most important thing.
Mary Poppins, May 8–12, Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market St, San Francisco, times vary, $40–$180, (888) 746-1799, shnsf.com.
Cast list for STARS 2000′s upcoming production of Legally Blonde, The Musical. Please note, some roles are double cast. Thank you to everyone who came out to audition!
ELLE WOODS – Kai Baines, Adria Swan
EMMETT FORREST – Derek Leo Miller
PAULETTE – Laura Means, Shelby Stewart
WARNER HUNTINGTON III – Jackson Perkins
PROFESSOR CALLAHAN – Jacob Judd, Jonathan Miller
BROOKE WYNDHAM – Katie Kronick
VIVIENNE – Jennifer Chong, Laura Jinparn
ENID HOOPES – Hayley Mason
KYLE – TBD
PILAR – Sultana Gardizi
MARGOT – Angie Pardini
SERENA – Emily Jones
DELTA NU’S – Juliana Ortiz (Kate), Arielle Werner (Leilani), Jane Kennedy, Karina Werner, Allie Re and Katie Kronick.
Nicholas Crossen, Larry Hawelu, Adrian Huerta, Anthony Pearson, Eldon Rodenbough, Griffin Silva, Bruce Mitchener, Andrew Allen, Wes Enos and Mark Metzker.
Erika Chaney, Lucy Clearwater, Jesse Epstein, Rosalind Neisinger, Hailey Schneider, Sophia Blake, Christine Curolla, Danielle Dominguez and Grace Mesenbring.
SHREK: Jerry Lee*
DONKEY: Alex Alvarez
PRINCESS FIONA: Brittany Danielle*
LORD FARQUAAD: Chris Vettel*
TEEN FIONA/SUGAR PLUM: Kristina Schoell
YOUNG FIONA: Grace Mesenbring
YOUNG SHREK/DWARF/(u/s Young Fiona): Emily Joy Kessel
MAMA OGRE/MAMA BEAR/DRAGON: Victoria Morgan
PAPA OGRE/STRAW/BISHOP/(u/s Shrek, Lord F): Michael Scott Wells
KING HAROLD/BIG BAD WOLF/CAPTAIN: Paul Loper
QUEEN LILLIAN/WICKED WITCH/GINGY (u/s Fiona): Skye Violet Wilson
PINOCCHIO: Mary Kalita
BRICKS/KNIGHT: Sean Stover
STICKS/KNIGHT (u/s Donkey): Matt Provencal
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Leslie Chapman
UGLY DUCKLING/BLIND MOUSE/BLUEBIRD: Melissa Heinrich
PAPA BEAR/THELONIUS/KNIGHT: Taggart Frost
BABY BEAR: Jennifer Gorgulho
GUARD/KNIGHT/PIED PIPER: Justin Isla
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Don’t miss The Hip Hop – A Fundraiser for Michael Berg’s Healthcare and Hips. Join some of the finest artists in the Bay Area for an evening of laughter, beautiful voices and love.
July 14, 2013
Margaret Lesher Theatre
For tickets call (925) 943-SHOW or click here.
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Diablo Theatre Company’s Performing Arts Academy announces our Musical Theatre Training Classes for the Summer for youth and teens.
Our Performing Arts Academy offers aspiring artists the opportunity to explore theatre arts through theatrical performances and professionally taught classes for students ages 7-20. Our programs cater to all levels of experience, from the novice performer who has just discovered a love for theatre to those who want to build on their theatrical training. Students learn theatrical skills while building self-esteem, confidence and making new friends.
For complete information on our classes, click the links below.
Youth Summer Camp: Little Mermaid Jr. (Ages 7-14)
Teen Triple Threat Boot Camp (Ages 14-20)
The performing Arts Academy presents: Glee, A Blast From the Past!
One performance only!
Thursday, March 28th at 7PM
The Village Theatre
233 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
To buy tickets: Call (925) 314-3466 or click here and click on the “buy tickets” link on the Town of Danville’s website.
For additional information on Glee, A Blast From the Past, click here.
Director: Dyan McBride
Choreographer: Staci Arriaga
Music Director: Cheryl Yee Glass
Vocal Director: Chad Runyon
The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
Singin’ in the Rain opened on Broadway at the George Gershwin Theatre on July 2, 1985 and closed on May 18, 1986 after 367 performances and 38 previews. Directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the cast included Don Correia as Don, Mary D’Arcy as Kathy, Peter Slutsker as Cosmo, and Faye Grant as Lina. It was succeeded by a successful national tour.
Singin’ in the Rain is a family friendly show appropriate for all ages.Leave a Comment
Director & Choreographer: Kikau Alvaro
Musical & Vocal Director: Brandon Adams
Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs and great dancing, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Shrek The Musical held an out-of-town tryout at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from August 14, 2008 to September 21, 2008. It began previews at The Broadway Theatre on November 8, 2008 and opened on December 14, 2008. Directed by Jason Moore and choreographed by Josh Prince, the production featured Brian d’Arcy James, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber, John Tartaglia and Daniel Breaker. At the time, it was the most expensive musical to open on Broadway. The show closed January 3, 2010, after 441 performances, 37 previews, and a 12 month Broadway run.
Shrek The Musical is a family friendly show rated PG.
Director: Derek Travis Collard
Choreographer: Suzanne Brandt
Vocal Director: William Ganz
Musical Director/Producer: Diane Kamrin
Associate Producers: Ellen Smith & Julie Hahn
Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde, the Musical is an all singing, all dancing, award-winning Broadway sensation. This feel good musical comedy premiered its pre-Broadway tryout in San Francisco and in April 2007 moved to the Palace Theatre. During its first year in New York, Legally Blonde, the Musical earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk Award nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award. The show also ranked in the top 10 for the most requested Ticketmaster “Arts & Theatre Events” for 2007.
Legally Blonde, The Musical is a family friendly show appropriate for ages 12 and up.