Antelope Valley Thespians present MISS FOZZARD FINDS HER FEET and A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Alan Bennett.
June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
at the Antelope Valley Winery
Two monologues from The Complete Talking Heads.
Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Alan Bennett’s award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. First produced for BBC television in 1988 to great critical acclaim, the Talking Heads monologues also appeared on the West End Stage in London in 1992 and 1998. In 2002, seven of the pieces were performed at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles for a highly praised brief engagement, and in 2003 a selection of the monologues premiered in New York at the Minetta Lane Theatre. These extraordinary portraits of ordinary people confirm Alan Bennett’s place as one of the most gifted, versatile, and important writers in the English Language.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. There is no performance Sunday June 17th.
Produced by Nikki L. Martin
Directed by Missy May and Nicelle Davis
Starring Rachel Jennings and Jan Jensen
$8 general / $6 students
September 22 – October 8
Thursday – Saturday
Featuring Jacob Robison & the 2011 Featured Actress In A Musical
ENCORE award winning Actress
Michelle Piccirillo Hargreaves
The Last Five Years is a one act Musical written by Jason Robert Brown
It premiered in Chicago in 2001 and was then produced off-Broadway
in March 2002. Since then it has had numerous productions both in the United States and internationally.
The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding in the middle as their timelines intersect.
Several new and original pieces of theatre will be showing this summer in Lancaster and Palmdale through Laity Theatre Company, Antelope Valley Thespians and […there are rumors of a festival of one acts going up in August somewhere…AV Arts Blog will try to find out where and let you know.]
Look for an article about these works – dramas and musicals, full length and one acts – in an upcoming article in the Antelope Valley Press Showcase (weekend). The article is to include interviews with the writers, directors, actors and producers involved in bringing these original productions to Antelope Valley stages
For the time being here is some information to pique your interest:
Laity Theatre Company
A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by
James A. Goins
Directed by James A. Goins
in The LAB Theatre
Preview: Thursday July 28th 7:45PM
Show Running: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:45PM
& Sunday 2PM
July 29th – Aug.20th
Antelope Valley Thespians
AUGUST 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
HUNGER FOR PARADISE
by Eric M. Martin
Winner of the 2010 AVT New American West Play Competition
Produced by arrangement with Eric M. Martin, Quartz Hill, CA.
Check out the websites of these theatre companies for more information. Links are at the top of the sidebar.
Desert Opera Theatre Announces auditions for “The Wiz”!
Directed by Margaret Wassner
Friday, March 11 from 5 – 9 PM
Saturday, March 12 from 3 – 7 PM
Lancaster High School Theatre
44701 32nd St. West
Lancaster, CA 93536
All those auditioning must come prepared to sing part of a song of their own
choosing and will be taught a short dance to perform. Please bring a CD with
backtrack music only (no vocals) or sheet music of your prepared song. You
may also be asked to cold-read for specific roles.
For all audition details and available roles go to our website:
While similar in plot to ³The Wizard of Oz², The Wiz (usually) uses an
all-black cast to transform the show into a more fun, funky modern version.
Dorothy, the little girl from Kansas is blown by a tornado into Munchkinland
in the Land Of Oz. While there she meets the Scarecrow, the Tinman & the
Cowardly Lion on the Yellow Brick Road. She defeats the evil witch and goes
to see the powerful Wizard who turns out to be a phony. However, Glinda is able
to convince Dorothy that she can do anything she wants if she just believes
in herself. Dorothy also realizes the importance of home and her family.
All performer/singers are encouraged to audition (lots of roles available,
male & female, all ages!!) Although black performers may be given
preference for certain roles (especially Dorothy), auditions are open to ALL
performers. We expect to have a very diverse cast!!
Desert Opera Theatre
P.O. Box 900434
Palmdale, CA 93590
Check the It’s Only Tuesday website for show times and ticket information.
Sunday, September 26th @2:00
Monday the 27th
Show is Scheduled
February 25-27 LPAC Black Box
for audition application
See the website for more information (on the sidebar).