Temecula theater - City of Temecula
Temecula theater - City of Temecula
2019-2020 SEASON Chariss Turner Community Services Supervisor John Deards Assistant Technical Director / Audio Engineer Bill Strawn Technical Director / Lighting Designer Erica Russo Community Services Superintendent Aaron Adams City Manager Greg Butler Assistant City Manager CITY OF TEMECULA #ExperienceTemeculaTheater Lindsay Lucas Theater Operations Assistant Travis Brown Theater Technical Assistant Bea Barnett Community Services Superintendent Kevin Hawkins Director of Community Services COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT The City of Temecula celebrates 30 years of incorporation on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Temecula’s commitment to providing world-class, affordable, and accessible cultural experiences is evidenced by Temecula Theater’s 15th Season offering music, dance, and theater lovers extraordinary experiences at memorable live performances, so close to home.
Love builds communities and we are grateful for all the love and support from our talented artists, generous volunteers, dedicated staff, and loyal patrons. Temecula’s Theater is dedicated to encouraging, inspiring, and developing the next generation of performers, producers, presenters, and patrons. The Old Town Temecula Community Theater has entertained over 700,000 visitors since opening in 2005. Temecula Presents continues the tradition by curating various genres for all ages on multiple stages, reflecting the diversity of our growing community by showcasing legendary heroes and rising stars.
Temecula’s Theater Foundation, Resident Companies, and community performance partners show love by providing traditional and contemporary experiences through musical theater, chorus, dance, speakers, and all our @ The Merc Series’. #SHOWLOVE Please visit TemeculaTheater.org or call us at 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696) for more information. We would LOVE to see you at Temecula Theater! 3 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696) TemeculaTheater.org Jesse Blanke Hannah Dixon Will Fedor Elizabeth Garcia Neil Kapple Wylan Shoemaker Stage Crew Brittnee Crockett Nicole Larkins Brandon Mensching Jenny Seymany Amanda Voyce House Managers / Ticket Sales Nick Tierce Graphic Designer Shawna Sarnowski Official Photographer Brian Janey Piano Technician Chad Hilligus Programming Consultant Reasons we all #LOVETemecula! SUBSCRIBE & SAVE 2019-2020 Season Package Pricing offers music, dance, and theater lovers the opportunity to experience extraordinary evenings at your favorite series performances at a significant savings.
Buy Series Packages and receive the deepest discount or Create Your Own Series by selecting five or more shows to get the Pick 5 rates. As a Season Subscriber, you will be set for the Season without worrying about sold-out performances or waiting in line to purchase tickets.
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dance TICKET PRICES STATE STREET BALLET SAT, FEB 22, 2020 @ 8pm The Jungle Book Ballet State Street Ballet is a vibrant, innovative, professional ballet company based in Santa Barbara, California.
Founded in 1994 by former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rodney Gustafson, the companycombinesthedisciplineandtimelesseleganceofclassical ballet technique with updated, cutting-edge choreography, producing original works that satisfy today’s diverse audiences. Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, the four natural elements, intertwine in this dazzling adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic collection of stories. The complexities of the jungle and the personalities of its creatures come alive through movement, music, and the dynamic storytelling of some of life’s greatest moral lessons. Choreographed by Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson, with an original score by Czech composer and conductor Milan Svoboda, The Jungle Book premiered to enthusiastic audiences, instantly being called a “crowd-pleaser,” “a joy to behold,” and “visually stunning.” See your favorite characters come to life in this original production!
www.statestreetballet.com SEASON PACKAGE PRICES $80 Regular for all performances $65 Seniors / Military for all performances $50 Students for all performances INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $25 Regular $20 Seniors / Military & Groups of 15+ 5 JON LEHRER DANCE SAT, APR 4, 2020 @ 8pm Artistic Director Jon Lehrer started his dance company in 2007 in Buffalo, New York. He has received critical acclaim nationally and internationally. The company’s expressive style is based on three main elements of movement: Circularity, Three-Dimensionality, and Momentum, which combine to create a form what is best described as “Organically Athletic.” With creativity, athleticism, and the ability to make new and innovative modern and jazz dance accessible to all audiences, the company has made quite a name for themselves in the dance world.
Striking the elusive balance between art and entertainment, Jon Lehrer Dance showcases unique choreography and a fun, distinctive style which fuses jazz and modern dance, creating a true spectacle onstage which can be enjoyed by dance experts and novices alike. www.jonlehrerdance.com BACKHAUSDANCE SAT, MAY 30, 2020 @ 8pm Backhausdance, formed in 2003 by Jennifer Backhaus, is known for its lush movement vocabulary and ensemble aesthetic. Featuring deeply human and emotional creations that are infused with a sense of humor and theatricality, Backhausdance is the recipient of 10 Lester Horton Awards from Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles forachievementsinchoreography,design,andperformance,helping propel them to the forefront of Southern California’s contemporary dance scene.
Grounded in an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength, the company’s repertoire includes powerful, athletic dances, emotionally charged dramatic pieces, and whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience. www.backhausdance.com FREE MASTER DANCE CLASSES SAT, FEB 22, 2020 @ 1pm SAT, APR 4, 2020 @ 1pm SAT, MAY 30, 2020 @ 1pm Each visiting dance company will offer a free, ninety-minute master class during their residency. This is your opportunity to study with world-class, professional dancers. Space is limited, so please contact the Ticket Office to register at 1.866.OLD.TOWN.
20 Pick 5 (see details on page 3) $15 Students
Legends THE LONG RUN (EAGLES TRIBUTE) FRI, NOV 1, 2019 @ 8pm The Long Run is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute band in the country by consistently delivering the lush harmonies and rich instrumental arrangements that made the Eagles an unforgettable part of rock history. Blending the classic Eagles sound into their own genuine live performance style, The Long Run captivates audiences with faithful recreations of some of the best music ever written. www.thelongrun.net in association with DRAGONTOWN DAN (ALICE COOPER TRIBUTE BAND) THU, OCT 31, 2019 @ 8pm Dragontown Dan is the ONLY tribute in the world recognized and endorsed by Alice Cooper himself.
The seven-piece band painstakingly re-creates the live sound and ghoulish theatrics of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper performing classics such as Billion Dollar Babies, School’s Out, and Welcome to My Nightmare, and many more.
Parental guidance is suggested for campy horror but no vulgarity. www.dragontowndan.com LED ZEPAGAIN (LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE) THU, JAN 30, 2020 @ 8pm Led Zepagain has become highly regarded as the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin in the world today. From the soaring leads on the double-neck guitar and the high Robert Plant screams to the trademark pounding rhythms, Led Zepagain captures the heart and soul of one of the greatest bands of all time. www.zepagain.com QUEEN NATION (QUEEN TRIBUTE) THU, JAN 2, 2020 @ 8pm Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, You’re My Best Friend, Another One Bites The Dust, Under Pressure, and many more.
www.queennation.com MAD DOGS (JOE COCKER TRIBUTE) SAT, OCT 5, 2019 @ 8pm All-Star nine-piece band Mad Dogs & The Englishman is fronted by singer Jason Feddy, paying tribute to the legendary Joe Cocker. Jason’s uncanny renditions of Cocker classics like Unchain My Heart, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Up Where We Belong, You Are So Beautiful, and other hits will have you Feelin’ Alright. www.joecockertributeband.com ENGLISHMEN AND THE 7 TICKET PRICES BEE GEES GOLD (BEE GEES TRIBUTE) FRI, MAR 6, 2020 @ 8pm Backedbyaliveband,thedetailedvocalstylingsofJohnAcosta(Barry), Daryl Borges (Robin), and Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the Brothers Gibb recreate the sights and sounds of the Bee Gees from the 60s to the late 70s, with their unique falsettos that has made them legends.
www.beegeesgold.com STYXOLOGY (STYX TRIBUTE) THU, APR 23, 2020 @ 8pm STYXOLOGY performs music from all eras of STYX’ illustrious and legendary catalog. With unmatched precision and the energy of six genuine lifelong STYX fans, STYXOLOGY is one of the liveliest and inspired tribute shows you will find.
www.styxology.com LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS (CASH, KILLER, KING TRIBUTE) FRI, APR 24, 2020 @ 8pm Experience a red hot Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute show starring Johnny Cash portrayed by Neil Morrow, Jerry Lee Lewis portrayed by Jacob Tolliver, and Elvis Presley portrayed by Scot Bruce. This epic production features the hit music of these three legendary icons covering music from the 1950s Sun Records era and beyond. www.cashkillerkingtribute.com TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER Starring Jim Curry THU, MAY 21, 2020 @ 8pm ThemusicofthelateJohnDenverislikeanoldfriend,outlastingtrends and standing the test of time.
Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.
www.jimcurrymusic.com SEASON PACKAGE PRICE $100 for any five performances INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $25 Regular $20 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details) (TOM PETTY TRIBUTE) FRI, MAY 22, 2020 @ 8pm Petty and the Heartshakers front man Dan Grennes’ uncanny resemblance to Tom Petty encouraged him to start a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band. Hear it for yourself as he revives Tom Petty favorites such as Yer So Bad, Free Fallin, Into The Great Wide Open, and so many more. www.pettyandtheheartshakers.com PETTY HEARTSHAKERS AND THE
heroes PAT TRAVERS THU, OCT 3, 2019 @ 8pm Legendary blues-rock guitar superstar Pat Travers may be best known for his hits Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights), Snortin’ Whiskey, and I La La La Love You from the Valley Girls film soundtrack; however, his live show and superior guitar work earned him legions of loyal fans since he burst onto the international rock scene in the late 1970s.
The Pat Travers Band is a three-piece power trio that delivers a full show of Blues-Rock classics and radio hits. www.pattravers.com BILL CHAMPLIN SAT, NOV 2, 2019 @ 8pm Bill Champlin & WunderGround is an exciting new Progressive/ Rock/R&B band founded in 2017 by three veteran singer, songwriter, and musician pals Bill and Tamara Champlin with Gary Falcone. Bill Champlin is a multi-Grammy Award winner and former member of the iconic band Chicago known for memorable hits like After The Love Has Gone and Turn Your Love Around. Bill Champlin’s “distinctive,R&Bsoaked”vocalsareconsideredbymanytobeone of the most recognizable voices in rock music.
An impressive musician since 1966, Bill is also a founding member of the now legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin.
www.billchamplinwunderground.com INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $35 Regular $30 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details) 9 DENNIS JONES BAND SAT, APR 25, 2020 @ 8pm Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this is Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you will instantly agree, this band ROCKS the Blues like no other! Dennis’ feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American Rock and Blues unafraid to tackle today’s controversial issues.
www.dennisjonescentral.com DIANA REIN – Opening Act Diana Rein’s love of Blues started at the age of eight, when her parents brought her to a Chicago Blues Club, arranging to have her perform with the band. A Blues artist was born that night. Music never stopped knocking and Diana is glad she finally swung the door wide open to let it in, and so are her fans. Today, Diana calls Southern California home, where she continues to release original music and play what feels good for anyone who will listen. She promises fans that she will never stop making music and never stop growing as an artist.
www.dianarein.com blues INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $25 Regular $20 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details)
big band TICKET PRICES TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT BIG BAND SINGERS SUN, OCT 6, 2019 @ 2pm Tribute to the Great Big Band Singers features Frank DiSalvo with the Big Band All Stars and Temecula Red Hot Dixie All Star Band. Frank DiSalvo sings the big band hits from the Great American Songbook. Songs by Matt Monroe, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Herb Jeffries, Jack Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Ray Anthony, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble will fill this concert. Big Band All Stars swing to the biggest hits of the 30s thru 60s featuring Temecula’s favorite musicians from around the Southern California area performing at this concert are sure to get your feet tapping and soul swinging.
SHERRY WILLIAMS IN CONCERT WITH THE BIG BAND ALL STARS SUN, NOV 3, 2019 @ 2pm Temecula’s favorite entertainer, Sherry Williams returns to the stage for the 14th Annual Big Band Concert. Once you hear Sherry’s melodious voice and experience her charming connection with the audience, you will become an instant fan. Sherry will perform a collection of swinging songs from the Great American Songbook and orchestrations by some of the finest arrangers like John Rodby and Keith Droste. Come experience our favorite singing sensation, Sherry Williams, accompanied by Jeff Stover’s Orchestra.
SEASON PACKAGE PRICES $185 Regular for all performances $170 Senior / Military for all performances INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $37 Regular* $35 Senior / Military $32 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details) $31 Groups of 15+ $25 Students 11 RAT PACK – 104 YEARS OF SINATRA SUN, JAN 5, 2020 @ 2pm The Rat Pack was comprised of the hippest ‘cats’ of all time: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford.
Featuring the look, feel, singing style, and attitude of the Rat Pack and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, you will not believe your eyes and ears. The Big Band All Stars team up with the Dry Martini Orchestra to bring you this classic annual Rat Pack event. 9th ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL SUN, MAR 8, 2020 @ 2pm Join us for a day of jazz from some of the finest musicians in the Inland Empire as Temecula Theater celebrates the 9th Annual Jazz Festival. Enjoy music in the Theater’s beautiful Courtyard with the Andy Fraga Trio.
The festival continues on Temecula’s Stage for an afternoon concert featuring Yve Evans, Keith Droste, Jonathan Karrant, and Doug McDonald. Father and son team, Colin and Joel Wenhardt are back this year. Festival favorites include Don Rice and David Hitchings, along with a host of Jazz greats. HOT LATIN NIGHTS CALIENTE BIG BAND SUN, APR 26, 2020 @ 2pm Spend a sizzling spring afternoon with Jeff Stover’s Latin Big Band All Stars as they perform Salsa and Latin Jazz with special guests Troy Clarke and Stan Watkins. From Bossa Nova to Samba to Salsa, and Mariachi to Cuban, the Latin Big Band All Stars present one hot matinee of these tropical rhythms with songs by Pérez Prado, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Dizzy Gillespie.
This performance is sure to excite our audience with unique blends of high-voltage rhythm mixing Latin, Cuban, and South American music styles.
SWINGING WITH DEAN SUN, MAY 24, 2020 @ 2pm Swinging with Dean stars Andy DiMino and features the Big Band All Stars. Come enjoy all of the big hits and humor of Dean Martin. Andy is a natural when it comes to bringing ol’ Dino back to life. Paying tribute to the legendary crooner and comedian convincingly in this wonderful stage show, performing some of Dino’s famous songs while also working the stage with the same charm and easy vibe that made Dean Martin such a beloved figure. You will feel the love and respect for the Rat Pack generation come through during this night of music and comedy that will have you swingin’ in your seat.
Family discount: Two children admitted free with each paid adult ticket.
SEASON PACKAGE PRICES $95 Orchestra for all performances $70 Parterre for all performances $60 Balcony for all performances INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $40 Orchestra $30 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details) 13 AMY HANAIALI’I WED, MAY 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist, Amy Hānaiali’i, returns to Temecula’s stage. Her successful career as a singer-songwriter includes five GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Amy’s role as an ambassador for Hawaiian culture stems from composing in the Hawaiian language sharing it with the world through a current blend of diverse musical stylings.
Amy’s talent emerges from her classical training, powerhouse vocals, and sacred ancestral heritage. She has performed to sold-out crowds in Europe, Japan, China, all across America, and French Polynesia, with universal acceptance. Amy presents her new, self-produced album Kalawaianui, serving as her 15th studio album which pays homage to Hawaiian ancestors and her deep connection to past generations.
www.amyhawaii.com $30 Parterre $25 Balcony KALEO PHILLIPS FRI, OCT 4, 2019 @ 7:30pm Jason Kaleonalani Phillips (affectionately known as Kaleo) has been a respected figure in the Maui music scene for over thirty years. Born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, Kaleo has performed professionally playing with a variety of Hawaiian music artists and touring with bands around the globe. www.kaleophillipsmusic.weebly.com Aloha TICKET PRICES KAHULANUI WED, MAR 4, 2020 @ 7:30pm Kahulanui, dubbed The Hawaiian Kings of Swing, is a nine-piece Hawaiian Swing Band from the Big Island of Hawaii. Known for their innovative and creative arrangements, Kahulanui’s music will take you on a trip back in time when Hawaiian music blended with American Jazz, creating a genre known as Hawaiian Swing.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and perform classic songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive today.
SEASON PACKAGE PRICE $90 Regular for all performances INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES $35 Regular $30 Senior $25 Pick 5 (see page 3 for details) $15 Students 15 PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS: AMERICANO TRIO SAT MAR 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm Pablo Sáinz-Villegas is known for his passionate, emotive, and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing in intimate recital halls or playing to an audience of over 85,000 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid with beloved tenor Plácido Domingo – who has hailed Pablo as “the master of the guitar.” Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” he has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist.
www.pablosainzvillegas.com JEFFREY SIEGEL: KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® SAT, JAN 4, 2020 @ 7:30pm World-renowned concert pianist and lecturer Jeffrey Siegel brings his popular Keyboard Conversations® back to Temecula. Jeffrey’s lively commentary has been captivating audiences for decades, making musical masterpieces more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Question & Answer session after the concert. Mistresses and Masterpieces explores love and scandal throughout music history. Hear romantic classics inspired by the significant others of Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Debussy! Whether you are a newcomer to classical music or a seasoned listener, you will delight in Jeffrey’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
www.keyboardconversations.com CLASSICAL TICKET PRICES THALEA STRING QUARTET SAT, FEB 1, 2020 @ 7:30pm Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life. From living rooms to concert stages around the world, Thalea String Quartet aims to connect with audiences on a musical, emotional, and personal level, from first-time listeners to string quartet aficionados. They are devoted to building a new and diverse audience for chamber music through innovative programming and community engagement. www.thaleastringquartet.com
17 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696) TemeculaTheater.org YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (REVISED) ispresentedbyarrangementwithTAMS-WITMARKtamswitmark.com MusicalrecordingprovidedbyTheMTPitL.L.C.www.themtpit.com JAN 10 & 11, 2020 @ 7:30pm JAN 11 & 12, 2020 @ 2pm You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Book and lyrics by Clark Gesner; additional dialogue by Michael Mayer; and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs.
Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version, which include My Blanket and Me, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime, and Happiness. TICKETS: $15 Regular TEMECULA PRESENTS ARTS EDUCATION STUDENT-LED, MUSICAL THEATER INTERNSHIP OCT 2019 – JAN 2020 Afterasuccessfullaunch@TheMercin2019,TemeculaPresents’student-ledmusicalthe aterinternship moves to the main stage. With the support of the California Arts Council’s Youth Arts Action Grant, this unique arts education program provides youth (ages 13 to 18) access to three months of mentorship from professional artists and expert advisors.
Auditions and interviews for both performance roles on stage and production experiences behind the curtain will begin in the fall at no charge to the selected participants. Please visit TemeculaTheater.org for more details. TEMECULA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY DISNEY’S FREAKY FRIDAY NOV 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm NOV 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2019 @ 2pm When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic.
By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.
FAMILY MUSICAL MAY 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2020 @ 7:30pm MAY 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2020 @ 2pm We have an exciting new musical based on a best-selling children’s book by Roald Dahl coming in May of 2020. TICKETS: Orchestra $25 Regular $20 Students 12 and under Parterre / Balcony $20 Regular $15 Students 12 and under Fridays $15 All Seats This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Musical Theater SHREK THE MUSICAL JAN 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2020 @ 7pm JAN 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2020 @ 1pm Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuringallnewsongsfromJeanineTesori(ThoroughlyModern Millie; Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there is more to the story than meets the ears.
Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek ” And thusbeginsthetaleofanunlikelyherowhofindshimselfonalifechanging journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you have got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there is one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverent fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
TICKETS: $10 (on sale DEC 2019) DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR. JUN 25, 26 & 27, 2020 @ 7pm JUN 27 & 28, 2020 @ 1pm Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world for over two decades. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle...and back again, in this inspiring, coming-ofage tale.
The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as a king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters, including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film, such Hakuna Matata and the Academy Award®- winning Can You Feel The Love Tonight, as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
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Resident Companies 20TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR SUN, DEC 1, 2019 @ 2pm The Southwest Women’s Chorus’ Christmas in the Air concert is a holiday favorite! Come and enjoy enchanting holiday favorites that will fill you with the joy of the season. This annual Christmas concert features holiday carols, seasonal classics, and sing-alongs for the whole family to enjoy. Let us help you kick off your holiday season. LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS SUN, MAY 3, 2020 @ 2pm Let’s hear it for our favorite women’s chorus in Temecula! Celebrate with us as the Southwest Women’s Chorus pays tribute to the women who brought joy and happiness to the world through their music.
Enjoy classic hits from the Andrews Sisters, as well as ladies rockin’ the charts today. TICKETS: $20 Regular $17 Senior & Military $13 Student www.southwestwomenschorus.org Founded in 1999, the Theater Foundation develops, supports, and enhances educational opportunities for the performing arts and provides live performing arts experiences to the Temecula Valley community while assisting resident performing arts organizations. YOUR NAME ON THE WALL Support the arts and see your name, or someone you love, up in lights! What better way to invest in the arts and your community than to sponsor the Theater Foundation in our ongoing efforts to support the Resident Companies as they endeavor to provide first-class community performances in the Temecula Valley?
Please visit www.temeculatheaterfoundation.org or contact us at email@example.com or call 951.541.2588 to volunteer or make a contribution. Annual Theater Foundation Fundraisers include: Annual Gala and Auction SAT, JUL 27, 2019 The Theater Foundation Auction and Gala is one of our largest fundraisers! Join Temecula Theater Foundation members, families, and community partners for an evening of fine dining and a live auction full of many surprises. Temecula community businesses get involved by sponsoring or donating auction items. All donations are tax deductible.
Mighty Mini Art Show APR 2020 For the entire month of April, the Theater Foundation will host a Miniature Art Show and Fundraiser to benefit ArtsConnection, which brings students to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater on free field trips to experience live performances.
Meet and greet the talented artists on April 3, 2020 at the free reception in The Merc where refreshments will be served. www.temeculatheaterfoundation.org 19 TARZAN JUL 26, AUG 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 2019 @ 7:30pm JUL 28, AUG 4 & 11 2019 @ 2pm Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award-winning songs You’ll Be in My Heart, Son of Man, and Two Worlds, make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. A story that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud, Tarzan is fun for the whole family! BONNIE & CLYDE A MUSICAL OCT 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25 & 26 2019 @ 7:30pm OCT 13, 20 & 27, 2019 @ 2pm A thrilling romantic musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell. The musical centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Bonnie and Clyde is the romantic and sexy musical that would make a great night out! THE NUTCRACKER BALLET DEC 13, 19, & 20, 2019 @ 7:30pm DEC 14 & 21, 2019 @ 3pm & 7pm DEC 15, 2019 @ 3pm, DEC 22, 2019 @ 1pm & 5pm The Ballet Studio, from the award-winning feature-length documentary film, TheMakingofTheNutcrackerscreenedattheTemeculaValleyInternational Film Festival, brings you its unique version of the most-performed ballet in the world. This is the enchanting tale of a girl’s first love, a Magician, a Rat King, a Nutcracker, and a Prince, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score from 1892.
Experience the Magic in Clara-Marie’s journey of joy, happiness, fear, her first love and with that... excitement, trepidation, and fantasy! THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME MAR 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2020 @ 7:30pm MAR 15, 22 & 29, 2020 @ 2pm Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and Peter Parnell’s book featuring verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
As the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be Out There, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. With a sweeping score and compelling story, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an instant classic. Get ready to be blown away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. MUSICAL TICKETS $27 Orchestra $25 Parterre $23 Balcony $15 Groups of 10 or more $3 Discount off pricing for Senior, Student, & Military $15 Rush Tickets one hour prior to show NUTCRACKER TICKETS $39 Orchestra Front $33 Orchestra $31 Parterre $29 Balcony $3 Discount off pricing for Senior, Student, Military, & Groups of 10 or more www.fantheater.com
MAMMA MIA SEP 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm SEP 8, 15 & 22, 2019 @ 2pm Music and Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Anderson Book by Catherine Johnson Through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago. A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you will never forget!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL NOV 29 & 30 2019 & DEC 3, 4, 5 & 7, 2019 @ 7:30pm NOV 30 & DEC 7 & 8, 2019 @ 2pm Music byAlan Menken, Lyrics byLynn Ahrens, Book byMike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens Based on the story by Charles Dickens Through special arrangement with Music Theatre International Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. He is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” sharing his love with those who have meant the most to him.
ANNIE FEB 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm FEB 9 & 16, 2020 @ 2pm Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin Through Special Arrangement with Musical Theatre International Set in 1930s New York City, Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, she finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA APR 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2020 @ 7:30pm APR 12 & 19, 2020 @ 2pm Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Through Special Arrangement with Musical Theatre International Candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. The winners of these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is likable Charlie Bucket.
The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory...or suffer the consequences.
CINDERELLA JUN 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2020 @ 7:30pm JUN 7, 14 & 21, 2020 @ 2pm Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II Through special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein Enchantment and gossamer magic bring us this happily ever after family classic. The beautiful Cinderella is tormented by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters until her Fairy Godmother, mice and pumpkins come to her defense. In the end, kindness and virtue are rewarded.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES Groups 10 or more for all shows $17 all seats Thursdays $12 all seats Fridays $22 Orchestra $17 Parterre / Balcony Saturdays and Sundays $27 Orchestra $22 Parterre / Balcony SEASON PACKAGE PRICES Thursdays $60 Fridays $100 Orchestra $75 Parterre / Balcony Saturdays and Sundays $125 Orchestra $75 Parterre / Balcony www.temeculavalleyplayers.com
the merc the merc GROOVE @ THE MERC Temecula Presents’ popular Groove Series is taking over The Merc once again. Highly-talented performers grace the intimate stage and take you on a musical adventure with legendary hits and new material. You will be groovin’ to the sound of unforgettable world-class Blues and Soul. Your Friday nights just got even better! LP AND THE VINYL FRI, OCT 25, 2019 @ 7:30pm TICKETS $20 Regular 23 2019-2020 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Advance ticket purchases are encouraged as The Merc sells out quickly and often. 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696) www.TemeculaTheater.org EXPERIENCE MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE @ THE MERC This historic landmark building (circa 1891) evolved from a general mercantile store and one of the first centers of commerce to the hub of performing and visual arts in the heart of Old Town Temecula.
Audiences and performers alike treasure the intimacy and acoustical brilliance of The Merc and our 1901 Steinway Piano, in addition to affordable live entertainment with appealing artists... so close to home.
Experience The Merc for intimate star-quality concerts, free art exhibits, and more! No matter which performance you may attend, you are bound to have an unforgettable night of stargazing in The Merc. Beer, wine, and refreshments are available for purchase during performances at Temecula’s Theater and The Merc. Jazz at The Merc Sherry Williams hosts the very best of straight-ahead jazz where you will be treated to world-class performers in this intimate club setting. www.Facebook.com/JazzFromSherry country live! at the merc This live country music show features a house band backing up the Valley’s hottest country artists! Artist showcases and songwriter nights change it up once in a while so be sure to check the schedule.
www.Facebook.com/Country-Live-At-The-Merc classics at the merc Hosted by the California Chamber Orchestra, these casual and informal performances of classical music by accomplished musical ensembles and soloists are presented two to three times a month. www.CalChamberOrchestra.org speakeasy at the merc These live performances feature traditional jazz of the 20s-40s by the Second Hand Jazz band featuring vocalist Rosalie Porter in rotation with prominent southern California traditional jazz artists. www.Facebook.com/The-Second-HandBrass-BandJazz-Combo-364322463837 cabaret at the merc Since its inception in 2012, Cabaret at The Merc has built a reputation for showcasing top-notch talent on a monthly basis.
On the last Sunday of every month, the cabaret series features a different theme of music and new group of professional performers. www.TheBarnStageCompany.com Candlelight Classics Quartetto Sorrento DEC 8, 2019 @ 3pm Quartetto Sorrento rings in the holidays with a festive performance of seasonal music. Join us for a special reception at intermission. TICKETS: $25
EXPLORE ENRI C H E XPA ND ARTS & CULTURE 2019-2020 EXPLORE | ENRICH | EXPAND EXPERIENCE THE ART OF LIVING IN TEMECULA FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH | THE MERC | STARTING AT 6PM Enjoy live music, refreshments, an art show featuring a variety of local artists, and a featured artist meet and greet at The Merc and The Gallery at The Merc located at 42051 Main Street. JUL 5 Pierre Mainguene AUG 2 Sheri Herzberg SEP 6 Dorland Mtn. Arts Colony OCT 4 Matthew Burlile NOV 1 Plein Air Competition JAN 3 Walter Santos FEB 7 Joe Valencic MAR 6 Temecula Creates APR 3 Mighty Mini Masterpieces MAY 8 Martin Nasim 2019 2020 GALLERIES EVENTS JUL 13 USA AUG 10 Japan SEP 14 England OCT 12 Italy NOV 9 Native America Celebrate world cultures the Second Saturday of every month from 11am to 1pm at the Temecula Valley Museum with food, crafts, and entertainment!
MUSEUM The Temecula Valley Museum (28314 Mercedes Street) offers wonderful opportunities for all ages to learn about the history and culture of the Temecula Valley! Permanent exhibits feature local history and rotating temporary exhibits bring art and culture to Temecula. For more information on exhibits, events, and programs visit: TemeculaValleyMuseum.org View beautiful artwork on display at these City facilities: The Rotunda Gallery Temecula Valley Museum 28314 Mercedes Street The Civic Center Gallery 41000 Main Street Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Road THE GALLERY AT THE MERC | Featured Artist Reception GALLERIES View beautiful artwork on display at these City facilities: The Rotunda Gallery Temecula Valley Museum 28314 Mercedes Street The Civic Center Gallery 41000 Main Street Ronald H.
Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Road MUSEUM The Temecula Valley Museum (28314 Mercedes Street) offers wonderful opportunities for all ages to learn about the history and culture of the Temecula Valley! Permanent exhibits feature local history and rotating temporary exhibits bring art and culture to Temecula. For more information on exhibits, events, and programs visit: TemeculaValleyMuseum.org EVENTS Celebrate world cultures the Second Saturday of every month from 11am to 1pm at the Temecula Valley Museum with food, crafts, and entertainment!
JUL 13 USA AUG 10 Japan SEP 14 England OCT 12 Italy NOV 9 Native America OFFTHE 2019-2020 EXPERIENCE THE ART OF LIVING IN TEMECULA FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH THE MERC | STARTING AT 6PM Enjoy live music, refreshments, an art show featuring a variety of local artists, and a featured artist meet and greet at The Merc and The Gallery at The Merc located at 42051 Main Street. 2019 JUL 5 Pierre Mainguene AUG 2 Sheri Herzberg SEP 6 Dorland Mtn. Arts Colony OCT 4 Matthew Burlile NOV 1 Plein Air Competition 2020 JAN 3 Walter Santos FEB 7 Joe Valencic MAR 6 Temecula Creates APR 3 Mighty Mini Masterpieces MAY 8 Martin Nasim THE GALLERY AT THE MERC Featured Artist Reception #LOVETemecula
2019 - 2020 season JANUARY 2 Queen Nation (Tribute to Queen) 4 Jeffrey Siegel: Keyboard Conversations® 5 Rat Pack: 104 Years of Sinatra 10-12 You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Student-Led Musical Theater Internship) 17-26 Shrek the Musical (City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater) 30 Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) AUGUST 1-11 Tarzan 17-18 Cinderella Ballet SEPTEMBER 5-22 Mamma Mia 28 TEDx Temecula OCTOBER 3 Pat Travers 4 Kaleo Phillips 5 Mad Dogs & The Englishmen (Joe Crocker Tribute) 6 Tribute to the Great Big Band Singers 11-27 Bonnie & Clyde 31 Dragontown Dan (Alice Cooper Tribute) NOVEMBER 1 The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) 2 Bill Champlin 3 Sherry Williams in Concert 8-17 Disney’s Freaky Friday 22-24 Nutcracker (Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre) 29-30 A Christmas Carol DECEMBER 1 Christmas in the Air (Southwest Women’s Chorus) 3-8 A Christmas Carol 8 Candlelight Classics: Quartetto Sorrento 13-22 The Nutcracker Ballet (The Ballet Studio) 27 COMMUNITY CONNECTION Since opening in October 2005, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater offers an exceptional volunteer program, both in service and comradery.
More than 300 dedicated citizens volunteer at Temecula’s Theater. Their friendly nature and genuine service create memorable patron experiences through the arts, which unite us all.
Theater Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service and fiscal savings annually in support of local, national, and international performing artists, critically-acclaimed visual arts exhibitions, arts education opportunities for all ages, and a variety of community and regional events. VOLUNTEER @ Temecula theater Volunteering is your Backstage Pass to plays, concerts, comedy, dance, and much more. See all the shows while you save on tickets by helping us provide excellent patron service. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Ariana Hernandez (Ariana.Hernandez@TemeculaCA.gov or 866.653.8696) to get into Show Business at Temecula’s Theater.
Visitwww.TemeculaTheater.orgtocompleteaVolunteerapplication. calendar FEBRUARY 1 Thalea String Quartet 2 Rising Stars 6-16 Annie 22 State Street Ballet 29 Cultural History Celebration MARCH 4 Kahulanui 6 Bee Gees Gold (Bee Gees Tribute) 7 Pablo Sainz Villegas: Americano Trio 8 9th Annual Jazz Festival 13-29 Hunchback of Notre Dame APRIL 4 Jon Lehrer Dance 9-19 Roald Dahl’s Willie Wonka 23 Styxology (Styx Tribute) 24 Last Train to Memphis (Cash, Killer, King Tribute) 25 Dennis Jones 26 Hot Latin Nights MAY 3 Let’s Hear It For The Girls (Southwest Women’s Chorus) 8-17 Family Musical 20 Amy Hanaiali’i 21 Tribute to the Music of John Denver 22 Petty & The Heartshakers (Tom Petty Tribute) 24 Swingin’ With Dean 30 Backhausdance JUNE 4-21 Cinderella 25-28 The Lion King JR (City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater) All Programs Subject To Change 1.866.OLD.TOWN (1.866.653.8696) TemeculaTheater.org
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