SpringFEST 2016


Live theatre is a transformative experience, be it from the perspective of artist or audience member.  Therefore, The Western Stage SpringFEST at Hartnell College ensures that every member of our community has a way into this experience, no matter what age, experience or culture.

Western Stage’s annual SpringFEST offers pre-season performance and workshop opportunities for actors/singers/dancers of all skill levels.

The Musical Theater Trifecta: Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Workshop led by Heather Osteraa (Studio Theater)
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 2-March 24, 2016. This multi-level class incorporates dance fundamentals and challenging choreography with a musical-theatre emphasis. Intended for the new dancer to prepare for the season ahead as well as the experienced dancer to dust off the cobwebs. Contact the Casting Coordinator.

Four One-Act Plays, presented by the Legacy Players of The Western Stage
The Legacy Players of The Western Stage present a reading of four one-act plays by members of The Fifth Age Playwrights. The program consists of the following plays: Gymnogyps by Rita Carratello; Dance by Mary Clever da Silva; Plums by Philip Pearce; Shopping for Shoes by Harvey Landa; and Birds Can’t Fly by Terry Kingsley-Smith. The plays will be performed by Rita Caratello, Mary Clever da Silva, Pat Horsley, Susan Keenan, Terry Kingsley-Smith, Philip Pearce, Lynn Pearlman, and Michael Robbins.
Dates:
Sat., March 5 @ 2 p.m.
Sun., March 6 @ 2 p.m.
Studio Theater: general seating. This event is free.

Birth | We’re sorry, but this event has been cancelled.
Written by Karen Brody presented in benefit of Monterey County’s Migrant Ed. Program. Likened to Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Birth is based upon first-person accounts of mothers and the power of the birthing process. Directed by Kat Ogletree.
Dates:
Sat., March 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., March 13 @ 2 p.m.
Studio Theater: general seating. Donations at door. Hartnell College students free with ASB/ID card. Contact the Artistic Program Director.

Shadows-TicketButtonIn and Out of Shadows, a special presentation
Continuing our tradition of providing daytime performances for local schools, The Western Stage and Hartnell College Diversity Committee are bringing in SF Youth Theater’s production of In and Out of Shadows, an original musical written by Gary Soto based upon interviews with undocumented teens in the Bay Area. View the full flyer for this show.
Date:
Fri., March 18 @ noon & 7 p.m.
Mainstage Theater.
Cost:
We are offering two performances of In and Out of Shadows on Friday, March 18, in the Mainstage Theater: at noon and 7 p.m. Several school groups will attend at noon, continuing our tradition of providing daytime performances for local students, but everyone is welcome! Tickets are $5 for youth ages 12-17, and $10 for adults. Hartnell students, staff and faculty are free with ASB/ID card. Buy your tickets online or call 831-755-6816.
Info: Contact the Artistic Program DirectorLearn more about the show.

Singing the Body Electric Concept & Direction by Dr. Marnie Glazier
A new project by women of a variety of disciplines, ages, backgrounds, and perspectives who create a coming together of minds, souls, and reflections on what it means to be a woman, what it means to age “naturally” as a woman, and how we embrace, participate in, frame, and reflect upon the larger ecologies we’re a part of.
Dates:
Sat., March 19 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., March 20 @ 2 p.m.
Studio Theater: general seating. Donations at the door benefit Hartnell College Theatre Arts & Cinema Club. Contact the Artistic Program Director.

One More Day written by Michael Roddy
A new script by local playwright Michael Roddy about the Bracero Program and how the Braceros contributed to and changed Monterey County.
Dates:
Sat., April 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., April 10 @ 2 p.m.
Studio Theater: general seating. Donations at door. Hartnell College students free with ASB/ID card.

13-TicketButton13 the Musical (Mainstage) Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Book by Dan Elish & Robert Horn.
With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges Of Madison County), 13 the Musical is about fitting in—and standing out! Our production, like the Broadway production, is composed entirely of teenagers, even the band.
View the full flyer for this show.
Dates:
Fri., April 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., April 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., April 17 @ 2 p.m.
Mainstage Theater: general seating. $10 general admission. Hartnell College students free with ASB/ID card.

Three More Short Plays
The Legacy Players of The Western Stage offer a free presentation of original works by The Fifth Age Playwrights, senior playwrights living and working in Monterey County. The program is: 1932 by Terry Kingsley-Smith, Praying With Silverman by Harvey Landa, and I’m Fine, Who are You by Philip Pearce. The plays will be performed by local actors Terry Durney, Pat Horsley, Susan Keenan, Philip Pearce, Michael Robbins and Mary Clever da Silva.

Dates:
Sat., April 23 @ 2 p.m.
Sun., April 24 @ 2 p.m.
Studio Theater: general seating. Admission is free.

QUESTIONS? Call (831) 755-6987 / (831) 770-7088 or Contact the Artistic Program Director.

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