Hello theater goers and enthusiasts of all types!
My name is Robert Sholty and I thank you for dropping by. As an actor, singer, director, apprentice and a fan of most all other aspects of theater, I enjoy going to a production and find things to love in them. Many times these are the small things that are often over looked by the reviews you find in the papers. These things might have been cut for space or not mentioned because the review was too busy summarizing the plot of the play that most of people already know.
I hope you will continue to visit and read my articles. While you are here you will find previews of upcoming productions that will include the highly anticipated plot summaries and the general 5 W’s answered. You will also be able to keep up to date with upcoming and ongoing productions that I know of. I also plan to write some feature stories on local actors that step out at night to perform and get away from their day jobs. Finally, you will also find reviews of productions I have been able to attend. These productions will be primarily in the East Bay, including Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
As I said earlier I enjoy finding the things to love in productions. Those are the things you will read about in my reviews. There is also a chance that I might mention something that I didn’t like, agree with, or understand why it was done that way and I will try to explain my thoughts and reasoning. So these are things you may also read here. Either way, I just hope you will keep reading, and attending productions of East Bay community theaters, because there really is something for everyone!
Here is a list of a few ongoing productions…
Contra Costa Civic Theater in El Cerrito is performing Gypsy through July 17th. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $15-$24. For information and reservations call 510-524-9132 or visit www.ccct.org– On a side note, I will be reviewing this show this week.
Pinole Community Players in Pinole is performing The Producers through July 16th. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $17-$20. For information and reservations call 510-223-3598 or visit www.pinoleplayers.org
Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond is performing The Musicals of Musicals (The Musical!) though July 9th. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm. For more information call 510-232-4031 or visit www.masquers.org.
Here are a few productions coming soon…
Tri Valley Repertory Theater presents The Sound of Music at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore beginning July 22nd through August 7th. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. For more information call 925-462-2121 or visit www.trivalleyrep.org.
Stage 1 Theatre in Newark is performing The Wedding Singer beginning July 15ththrough July 30th. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. For more information visit the website at www.stage1theatre.org.