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Summerfest 2015 follows
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This season is the second under Artistic Director John Walcutt, who in 2014 rejuvenated SOC with a mission "to use theatre to build bridges between generations and the 76 languages spoken in our community." The relationships with cultural groups initiated last season are deepening this summer with additional partnerships, some as co-presenters like the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA).
Join us for full productions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It, Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, John Slade's acclaimed Walt Whitman Sings, and our new Friday Night "Cinema Under the Stars" series.
COMING SEPTEMBER 10
The Pirates of Penzance | through September 26SOC sails into exciting new waters this season with its first musical! This timeless, uproarious, and endlessly entertaining classic from Gilbert and Sullivan is about a young pirate’s apprentice who falls in love with the daughter of a Modern Major-General. But no sooner has ended his pirate obligations and found true love with Mabel than the pirates reel him back on a technicality. And for the first time ever, SOC will be transforming the Amphitheater for special seating right on the stage amidst all the action and fun. Peter Uribe directs. Pirates of Penzance opens September 12, with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through September 26. There will be previews September 10 and 11. All seats are only $20.
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Walt Whitman Sings! | SEPTEMBER 20SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCE Noted actor, composer and musician John Slade (L.A. Confidential, Slamdance, Titanic) brings his traveling "Chautauqua-tent spirit revival in story and song" to our new, intimate Mike Fountain outdoor cabaret stage. Grab your favorite beverage and settle into a playful, pastoral, sly and hip evening of Walt Whitman's great poetry set to music. A lovely and inspiring starry night among the trees with this bold and soulful performer. Recommended for music and poetry lovers of all ages.
September 20 at 7 p.m. | Mike Fountain Stage | All seats only $20MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
Cinema Under the Stars
A series of five "Friday Night Films" is also being launched this season. It began on June 27 with a prelude to SOC's Romeo and Juliet: Franco Zeffirelli's classic 1968 Romeo and Juliet.
The remaining screenings will be held on the four Fridays in October.
Those titles include Shakespeare in Love on October 9, Casablanca on October 16, Breakfast at Tiffany's on October 23, and a special Halloween treat, Theatre of Blood starring Vincent Price, on October 30.