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Announcing our Exciting 2016-17 Season

"80 Days; A New Musical" 

By Jeannette Thomas

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Directed By Brian Rickel

July 28, 29, 30  &  August 4, 5 @ 7:30 PM
July 29 (SOLD OUT), 30 & August 4 (SOLD OUT), 5 (SOLD OUT),  6 @ 2:00 PM

 The Grossmont College Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory program brings high school and college-age students together to perform family-friendly summer theatre in the Stagehouse Theatre. Student performers and technicians learn what it is like to work in a professional theatre by committing to daytime classes that teach specialized skills, as well as evening rehearsals and two weeks of performances.

Join us July 2016 for Around the World in 80 Days, that timeless tale of amazing adventure as Phileas Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days in order to win a sizeable wager.

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2016 Fall Season  

"Blood wedding" 

By Garcia Lorca

Directed by Rob Lutfy

Performance dates: Oct. 6,7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm

Oct. 8 & 15 at 2:00pm

NOTE: Blood Wedding will be performed in English and Spanish

A family feud driven by the death of one Father at the hands of the other explodes into a fit of passion as The Bride runs from her wedding day into the arms of her former lover, Leonardo; the son of the man who killed her Father.  Essentially left at the altar, The Groom vows revenge and sets out to find and kill Leonardo, resulting in a true Blood Wedding.

Considered a classic of 20th century drama, Frederica Garcia Lorca’s play is based on a newspaper clipping about a bride who ran off with the son of her family’s enemy.  Exploring themes of love, pride, desire, rage and constraint our bilingual production of Blood Wedding is simultaneously brutal and beautiful in its examination of the human spirit and what we are willing to do for love.


by Jerry Hager

Directed by Jerry Hager

Oct. 28 & 29 at 7:30pm

Oct. 29 at 2:00pm

Blue is a quiet clown in the circus of colors.
Red is the ring master who likes to pick on blue.
The other clowns don't like what they see, but what can they do?
This years children's touring show combines a message under a circus tent.
It's a fun filled adventure, full of laughs - but with meaning.
So put on your Blue, Yellow, Green or Orange nose and see
where it will lead you. You might be surprise by what you discover.

"These Shining Lives" 

By Melanie Marnich

Directed by Beth Duggan

DEC. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm

DEC. 3 & 10 at 2:00pm

The year: 192X. The place: Ottawa, Illinois. For a woman, good-paying work is hard to find, yet the assembly line is in full swing at the factory of the Radium Dial Company. Here, Catherine Donohue and her coworkers spend their days hand-adorning the hour markings on clocks and watches with glow-in-the-dark radium paint whose dangerously radioactive properties are unknown to the workers and downplayed by the bosses. As the women begin suffering from mystifying and terrifying ailments, they suspect their job may be to blame. These Shining Lives recounts the true story of the women who formed a bond of kinship as they fought the Radium Dial Company in their search for justice and how their sacrifice forged a legacy of better working conditions for future generations.

Fall 2016 Special Event  Fundraiser

Musical Theatre Cabaret Fundraiser

Directed By:  Brian  Rickel

Performances: Sept. 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

Special Event performances are sold separately and they are not included as part of the Season Package pricing.  All Special Event ticket(s) are considered a donation to our Summer 2017 Conservatory.  Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office (bldg. 22A/200A1) - 619644-7234.  Or one hour prior to each show.

Spring 2017 Season

"Inside the Actor’s Process: Ensemble"

Directed by Jerry Hager

Feb. 3 & 4 at 7:30pm and Feb. 4 at 2:00pm

All productions are teamwork of ideas and Imaginations. A collaborative partnership between actors, designers, and director. But what happen when something goes wrong or in our case the "Space" we are use to performing in has change drastically. Well these and many more questions will be put to the task in this years’ production. Highlighting the rewards and challenges of Ensemble Theatre from inside out.  How actors pick up a line, adapt the blocking, support one another all to make the "Show go on!"

"A Piece of My Heart" 

By Shirley Lauro

Directed by Jeannette Thomas

March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm

March 18 & 25 at 2:00pm

In 1968, Janis Joplin implored us to “take another little piece of [her] heart”, while half a world away American soldiers were embroiled in the Vietnam War. Shirley Lauro’s prize winning play, A Piece of My Heart, conveys the true stories of six brave women who experience the war first hand. From USO and Red Cross workers, to regular Army nurses, these courageous women cope with the senselessness of war and a nation that turned against them. Underscored by the music that defined a generation, A Piece of My Heart is a compelling, vivid, moving piece of theatre that will take the audience on an unforgettable journey.

"Taming of the Shrew" 

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Brian Rickel

May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30pm

May 13 & 20 at 2:00pm

Sweet Bianca wants to be married.  Her Father won’t allow it until Kate, her strong willed, older sister is married first.  With no suitors for Kate in sight, Bianca’s plight for love seems impossible until Petruchio comes to Padua seeking a wife and hopefully, a large dowry. 

Written between 1590 and 1592, Shakespeare’s bawdy comedy about the politics of love and marriage seems to stay relevant no matter the time period!  Taming of the Shrew explodes with fun as Petruchio and Kate, each as hard headed as the other, manage their wild game of courtship.  With a modern twist, Shrew promises a wild, witty, comedic romp!

Spring 2017 Special Event  Fundraiser

 Spring 2017 Fundraiser

Performances: April 14 & 15 at 7:30pm

Special Event performances are sold separately and they are not included as part of the Season Package pricing.  All Special Event ticket(s) are considered a donation to our Summer 2017 Conservatory.  Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office (bldg. 22A/200A1) - 619644-7234.  Or one hour prior to each show.

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Box Office Phone: (619)644-7234 (24-hour message). All reservations must be pre-paid prior to the performance you wish to attend. Theatre Arts Box Office, Building 22A/Room 200 A-1, at Grossmont College, near parking lot #1, next to Aztec mural. Box Office opens 2 weeks prior to every production. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm and 1 hour prior to all performances.


Last Updated: 06/28/2016
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