A Classic Comes to the Denair Gaslight Theater

 

Submitted by Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory

The Importance of Being Earnest, a comedy for serious people, by Oscar Wilde, is coming to the Gaslight! First performed on February 14, 1895 at the St James’s Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personas to escape burdensome social obligations. Now in 2017, The Gaslight Theater actors will bring the show to life once more in Denair, California!

“It’s exciting to see our community coming together to produce high quality theater for all to enjoy,” stated Anissa Stonebarger, Gaslight Board of Director’s Treasurer. “We are looking forward to a successful run of the show! The director and cast have worked diligently to make this a classic production you won’t soon forget”, Stonebarger added.

The cast is made up of seasoned actors as well as individuals taking to the stage for the first time. Lenora Gomes, who portrays Lady Bracknell, is checking one more item off her bucket list. “Now is the time, and the Gaslight Theater is the perfect place. I am enjoying every minute!” Gomes commented. Sophie Kanabuy is no stranger to the Gaslight theater stage. She has performed in A Christmas Carol, End Game, and The Night No One Died. Sophie stated, “I’m allowed to push myself to find the character, and I love that!”

The cast is made up of 6 individuals, all of which would love to see you come out and see how they have developed their characters.

Show Times: September 8, 2017, opening night reception at 6:00 pm, show time 7:00pm, September 9, 15, and 16, show time 7:00 pm, and September 10 at 2:00pm. Senior and Student $8.00, General Admission $10.00. You may reserve tickets by going to www.showtix4u.com or call 209-664-9514.

Denair Gaslight Theater Summer/Fall 2017 Season

Submitted by Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory

The Denair Gaslight Theater is pleased to present their 2017 Summer/Fall season lineup! The summer starts with a sizzling hot youth performance which takes the classic fairytale, little red riding hood, and gives it a modern twist. “The show will highlight 16 of our local youth which will be participating in everything from set design, tech, and stage acting,” according to director Josh Morriston. This show is sure to be a “wild ride” not only for the youth, but for all that come to see the performance. Tickets are $8.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling (209) 664-9514.

The fall will kick off with the comedy classic The Importance of Being Earnest. The show reveals to everyone the importance of being honest and truthful, and what calamities might be bestowed upon you if you are not. Moving into the Halloween season, the Gaslight Theater will once again provide you with spooks and thrills, with their production of Dracula of Transylvania. The second annual Denair Community Tree Lighting will take place in front of the historical Gaslight Theater. To round out the 2017 season, the holiday movie tradition of A Christmas Story will come to life on the Denair stage.

“The Denair Gaslight Theater Board is very excited to present such an array of shows and activities for our community”, Erica Prock President of the Gaslight Theater Board Stated. For more information about dates, times, and auditions please refer to the listing below or call Denair Gaslight Theater at (209) 664-9514. All auditions and performances will be at 3908 Gratton Rd. Denair, CA. 95316.

Little Red and the Riding Hoods YOUTH SHOW– Performances: July 28-29, 7:00 pm, July 30, 2:00 pm and Aug. 4-5, 7:00 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest Auditions July 23, 2:00 pm and July 24, 6:30 pm, all adult cast
Performances: Sept. 8-9, 7:00 pm, Sept. 10, 2:00 pm and Sept. 15-16 at 7:00 pm

Dracula of Transylvania Auditions Sept. 11 and 12, 6:30 pm, all adult cast
Performances: Oct. 20-21, 7:00 pm, Dec. 22, 2:00 pm and  Oct. 27-28, 7:00 pm

Denair Community Tree Lighting November/December – date to be announced

A Christmas Story Auditions Oct. 23 and  24, 6:30 pm, mixed cast youth and adults
Performances: Dec. 8-9, 7:00 pm, Dec. 10, 2:00 pm and Dec. 15-16, 7:00 pm

Denair Gaslight Theater Holds Open Auditions for The Crucible

Denair Gaslight Theater

Submitted by Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory

Update!

There has been a change of direction! Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory will be doing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, instead of The Crucible. Performances are still the last two weekends of October. Rehearsals should begin Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016, at 7:00 pm.

Parts available:

Ichabod Crane
Brom Bones
Baltus Van Tassel
Mrs. Van Tassel
Katrina Van Tassel
Mr. Van Ripper
Mrs. Van Ripper
Peter Vanderdonk
Headless Horseman


Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory will be holding open auditions for The Crucible, on September 15 and 16.

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s tale of paranoia, comes to life this Halloween season at the Denair Gaslight Community Theater under the direction of local veteran director Joshua Morriston. Set against the backdrop of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible is about a quaint 17th century New England village, that is whipped into hysteria by a young woman who turns the community’s fear of invisible wrongdoing against its most prominent citizens. Fear, terror and witches abound in this extraordinary production aimed at all audiences.

Open auditions will be held on September 15, 7:00 pm and  September 16 at 9:00 pm.
Needed: 10 males (18-80 years old)
10 females (10-80 years old)
Performances: Last 2 weekends of October

More info can be found on the Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory Facebook page.