The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is currently sponsoring Bay Area Shakespeare Camps for youth and children ages 4-18. Along with their annual Free Shakespeare in the Park productions at the Cupertino’s Memorial Park Amphitheater, which is featuring “Two Gentlemen of Verona” for 2010 season. They also support Midnight Shakespeare for under-served neighborhoods and inner-city youths to strengthen verbal and written communication skills. I have enjoyed Shakespeare in the park for quite a few seasons and highly recommend this for theatre fans. Check sfshakes.org for their 2011 schedules for free Shakespeare in the Cupertino Memorial park.
The Sunnyvale Community Theater, on 550 E Remington, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality theater for Sunnyvale community. Each year, SCP produces 4-5 shows geared to junior, young adult and the adult age ranges. The 2010 season is their 41st, and they are holding auditions for “Sweeny Todd”, “Godspell”,” Annie” and “Cabaret”. Various volunteer opportunities are currently available. Tickets start from $26. Check sunnyvaleplayers.org for schedules and ticket ordering information.
The Jewish Theatre San Francisco creates and presents plays inspired by the Jewish experience intended to diversify communities of the Bay Area. The 2010-2011 Season will bring “Lost In Yonkers“, a touching and humorous coming of age story by Neil Simon between March 31 – April 10, 2011 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Check http://www.tjt-sf.org/shows/announcing-the-2010-2011-season/ or www.paloaltojcc.org/arts for more announcements. The OFJCC is also offering workshops for staging, projection, and conquering stage fright – no acting experience necessary. Classes start Nov 3 and run through Dec 15. Check http://www.paloaltojcc.org/index.php?submenu=Classes_Workshops&src=gendocs&ref=Classes_Workshops&category=Cultural%20Arts for more information.
Also, the Palo Alto Players 2010-2011 season is featuring “Sunset Bouevard“, “Shadowlands“, “Altar Boyz” and “Blithe Spirit“. The Stanford Savoyards are auditioning for “Princess Ida“. The Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose is presenting “Cinderella” and “Hairspray“, and check http://www.wbopera.org/ West Bay Opera for Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino“. For links to more theatres in San Jose and Palo Alto check http://sunnyvaleplayers.org/theatre-resources-mainmenu-23/22-community-theatres. Support your local community theater in the South Bay area, make a donation, and enjoy a great performance!
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