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Santa Cruz, CA
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Stories on Stage: Neverland Adventure

Santa Cruz, CA
Stories On Stage introduces students to the sequence of a play/story, vocal and physical control, and story creation incorporating music and movement.

WEST Ensemble Players: Much Ado About Nothing

Santa Cruz, CA
West Creative Performing Arts' production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing will take you back – to your teenage years! This romantic comedy, set in a modern day high school explores two interwoven tales of love and ... read more
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Past Events

Page to Stage: Jason and the Argonauts

Page to Stage: Jason and the Argonauts

Santa Cruz, CA
Page to Stage is a Pre-Professional  training program where literature is brought to life in a meaningful way through in-depth study of narrative, dialogue, character, plot, circumstance, and social relevance. Each semester focuses on a different book and results in a staged performance of the st...
Fri, Nov 15 2019 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 17 2019 4:30 PM

CenterStage: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

CenterStage: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Santa Cruz, CA
CenterStage bridges the skill sets needed in Stories on Stage and PlayLab classes. Class ignites a young actor’s imagination, reinforces ensemble building skills and lays the foundation to discovering how to act as a co-creator on a theatre project.
Sat, Nov 16 2019 4:00 PM Sun, Nov 17 2019 12:15 PM

Actors Studio: FREAK

Actors Studio: FREAK

Santa Cruz, CA
Actor’s Studio encourages students to co-author the story throughout the process, develop strong theatre skills and the pride of excellence that comes from working hard as an ensemble. Story Summary: Somewhere in America, there’s a New Girl at the high school who may or may not be a robot. Freak...
Fri, Nov 8 2019 7:30 PM Sat, Nov 9 2019 3:30 PM

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Santa Cruz, CA
Performed by the Students of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Playlab: PlayLabs are artistic experiments working with original or adapted stories. Together we re-imagine literature. Story Summary: Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be all...
Sat, Nov 2 2019 7:00 PM Sun, Nov 3 2019 12:15 PM

Advanced Play!: The Canterville Ghost

Advanced Play!: The Canterville Ghost

Santa Cruz, CA
Advanced Play! is an open enrollment class for students who want a more intensive experience than the PlayLab but are not quite ready, interested or available in joining the Actors Studio productions. Story Summary: For three centuries, the Canterville Ghost has been perfectly happy rattling cha...
Fri, Nov 1 2019 7:00 PM Sat, Nov 2 2019 3:30 PM

Adv. Play!: Unfortunate Events

Adv. Play!: Unfortunate Events

Santa Cruz, CA
Based on the series by Lemony Snicket, the unfortunate story of the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, who suddenly find themselves orphaned after their parents perish in a terrible fire.  Featuring the Advanced Play students. Running time is approx. 90 minutes.
Sat, Aug 17 2019 7:00 PM Sun, Aug 18 2019 3:30 PM

Adv. Play!: Two Towers

Adv. Play!: Two Towers

Santa Cruz, CA
The Two Towers opens with the disintegration of the Fellowship, as Merry and Pippin are taken captive by Orcs after the death of Boromir in battle. The Orcs, having heard a prophecy that a Hobbit will bear a Ring that gives universal power to its owner, wrongly think that Merry and Pippin are the...
Fri, Aug 16 2019 7:00 PM Sat, Aug 17 2019 3:15 PM

Stories on Stage: Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

Stories on Stage: Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

Santa Cruz, CA
When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. Featuring the sto...
Fri, Aug 16 2019 6:30 PM Sat, Aug 17 2019 12:15 PM

Last Seat of the Symphony

Last Seat of the Symphony

Santa Cruz, CA
a staged reading of a new play by Casey Lohman Elaine, an older woman, has been going to the local music hall for her entire life. As the play begins, she learns that she is at the final performance, the hall is going to be torn down, and no one told her until it was too late. This leaves her da...
Saturday, August 10 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Actors Studio: Wizarding World Festival

Actors Studio: Wizarding World Festival

Santa Cruz, CA
From Privet Drive to Diagon Alley to Hogwarts to the Final Battle and all points in between – bring your imagination and get ready to create some MAGIC! Featuring the Advanced Play! students. Running time is approx. 90 minutes.
Sunday, July 28 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

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PO Box 3740 Santa Cruz, CA 95063
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