SRJC Theatre Arts Presents the 2018-2019 Season

August 30, 2018, Santa Rosa, CA—the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts Department returns with another exciting 2018-19 Season.

 

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez

Tracing the journey of the Garcia family’s flight from a dictatorship in the Dominican Republic to their emigration to New York City, this charming and funny novel by acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez will touch your heart. Join Sofia, Sandra, Yolanda, and Carla as they face the challenges of assimilation, displacement and identity-confusion with humor and passion.

Directed by John Shillington.
Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains strong language and adult content.

Newman Auditorium SRJC Campus
Parking is $4
October 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00 p.m.
October 7, 13, 14 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Shrek, the Musical, music by Jeanine Tesori; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back! Based on the Oscar-winning animated film, “Shrek the Musical” is an irresistible mix of romantic adventure and irreverent silliness, beloved by kids and grownup kids alike.  Join the unlikely green hero, his “noble steed” Donkey, and a ragtag mashup of fairytale characters as they rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from the evil (and vertically-challenged) Lord Farquaad.  Featuring memorable songs like “Morning Person,” “Freak Flag,” and “I’m a Believer,” this zany hit proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

Directed by Laura Downing-Lee
Music Directed by Rudolf Budginas
Recommended for ages 6 and above.

Maria Carrillo High School Theatre
6975 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa 95409
Parking is free.
November 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, and December 1 at 7:30 p.m. (Note early curtain time)
November 17, 18, 24, 25, December 1 and 2 at 1:30 p.m. (Note early curtain time)

 

All the Great Books (abridged), by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor; additional material by Matthew Croke & Michael Faulkner

The Literary Canon explodes as one of the bad boys of abridgment, director and playwright Reed Martin and the cast take you on a ninety-eight minute roller-coaster ride through all the great books…abridged! Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Then buckle up and hop aboard as this show zips through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school. The Washington Post described it as, “English class meets Monty Python.”

Directed by Reed Martin.
Recommended for ages 13 and above.

Newman Auditorium, SRJC Campus
Parking is $4
March 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
March 10, 16, 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, “Jesus Christ Superstar” illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Directed by Leslie McCauley
Music Directed by Janis Dunson-Wilson
Choreographed by Alyce Finwall
Vocals Directed by Joshua Bailey

Recommended for age 12 and above. Particulate matter will be used.

Maria Carrillo High School Theatre
6975 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa 95409
Parking is free.
April 19, 20 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. (Note early curtain time)
April 21, 27, 28, May 4, 5 at 1:30 p.m. (Note early curtain time)

Further details on show times and SRJC performances for the remainder of this season can be found online at https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/current-season

Ticket information is also available online at https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/buy-tickets-online-0

Tickets can also be purchased by calling SRJC’s Theatre Box Office at (707) 527-4307.