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February 27, 2017 Contact: Dennis Beasley firstname.lastname@example.org 209-473-2400
Stockton Civic Theatre kicks-off capital campaign with
The Subject is Love, an original musical revue
SCT does what it does best to raise money to give the theatre a makeover
STOCKTON, Calif. – The Subject is Love, an original musical revue, is the kickoff fundraiser to a $350k capital campaign to upgrade the auditorium, lobby, and bathrooms and add much needed performance, rehearsal, and storage space. The building is over 35 years old and is overdue for sprucing up and expansion. SCT hopes that the work done to the building will add to the audience experience and allow the theatre to produce more work and create more opportunities for community members.
The show is a mixture of songs and quotes about love from celebrities and deals with the many facets of love— from longing to heartache, excitement to bitterness and everything in between. It features music ranging from standards like “Makin’ Whoopee” and “The Man That Got Away” to modern musical theatre masterpieces sure to be standards themselves one day. Audiences will enjoy the wry wit and wisdom of songwriting masters like Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim and the soaring melodies of Broadway composers like Jerry Herman and Jason Robert Brown. There is even a little Willie Nelson mixed in for good measure.
The production is Conceived and Directed by SCT Artistic Director Dennis Beasley with Musical Direction by Joshua Landin.
The cast for The Subject is Love includes SCT veterans Melissa Esau (Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike and Legally Blonde among others), John Thiel (Bert in Mary Poppins, Thomas Jefferson in 1776), Mary Peterson (Sister Act), Nick Giovannoni (Unnecessary Farce and 1776) and Beasley, who also directs.
Performances Friday 3/24 & Saturday 3/25, Thursday 3/30-Saturday 4/1 at 7:30, Sunday 3/26 & 4/2 at 2:30 Adults $27 Seniors $22 Students $15
Preview performance Wednesday March 22 at 7:30 pm Adults/seniors $16 Students $15
In addition to Beasley and Landin, the production team also includes Brian Scott Johnson (scenic), Craig Vincent (lighting), Val Cichocki (props), Rich Matheson (sound), and Putsy Hong (stage manager).
Stockton Civic Theatre presents The Subject is Love, an original musical revue
March 22-April 2 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
The Clyde Nielsen Auditorium at Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Ln, Stockton, CA.
Tickets & Info:
Admission is $27 for adults and $22 for seniors, $15 for students and children. Tickets for the Wednesday 3/22 Preview performance are $16 for adults and seniors and $15 for students and children. For tickets and more details, go to sctlivetheatre.com or call 209-473-2424.
For press tickets, contact Dennis Beasley at email@example.com or 209-473-2400.
About Stockton Civic Theatre:
Stockton Civic Theatre began with Frank Jones and Clyde Nielsen teaching an adult education course in acting for the Stockton Unified School District in 1950. The class evolved into Stockton Civic Theatre and their first show, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, was performed at Madison School Auditorium in 1951. The fledgling group incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in 1954. The 1960’s were years of tremendous growth. By 1962, SCT had bought the old Zion Lutheran Church at Willow and Monroe and turned it into a 197-seat theatre. Continuing to grow, SCT began construction in the late 70’s on a 300-seat state-of-the-art facility just off March Lane at Venezia and Rosemarie on land donated by a local developer. The beautiful new theatre opened its first season in 1980 with its 166th mainstage production of Chapter Two. Now in its 66th season, SCT has presented over 390 mainstage productions.