In keeping with our aim of making this blog the media vanguard for SCT news-of-the-moment, we take great pleasure in announcing the theater’s next show in this space. The cast is already rehearsing, and Stop the World — I Want to Get Off promises to be a great vehicle to usher Spring into the San Joaquin Valley. Under the direction of SCT veteran Judy Caruso Williamson, Anthony Newley’s Broadway hit brings nearly an entire cast of fresh performers and great music (“What Kind of Fool Am I?”) to our Rosemarie Lane stage. Show publicity is being launched on February 7, so patrons can expect an announcement postcard sometime early in the week of February 14. The show runs from March 9 through April 3.
In the very near future, we’ll be adding more pages, including a Forum moderated by Artistic Director Jim Coleman and much more. Watch for it!
Please note that on the sidebar of this blog, we have placed a little video containing a brief history of Stockton Civic Theatre, with SCT actor Mike Moon doing the voice-over. Also, “News & Cues” is now integrated with our website. Just click on the logo in the left column of any sctlivetheatre.com page, and you’re at our blog. Enjoy!
Well-know to our audiences as both a director and an actor, Richard Garvin is currently directing the smash comedy hit Run for Your Wife. In recent Seasons, he also directed Barefoot in the Park, and played the roles of Roger Elizabeth De Bris in The Producers and the villainous Jud Fry in Oklahoma. Richard graduated from Stockton’s Edison High School, where he studied with Stockton Civic Theatre stalwarts Donovan Cummings and Judy Caruso Williamson. He then attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, where he was a student of Donovan Marley. After spending 12 years as an equity player in professional theatre, Richard returned home to Stockton and has worked on our stage ever since. He is married to the daughter of a well-known SCT family, Liz Kastner Garvin. We’re very proud to have Richard as a member of our company.
SCT’s currently running production of British playwright Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife has audiences rolling in the aisles at every performance. London cab driver John Smith has a very complicated work schedule, and with it, two wives! Nobody knows what anybody else is doing in this hilarious farce, including either of John’s wives, either of two detectives, or the gay neighbor upstairs-until John’s photo makes it onto the front page of the newspaper-then the fun begins. Only two weekends of performances left, on Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, and Sundays at 2:30. Saturday night adult tickets two for the price of one for this production only. Box Office open 9:00–1:00 Tuesdays through Fridays, or online 24/7. Rated PG