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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine’s list of “20 Theatres you should take your kids to”, is happy to announce its 11th season of high quality performances specifically for children and families. “This year, we’ll be doing three classic stories that everyone knows and loves”, said Mireya “Murry” Hepner, the company’s producer. “I’m thrilled that some of the most highly regarded theatre artists working in Southern California will be back in Rancho Cucamonga, sharing their artistry with our school groups and families. Each production will be produced in MainStreet’s unique way, full of the creativity, great production values and wonderful acting that our audiences have come to expect.” 

Each story in the 2016/2017 season is set in a different time period, but they all share great messages about discovery, kindness, and friendship. 

 

STUART LITTLE 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Directed by Art Manke 

October 1 – 16, 2016 

The season begins with a charming adaptation of the beloved book by E.B. White about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. A cast of five will bring the story delightfully to life, changing characters and using elements of “story theatre” as we follow Stuart’s many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship. Composer Deborah Wicks-La Puma (who wrote the great music for Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play”, among many others, will be contributing original music to help move the story along. It’s a great introduction to theatre for our youngest kids, best suited for grades K-3

 

THE SECRET GARDEN 

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Adapted by Pamela Sterling 

Directed by Jessica Kubzansky 

January 28 – February 12, 2017 

A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children’s literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up. 

 

Stiles and Drewe’s GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS 

Music by George Stiles 

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe 

Directed by Abigail Deser 

Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright 

April 28 – May 13, 2017 

The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet’s 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is “just right” for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

 

Single tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $16.00 for children up to age 12, and seniors 60 and older. “Foundation Family Flex Packs”, where tickets are only $12.00 if they’re bought in packs of 4 or more for the same performance are available for all MainStreet Theatre Company productions. The Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation will also continue to support “Foundation Family Saturdays” for the opening performance of each MainStreet show, where all seats are only $10.00. 

 

All three MainStreet Theatre Company shows will also be doing performances on weekday mornings specifically for school groups, who come on field trips to the theatre. Study guides for teachers and parents will be available on the Playhouse website approximately 6 weeks before performances begin for each show. Information for teachers and schools interested in booking field trips can be found by calling the Lewis Family Playhouse box office (909)-477-2752. 

 

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident Equity Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, producing innovative shows specifically for children and family audiences. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces many children to the wonder of live theatre for the very first time! MainStreet shows are performed for school groups as well as for general audiences, with most shows based on classic or contemporary children’s literature. 

An intimate, 550-seat venue, the Lewis Family Playhouse is the crown jewel of the three-acre, 89,000-square foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The complex is conveniently located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard, as a major anchor of Victoria Gardens. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with free parking available. 

 

For More Information – For additional information, please call the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. 

 

“Like” us on Facebook & sign up for “The MainStreet Scoop” for more up to the minute details about the productions and the theatre company, at www.facebook.com/MainStreetTheatreCompany

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine’s list of “20 Theatres you should take your kids to”, is happy to announce its 11th season of high quality performances specifically for children and families. “This year, we’ll be doing three classic stories that everyone knows and loves”, said Mireya “Murry” Hepner, the company’s producer. “I’m thrilled that some of the most highly regarded theatre artists working in Southern California will be back in Rancho Cucamonga, sharing their artistry with our school groups and families. Each production will be produced in MainStreet’s unique way, full of the creativity, great production values and wonderful acting that our audiences have come to expect.” 

Each story in the 2016/2017 season is set in a different time period, but they all share great messages about discovery, kindness, and friendship. 

 

STUART LITTLE 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Directed by Art Manke 

October 1 – 16, 2016 

The season begins with a charming adaptation of the beloved book by E.B. White about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. A cast of five will bring the story delightfully to life, changing characters and using elements of “story theatre” as we follow Stuart’s many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship. Composer Deborah Wicks-La Puma (who wrote the great music for Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play”, among many others, will be contributing original music to help move the story along. It’s a great introduction to theatre for our youngest kids, best suited for grades K-3

 

THE SECRET GARDEN 

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Adapted by Pamela Sterling 

Directed by Jessica Kubzansky 

January 28 – February 12, 2017 

A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children’s literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up. 

 

Stiles and Drewe’s GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS 

Music by George Stiles 

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe 

Directed by Abigail Deser 

Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright 

April 28 – May 13, 2017 

The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet’s 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is “just right” for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

 

Single tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $16.00 for children up to age 12, and seniors 60 and older. “Foundation Family Flex Packs”, where tickets are only $12.00 if they’re bought in packs of 4 or more for the same performance are available for all MainStreet Theatre Company productions. The Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation will also continue to support “Foundation Family Saturdays” for the opening performance of each MainStreet show, where all seats are only $10.00. 

 

All three MainStreet Theatre Company shows will also be doing performances on weekday mornings specifically for school groups, who come on field trips to the theatre. Study guides for teachers and parents will be available on the Playhouse website approximately 6 weeks before performances begin for each show. Information for teachers and schools interested in booking field trips can be found by calling the Lewis Family Playhouse box office (909)-477-2752. 

 

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident Equity Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, producing innovative shows specifically for children and family audiences. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces many children to the wonder of live theatre for the very first time! MainStreet shows are performed for school groups as well as for general audiences, with most shows based on classic or contemporary children’s literature. 

An intimate, 550-seat venue, the Lewis Family Playhouse is the crown jewel of the three-acre, 89,000-square foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The complex is conveniently located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard, as a major anchor of Victoria Gardens. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with free parking available. 

 

For More Information – For additional information, please call the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. 

 

“Like” us on Facebook & sign up for “The MainStreet Scoop” for more up to the minute details about the productions and the theatre company, at www.facebook.com/MainStreetTheatreCompany

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Auditions for Sleeping Beauty will be held on May 7th and May 14th, 2016, beginning at 9:00 AM ending at 1:00 PM. Callback will be May 21st. 

J.U. auditions are held at Perris Hill Bowl, 1001 East Highland Avenue, behind the tennis courts in Perris Hill Park. Auditioners must be at least 9 years old, bring sheet music, and come prepared to perform a short vocal audition (16 bars). An accompanist will be provided. 

Visit the Junior University audition website.

 

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Auditions for Sleeping Beauty will be held on May 7th and May 14th, 2016, beginning at 9:00 AM ending at 1:00 PM. Callback will be May 21st. 

J.U. auditions are held at Perris Hill Bowl, 1001 East Highland Avenue, behind the tennis courts in Perris Hill Park. Auditioners must be at least 9 years old, bring sheet music, and come prepared to perform a short vocal audition (16 bars). An accompanist will be provided. 

Visit the Junior University audition website.

 

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One of Stephen Sondheim’s most intriguing pieces, Assassins, will launch the Rep’s second season on November 7th. This Tony-Award winning musical toys with space and time as it gathers characters from different stages of American history that have assassinated, or attempted to assassinate, Presidents of the United States. A fascinating study of history and musical styles mixed with levity, suspense and beautiful songs, the Rep’s production of Assassins will be directed by Artistic Director, Matt Neves. 

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One of Stephen Sondheim’s most intriguing pieces, Assassins, will launch the Rep’s second season on November 7th. This Tony-Award winning musical toys with space and time as it gathers characters from different stages of American history that have assassinated, or attempted to assassinate, Presidents of the United States. A fascinating study of history and musical styles mixed with levity, suspense and beautiful songs, the Rep’s production of Assassins will be directed by Artistic Director, Matt Neves. 

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LIGHTWIRE THEATER PRESENTS

A Very Electric Christmas

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology in A Very Electric Christmas, a captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centered on a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart-warming story is performed in complete darkness and set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky, Mariah Carey and a few other surprises along the way.

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MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper

Adapted for the stage by Jonathan Bolt

Directed by Abigail Deser

Featuring Jeremy Lelliott and Doug Harvey

Based on Mark Twain's classic tale about two boys in 16th century England who trade clothes one afternoon, and accidentally trade lives as well! As the boys learn to function in each other's worlds, they both learn important lessons about inequality and justice. In the end, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal place, and the other accepting a position that recognizes his natural intelligence and good heart.

(For ages 7+) 

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MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper

Adapted for the stage by Jonathan Bolt

Directed by Abigail Deser

Featuring Jeremy Lelliott and Doug Harvey

Based on Mark Twain's classic tale about two boys in 16th century England who trade clothes one afternoon, and accidentally trade lives as well! As the boys learn to function in each other's worlds, they both learn important lessons about inequality and justice. In the end, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal place, and the other accepting a position that recognizes his natural intelligence and good heart.

(For ages 7+) 

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MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper

Adapted for the stage by Jonathan Bolt

Directed by Abigail Deser

Featuring Jeremy Lelliott and Doug Harvey

Based on Mark Twain's classic tale about two boys in 16th century England who trade clothes one afternoon, and accidentally trade lives as well! As the boys learn to function in each other's worlds, they both learn important lessons about inequality and justice. In the end, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal place, and the other accepting a position that recognizes his natural intelligence and good heart.

(For ages 7+) 

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