'The Little Mermaid' opens at Calisesi Theatre
ANTIOCH -- Antioch Children's Theatre will open "The Little Mermaid" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.
Frank Ballesteros directs this popular tale. Other performances will be June 9, 14-17, 21-24.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
For more show information, call 925-234-1465.
Stage Right to hold auditions for 'Gypsy'
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre will hold auditions for "Gypsy" on June 18 and 19 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St.
This award-winning Broadway musical will be directed by Bryan Anthony and choreographed by Stacey Dempsey. The cast features more than 40 roles for actors ages 10-18. No previous musical experience is required and there are non-singing and non-dancing roles available.
To receive your audition time, you must register online at www.srctgrp.org. Performances will be Aug. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more audition and show information, call 925-216-4613.
Beatles Tribute set at Summerset Orchards
BRENTWOOD -- Summerset Orchards Lodge presents The Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band, at 3 p.m. Sunday, 770 Centennial Place, Brentwood.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 and can be purchased at the Summerset Orchards activity desk or at the door.
For more information, call 925-513-2640.
Stage Right to stage 'Snow White: The Queen's Fair Daughter'
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. opens "Snow White: The Queen's Fair Daughter" at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St. in Antioch.
The play was adapted by Max Bush and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. Based on the original Brothers Grimm manuscript, this classic fairy tale is directed by Bryan Anthony and is geared for all ages. Additional performances are at 7 p.m. June 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and at 2 p.m. June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and July 1.
General admission is $10, students and seniors $8, children $5. Seniors pay only $5 on Sunday matinees. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.
Brentwood troupe to open 'Oklahoma'
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Theater Company opens "Oklahoma" at 7:30 p.m. June 15 at the Heritage High School theater, 101 American Way, Brentwood.
The Broadway Under The Stars production of the American musical theater classic is directed by Steve Kinsella of the Kinsella Theater Group and produced by Jack Gaughan, Brentwood Theater Company.
Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 1.
All seats are reserved. General admission is $24, seniors 65 and older $22, youths 13-18, $15 and children 6-12, $7.
Ticket reservations are available at 925-513-3863, www.thebrentwoodtheater.org, or at The Gallery On Second, 741 Second St.
Starry Nights Concert Series begins June 15
BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood is back with its first concert in more than two years on June 15.
The series opens with Swing Fever, a swing jazz band known as one of the premier Bay Area party bands in San Francisco. Swing Fever has been performing jazz of the 1930s and 1940s since 1978. The band has toured and recorded with renowned musicians, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington trumpeter Clark Terry, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.
The music will be at the renovated City Park at 710 Second St. beginning at 7 p.m. Ample parking is available in the parking garage at 150 City Park Way. Bring lawn chairs, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the first of eight summer concerts in the park.
All patrons are asked to follow park rules before, during and after the concerts. That includes no dogs, no glass containers and no audio/video recording devices. For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 925-516-5444.
Library to present 'Adventure Theater'
BRENTWOOD -- Brentwood Library hosts master thespian Kenn Addams as he unleashes the drama of "Adventure Theater" at 4 p.m. on June 13 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.
Kenn will help the audience put on an out-of-this-world play, where the spectators provide the actors, dialogue, scenery and sound effects.
The free 45-minute performance is hosted by the Friends of the Brentwood Library and marks the beginning of Contra Costa County Library's "Dream Big" Summer Reading Festival. Reading logs will be available at the event and inside the Library, or you can participate online at ccclib.org.
For more information about this or other Library events, call 925-516-5290.
Sign-ups taken for new art classes, camps
BRENTWOOD -- Registration is open for a new series of summer art classes and camps in Brentwood.
Monday classes for kids start June 18 and include "Discovering Art" for ages 5 through 7, "Fantasy Art" for ages 6 through 12 and "Fine Art Studio" for ages 8 through 14. Three-day art camps kick off with "Cartoon Camp" for ages 6 through 12 running June 19-21, followed by "Fashion Camp" for ages 8 through 14 running June 26-28 and "Sculpture Camp" for ages 6 through 12 running July 10-12.
Wednesday evening classes for adults and teens include "Art Skills for Teachers and Parents" starting June 20, and "Introduction to Jewelry Making" starting June 13.
All classes and camps are held at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. For details and registration, call Brentwood Parks and Recreation at 516-5444 or find the Activities Guide online at www.brentwoodca.gov.
Women's vocal group to sing at St. Ignatius
ANTIOCH -- The St. Ignatius of Antioch Church Music Series continues with a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd.
Harmony, an acclaimed women's vocal ensemble from Rossmoor, with Meriel Ennik as artistic director, will perform a varied program of choral music ranging from classical to Broadway. A free will offering will be taken. There is plenty of free parking and a reception follows the one-hour concert.
To be put on a mailing list for future musical events, call the church at 925-778-0768 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' auditions scheduled
ANTIOCH -- Antioch Children's Theatre will hold auditions for "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" 7 to 9 p.m. June 18 and 19 at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.
Frank Ballesteros directs this popular tale. Auditions are open to actors ages 7 and older.
Performances will be July 13, 14, 20 and 21.
If cast, there is a $75 participation fee. For more audition and show information, call 925-234-1465.
Hannah Nicole Vineyards concert series begins
BRENTWOOD -- Hannah Nicole Vineyards presents Music in the Vineyards concert series Friday at 6700 Balfour Road.
The evening features legendary cover band "The Other Stones," with favorite songs from the Rolling Stones. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. with doors open approximately one hour before the show. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic. No outside alcohol is allowed. General admission is $20. Order tickets online at http://hnvstones-autohome.eventbrite.com.
Senior art on display at Lynn House Gallery
ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch showcases the talents of the Antioch Senior Center artists at an exhibit at the Lynn House Gallery, 801 W. First St.
The art is from seniors meet who meet every Monday to take classes from teacher Easy Gonzalez, Joe Garcia, Jean-Louis Cucuel, and Lupe Narez.
The exhibit continues through June 23.
The Lynn House Gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.