Stage Right troupe opens "Gypsy"
ANTIOCH -- Stage Right Conservatory Theatre Inc. will open "Gypsy" Friday at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St.
This award-winning Broadway musical about an aggressive stage mother is directed by Bryan Anthony and choreographed by Stacey Dempsey. Join Rose, June and Louise on their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying out and burlesque was born.
Music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim include "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Together Wherever We Go, and "Roses Turn."
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Additional performances are 7 p.m. Aug. 24, 25 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for children 10 and younger. Seniors pay only $5 on both Sunday matinees. Limited seating available. For more information, call 925-216-4613 or visit www.srctgrp.org.
Children's Theatre to stage 'Snow White'
ANTIOCH -- Antioch Children's Theatre will present "Snow White at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St., Antioch.
Frank Ballesteros directs this classic tale.
Tickets are $12 adults, $10 for children and seniors.
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Brentwood hosts Play Day children's concert
BRENTWOOD -- The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department will host "Play Day 2012," celebrating five consecutive years of being named a "Playful City USA" by KaBOOM, a national nonprofit organization promoting good health through nutrition and activities.
The day of fun will feature a children's concert with the sounds of Andy Z and the Andyland Band and other playful activities. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at City Park, 710 Second St. Ample parking is available in the parking garage located at 100 City Park Way. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the celebration.
All patrons are asked to follow park rules before, during and after the celebration. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 925-516-5444. For information on Andy Z and the Andyland Band, go to www.andyz.com.
El Campanil presents traditional Philippine dance program
ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theatre presents Tagabanua, a dance interpretation conceptualized, designed and choreographed by folkloric choreographer Jay Loyola, at 7 p.m. Saturday at 602 W. Second St.
The show features traditional music by a Philippine indigenous tribe in Palawan with performances by Bay Area dance and musical artists.
Taga Banua is a Palawano word that means "from the village." Loyola created the concept in 1998 as a way to incorporate native dance forms to assimilate his art to people's lives and to strengthen cultural identity.
The evening also features "Alab ng Puso," a dance that explores the meaning, perception, beauty and understanding. Inspiration came from the simple yet profound lyrics of Lupang Hinirang the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.
The performance features the world premiere of Jay Loyola's new work inspired by Lucrecia Reyes- Urtula's "Lemlunay Festival." The piece is collaboration with award-winning Philippine composer Tony Castro and will be performed to live instrumentation by American Center of Philippine Arts. The program will also include "Mindanao Pageantry" (1994) "Philippine Panorama" (1990).
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children. For information and tickets, call 925-757-9500, or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Stompy Jones R&B band to perform Aug. 25
ANTIOCH -- Stompy Jones showcases vintage jump-style rhythm and blues at a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.
The band recreates the historic sounds of the 1940s, such as shuffle drumming and bounce piano, and combines them with a sense of the contemporary.
Stompy Jones is a San Francisco-based sextet, renowned for its jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm and explosive stage show.
Also on stage are, John & Charissa Ratto and friends performing Swing and Jitterbug for your entertainment.
Get your tickets early for this sellout show.
Adults are $22; seniors (62 and over) $20; children (under 18) $15. For information and tickets, call 925-757-9500, or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.
Bell Brothers free concert at Waldie Plaza
ANTIOCH -- The country rock 'n' roll group Bell Brothers will perform in a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Waldie Plaza on Second and I streets.
The concert series finale will feature 1950s and 1960s rock group Tuck & Roll on Aug. 25.
For more information, visit www.Art4Antioch.org or call 925-325-9897.
PACO calls for artists, volunteers for art show
PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Arts Collaborative is looking for local artists and volunteers in preparation for its annual Summer Art Exhibit set to open on Aug. 25 at the Impulse Gallery, 329 Railroad Ave.,
Submission for artwork is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Impulse Gallery. However, much work needs to be done in preparation for that date and PACO is looking for volunteers to assist.
Each artist may submit three pieces and there is a $35-per-artist entry fee.
The opening artists' reception will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and features cash awards, live music, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Cal Pine Corporation and the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation have joined Pacific Community Services Inc. in its ongoing support of for PACO's regional community arts projects.
Ballerina Dance Academy opens
BRENTWOOD -- Angelina Ballerina the "little star with big dreams," will soon be sharing her love of dance with children in East County. East County Performing Arts Center is now an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, and joins a growing network of more than 110 studios across North America that offer weekly classes based on the beloved dancing mouseling, star of the Angelina Ballerina book series and animated television program.
The 34-week program is inspired by the CG-animated series airing on PBS KIDS and "Sprout, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps," and it will focus on one storybook per month.
Targeted at children ages 3 to 6 years old, the program teaches beginner ballet at two levels.
For information about the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy program at East County Performing Arts Center, call Nina Koch at 925-240-5556.