Update from the Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma Community Center


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Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, California 95476
707.938.4626

The Grasshopper and the Ant
a Victorian Miniature Theatre performance for the whole family
GrasshopperSaturday, November 1,  3:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center

A rare and unique opportunity to see this lush production in a magical, intimate setting.

Gary Grasshopper explores the meaning of life with a fish.

This performance may be unlike anything you have ever seen before. It is a recreation of Victorian Miniature or paper theatre. People have compared the beauty and miniature size of the show to a jewel; it sparkles with rich colors and a universal story. The performers have gone far beyond the simple Aesop’s fable of the grasshopper and the ant to create a green-man cycle tale as in olden times, a story that takes the audience on a journey through the seasons, leading them to a new understanding of their own place in the cycle of nature.

Michael and Valerie’s award winning paper theatre shows have been enjoyed at various festivals in Europe and the U.S. Now it is your turn to be charmed by this intimate and lovely art form, presented with live music and voices by professionals with combined nearly 60 years experience in performances for family audiences.

$15 Adults
$5 Children
Due to the seating capacity, tickets should be reserved in advance.
Call the Sonoma Community Center at (707) 938-4626, ext. 1

Dracula del LoboDracula 1
Saturday, November 1
7 pm and 9 pm – Two shows
Sonoma Community Center

A rare opportunity to see this show in a small, intimate venue

Dracula del Lobo – Little Blue Moon’s take on the popular vampire story…Set in Argentina in the mid 1920’s we find two young women sent to spend the summer on an isolated plantation (where one of the women’s uncle grows coca for an American soft drink company). The goal is to protect the youth from the dangers of their own sexual awakening, but it turns out an even greater danger lurks next door to the plantation, Francisco Pizzaro’s “Mano de Sangre,” Count Dracula del Lobo who was one of the original conquistadores made immortal by an Incan blood curse. Creepy, beautiful, erotic and dramatically tense, this new work for paper theatre is a ‘don’t miss.” Contains stake driving, beheading, blood, and a simmering lustful admosphere…just what you would expect from the world’s favorite monster.

Scenes from Dracula del Lobo (at the sacred Incan temple of the moon in 1530, and Michael & Valerie with Victorian Miniature Theatre)

$15 per person
Due to the size of the venue, tickets should be purchased in advance.
Call the Sonoma Community Center at (707) 938-4626, ext. 1

Wine and water available at show.

Dracula 2The Bay Area’s internationally acclaimed Little Blue Moon Theatre has just opened a new original production, “Dracula del Lobo.” Inspired by Bram Stoker’s well-known vampire novel, “Dracula del Lobo” is an original play in a Victorian Miniature Theatre style. Set in Argentina in the 1920s, it tells the story of two young women who are sent to the countryside for the summer, only to discover that the reclusive Count who lives next door has a supernatural interest in them. The award winning Little Blue Moon Theatre has created a play that is spooky and erotic, atmospheric and visually stunning, featuring the original artwork of Michael Nelson and the live voice acting and singing of the Little Blue Moon Theatre cast. Under development since 2005, “Dracula del Lobo” premiered to great acclaim at the Preetz Paper Theatre Festival in Germany in September, 2008, with sold out performances, continuing with performances in Cologne before returning to the U.S.

For more about Little Blue Moon Theatre,
http://magicalmoonshine.org/bluemoon.htm

Verismo Opera & The Sonoma Community Center present
Rigolettorigoletto
by Guiseppe Verdi
Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm

Featuring: Christopher Wells as Rigoletto
Frederick Winthrop as Duke of Mantua
Jill K Wagoner as Gilda
Roger Smith as Count Monterone
John Minagro as Sparafucile
Marsha Simms as Maddalena

THIS OPERA WILL BE SUNG IN ITALIAN
WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES

Conducted by Eric Gjovaag
Director: Frederick Winthrop
Stage Manager: Brandon Walker

$15 General admission
$12 Seniors and Students
Children 12 and under are free.
For ticket sales and information, please call (707) 864-0630
Tickets also available at the door

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