Live On Stage in Temecula
Theater, Concert and Dance Performances in the Inland Empire
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The City of Temecula prides itself on providing residents and visitors with the highest caliber of entertainment and education in the fine and performing arts. With world-class orchestra members as well as special musical guests, the California Chamber Orchestra’s new season is a perfect example of the stellar artistic offerings available in our own back yard.
Presented by OTTCT resident company, the Temecula Valley Players, Fiddler on the Roof was first performed on Broadway in 1964, only to be revived numerous times on stage as well as in film; receiving critical acclaim and numerous of awards and accolades.
In the mid 1990’s, R&B vocal group Boyz II Men could do no wrong. With megahits like “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee,” and “Motown Philly,” the Boyz were riding high on top of the Billboard Charts; becoming only the third act in history to replace themselves at the #1 spot.
For the last decade, the goal of the Old Town Temecula Community Theater staff has been to bring the best in arts and culture to the Inland Empire and, as their reputation of being a coveted performance space continues to grow, the quality of the entertainment each year always seems to exceed the one prior. Celebrating their 10th anniversary on October 4th, the 2015-2016 theater season is shaping up to be the best yet.
The popular classical music series, Classics at the Merc, is concluding a summer filled with quality performances with two shows in August by some of the best musicians in the genre – the Jung Trio and the Novellus Ensemble.
On a warm summer’s eve, on a train bound for nowhere, the hero of country music legend Kenny Rogers’ epic musical narrative, “The Gambler,” met a drifter who taught him the meaning of life, at least the way he’d chosen to live, and the rules you had to follow just to get by in the world. For Rogers himself, personal fulfillment is not about knowing when to hold ‘em or fold ‘em or how to make a quick buck. For Rogers, a winning hand is a full house.
Berlin was on the cutting edge of the early eighties music scene; their New Wave sound was unlike anything out there and although brilliant and revolutionary for their time, an industry more interested in commercial success than musical innovation didn’t quite know what to do with them.
Before the Old Town Temecula Community Theater began renovations earlier this year, the Barn Stage Company’s popular series, Cabaret at the Merc, brought Broadway-caliber musical entertainment to the 48-seat Mercantile Theater. Though the monthly show gives audiences a taste of musical numbers from popular genres and Broadway’s best, Cabaret at the Merc’s annual Summer Series stages full-scale productions of some of musical theater’s hottest shows.
Sleeping Beauty is the story of a beautiful hidden princess who falls victim to an evil curse, causing her to sleep for a hundred years and only true love’s kiss can awaken her. But what happens after the handsome prince saves her from her slumber? Why, there’s a wedding, of course and the Fine Arts Network, in association with the Ballet Studio, are bringing that magical ceremony to life on stage.
After finding moderate success with a rotating roster of musicians, it was the discovery vocalist Jani Lane that seem to be the missing cog in Turner’s quick-moving machine. Turner had found his solid line up with himself and Lane, along with drummer Steven Sweet, bassist Jerry Dixon and guitarist Joey Allen and his band, known as Warrant, was ready to rock. And they rocked hard.