It is often said that the recently renovated Old Town Temecula Community Theater is the shiniest jewel in our city’s cultural crown and, with offerings ranging from dance to live music to family entertainment, the theater’s line up for the month of November is just as sparkling as ever.
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.
It may not be Los Angeles or New York, but the City of Temecula offers its own unique cultural opportunities that rival even the largest metropolis. With theater groups, art galleries and concerts abound, the local Avocado Dance Theatre completes the last piece of the artistic puzzle.
Although River North Dance Chicago is world-renowned for their athleticism, creativity and modern technique, Artistic Director Frank Chaves wants everyone to feel comfortable attending their performances, regardless of any prior knowledge of the genre. “We are known for being very accessible and very approachable,” Chaves said in a recent phone interview.
When the Temecula-based Ballet Studio and the Fine Arts Network present “The Nutcracker,” beginning this weekend in Old Town, the sugarplums will dance right out of your head and onto the stage. Recently voted one of the Top 10 “Nutcrackers” in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times, “The Nutcracker” will be on stage at the Old Town Community Theater from December 18th through the 23rd.
orn and raised in China, but a resident of the U.S. since 1983, the work of Choreographer and Artistic Director Lily Cai gives new meaning to the old adage “the best of both worlds.” Founded in 1988, the Lily Cai Dance Company blends the beauty and tradition of Cai’s Chinese upbringing with the freedom of expression used in contemporary American styles. Since their inception, the company has been showered with recognition and awards, including the Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.
When Nicole Thomas was deciding on a name for her faith-based dance academy, an idea didn’t just come to her; it hit her with a bang. “The name, Dunamix, comes from the Greek word Dunamis which means the dynamic power of God.
Old Town Temecula Community Theater’s upcoming season includes something for everyone, including big band sound, a bit of Beethoven, a wicked witch of the west, and a sprinkling of aloha spirit.