The Old Town Temecula Community Theater’s new season’s schedule includes new additions as well as returning favorites from resident companies. Popular performance series’ including classical, dance, groove, legends, Hawaiian, big band and many others are back this year with exciting new guest performers and shows.
Hold on to your wallets because gangsters, gamblers and showgirls are about to take over the Inland Empire, when the Tony Award-Winning Musical, Guys and Dolls, comes to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater on April 10th through May 1st.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Shrek: the Musical” is a singing and dancing retelling of the journey of title hero and his talking donkey best friend to save the beautiful Princess Fiona from the evil Lord Farquaad. Without giving too much of the plot away, it ends with everyone living (spoiler alert) happily ever after. Now the Broadway hit comes to our own backyard when the City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater brings “Shrek: the Musical” to the Temecula Valley High School Golden Bear’s Auditorium this week.