As we come to the first week of August, I trust your plans include seeing a couple of the theatrical productions that are currently running at any one of the numerous live performance and theatre venues here on the glorious California Central Coast!
SLO Little Theatre's (www.slolittletheatre.org) current schedule includes children's summer theatre classes and productions (get more information at firstname.lastname@example.org), with ACT's summer youth production of Ann of Green Gables, directed by Shelagh Garren, presented through August 7. Experience the charm and spirit of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about an imaginative orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who comes to stay at Green Gables and wins the hearts of everyone she meets!
Auditions for Oklahoma! will be held August 8-10 (performances October 7 - Novemner 6). Contact director, Zach Johnson, for more information (email@example.com).
If you're interested in honing your musical theatre audition skills (August 13 & 14 with Daniel Witzke) or attending a week at GLEE Camp (August 15-19 with Daniel Witzke, Michael Jenkinson and Sarah Brookell) contact ACT Coordinator, Kerry DiMaggio, at (805) 781-3889 X 14.
PLUS - on September 5, 6 & 12, Reach the Sky, an evening of songs by what may well be some of Broadway's future songwriters, will be presented.
Kelrik Productions' (www.kelrikproductions.com) next show is From Main Street to 42nd Street on August 13, featuring Jacque Carnahan.
The God Is Still Speaking Players (https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/92718528887) is currently in rehearsals for Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree, which will be presented September 2-5 & 9-11, at the SLO United Church of Christ.
Espressivo! Chamber Theatre's (http://espressivotheatre.com) next production: LUNATICS IN LOVE!, or Singing in the Reign (of Terror) have performances scheduled in various venues September 21 - October 2. Call David Hance at (805) 550-7656 for more information.
Upcoming performances at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (www.pacslo.org) include the Academy of Dance's Dancin' 2011 on August 14, and In God We Rust with Lewis Black on August 25.
The Brickyard Theatre (www.brickyardhteatre.com) in Atacadero will present The Clean House August 31 - September 18.
The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival's (http://centralcoastshakespeare.org) 2011 summer schedule of shows is under way in Paso Robles through August 13, bringing us two comedies, in repertory: The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It, at the River Oaks Amphitheater.
The Theatre at the Old Grammar School in Cambria (TOGS) (http://artistsofcambria.com/cambriapac/id4.html) and Allied Arts Theatre are presenting The Octette Bridge Club through August 21, and Dearly Departed October 21 - November 20 (auditions August 16-18).
The Pewter Plough Playhouse's (www.pewterploughplayhouse.org) next production, The Woman In Black, will be presented through August 27 in Cambria, followed by a special 3 performance engagement of Sylvia, featuring Tanna Frederick in the title role, September 2-4.
Murder In Mind Productions (www.murderinmind.com) is presenting The Beverly Hillbillies Murder Mystery through September 4 at the Spyglass Inn in Shell Beach. Auditions for The Addams Family Reunion will be held the week of August 8 (performances October 2 - November 6). Please contact Judie Kewish at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (805) 489-3875 to set up an audition appointment and for further information.