If you promise to keep it quiet, I’ll share a great discovery: The Summer Rep Theatre Festival at Santa Rosa JC. This is the first year I’ve bought season tickets and I couldn’t be happier. So far, we’ve seen Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig and Shreck the Musical. Both were extremely well produced with high-quality sets, elaborate costumes, tight direction, well performed live music and terrific acting. Students come from all over the USA to participate in this 5-show season. Next week is Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
The fall season of the SRJC Theatre Arts Department looks good, too. It includes Distracted, Les Miserables, and The Cherry Orchard.
To witness a new generation of students fall in love with theatre is more than enjoyable. It’s hopeful!