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Canyon Theatre Guild stages a trifecta

Three plays open in a week

Posted: July 29, 2009 8:38 p.m.
Updated: July 29, 2009 8:37 p.m.
 
We are in late July (and the summer's going fast), but the scene is certainly heating up at the Canyon Theatre Guild with three shows opening between last Saturday and this Saturday, Aug. 1, and casting of our October show. 

What better way to spend a hot summer day than in a nice air-conditioned theater watching quality entertainment for a fraction of what you would pay over the hil?

Here's what's on stage at the CTG through the end of August:

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
July 25 - August 16 @ The College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
Saturday Evenings, July 25, August 1, 8, 15 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee, August 2, 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, July 26, August 2, 9, 16 @ 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 14 @ 8:00 p.m.

The SANTA CLARITA REGIONAL THEATRE is bringing this Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons for a limited run this summer. Audiences of all ages will thrill to this delightful musical as it brings to life the story of Joseph, a boy blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, who shares the message, "Any Dream Will Do." Because Joseph is his father's favorite, his jealous brothers sell him into slavery to the Ishmaelites who take him to Egypt. Back home, his brothers tell Jacob that Joseph has been killed. They show his tattered coat smeared with his blood - really goat blood - as proof that what they say is true.

In Egypt, Joseph is sold to Potiphar, a millionaire in whose house Joseph rises through the ranks of slaves and servants until he is running the household. When Mrs. Potiphar makes advances, Joseph spurns her, however Potiphar overhears, barges in, sees the two together - and jumps to conclusions. He jails Joseph and while incarcerated, Joseph helps two prisoners who were servants of the Pharaoh interpret their dreams. The Pharaoh hears of Joseph's gift and orders Joseph to be brought to him. By interpreting Pharaoh's dreams, Joseph becomes the most powerful man in Egypt. Meanwhile, Joseph's brothers, have suffered greatly since abandoning Joseph, and they come to Egypt to beg for food and mercy. Seeing that his brothers have truly repented, Joseph reveals himself and he and his father are reunited.

This popular and enduring musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber combines a cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western, and calypso to pop and rock ‘n' roll. Under the direction of TimBen Boydston, this Old Testament tale emerges as both timely and timeless. The musical direction is being handled by Leslie Berra, with Musette Caing doing the choreography. The key roles of Narrator and Joseph are being played by Jill Kocalis and Ryan Massey, respectively.

Tickets range from $16 - $30 and are on sale now through the SCRT box office only: (661) 799-2702. There are group discounts as well as discounts for Juniors (under 18) and Seniors (over 62). Call now for the entertainment experience of the summer! See "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the beautiful Performing Arts Center. Only 11 performances of the musical spectacular. Don't miss it!

WHO WAS THAT LADY I SAW YOU WITH?
July 31 - August 29
Fridays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, August 2, 16 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Canyon Theatre Guild's 2009-2010 Season begins with a double-header. The hilarious comedy, Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? opens on July 31. The story centers on an innocent University chemistry professor whose wife discovers him kissing a co-ed. In order to keep his wife from leaving him, the professor and his pal, a television writer with a fertile imagination, come up with a story in which they work for the FBI and the kiss was in the line of duty! The ruse seems to work until the real FBI come in and the heroes find themselves involved with not only the FBI, but with real spies - at least until it's all straightened out in a fast and funny finish.

Opening night of Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? features a champagne and wine reception on Friday, July 31.

Ticket prices:
$10 - $12 for juniors and seniors
$12 - $15 for adults.


CINDERELLA
August 1 - 30
Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, August 9, 23, 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Evenings, August 2, 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

The first show of the new Family Season is Cinderella. This enchanting rags-to-riches tale of a handmaiden's chance at true love is perfect for both the young and the young-at-heart. Narrated by the King's Jester, we meet Cinderella, who is kind and caring in spite of the abuse from her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. The King and Queen plan a ball in an attempt to find a wife for their adventurous son, Prince Philippe. In order for Cinderella to make it to the ball despite her stepmother's orders, she must rely on her friends: the mice, her dog Algernon; and her magical, forgetful Fairy Godmother. But even with some magical help, when the clock strikes twelve, the magic will fade and her true identity will be revealed. This story will delight audiences of all ages.

Be sure to book before the magic ends!

Ticket prices:
$10 - $12 for juniors and seniors
$12 - $15 for adults.




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