2012-2013 SEASON

NAPA VALLEY CONSERVATORY THEATER
2012/13 SEASON

 

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER
SEPT. 21-OCT. 7
By Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber
Directed by Jennifer King

In 2002, the Napa Valley Conservatory Theater (NVCT) production of The Laramie Project, directed by NVCT Artistic Director and Napa Valley College professor, Jennifer King, became a theatrical phenomenon, breaking box office records and creating a call to community. This epilogue focuses on change, hope and healing as it is explores the long-term effects of the murder of Matthew Shepard on Laramie and on the nation as a whole. A decade later, NVCT revisits the subject, opening the 2012/2013 season with The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. This epilogue focuses on the long-term effects of the murder of Matthew Shepard on the Wyoming town in which he lived—and on the nation as a whole. The play includes follow-up interviews with many of the show’s original subjects as well as comments from Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard, and his murderer, Aaron McKinney.

Each performance will feature a special guest narrator. The schedule as of August 28 is: Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools on Friday, Sept. 21; Barry Martin, Community Outreach Coordinator, City of Napa and Co-Founder, Lucky Penny Productions on Saturday, Sept. 22; Kevin Courtney, City Editor, Napa Register on Sunday, Sept. 23; Paul Franson, Publisher and Editor, Napa Life Sept. 28; Whitney LeBlanc, author/producer/director on Saturday, Sept. 29; Ian Stanley, Program Director, Napa LBGTQ Program on Friday, Oct. 5; Kellie Fuller, singer, on Saturday, Oct. 6; and Joe Galambos, classical guitarist and NVC instructor on Sunday, Oct. 7. A post-show discussion moderated by Gregory Miraglia (Vice-President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Board of Directors) will follow each performance.

In speaking of this play, Robert Bullen of the Huffington Post commented, “It's why we go to the theatre, folks. It slaps us awake and forces us to examine how we can support change not only as individuals, but as a community.”

Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 5, &6 at 8pm; Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7 at 2pm
Studio Theater
$20 general, $15 sen/stu/mil


MY WAY*
NOV. 9-18
Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson
Book by Todd Olson
Directed by Jennifer King
Music Direction by Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes
Choreography by Pam Rogers

Silky, sultry and seductive. For all the legends about his mercurial behavior, Mafia connections and complicated love life, it isn’t Frank Sinatra's flamboyant personality that gave him legendary status - it was his music. From the days of Tommy Dorsey to the era of Nelson Riddle, Ol' Blue Eyes recorded more than 1,300 songs. In this intimate musical revue, more than fifty high points from Frank Sinatra’s repertoire, written by the likes of Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, John H. Mercer, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Irving Berlin, show why he is beloved, not only by those who remember him, but by a whole new generation of music lovers discovering him anew.

Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8pm; Nov.11 and 18 at 2pm
Main Theater
$25 General, $20 stu/sen/mil
 

MERE MORTALS
MAR. 8-17
By David Ives
Directed by Danielle Cain

From the whimsical, insightful, and wickedly hilarious mind of David Ives (All In the Timing) comes this dazzling kaleidoscope of six short plays, collectively entitled, Mere Mortals. From construction workers high atop an ever-climbing high rise sharing secrets of their mysterious pasts, to a hilarious send-up of the uber-male writer, David Mamet, to the tragic life of the common fruit fly, Mere Mortals keeps you laughing from start to finish.

Mar. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8pm; Mar. 10 and 17 at 2pm
Studio Theater
$20 general, $15 stu/sen/mil
 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC*
APRIL 5-21, 2013
By Rodgers and Hammerstein
Directed by Jennifer King
Music Direction by Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes
Choreography by Pam Rogers

Soaring music, a dashing and mysterious sea captain, charming and high-spirited governess, seven challenging children, seductive countess, nuns and Nazis, all set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps and the German invasion of Austria. The Sound of Music represents the American Musical at its best: epic and majestic, sweet and sentimental with a score by the great Richard Rogers and lyrics from no less than Oscar Hammerstein II. Be swept up…once more.

Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20 at 8pm and Apr. 7, 14 & 21 at 2pm
Main Theater
$25 general, $20 stu/sen/mil


*In Association with Music Napa Valley


INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ALL PERFORMANCES

Venue
All shows are at the Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa

To Buy Tickets
By phone: 707-256-7500 (leave a message and you will be called back)
Online: http://www.napavalleytheater.org
In person: Tickets are on sale in the box office one hour prior to performance. Walk-up tickets are not guaranteed as shows do sell out! Pre-purchasing by phone or online is highly recommended.

Single Ticket Prices
Musicals
General: $25
Seniors (60+), Students and Military: $20

Plays
General: $20
Seniors (60+), Students and Military: $15

$5 Thursdays: Studio shows ONLY
While people may still purchase tickets in advance for full price, any remaining tickets will be sold at the door only, for $5. First-come, first-served. Cash only.

Flex Passes
You may purchase flex passes and save money! The pass may be used for music or theatre events in any combination. Seats must be reserved in advance.

5 event pass - $90
10 event pass - $170
For group rates, please call our box office at 707-256-7500

Late Arrivals
Out of respect for all our patrons and performers, Napa Valley College Performing Arts events begin on time. Late seating is at the discretion of the house manager and will be permitted only at a safe and appropriate time once the performance has begun. Latecomers might not be seated in their reserved seats, but in seats where they will not disturb other patrons. If you do not arrive on time, and you do not notify us that you are running late, we reserve the right to release your tickets.

Refunds
There are no refunds on tickets purchased from Napa Valley College. With 24 hours notice, tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same show. Tickets may not be exchanged from one show to another.

Accessibility Services
Wheelchairs We have full wheelchair access. Please call the box office to arrange for wheelchair seating.
707-256-7500

Assisted Listening
We do have assisted listening devices available. They are most beneficial in the Main Theater. The Studio Theater and Silvagni Recital Hall are intimate and the devices do not help much in those spaces. Please ask for the device when you order by phone or when you pick up your tickets at the box office.

ASL Interpreters: If you plan to bring a sign language interpreter to the show (we do not have interpreters available) please let the box office know at least 48 hours in advance so we may be certain to have adequate lighting and seating for you and your interpreter.

Animals:
No animals are allowed on campus, with the exception of service dogs with identification.
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