We are very fortunate, in the West End, to live amongst creative, imaginative residents. We also have live theater and a theater that shows independent, foreign and classic films right in the neighborhood. The West End Arts and Theater District has a nice ring… let’s use it!
April 22nd, Friday- Songwriters in the Round. Those of you who were at the opening of the DeTurk Round Barn will remember West Ender Ken Risling‘s performance with Oona Risling-Sholl. This Friday, he has another show, this one with three other songwriters — Rob Heath, Mike Ehlers, and Larry Potts. As with last year’s Hopmonk show, it will be a Nashville-style round-robin, with each songwriter taking turns performing their originals. Ken promises to play at least one song with a bad word in it, but still, it will be an all ages event he has invited his mother to… $7 door Location: Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. #300, Sebastopol Time: 7 p.m. Facebook
Saturday, April 23 · 7:00pm – 11:30pm Lost, Stolen and Strayed at The Feed Barn- the new studio created by West Ender Skye Barnett, David Farish and Joey Castor. A great night of music and art- an album release show for Brian Fitzpatrick’s new album, “Lost, Stolen, & Strayed” with Emily Jane White plus Art by William Smith (West End Artist) and Jon Lohne. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages. Tickets are limited to 150 and this show will sell out, so get your tickets now available through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168104 and through the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa. Location: The Feed Barn 55 Middle Rincon Time: Doors @ 7, Show @ 8
April 26th, Tuesday- Circo- A Rialto Film Festival. Set within a century-old traveling circus, Circo is an intimate portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict that threatens this once-vibrant family tradition. In Spanish with English Subtitles. $10 Location: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street Time: 4 shows only on April 26th. Check website for times and ticket purchase Rialto Film Festival Rialto Film Festival
April 29th, Friday to May 15– “Comedy Tonight” A collection of six one-act plays by American writers. It’s an evening of laughs when 6th Street Playhouse presents a collection of one act plays by great American writers. Plays include “Your Mother’s Butt,” by Allan Ball; “Sure Thing” and “Variations on the Death of Trosky,” both by David Ives; “The Actor’s Nightmare,” by Christopher Durang; “The Ties That Bind,” by Eric Cible; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. Location: 6th Street Playhouse – Studio Theatre Time: Check website for times and tickets www.6thstreetplayhouse.com
April 29th-May 8th Jesus Christ Superstar The Last 7 days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth This extraordinary rock opera forever changed the world of musical theatre when it exploded onto Broadway in 1971. The West End’s own Gene Wright, M.D. and vocal talent will be the evil high priest Caiaphas. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, its powerful explorations of faith in a troubled world and the potent phenomenon of celebrity resonate even more strongly today. Dramatizing the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth with an edgy, contemporary approach, this first professional collaboration by a now-legendary team features a vibrant rock score, including chart-topping hits like “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” Recommended for age 14 and above. Jesus Christ Superstar Location: SRJC Theater 1501 Mendocino Ave. Burbank Auditorium is the main performance hall on the JC campus, just north of Bailey Field. Times: www.santarosa.edu/theatrearts For show times and tickets
Proud West End Mother, Catherine DePrima reports that her son Marshall Cook’s feature film directorial debut “Division III, Football’s Finest” is completed. Marshall not only directed, he also wrote the script and acted in it and edited it. The team’s quarterback is named Mitch DePrima (a nod to his mom). The cast includes Marshall Cook, Mo Collins, Andy Dick, Debra Wilson and Will Sasso. Release date is TBA but expected to be Fall or Winter of 2011. Here’s the link to the movie trailer (NOTE: There’s definitely some adult language here so it’s not for the kiddies.) http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/156eb7f056/division-iii-football-s-finest-official-unofficial-trailer Please watch, enjoy, and PLEASE PASS IT ON. If you want to go above and beyond, positive ratings and comments on funnyordie are always appreciated… It was not too long ago that Marshall, was a young boy on Boyce Street- your mom is proud and so are we!
Auditions – May 21 & 22, 2011 General Auditions announced for the 6th Street Playhouse 2011-2012 season. 6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Adult and Child actor/singers, by appointment only, for roles in the upcoming 2011-2012 Season of plays and musicals.To set up an audition appointment, please contact: Craig A. Miller, Artistic Director – craig(at)6thstreetplayhouse.com or call 707-523-4185, x 103. Auditions will be held Saturday, May 21st from 12 PM – 8 PM Sunday, May 22nd from 1 PM – 8PM. Both audition days will be held at The Rehearsal Studio at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Unit B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. Our West End Artists email go out about once a month- (sometimes more because we are so blessed). We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net