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Prospect opens new season

Since its onset more than a decade ago, the Prospect Theater Project has been brining compelling and challenging works to the stage. They have brought audiences classics from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and Moliere; modern masterpieces of world theater including Ibsen, Brecht, Shaw; the work of American masters like Albee, O'Neill, and Miller; and classic Americana with productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Grapes of Wrath."

September 25, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre

Rock, Blues and lots of laughs in TCT season line-up

The Turlock Community Theatre's long-standing tradition of bringing top-notch performers to town is about to add another year to the list as the 2012-13 season features a stellar line-up of musicians, comedians and entertainers.

August 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

TYPA takes a walk on the dark side with ‘Sweeney Todd’

"He never forgets and he never forgives."

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Prospect brings new twist to comedy classic ‘Tartuffe’

The partnership between the Prospect Theater Project and the Gallo Center for the Arts is bringing another classic play to the stage with their production of "Tartuffe."

July 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Valley native and Broadway star Colleen Hawks comes home for ‘Anything Goes’

Colleen Hawks can remember vividly the moment she got bit with the acting bug.

June 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Youth actors prepare for opening night of ‘Cinderella’

With less than two hours before the curtain rises on Turlock Youth Performing Arts production of "Disney's Cinderella," the activity behind the scenes is at a monumental level.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

On with the show

Turlock Youth Performing Arts is just days away from rolling out their production of "Disney's Cinderella." Brooklyn Boice as Cinderella and Jacob Sylvester as Prince Charming lead the 40-plus cast in the musical version of the classic fairy tale. Hannah Friesen and Eliana Roberts portray the mean stepsisters and Natalie Tout is the evil stepmother. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Turlock Community Theatre. Additional shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

‘Comedy of Errors’ set for outdoor venue

Shakespeare under the stars is once again returning to Turlock as the California State University, Stanislaus Theatre Department stages "The Comedy of Errors."

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Denair High brings 1940s radio show to stage

The behind the scenes look at staging a high school play will take center stage during the Denair High School Drama Club's production of "Our Miss Brooks."

April 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Hughson student ready to play Cinderella

When Brooklyn Boice was a little girl one of her favorite pastimes was to pretend to be a Disney princess. One day she would wake up and be Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and the next day she might feel more like Snow White. But her favorite princess and the one that she would play most often was Cinderella.

April 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Bollywood in Turlock

Six local college students of Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus merged together to create Tashan, a Bollywood dance group in November 2011. These six multiethnic students come from an array of educational backgrounds that include communications, biology and liberal studies; but they all share a colloquial interest for Bollywood dance. Bollywood is a slang term used in the Hindi film industry derived from "Bali" and "Hollywood," that describes the song and dance sequences in Indian cinema.


Broadway classic comes to Sonora stage

A burst of trumpet opens the musical classic "Gypsy" and instantly marks a masterpiece.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre

Missoula Theatre Company comes to Chatom

Ross Egan and Morgan Briggs, actors from Detroit and Washington D.C. never dreamed they would visit Turlock - until they were hired by the Missoula Children's Theatre based in Montana.

February 14, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Theatre

Students benefit from professor’s costume design expertise

Dunya Ramicova's costume designs have enchanted audiences for decades, but some of her biggest fans now sit in UC Merced classrooms.

January 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre

Final ‘Cinderella’ auditions bring out nerves, talent

For years Turlock Youth Performing Arts has been showcasing the talents of the area's youth by bringing a multitude of plays and musicals to the stage. Each production is an undertaking that requires a mountain-sized supply of determination, hard work and patience, as well as a cumulative creative streak about a mile long. Unbeknownst to many, there is an equal amount of drama and theatrics happening behind the scenes as there is on the stage. The Turlock Journal will be following and documenting the course of TYPA's "Disney's Cinderella," from the nerve-racking auditions to the thrill of ...

January 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

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Christmas comedy gets musical treatment at Playhouse Merced

This holiday season, "A Christmas Story: The Musical" will be presented at Playhouse Merced. Based on the classic movie and the original story by Jean ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


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