The Department of Theatre and Film at American River College offers a wide range of classes in all areas of theatre, along with an expanding Film Studies program. We also maintain a busy production schedule in a variety of performance spaces in our recently modernized and expanded facility. In addition to our season of full-scale department productions, we feature touring Children's Theatre productions, student-produced performances featuring scenes, improv and one-act plays, and an on-going partnership with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival. This schedule provides broad opportunities for theoretical and practical training for our students, and an exciting and varied menu of theatrical fare for our audiences.
The Three Musketeers
Directed by Pamela Downs
Apr. 26 - May 5, 2013
A fun-filled translation by Charles Morey of "The Three Musketeers", this production brings Alexandre Dumas' sweeping, romantic, melodramatic novel to the stage with all its panache and swashbuckling fun. Follow the adventures of our young hero D'Artagnan in his effort to join the Musketeers, aid the queen, fight many battles for honor, king and country, and of course save the girl.
It plays April 26 through May 5, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Thursday at 6:30 pm. Sunday May 5 will be ASL interpreted.
TIckets are $12 general, and $10 for students, seniors, and staff, and are available at the Business Office counter beginning April 22, and at the ARC Theatre Box Office one hour before each performance. TIckets are also available online at www.SeatYourself.biz\ARCTheatre
P A J A M A G A M E
dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in
this romantic comedy (from the creators of DAMN
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but
peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and
Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy
relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 and a
half cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between
management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
Bright and brassy, this unconventional, fast-paced Broadway favorite is every bit the embodiment of legendary director George Abbott at his very best. The energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross is brimming with songs and dances, which have become popular and musical theatre standards (among them "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway") and features plenty of splashy, fun production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet." For solid, classic musical comedy, it's hard to beat THE PAJAMA GAME!