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American River College - Theatre and Film

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.


Fall Musical


Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Directed by Nancy Silva Choreographed by Sam Williams
Vocal Direction by Tracy Martin Shearer Live Orchestra Conducted by Susan Hamre

At the dawn of the 1930s in Berlin, the Nazi party is growing stronger. The Kit Kat Klub is a decadent cabaret used as a mirror image of the changing German society.   Each song and dance comments on the plot and on Germany's "progression" from hedonism to Hitlerism.

"It’s a musical that manages to be both a decadent dazzler and a sober exploration of how hatred and bigotry can lead a society, almost unthinkingly, toward disaster.”

“Cabaret offers one of the most chilling lines you’ll ever hear in an American musical:
‘That’s just politics, ...
what does that have to do with us?’”

(Rated R for adult material and suggestive situations.)

Main Theatre

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2016

Sundays 2:00 pm Oct. 9, 16, 23

Thursday 6:30 pm Oct. 13, 20

Ticket Prices: $15 General, $12 Students (with ID any school),

$12 Seniors (62 and over) and Los Rios staff

Online Ticket Sales begin Sept 1.


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The Shepherd's Play

Directed by Sam Williams

From the Secunda Pastorum of the Wakefield Cycle

Based on a famous Medieval mystery play, this humorous story of a trio of shepherds searching for their stolen sheep  and dealing with their difficult life leads to the spiritual story of the visitation of the shepherds to the Christ Child’s birth. This updated classic melds music (rap, hip-hop, jazz, and gospel), dancing and celebration to tell their story.


Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm November 18,19, 25, 26, December 2, 3, 2016

Sundays 2:00 pm November 20, 27, December 4, 2016

Thursdays 6:30 pm December 1, 2016

Ticket Prices: $12 General, $10 Students, Seniors and staff

Online Ticket Sales begin November 1

The Beaux' Strategem

By George Farquhar

Directed by Pamela Downs

The Beaux’ Stratagem, a wicked comedy written in 1707, follows the fortunes of two dissolute young rakes who have blown their fortunes, and hence journey to the English countryside to marry for money. They encounter a variety of obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a clever serving wench. The biggest obstacle to their scheme, however, is Love, who hilariously lies in wait for both.

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm April 21, 22, 28, 29, 2017

Sundays 2:00 pm April 23, 30, 2017

Thursday 6:30 pm April 27, 3017

Ticket Prices: $12 General, $10 Students, Seniors and staff

Online Ticket Sales begin April 1.


Acting, Dancing and Singing Celebration of Diversity


Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 24, 25, 26 2017

All Performances are in the ARC Theatre or Stage 2, except as noted.

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