Spreckels Performing Arts Center

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
October 11 - 27, 2019

Gallows humor at its best, this musical comedy convulsed Broadway in 2014, winning four Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Book. Based on the 1907 novel “The Autobiography of a Criminal,” by Roy Horniman, A Gentleman’s Guide tells the tale of impoverished Monty, who learns at his dying mother’s bedside that, far from being a street urchin, he is ninth in line to be the Earl of Highhurst, with all the wealth and power that entails. Well, that’s a lot of people to eliminate —but he will give it his best. And that’s just Act One. When the show debuted, the New York Times called it "ingenious" and "among the most inspired and entertaining new musicals.”

North Bay Premiere
Considerations: Stylized/comic deaths, sexual innuendo

Directed by Michael Ross

Music Directed by Jim Coleman
Choreography by Michella Snider

Fridays & Saturdays 10/11,10/12, 10/18, 10/19, 10/25 & 10/26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 10/24 at 7:30 p.m .

Codding Theatre at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

General $36, Senior (62+) $34, Student $32, Youth (18 and under) $12 (all prices include a $2 facility fee)

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RSCReduced Shakespeare Company®

Hamlet’s Big Adventure (a prequel)

October 18-20, 2019

Written and Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Before the Tragedy, there was…HAMLET’S BIG ADVENTURE! From the guys that brought you such “(abridged)” classics as William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) and The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) comes this fast, funny, physical extravaganza — a brand new theatrical treat! In this hilarious (and completely fictional) prequel to Hamlet, nothing is rotten in the state of Denmark. There’s laughter and joy and music and more laughter as teenage Hamlet leaps into action to save his beloved nunnery from closing. Enlisting his good buds Ophelia and the jester Yorick, Hamlet and friends put on a show-what could possibly go wrong? Along the way, Ophelia tries (and fails!) to pass her swim test and Hamlet must avoid his practical joker father, the King, who has a tendency to leap out from behind house plants pretending to be a ghost. Meanwhile, Yorick teaches them about showbiz, comedy, and skull-juggling and they all wonder why Hamlet’s mother spends so much time at his uncle’s house! Is it Shakespeare meets the Muppet Babies? Might be, or might not be. If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!

To purchase tickets:
Call 707-588-3400
Online www.spreckelsonline.com
Box Office Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm or one hour before performances.

Authors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor talk about how they’ve created the definitive backstory to Shakespeare’s great tragedy in Hamlet’s Big Adventure (a prequel). Featuring homage to Tom Stoppard, excerpts from the new show’s promo video, the difficulty of hitting moving targets, how the script has evolved from its workshop with Shakespeare Napa Valley, previewing performances at Spreckels Performing Arts Center and the London in Tel Aviv Festival in Israel, fascinating by-products, eliminating framing devices, answering all the unanswered questions you’ve ever asked about the greatest play ever written, milking tragedy for laughs, seeing Shakespeare’s tragedy in a brand new way, and the value of asking important marketing questions early.

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Spreckels Performing Arts Center
is a cultural gem strategically located on the Green Music Center/Sonoma State corridor of Rohnert Park Expressway in Rohnert Park.  Now in its twenty-second year, the Performing Arts Center continues to present award-winning theatre, music, and dance. Over 20,000 people a year come through its doors from all over the bay area, making Spreckels not just a locally attended venue but a facility that entertains the entire region.

For tickets, please call the Spreckels Box Office at 707 588-3400Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm and one hour before show time.