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Peter Pan at the Cloverdale Playhouse

Peter Pan at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 21 July, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Fun with 0 Comments

Last night, Wendy put the Lost Boys to sleep at my feet by telling them a bedtime story about Mr. and Mrs. Darling and their three children and a boy named Peter Pan. This was a well chosen story, as apparently Peter’s favorite stories are ones about himself. The Playhouse Troupe at the Cloverdale Playhouse […]

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“Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up!”

“Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up!”

By on 30 June, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder: as if creation rose bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.” – Eugene Ionesco One of the themes at the Playhouse this season is embracing the simple, honest joy […]

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Dragons and Pirates and Bullies, Oh, My!

Dragons and Pirates and Bullies, Oh, My!

By on 26 May, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” -Rainer Maria Rilke I’ve been thinking a lot lately about bullies. We all have had experiences […]

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Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

By on 1 May, 2017 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

Crucible [n]: a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. (2.) a severe test. For the last several weeks, the Cloverdale Playhouse has been climbing the mountain that is Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible. Some plays get under your skin, and boy, this is one of them. […]

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The Crucible

The Crucible

By on 28 April, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s harsh rasp broke the silence and the near pitch black room was barely illuminated only by red hellfire-like light burning up from underneath the stage. From those opening moments, I felt the prickles of suspicion that the Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of The Crucible would be a different kind of theatrical experience. Then the […]

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The Power of an Audience

The Power of an Audience

By on 31 March, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“There is a certain immortality involved in the theatre, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge the actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theatre, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself but the distillation of all he had […]

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The Art of Showing Up

The Art of Showing Up

By on 23 February, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“What does he want from me? What should I try to be?/So many faces all around, and here we go. I need this job, oh God, I need this show.” – A Chorus Line, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban It is an adage that actors are not professional actors, but professional auditioners. […]

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Cloverdale Playhouse: The 39 Steps

Cloverdale Playhouse: The 39 Steps

By on 10 February, 2017 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

One of many benefits of community theater is how close you are to the stage. The intimacy of productions at the Cloverdale Playhouse is something really special. You can, at times, feel like you are part of the production. And while it’s true that from time to time we’ve seen the “fourth wall” broken at […]

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A Comedy in Long-Shot

A Comedy in Long-Shot

By on 27 January, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“As someone said, “the finest comedy comes from the greatest truth”. Or was it “the best comedy is deadly serious”? Or was it “play it for real and not the gag” (that was Buster Keaton). Anyway, whoever said what when, I’d respectfully ask you to remember the story too. It’s there behind the mayhem.” – […]

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By on 16 December, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller You decide to spend an evening at the theater. You buy your ticket, sit in your seat, and prepare to be entertained. You laugh, you cry, you compare the experience to Cats. Hopefully, you think a bit about what you saw. […]

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