Schedule of Upcoming Events

 

Postponed Event  -  SonoMusette

Schedule to be announced.

Bay Area “Ambassadors of the French Chanson,” SonoMusette will return to CPAC on Saturday, March 28. Led by chanteuse, Mimi Pirard, this gifted ensemble will bring their unique interpretation of popular French songs (chansons) from the café music scene of mid-20th Century Paris. SonoMusette authentically recreates the moody melancholic sounds of the music made famous by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and other greats artists of the era. Included in this year’s performance will be a number of original songs from SonoMusette’s new CD, with ballads exploring the universal themes of love, loss, longing, and hope. Please join us for an evening of musical storytelling that promises a soirée spectaculaire!

Last year’s show was sold-out so please get your tickets early.

 

Generously sponsored by

Tod Hill and Peter McAweeney

Christel and Ron Longo 

Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King

 

Tickets $30. The theater is located at 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Tickets available online as date is determined; in person at the Mail Center, Etc., 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available.

Postponed Event  -  Día del Niño 2020

Schedule to be announced.

Celebrate Children’s Day!
All children enter free!
General Admission $10


Celebrando el Día del Niño
Todos los niños entran gratis!
Entrada general $10

Come join us for a celebration of all our children!
Ven y celebra con nosotros a todos los niños!

 

Día del Niño is a traditional Latin-American celebration of love and appreciation
for children and childhood. We will have presents, games, food and music for the
whole family!


Ven y celebra con nosotros a todos los niños! Habrán regalos, premios, música, comida
y entretenimiento para toda la familia.


Generously sponsored by / Generosamente patrocinado por

Jack Fitzsimmons &Walter Gendell

and / y

Kathy & Bruce Walsh

 

 

Event to be held at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center,  207 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

707-894-3222

   

Postponed Event - Open Mic

 

Always fresh and exciting, Open Mic is now in its 4th year and bringing a lot of local and
not so local talent to our stage.  It's fun and full of surprises and a great venue for artists
of all kinds to perform for an appreciative audience.


Performers must sign up with Artistic Director Yavé Guzman by calling 707-508-8339 by
5 pm the Thursday before the event.
Event is free. We always appreciate donations!

Event to be held at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center,  207 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

707-894-3222

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced  

Crimes of the Heart 

By Beth Henley

Directed by Sandy Ziviani

Originally scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays - May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Saturdays at 7:30 pm -  Sundays at 2:00 pm

We join the three Magrath sisters as they reunite in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to attend the family patriarch, Old Granddaddy, as he lives out the last hours of his life in this tragicomedy by American playwright, Beth Henley. Nominated for the 1981 Tony Award for Best Play Winner and winner of the1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Henley’s play has the distinction of not only being written by a woman but of having three female lead characters. Crimes of the Heart was adapted for film in1986 and garnered three Academy Award nominations. 

Products of a dysfunctional family prone to ugly problems, Meg, Babe and Lenny has each endured her share of trouble and misery. Terribly serious and also somehow hilarious, their troubles are highlighted by their stuffy cousin, Chick, and the awkward young attorney whose efforts to keep Babe from jail are complicated by his inability not to fall in love with her.

In a “Southern Gothic” atmosphere where laughter and craziness and love all come together, each of these three sisters faces her own “crimes of the heart.” This play is tough, tender and eccentric—like its characters-- and worthy of our attention.

Generously sponsored by Bob Scott and Tim McDonald

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

 

Tickets available online as dates are determined or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

Currently planned for May 23 - Border People  

Written and performed by Dan Hoyle

Directed by Charlie Varon

Originally scheduled for Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

CPAC invites the audience to another first in our one-person theatrical shows, welcoming nationally acclaimed, award-winning actor and writer and San Francisco native, Dan Hoyle.  Hailed by The New York Times as “riveting, funny and poignant,” Hoyle is a master of journalistic theater and has offered international audiences his continuing exploration of cultural divides as he transforms himself into folks he has interviewed. 

Based upon Hoyle’s conversations and interviews from South Bronx housing projects, refugee safe houses on the northern border with Canada, and travels along the southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico, as well into Mexico, Border People offers us eleven monologues of people who live on and across both geographic and cultural borders.  Critically acclaimed, this solo play is described by Broadway World as “visionary” with “lots of characters, but not politics.”

“The beauty of Hoyle’s writing is that he incorporates no clichés into the multi-dimensional characters” says the Huffington Post. The New Yorker says that Hoyle’s portrayals are “compassionate and ultimately hopeful, without being soft at all.”  Hoyle says that he hopes his show encourages people “to have authentic experiences with folks outside their comfort zones,” to have “real intimate, shared experiences with people,” as “that’s what really gets us past all our prejudices and biases…”

 

This is yet another very special performance at CPAC that you will not want to miss!

Generously sponsored by Nancy and Geoff Dalwin

Tickets $30 available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

Currently planned for June 28 -  Telling The Story - Pride:  Stories of Family.  Stories of Faith. 

Originally scheduled for Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 pm

Building on the success of 2019's inaugural Pride event, this year’s program was developed at the suggestion of some of last year's attendees. The first program begins at 2:30 pm and will give voice to the stories of LGBTQI families. At 3:30 pm, there will be a brief intermission and documentary followed by our second program, “Stories of Faith.” Local Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist faith leaders will discuss the role of spiritual belief, practice - and struggle - within the Sonoma County LGBTQI community.

 

The event is free but your generous donation will help continue to build vibrant community through the performing arts.

 

The Pride event will be held at CPAC, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Currently planned to start July 18 -  Funny Money 

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Jonathan Graham

Originally scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays - July 18, 19, 25, 26 August 1, 2

Saturdays at 7:30 pm -  Sundays at 2:00 pm

This is British farce at its most frenetic, improbable and charming. Mild-mannered accountant Henry A. Perkins is on his way home on the train when he picks up the wrong briefcase, one full of money. He assumes it is illicit but decides to keep it, races home to his wife and tells her they will move to Barcelona and leave everything behind. Confusion reigns as the couple tries to flee, with incompetent cops and criminals chasing Henry and his wife, and the money. The hapless accountant’s mad impulse to take the money and run finally comes to a predictably unpredictable finale. A play for lovers of comic mayhem in the best British style.

Generously sponsored by Dave McChesney

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

 

Currently planned to start September 26 -  The Beard of Avon 

By Amy Freed

Directed by Beulah Vega

Originally scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays - September 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10, 11

Saturdays at 7:30 pm -  Sundays at 2:00 pm

This is a witty farce about William Shakespeare which was nominated for a 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play.  “Will Shakspere” is a stage-struck country bumpkin who longs to flee his dirty barn, his wife, and endless chores to join the ranks of poets and playwrights flourishing in Elizabethan London. Shakspere’s emergence as a writer of considerable talent finally impresses more than just his fellow actors.  We watch Shakspere become "Shakespeare" the front man, putting his name on works by Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and even the formidable monarch herself, Elizabeth I. 

These illustrious historical figures were all secret playwrights who feared association with the common people who made up theatrical audiences of the time, preferring that Will Shakespeare claim authorship.

Needless to say, playwright Amy Freed has supported just one of many theories about who and what Shakespeare actually was in this comic drama, but she also reflects on creative genius and the artists’ struggle to give it shape.  Join us and be delighted in this wonderful and irreverent tribute to the man (or men/women) called William Shakespeare!

 

 

Generously sponsored by

Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel

Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

Currently planned to start December 5 -  The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood 

By Mary Lynn Dobson

Directed by Amy Lovato

Orignially scheduled for

December 5, 12  (On Saturdays) TWO PERFORMANCES 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm 

December 6, 13  (On Sundays) ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY at 2:00 pm

This holiday season we invite everyone, young and old, to cheer the exciting and screwy adventures of that famous man-in-green who robs from the rich to give to the poor—of course it is Robin Hood!  Robin and his Merry Men encounter the ever-present damsel-in-distress, and a scheming sheriff, a gold-hoarding monarch, plus a “Town Guy” who seems to show up in every scene, whether he’s supposed to or not. Fun and laughter follow our hero as he follows his never-ending quest. So come one, come all—Robin’s Sherwood Forest awaits!

Generously sponsored by Reuser Industrial Park

Students and Children $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

closure announcement

Based on continued daily, confusion, misinformation, and the pending declaration of national emergency, it has
become evident that the only reasonable and safe step would be to announce the closure of Cloverdale
Performing Arts Center until April 10, 2020.


We are grateful for the continued support of our community and the hard work of our actors and stage
personnel. This is a regrettable situation and no one is happy about the closure.

 

We will keep you updated on the re-opening, and re-scheduling of performances.


We hope you will consider donating the purchase of your ticket back to the theater. However, if you seek a refund,
please contact us via our website.


Stay safe and healthy.


Sincerely,


The Board of Directors of Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

© 2020 Cloverdale Performing Arts, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale CA 95425