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Tuesday, March 20, 2017 



Elly Judges Needed in Youth and Education categories! 

You probably know the old saying, "Life happens while you are making other plans." So, SARTA is looking for two Elly judges to help us complete our 16-17 Elly judging year in the Youth and Education categories. If you love either Youth or Education theatre and want to spend your weekends watching great live theatre, then Elly judging is a great way to do just that.
You must have a computer, have your own reliable transportation and complete a three hour training session prior to starting. Judges receive two free tickets to every show but must pay for their own gas.  Interested individuals can fill out this form to get the process started. Thank you.

Call for Plays! Nuestras Voces

2017 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition
Online submissions now being accepted for FULL LENGTH LATINO STAGE PLAYS  (In Spanish or English or both!)
Time stamped Deadline:  Wednesday, June 15, 2017.  (Time stamped)
MISSION:  To promote and develop original stage plays that relate to Latino life, culture and history in the United States and to encourage emerging and established Latino playwrights.
2017 marks the end of our competition under the auspices of MetLife.  Repertorio is so grateful to have had their support and to have premiered 17 plays, produced over 110 staged readings and awarded over $110,000 in prize money.
We are very proud of our effort to encourage emerging voices and promote works that are relevant to the times we live in and are authentic to the Latinx community at large.
Please stay tuned for more information regarding our future endeavors with emerging and established playwrights.
Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail using the subject line "Nuestras Voces: Title of -Your- Play".
Send the following information within the body of the e-mail:
*Your full name
* Your e-mail address
*Your cell phone number
*Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zipcode)
*How did you hear about the competition?
*4-6 line synopsis
*4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latino / Hispanic American community
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted.
Send the following as an attachment:
One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script without your name on it-- in one document with numbered pages and a title page that lists the title and year the play was written ONLY.
Allison Astor-Vargas
Manager Special Projects and Education
Repertorio Español
138 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016


Headshot Day is back - Sat, April 1 - 10am to 2pm

Once again, SARTA has teamed up with local photographer, Leonard Row (, to bring you Headshot Saturday! We know that with all of the incredible talent in the area, affordable headshots can often be hard to come by. SARTA is here to help! This is an opportunity to spruce up your acting resume for the many upcoming season auditions - new year, new headshots! For those who joined us last year, we will be using a different background for this set of headshots.
10:00am - 12:00pm: By appointment only. Please e-mail to reserve your time slot.
12:30 - 2:00pm: Drop-in's welcome!! (Note: You may drop in during the first half as well; however, appointments will take priority.
***We may extend these hours if there is enough interest.
$30 for Non-SARTA members
$20 for Members
$15 If you sign up for a SARTA membership that day.
Everyone will receive digital copies. Prints are $15. Additional details for touch-ups and photoshopping will have to be arranged with Leonard on the day of the event. 


Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre

Playwrights & Reading Events

Playwrights Collaborative Meeting at Cal Stage - April 23



At the Sunday, April 23, PlaywrightsCollaborative Meeting (7:00 PM) we will read and discuss Irwin's Rosenblum's "The Family Cabin."
The Epstein's weekend celebration at their family cabin takes a turn as Jane's mental illness is triggered towards a state of delusion and paranoia. Family bonds are twisted and stretched thin as her parents and brother struggle to help a loved one suffering with bipolar disorder and to bring Jane back from the brink of destruction.
This meeting is at the Wilkerson's Theater in the courtyard on 25th Street between Q and R Streets in Sacramento. This is behind our usual meeting place on R Street. 
The Playwrights Collaborative thanks the California Stage Theater Company for the use of its theater. theater
For further information or if you have a play you would like read, contact Gary Agid, chairman, at (916-383-9267) .
Please visit the Playwrights Collaborative Facebook site for more information:
Attached is more information about Playwrights Collaborative and members of its Steering Committee.

Meetings are monthly (or occasionally twice monthly) on Sundays on dates to be announced. There are no dues, fees or other charges for participating.
"The Playwrights Collaborative is an organization of writers, actors, directors and others interested in the theater, working together to promote the development and production of new plays in Sacramento and elsewhere.  Through a cooperative process of peer review, Playwrights Collaborative assists in making plays ready for production and helps in finding suitable venues where shows might be performed."
At each meeting,  original plays by local writers are read and discussed as are ways to promote deserving works for production.  Several theaters have expressed an interest in producing one new original play per year and Playwrights Collaborative has encouraged similar interest by other theatres in the area.  There will also be occasional speakers with expertise in various aspects of theater.
Playwrights Collaborative invites interested writers, actors, and others to attend and take part in the readings. The group actively promotes new plays to prospective producers.  Following each reading, comments and suggestions for improvement will be solicited from all who are present.
The Playwrights Collaborative does not share its e-mail list information with anyone.

Adult Workshops

Nakamoto Productions 

Saturday March 25th10-Noon
Nakamoto Productions, 2701 Cottage Way, Ste, 21
Sacramento, Ca. 95825
Learn the basics of the Voice-Over Industry as it stands today!
*        What are Pay2Play Sites?
*        What is a VO Demo?
*        What is your Money Voice?
*        What is a USB mic, Audacity, .mp3 file?
*        Record and be Directed behind the mic
*        Receive an .mp3 file of session/Class limited to 8 students.
Fee: $59  Members $54  Recording fee: $12
Phone: (916) 929-9200
You don't have to pay high Bay Area prices for
 on-going VO Training!!!!!
Please go to my website at:
AFFORDABLE/LOCAL INSTRUCTORS for private lessons in:
How to Win Audtions/ Reading for Audio Books/ Movie Trailer Style for every genre/ Narrations/ Documentaries/ Animation-Video Game Voices/ IVR Phone Messages/ Hardsell-Softsell Retail/ Storytelling/ On-Camera/ Audacity/ Home Studios
Nakamoto Productions
2701 Cottage Way, Suite 21, Sacramento, Ca. 95825


Tuesday night improv with Charlie!  

Come have fun with us at at this drop-in class from 7:30 - 10 PMevery Tuesday at the Mosaic Acting Studio in Rancho Cordova.

Improvisation is one of the two most important audition skills an actor can develop. It helps you to think quickly, concentrate, increase mental agility, eliminate "brain freeze" and learn to take risks. It is a skill that absolutely must be learned, and it's fun! No previous experience required ... This workshop focuses on fun and laughter!

Tuition: Ten Bucks Cash.
Cheap Therapy!!
For even cheaper therapy, become a member and attend as many as FIVE sessions per month for just $25.00
Click below to subscribe with your PayPal or favorite credit card. 

Please e-mail Charlie at if you plan to attend and/or need directions.

New Dates for Mosaic Acting Workshop 

Due to a scheduling conflict, we've moved the start date for the
Mosaic Acting Workshop.  I've had a number of requests to do it as an eight week class, followed by a showcase, so here it is!
"Emotionology and the Whelan Recording Technique"
WHEN: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MARCH 16 thru APRIL 4
Followed by a Showcase!
The classes will be conducted at the
Rancho Cordova
(directions on receipt of deposit)
I've been acting and directing for over fifty years, and I've never found anything as easy and effective, or as much fun to work with as The MOSAIC ACTING SYSTEM.  It is the only acting system in the world that takes advantage of the fantastic advances made in general education through the application of a Learning Styles paradigm. I've taught and trained instructors in London, Toronto, and cities in the USA, as well as presenting Mosaic Acting to schools and teachers from middle-school to the University level, including the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The Whelan Recording Technique is the perfect Whole Brain teaching/learning technique. Character, relationship, emotional base and line memorization are achieved with ease and speed never before experienced.
While emotions are the very core of the actors art, there has never been a program until EMOTIONOLOGY that provided the tools for actors to study them in an objective and systematic fashion MAS provides that and more.
This class is appropriate for High School age and above, and actors at all levels of experience. Tuition is $350 and includes a copy of "Mosaic Acting System" ($50 discount if you have the book) (Prior Mosaic students may repeat for $200, space permitting.) Pre-registration required and only 12 students will be accepted. Directors and credentialed teachers may attend as non-working observers for $200. (Includes book.) To register now with your credit card or PayPal Account (3% surcharge) click below                                              
Or you may register by phone at 916-588-2699 or send your minimum deposit check of $200 to:
Charlie Holliday, P.O. Box 1142, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1142

Music Circus Opportunities 

B St Conservatory Classes 
The Conservatory's mission is to provide aspiring actors of all ages with the skills, tools, and confidence to reveal their unique acting talents. The Conservatory provides a positive, creative atmosphere where you can learn the craft of acting, from basic technique to the practical aspects of building a career in the theatre.
Sundays March 19 - May 7, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesdays March 21 - May 9, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sacramento Poetry Center, 1723 25th Street, Sacramento
INTERMEDIATE SCENE STUDY with Anastasia Bonaccorso
Mondays March 20 - May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street, Sacramento
*Required: Completion of any B Street Conservatory Acting or Improv Class, or by phone interview.
Tuesday March 21 - May 9, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
YLI Hall, 1400 27th Street, Sacramento
*Required: Clothes you are able to move in, and sneakers please(knee pads optional if you have bad knees)
Thursdays March 23 - May 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
YLI Hall, 1400 27th Street, Sacramento
Space is limited! Call the Box Office at 916-443-5300 to reserve TODAY!
For more information, please contact Greg Alexander at

Youth/Teen Workshops

Theatre opportunity for Homeschoolers! 

For more information, please contact

DDSO Clown Workshops for high school students 
this Spring! 

For more information, please contact

Sutter Street Theatre Ongoing Workshops/Classes

Sutter Street Theatre
Workshops, Classes and Lessons
Vocal Class & Private Vocal Lessons
Private Piano Lessons
   by Kale & Cory Coppin
Acting Techniques ~ Stage vs Film
18 and over
   by Ally Deitz
Oil Painting Class for all ages
   by Mike Jimena
Scene Study and Improv Workshop for ages 10-17
and Private Lessons for All Ages
   by Allen Schmeltz
Musical Theatre for Youth
   by Alison Gilbreath
Musical Theatre Jazz, Dance & Tap Classes
   by Dian Hoel
For information please go to  or call 916-353-1001.


B Street Theatre Workshops for Youth/Teens

Has your child or teen caught the acting bug?
B Street Theatre announces our Summer Acting Program for 2017, a series of workshops for kids of all ages and skill levels!
$250 if you register before 4/15/17; $275 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
July 3rd - July 10th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 10th.
August 7th - August 14th 9am - 1pm 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: August 14th.
YOUTH (9-12 YRS)
$400 if you register before 4/15/17; $440 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 19th - July 3rd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 3rd.
July 24th - August 7th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: August 7th.
TEEN (13-17 YRS)
$400 if you register before 4/15/17; $440 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
July 10th - July 24th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 24th.
Space is limited!
Sign up TODAY at 
or 916-443-5300

Show Time Spring & Summer Workshops at CMT

Woodland Opera House -- Mini Musical and Show Biz Kids!
Mini Musical
Wing It!
The baby birds are getting bigger and it's time for them to leave the nest and try to fly. But not this batch of nesters. They have decided they like their snug little nest. Why leave home when it's so nice and safe inside. Eventually all the other birds including the rapping raptors, humming hummingbirds, honking geese and more try to convince them to leave the nest and soar. Songs include "Birds of a Feather", "The Hmming Song"; "Rap of the Raptors" and more. This 25 min musical is created by John Jacobson and John Higgins.
Wednesdays- 4:00-6:00
Ages 7-12
February 8 -April 5th (no class March 22nd)
Classes will be held at 415 4th Street
Recital Rehearsals (WOH Theatre): April 5 4:00-6:00 &  April 6th 4:00-5:00
Recital Performance (WOH Theatre): Thursday, April 6th 5:30
Tuition: $90
T-Shirt fee: $10
Teichert Foundation
Youth Summer Theatre Camp
Show Biz Kidz-2017
The Woodland Opera House Youth Summer Theatre Camp is an annual program designed to be an introduction to theatre performance for area youth with or without previous training or experience.  Students spend 4 weeks studying musical theatre technique including, singing, dancing, voice projection, characterization, theatre terminology, and theatre etiquette and professionalism. Students will develop performance skills and will be given an equal opportunity to shine on stage. The camp will culminate with performances of a Broadway -style musical revue, Show Biz Kidz- Hooray for Hollywood! Featuring favorite songs such as "Ghostbusters," "On the Good Ship Lollipop," "Star Wars," and "Staying Alive."
The camp will be held June 19th through July 14th
(No class July 4th)
Performances: July 14 at 7:00 and July 15 & 16 at 2:00
Show Biz Kidz  Junior Group
Completed kindergarten through age 7
*9:00-12:00 July 10th- 14th for dress rehearsals
Tuition: $175
Show Biz Kidz  Morning Group
Ages 8-10
Monday - Friday9:00-12:00
Tuition: $325
Show Biz Kidz  Afternoon Group
Ages 11-16
Monday - Friday12:30-3:30*
*9:00-12:00 July 10th- 14th for dress rehearsals
Tuition: $325
Registration begins Jan. 9, 2017  
Register early. Classes fill fast.

Woodland Opera House -- Dance & Musical Theatre Classes

Hula Dance

Students will learn traditional Hula and Tahitian steps and terminology.  At the completion of this session, students will be able to dance one to two dances.
March 21-May 16 (no class on April 18)
Tuition: $80
Ages: 5-12
Tuesdays, 6:00-6:55
Ages: 13-Adult
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00
Instructor Bio: Bernadette Puanani Cruz Breeding, Dance Instructor studied under late Kumu Hula Maria Reyes of "Tiare O' Polynesia". Later with Auntie Ruth Nalua Manaois, Anthony Waipa and Katrina Hali`imaile Manaois of "Hula Halau `Nalua and `Ote`a `Api".  We have a combination of over 40 years of dancing and instruction experience.
Bernadette Puanani Cruz Breeding along with her brother Clarence Cruz founded PiliAloha Ohana/Otea Feti`i dance studio in 2002 and continues to teach traditional dances from Polynesia and Micronesia.
Movement Theatre Workshop
This crash course in movement theatre will cover mime and object work, as well as other exercises and games. This gives you the basic tools needed for the more advanced partnering, weight sharing and lifts used in silent storytelling, while increasing your theatrical flexibility, spontaneity, and kinetic respectfulness. If practiced, the techniques learned in this workshop will help you become a more instinctive actor in both musical theatre and straight plays alike. Skills in stage combat, dance and other movement theatre are a plus, but not a necessity. Please come dressed to stretch and move, no jeans. Long hair must but pulled back.
March 18
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Kirsten Myers
Tuition: $15
Musical Theatre Classes
Develop your skills as a vocalist and dancer while working on numbers from popular Broadway musicals.
Grades K-1st     Tues, 5:00-5:45
March 14-June 4th* (No class 4/18) $110
Grades 2nd-4th     Mon, 5:00-5:55
March 14-June 4th* (No class 4/17) $110
Grades 2nd-4th     Sat, 9:00-9:55
March 18-June 4th* (No class 4/15) $110
Grades 5th+         Tues, 6:00-6:55
March 14-June 4th* (No class 4/18) $110
*Spring session Musical theatre students will participate in the spring dance showcase. 
Click here for more information and registration forms 


Summer Camps at Sutter Street Theatre

Performing & Visual Arts Workshop for ages 6-9 and ages 10-16
Monday June 19 through Friday, June 23
Morning Session - 9:00am-11:30am
Afternoon Session - 12:00pm-2:30pm
Performing Arts Camp with Acting, Improvisation, Music and Dance
Visual Arts Camp with Oil Painting, Drawing and Crafts
(Younger class starts with Visual Arts in the morning and moves to Performing Arts in the afternoon.)
(Older class starts with Performing Arts in the morning and moves to Visual Arts in the afternoon.)
There will be a Performance at 5:00pm on Friday June 23 in the Theatre with a Reception and Art Exhibit of the students work in the Annex immediately afterward.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $200 or $300 for two sessions
Register by May 30 and the fee is $225 or $325 for two sessions
Register after May 30 and the fee is $250 or $350 for two sessions
Masters Musical Theatre Master Workshop for 9 - 18 years
June 26 through Friday July 14
Monday through Friday9:00am-2:30pm (No classes on July 3 and 4)
Students will be working on a production of Madagascar
At the end of the Camp they will be performing for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm July 15 through July 30.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $425
Register by May 30 and the fee is $450
Register after May 30 and the fee is $475
A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the Camp. Balance must be paid by the dates listed above in order to get discounts.
Multiple students from the same family will also receive a 10% discount.
Masters Musical Theatre Master Workshop for 6 - 9 years
Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 4
Monday through Friday9:00am-2:30pm (No classes on July 3 and 4)
Students will be working on a production of Jungle Book Kids
At the end of the Camp they will be performing for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm August 5 through August 20.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $ 325
Register by May 30 and the fee is $350
Register after May 30 and the fee is $375
A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the Camp. Balance must be paid by the dates listed above in order to get discounts.
Multiple students from the same family will also receive a 10% discount.

Summer Workshops at DMTC

(March 20, 2017, Davis, Calif.) - Davis Musical Theatre Company is now accepting applications for its upcoming Summer Youth Musical Theater Camp. This annual workshop, for kids ages seven to 17, runs July 5 through August 4 at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis, CA.
The camp will be taught by Jan Isaacson and Helen Spangler. Both women enjoy multiple decades of musical theater experience, from acting and directing, to producing and behind-the-scenes expertise (sets, lighting, costume design, etc ...). During this four-week camp, students will learn acting, singing, dance steps, vocal projection and other performing skills through theater games, improvisation and scene study. It is ideal for both newcomers and seasoned youth performers.
The camp meets Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., except for the first week, when it will meet Monday-Thursday (with no camp on Tuesday due to the July 4 holiday). There will be a free recital for friends and family to showcase what the students learned during the summer on Monday July 31, 2017 at 7pm.
The cost of this exciting summer camp is just $175 per student. For additional information or to sign-up, please visit and click on the workshop to sign up!
607 Pena Drive #10
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3682