Fall theater preview
Fall theater preview After spending a lovely and inspiring cool summer evening in the orchards experiencing the Butcher Shop reunion show (and getting a chance to hug a couple dozen visiting old-school friends), Arts DEVO is juiced for the insanely busy months of theater coming up. Get out your calendars …
• 9/10-9/27: The Trip to Bountiful. Theatre on the Ridge.
• 9/11-9/26: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. Joss Whedon’s (Buffy, Dollhouse) short film-turned-stage musical. Blue Room.
• 9/11-10/10: Guys and Dolls. Chico Theater Co.
• 9/17-9/26: Some Girls. A stylish, modern relationship drama written by film writer/director Neil LaBute (Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty). Rogue Theatre at 1078 Gallery.
• 9/17-10/3: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Charlie Brown and the gang face the perils of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Blue Room.
• 9/18-10/4: The Odd Couple—Female Version. Birdcage Theatre.
• 9/30-10/4: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Strippers, huffers and various white-trash characters sing their hearts out in the trailer park. School of the Arts, Wismer Theatre, Chico State.
• 10/1-10/17: Reservoir Dolls. Tarantino’s classic with an all-female cast. Blue Room.
• 10/1-10/31: Rocky Horror Show Live. The seventh (and final) year of the Cabaret’s annual Rocky extravaganza. Dedicated to the memory of Lars Logan. Chico Cabaret.
• 10/22-10/31: The Haunting Interactive Experience. Halloween haunted house. Blue Room.
• 10/28-11/1: Shakespeare’s As You Like It. School of the Arts, Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State.
• 10/30-11/15: Eleemosynary. Definition: “of or pertaining to alms; charitable.” Birdcage Theatre.
• 11/5-11/21: Johnny Got His Gun. Stage adaptation of Dalton Trumbo’s novel about a soldier who loses his arms, legs and face in an explosion. Blue Room.
• 11/5-12/6: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical. Theatre on the Ridge.
• 11/6-11/15: Into the Woods Jr. Rising Stars youth theater group production. Chico Theater Co.
• 11/5-11/15: Rent. Butte College and its new state-of-the-art theater beats Chico State’s theater department to the punch with the popular contemporary musical. Arts Building, Butte College.
• 11/12-11/15: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Featuring Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and Satan. School of the Arts, Wismer Theatre, Chico State.
• 11/19-12/19: Holiday Burlesque & Vaudeville Show. Chico Cabaret.
• 12/3-12/12: The Seafarer. Christmas Eve drama by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Rogue Theatre at 1078 Gallery.
• 12/4-12/19: It’s a Wonderful Life. Chico Theater Co.
• 12/4-12/20: Cliff’s End. Ghost tale adapted from Dorothy Macardle’s book The Uninvited. Birdcage Theatre.