Wednesday, July 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:         JUNE 28, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, CHERIE BROWN (626) 914-8840

 

Summer Theatre Arrives at Citrus College

by Rachel White

 

The Citrus College Summer Theatre, an annual San Gabriel Valley tradition, is returning to delight audiences with two dynamic productions:  William Inge's “Splendor in the Grass” and Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.”

 

Presented by the Citrus Theatre Company and held in the Citrus Little Theatre, “Splendor in the Grass” runs July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and August 1.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.  Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and pastries will be served at intermission.

 

The performances of “Anything Goes” will take place in the Haugh Performing Arts Center on July 23 at 8 p.m. and July 24 at 2 p.m.  This musical classic features high school and college students participating in the Citrus Summer Conservatory.

 

Tickets for either show are $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors.  To purchase tickets online, visit www.haughpac.com.  To buy tickets by phone, call the Citrus College Box Office at (626) 963-9411.  Or stop by the box office, which is located at 1000 W. Foothill Blvd. in Glendora, to buy tickets in person.  They can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and one hour before performances.

 

“Splendor in the Grass,” a screenplay by William Inge and adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, is a touching coming-of-age love story set in the 1920s.  The classic film featured Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty.  This special Citrus College production is directed by Neil H. Weiss and features an all-student cast and crew of more than 30.

 

“This show is a wonderful challenge for young actors,” said Cherie Brown, theatre arts director.  “the characters are complex and thought-provoking, while the journey they go through is dramatically entertaining and intense.  I think our audiences will leave the play impressed by the high quality of theatre our department produces.”

 

The Citrus Summer Conservatory’s production of “Anything Goes” is directed by Gary Kinke and choreographed by John Vaughan, with musical direction by Doug Austin.  In this 1930s musical, the cast of 60 recreates one of Cole Porter’s best known scores including such hits as “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”

 

“To enjoy musical comedy at its best, join us aboard an ocean liner, the S.S. American,” Austin said.

 

“To learn more about Citrus College’s productions of both “Splendor in the Grass” and “Anything Goes,” visit www.haughpac.com.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:         JUNE 28, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION:            STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, CHERIE BROWN (626) 914-8840