Upcoming Live Events

Ticket outlets include:
Gualala: Four-Eyed Frog Books and Sea Trader
Point Arena: Arena Market and The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room
Fort Bragg: Tangents

Zepparella

Back due to popular demand: ZEPPARELLA returns to rock Arena Theater in a second performance after their triumphant first appearance a year ago. If you missed them then hurry to get your tickets this time: These four women are sensational!

ZEPPARELLA is an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band hailing from San Francisco: Four women, intent on bringing alive the passion, the beauty, the aggression, the musicality of Led Zeppelin explore their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin's mighty songs. They rock and they rock loud!

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Drummer Clementine is the founding member of ZEPPARELLA. She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style and the profound musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar), Angeline Saris (bass), and Noelle Doughty (vocals) creates the bond required to do this great music justice.

Guitarist Gretchen Menn began her path studying classical guitar and it was the music of Led Zeppelin that created her love for guitar-oriented music. Constantly seeking out new challenges, her projects are often unconventional, genre-bending expressions combining elements of classical, rock, progressive, jazz, and metal.

Bassist Angeline Saris' musical passions span jazz to speed metal, R&B to rock, Cuban to hip-hop, and flamenco to rockabilly. It is this versatility, her rock-solid timing, tastefully crafted bass lines, and unequivocal skills that bring cohesion to the eclectic Zeppelin catalog. Angeline credits John Paul Jones as a main influence, so it is no surprise that she shines as she interprets his thunder.

Finally, singer Noelle Doughty has a passion for Led Zeppelin's music as long as she can remember. She has worked in classic rock cover bands, jazz bands, funk bands, yet never lost her true love for Zeppelin. Her fortuitous meeting with Gretchen Menn backstage at a Robert Plant concert brought the final puzzle piece to the Zepparella family. Noelle's clear and powerful style and deep understanding of the emotional content of these great songs make the picture complete.

For more information visit www.zepparella.com

Local surf rock band Ozone Bar-B-Que will open the evening
The band was formed by the desperate desire to hear surf rock right here in Point Arena, a world-class west coast surf break. It seems the new generation of surfers prefer hip-hop, and the sad result is there are no surf bands. Inspired by the legendary sounds of Link Ray, The Lively Ones, Dick Dale and even The Melvins, Ozone Bar-B-Que cook up a hard rocking set that will open up your ears and get you on your feet. Steve Reaves on Bass drives the most challenging rhythms with perfect sound and tempo while Michael Burton on guitar brings the best sounds of classic surf guitar combined with a modern genius and flair. Add the creative strength and versatility of Chris Campbell on drums, and this is a surf rock power trio with a lot of style that's not to be missed.

The Arena Theater bar and snack stand will be open.

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Zepparella

Showtime:
Friday, April 3, 2015
Start time: 9:00 pm
Doors open: 8:30 pm

Tickets:
$20 General Admission $15 youth (17 and under)

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Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presents
Proof
A play by David Auburn

Catherine is a 25-year-old woman who has spent years caring for her father Robert, a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician. In fact Catherine has inherited some of her father's mathematical genius but when he dies she is left wondering how much of his mental illness has also been passed down to her.

Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a brilliant new explanation about prime numbers in Robert's office. Catherine claims that she is the one who wrote this proof, but neither Hal nor Catherine's sister Clair believes that Catherine has the talent to create a work of such genius. Can Catherine prove that she is the author of the proof? Can she maintain control despite her fear of following in her father's footsteps as a brilliant mathematician whose career was ended in debilitating mental illness?

Though these questions may have arisen from a life in mathematics, the drama that unfolds is entirely a human one that will reach all of our hearts and minds.

A compelling and deeply felt play, Proof won 5 awards in 2001 including New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Tony Award for Best Play


Proof

Showtime:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Start time: 7:00 pm
Doors open: 6:30 pm

Tickets:
$18 General Admission

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Mary Jane: The Musical
Performed by Dell'Arte Company

Mary Jane: The Musical is a unique musical event, part concert, part show. With songs commissioned from over a dozen songwriters, Mary Jane: The Musical explores the light and dark sides of California's marijuana 'green rush,' reflecting the broad spectrum of our community's attitudes, beliefs, fears, hopes and dreams about the herb. Out of this milieu Dell'Arte has envisioned a true theatre-of-place production.

Sung in concert style by a cast of fourteen singers, actors and musicians, the story spotlights Mary Jane, the title character and first-generation grower played by Dell'Arte's Founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle, who reflects on her relationship with the development of 'the industry' throughout the piece, and her final words address the imminent possibility of federal legalization.

"MJM" promises to reflect the good, the bad, the funny and the sad, in new original songs born of our local marijuana culture. Whether you think Mary Jane's an industrial pollutant or a magical mystery, there'll be a song for you!

A musical in two acts, with one intermission, directed by Michael Fields.

In 2011, the Dell'Arte Company staged the world premiere of Mary Jane: the Musical at its annual Mad River Festival in Blue Lake, California. Partnering with twelve local songwriters, the show featured Humboldt County-centric characters facing various issues in the marijuana milieu. Mary Jane quickly gained notoriety, sold out all its performances, and became the highest-grossing show in Dell'Arte's 35-year production history. "MJ" won the hearts of local followers who demanded Dell'Arte bring it back for a second year, which they did in Mary Jane the Musical II: The Diva Returns. Mary Jane sought to examine all aspects of the local pot culture, from its regional economic importance to the grim particulars of violence and environmental degradation.

About Dell'Arte
The Dell'Arte Company has been at the forefront of the ensemble theatre movement for more than 38 years. Employing and revitalizing traditional physical theatre forms to explore contemporary concerns, Dell'Arte has created more than 45 award-winning original works and has toured regionally and internationally, performing from rural communities like Forks of Salmon to international festivals in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary and France. Always exploring the work of the actor-creator, Dell'Arte has devised highly experimental touring pieces such as "Paradise Lost," adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, as well as imaginative original family theatre such as "The Fish In My Head," (played at Arena Theater) and large-scale 'theatre of place' spectacles at its annual summer Mad River Festival.

Dell'Arte International consists of a professional, international touring ensemble, the Dell'Arte Company; a professional training program, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, offering a one-year certificate program and the only accredited MFA in Ensemble-based Physical Theatre in the world; and the annual summer Mad River Festival.

More about Dell'Arte at https://www.dellarte.com/

Mary Jane

Mary Jane

Showtime:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Start time: 7:00 pm
Doors open: 6:30 pm

Tickets:
$20 General Admission

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