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Holiday Talent Show 2020

Virtual Holiday Talent Show

A Fundraiser for Arena Theater
Saturday, December 12, 7 p.m.
via ZOOM (donate here anytime)

Watch the replay here:

Local talents of all ages and persuasions are part of the playlist when the virtual curtain opens for Arena Theater’s community talent show, a fundraiser for the theater. The show will take place via Zoom, and the link for the show will be posted one hour before show time. Thank you, Wildflower Motel, for allowing us to use of your internet connection.

Emceed by Blake More and Paul Anderson, the fundraiser inludes a variety of acts featuring music, song, dance, poetry, and skits. Some of the performers are Caitlin McMurtry with “My Heart’s in the Highlands,” Bryn Elizan Harris with “Please Come Home for Christmas,” and Mimi Dallas with “12 Days of Christmas.”  Zorbic’s band Sleigher will stage a season favorite, “Santa’s Coming to Town,” and more.

The poetry section is represented by More, Peter Lit, and Lena Bullamore with her signature piece, “A Little Ditty.” Hobby thespian Harm Wilkinson will read “Night Before Christmas,” 10-year old Dougie Dauenhauer returns presenting his new stop motion Lego animation short film, “Catching Santa.” Dance performances will feature husband and wife team Tim and Kathy McMurtry as well as young rhythmic dancer Juiletta. Click on the link above to watch the replay. Thank you, Wildflower Motel, for allowing us to use your internet connection!

Quilt auction Fundraiser: The Holiday show on December 12 also kicked off an online auction for a beautiful quilt with two matching pillows, all hand crafted and donated by Heather Hackett. Click here to read more about Heather. The auction will run until Monday, Dec. 21, and all proceeds will benefit Arena Theater. Click here to go to the auction site, click on the green square in the upper left corner, and then click on the image to place your bid. You may be prompted at some point to create an account, it’s easy, just follow the steps.


Virtual Talent Show


We have 23 amazing local acts to entertain you from the comfort of your own home.

Emcees: Blake More and Kathryn Gleason
Producer: Shauna Boyd
Publicity: Dagmar Moseley, Kathryn Gleason & Blake More
Rating: PG

A huge thanks to Jeff Hansen and Laura Cover at Wildflower Motel for providing the fiber optic internet connection, and for Tim Balambao for tech support!

Lena Bullamore—little ditty
Adalaide Montanino—poems
Mary Buckley—song
Caitlin Agrell and Ryan Buckley—song
Dougie Dauenhauer—stop motion
Tom Merline—song
Julieta Davila—dance
Joaquin Faiella—piano
Cheyenne Henderson—song
In the Mix—song
Blake More—poem
Funk This—song
Roxy Ramirez—dance
Wes Luster—song
James Gallagher and Margaret Grace—song
Tropicali Crew—song
Kadence Beattie—poem
Rick Cratty—button accordion
Rod Curbelo and Noah Leffler—song
Mary Dallas—song
Jon Handel (with Ling-Yen Jones)—song


Theater closed for two weeks

Arena Theater Closing through Saturday, March 28, 2020

In accordance with the recommendations of local government and health authorities regarding COVID-19 and out of caution and with particular concern for at-risk groups, Arena Theater will be temporarily closing for a minimum of two weeks starting today, Saturday, March 14. All scheduled programming during that time is canceled. We hope to reschedule as many events as possible and will share details as soon as they are available.

This decision has been reached after much deliberation and in acknowledgement of Arena Theater’s role as a regional destination. The theater draws customers from Mendocino County and beyond, and is a community gathering place with regular medium to high-volume foot traffic. Despite having recently implemented increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, Arena Theater believes the best course of action at this time is a temporary closure. By voluntarily closing, we are prioritizing the health and safety of customers, staff, and the community at large, including vulnerable populations.

During this temporary closure, the theater will still be accepting Memberships and financial donations. Public support is especially appreciated during this time and will help the theater to reopen with minimal disruption as soon as it is acceptable to do so.

We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding during this time. We look forward to resuming business and welcoming customers back to the theater upon reopening. In the meantime, visit our website for updates regarding rescheduled special events at:

Arena Theater is located at 214 Main Street, Point Arena, California. Arena Theater is a member-supported community theater owned and operated by the Arena Theater Association, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. For additional information visit: