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Galveston College Theatre to stage ‘More Fun than Bowling’

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a three-day run of “More Fun than Bowling,” a funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy by veteran playwright Steven Dietz.

Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

The story follows Jake Tomlinson as he relives moments of his life with his two dead wives, Lois and Loretta, both of whom died in freak bowling accidents.

Main character Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town and passes the time ruminating about life while sitting on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was killed by only the second bowling ball rack collapse in history. In his younger days Jake was a promising concert musician, but a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler’s grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby?

The Washington Times describes “More Fun than Bowling” as “a very funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy. Mr. Dietz is a…writer with a distinct comic voice. He shows us that life and certainly death is a lot like bowling. For every experience, there seems to be an appropriate bowling expression just waiting to be applied. And for those who thought that bowling was merely a matter of rolling a ball and knocking down some pins, there is an Act II description of the Zen of bowling that will change your thinking forever…. In addition to inventing vivid cartoonish characters and giving them wacky tragic actions, Mr. Dietz is a master of the comic monologue.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Eric Scales and Brittney Somoza.

This production of “More Fun than Bowling” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

Daniel Bourque, Eva Arita and Alyssa Gudz rehearse for the upcoming Galveston College Theatre production of “More Fun than Bowling” by Steven Dietz. Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

Theatre department to stage ‘Jungalbook’

The Galveston College Theatre department will present “Jungalbook” on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The performances are free and open to the public.

In this dramatization by Edward Mast based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli, the rescued child, grows up in the concrete jungle, raised on the streets and learns the rules of society from Baloo. Sherakhan sees the outsider as a threat and has a vendetta against Mowgli, but Bagheera, his secret protector, won’t let any harm come to the boy.

Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he is just like everyone else and that the streets are his home. While he learns the laws of this modern jungle, Mowgli begins to understand his own identity and that he has no place in this society.

As tensions grow between Mowgli and Sherakhan, the boy must choose whether to disregard his society’s strict moral code or leave the only place he has called home.

Company members include Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Eddie Cobbs, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Melina Moore, Andrea Parsons, Eric Scales and Wrath Sorrell.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theatre to present ‘No-Hole Holiday’

This holiday season, the Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical-comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.

An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.

It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up. “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.” Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.

Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning. There are two goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.

Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is. Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.

Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?

Company members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.

Show dates and times are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free. However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.

For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

GC Theatre Department’s Holiday Production Auditions

GC Theatre Department is having open auditions for its holiday musical production NO-HOLE HOLIDAY
by Stan Gill
Open Auditions in FA-207
 
How to prepare: Scenes will be provided for the acting audition
1. Please prepare a 30-40 second cut from a song that shows your vocal range for a musical audition.
2. Please come prepared in athletic/dance attire for the movement audition.
 
Rehearsal Schedule:
October 15th through November 8th
Mon/Wed 2 PM – 5 PM
Tues/Thurs 7 PM – 10 PM
 
Show Dates:
November 15th through November 17th
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be handed out at auditions.

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

“The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).

The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”

Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.

This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.

Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Summer Camp for Kids in Galveston

Kids’ College set to begin at Galveston College

Galveston College will kick off its 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older next week. Class dates and times vary.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design.  These courses are a great introduction to coding and programming.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/continuing-education/leisure-learning/kids-college/

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

Galveston College Theater Presents “Wild Oats”

Performances are set for Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College.

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Registration underway for 2018 Kids’ College

Registration is underway for the 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older at Galveston College.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programing.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/kids.

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.