Upcoming Performances

Welcome to the Willits Community Theatre

 

 

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“To enter a theatre for a performance is to be inducted into a magical space, to be ushered into the sacred arena of the imagination.”

~ Simon Callow, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Come enjoy outstanding live performances in our intimate venue!

With only 75 seats per show, the intimate Willits Community Theatre is the perfect place to see quality plays and music, live, and up close!

 

(Pssssssst! keep reading for more detailed news about the 2020 Season Lineup!)

 

The News We All Have Been Waiting For: (drum roll)

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 2020 Season!!

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  • April 10 – 26, 2020

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged 

 

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

Directed by Mike A’Dair

 

An irreverent romp across the complete works of the great English playwright in which three actors attempt to convey the quintessence of Shakespeare’s works in an hour and a half. Originally written by three Renaissance Fair actors in the 1980s, this play was revised over a four-year period in the first decade of the 21st Century, and was published as an “Abridged, Revised” version in 2011. Featuring performances by Devin Patrick, Jeff Shipp and Robert Ford, it opens Friday April 10, plays April 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and closes on Sunday April 26.

Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

by phone any time 1-800-838-3006.

Also at the door if not sold out.

Advance tickets online, by 800# phone and at Mazahar close 2 hours before the show opens, so get your seats early or show up at the door to claim any unsold seats.

This series is all Reserved Seating. If you wish to have Accessible Seating in “Row A” ~ no stairs ~ please make sure to select Row A seats when making your purchase.

For more information at any time, phone WCT at 707-459-0895 (leave a message) or email wct@willitsonline.com

 

Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2020 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.

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June 12-28, 2020 
Painting Churches
Playwright:  Tina Howe
Director:  Ellen Weed
Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless. Finalist, 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
  • Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

    Tickets also available:

    In Person at Mazahar,

    by phone any time 1-800-838-3006.

    Also at the door if not sold out.

    Advance tickets online, by 800# phone and at Mazahar close 2 hours before the show opens, so get your seats early or show up at the door to claim any unsold seats.

    This series is all Reserved Seating. If you wish to have Accessible Seating in “Row A” ~ no stairs ~ please make sure to select Row A seats when making your purchase.

    For more information at any time, phone WCT at 707-459-0895 (leave a message) or email wct@willitsonline.com

     

    Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2020 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.

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    • July 31- August 9, 2020

  • WCT 2020 Youth Summer Camp

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  • To Register Your Child For Youth Camp : 
  • A DAZZLING MUSICAL BASED ON THE L. FRANK BAUM CLASSIC STORYBOOK BY TIM KELLY
    MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BILL FRANCOEUR

    • Youth Camp Performances
    • Performance dates:
      July 31 @ 7 pm,                                                                                                                                                                     August 1 @  7 pm,                                                                                                                                                                          August 2  @  2 pm,                                                                                                                                                                          August 6 @   7 pm,                                                                                                                                                                         August  7 @  7 pm,                                                                                                                                                                           August 8  @ 7 pm
    •   August 9 @  2 pm
  • To Register Your Child For Youth Camp : 
  • The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical.  A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz.  When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers.  From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz.  While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister.  This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill…  like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies.  Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys.  The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.
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October 2 – 18, 2020

Wait Until Dark
Playwright:  Frederick Knott
Director:  Mathew Caine

This thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

 

Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

by phone any time 1-800-838-3006.

Also at the door if not sold out.

Advance tickets online, by 800# phone and at Mazahar close 2 hours before the show opens, so get your seats early or show up at the door to claim any unsold seats.

This series is all Reserved Seating. If you wish to have Accessible Seating in “Row A” ~ no stairs ~ please make sure to select Row A seats when making your purchase.

For more information at any time, phone WCT at 707-459-0895 (leave a message) or email wct@willitsonline.com

  • Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2020 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.
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  • December 4 – 20, 2020
Send in the Elves:  an original musical play
Book by Sam Younghans
Music & Lyrics by Paula Samonte and Sam Younghans
Director:  Robert Ford
The trolls hate Christmas and devise a plan to keep Santa home on Christmas Eve. They pretend to kidnap Mrs. Claus in order to lure Santa to their ice cave to rescue her. Santa falls into their trap and is captured by the trolls. He won’t be able to deliver toys to the boys and girls; will the trolls succeed in cancelling Christmas? Just in time, the elves discover the plot and rescue Santa. Christmas is saved! In the end, Santa, the elves and the trolls discover they actually have much in common. The trolls see the error of their ways and discover they don’t need to be evil to be happy. Santa and the elves welcome the trolls into their happy fold. Singing, dancing and joy abound!

Tickets for all Performances at WCT (other than First Thursdays) will be available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets also available:

In Person at Mazahar,

by phone any time 1-800-838-3006.

Also at the door if not sold out.

Advance tickets online, by 800# phone and at Mazahar close 2 hours before the show opens, so get your seats early or show up at the door to claim any unsold seats.

This series is all Reserved Seating. If you wish to have Accessible Seating in “Row A” ~ no stairs ~ please make sure to select Row A seats when making your purchase.

For more information at any time, phone WCT at 707-459-0895 (leave a message) or email wct@willitsonline.com

 

Note: All Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Perfomances in 2020 will begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.

Thank you to Les Schwab Tire Center of Willits and NC Financial

for underwriting our 2019 season!

And Thanks to our Season Sponsors

Ace Copy Center, J.D. Redhouse, Savings Bank of Mendocino County and Yokum’s Body Shop