RTC's THEATRE TRIPS:
Daddy Long Legs "Crosses the Pond"
RUBICON THEATRE IS BROADWAY BOUND!
* Stay at the magnificent Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena;
The show is near and dear to the Rubicon heart for more reasons than one – RTC was a stepping stone in the show’s development, as we hosted an early reading of the show some years back; RTC alum Amanda McBroom (who will perform at next month’s Grandes Dames luncheon) wrote the show’s lyrics, and Daddy Long Legs’ Megan McGinnis treads the boards as the show’s second female lead. Truly, the overnighter promises to be a theatrical adventure to long be remembered.
The trip is a fantastic bargain at $450 per person, which includes a $100 donation to RTC. (There is a single supplement fee of $100 for a single room) Seats are limited to this insider’s look at Dangerous Beauty – book early so you won’t be left out! Contact Amber Landis at 805.667.2912 ext. 237 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please join us in April, 2006
Miss Daisy Drives to Canada!
The Rubicon Theatre will be escorting interested patrons on a special trip to our sister theatre company, the Winnipeg Theatre Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from April 17-April 23, 2006.
Be there when Rubicon’s award-winning original production of Driving Miss Daisy opens on April 22, 2006. The cast and Rubicon co-founders Karyl Lynn Burns and Jim O’Neil will be on hand to greet us!
Besides our visit to the Manitoba Theatre Company, highlights of this action-packed week will include a performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” opera, a private tour of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet during a rehearsal, visits to all the historic sites of Winnipeg and sumptuous dining. Tours will include the St. Boniface Museum, Manitoba Museum, McPhillips Street Casino, Millennium Express, Circle of Life Thunderbird House where we will learn about the largest urban Aboriginal communities in Canada, and a special Ukrainian feast with lavish entertainment.
You’ll also have free time to sample the shopping, art galleries and the dazzling array of fine restaurants. Complete orientation materials and recommendations will be provided.
Accommodations will be at the beautiful Fort Garry Hotel in the heart of Winnipeg and will include a complimentary full breakfast each morning. The hotel features a wonderful spa for optional extra pampering.
Air travel will be on United Airlines via Los Angeles to Chicago and then Winnipeg outbound. The returning flight will fly via Winnipeg to Denver and then Los Angeles.
Round-trip coach transfer from Ventura to LAX will be included and from Winnipeg to the Fort Garry Hotel.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. PASSPORT TO TRAVEL TO CANADA.
Because of a favorable exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollar, we can offer you this memorable trip for only $2050 double occupancy or $2300 single occupancy. (This includes a tax-deductible donation.)
Here’s What’s You’ll Get:
Reservations required with full payment by: February 10, 2006!
Please contact: Diana Dunbar, Development Director at 805-667-2912 ext. 248 or e-mail her at: email@example.com for further information and a complete, detailed itinerary.
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DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS TASTE OF WINNIPEG!
Hey Everyone! GUESS who attended the Driving Miss Daisy Gala on 4/10/04??? Check out the pictures below! Unfortunately, I can't tell you is in all of these pictures with him, but doesn't he look wonderful?
Photos courtesy of Steve & Cynde Magidson
Critically Acclaimed Production of Driving Miss Daisy Featuring Emmy® Award-Winning Actress Michael Learned Extends Run at Rubicon Theatre
Ventura, California - Rubicon Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy, originally slated to close May 9, will extend for five additional performances -- through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Performances for the final week are Wednesday at 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2 pm. There is no Sunday performance. All performances are at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. For tickets call (805) 667-2900. Mention this e-mail to receive $2 off per ticket (may not be combined with other offers).
The Ventura County Star proclaimed, "Get yourself down to The Laurel in downtown Ventura to see a superb interpretation of this memorable play."
"Sensitively directed...first-rate. . . a mini-masterpiece...Ms. Learned does marvelous work," states the Santa Barbara News Press.
"My heart is still fluttering from the beauty and impact of this flawless production," writes the reviewer from The Tolucan Times, "a mind expanding, highly rewarding, unforgettable experience....mesmerizing. The thunderous applause and standing ovation could have been felt in Los Angeles!"
Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the twenty-five year relationship between a wealthy, sharp-tongued Jewish widow and her soft-spoken black chauffer. Set in the South beginning in 1948, this exquisitely crafted play is a poignant and humorous testament to friendship between people from contrasting worlds.
Under the direction of Rubicon Artistic Director James O'Neil, the cast features four-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Michael Learned as Daisy Werthan. Ms. Learned is often recognized for her series work as Olivia Walton on the much-lauded TV series "The Waltons" and as the star of the series "Nurse." Lance Nichols, who last appeared at Rubicon in The Boys Next Door, plays Hoke Coleburn, the black chauffer who befriends Daisy. Rounding out the cast, playing Daisy's son Boolie, is Eric Lange. Mr. Lange recently appeared as Mitch in Rubicon's acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Rubicon Theatre Company's production of Driving Miss Daisy takes place during the 50th Anniversary Year of Brown Versus the Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that mandated public school desegregation. The production also takes place near the 50th anniversary of seamstress Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.
Says O'Neil, "This production is a potent reminder of several landmark events in the history of the civil rights movement. However the play's great power is that it is also a very personal story, about how racial prejudices (and differences of religion and age) are overcome over time through friendship."
Driving Miss Daisy opens Saturday, April 10 and continues through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Regular ticket prices are $30 to $45, depending on the performance, with discounts for groups, seniors, students and military. For tickets or information, call Rubicon Theatre Company (805) 667-2900, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.) Rubicon Theatre Company is in residence at The Laurel, located at 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001 (corner of Laurel and Main) in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District.
Rubicon Theatre Company is Ventura's premiere non-profit professional theatre company. Founded in 1998 by James O'Neil and Karyl Lynn Burns, the mission of the company is to present a diverse season of classic and contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals for the entertainment, enrichment and education of residents and visitors to the region. Rubicon Theatre Company performs in the intimate 200-seat theatre Laurel, a renovated church originally built in the 1920s. Rubicon was declared the "anchor" of Ventura's Downtown Cultural District by City Council proclamation.
FIRST NEW YORK TRIP!
New York trip a sell-out!
Our group excursion to
For more great pictures like the ones above, check out Steve and Cynde Magidson's RTC NYC photo album here:
RUBICON FANS TAKE BROADWAY!
Celebrate Rubicon’s first production to hit
The “Big Apple” by joining the
1st Annual Rubicon Broadway Tour
Returns Sunday, October 2, 2005
Where: The Paramount Hotel in the heart of the theatre district
The itinerary includes:
Round-Trip Airfare on Continental Airlines
Hotel Accommodations at the Paramount Hotel
Luncheon at the renowned Tavern-on-the-Green
Dinner at Metro 84 in the Warwick New York Hotel
A tour of the breathtaking Rockefeller estate “Kykuit”
And FOUR FABULOUS SHOWS:
(A thrilling pop/rock musical inspired by the "true story" of the witches in “The Wizard of Oz”)
(Suspenseful Tony Award-Winning drama about a nun waging a moral war on a priest suspected of foul play)
· “The 25th
(A charming, funny and lively musical comedy about lifelong dreams)
And the gala press opening of
· Amanda McBroom starring in “A Woman of Will”
(Last season’s Rubicon hit “Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues”
and it’s going to take
Our Rubicon tour group will receive a special behind-the-scenes tour and discussion with the producers, a CD signed by Amanda and director Joel Silberman; and a “Woman of Will” necklace and bracelet.)
Cost: Double Occupancy - $2,632
Single Supplement - $880
(a portion of your trip is to be tax-deductible)
DON’T MISS IT!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST !
For further details contact: Diana Dunbar,
Director of Development
805-667-2912 ext. 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC Trip details from the 8/18/05 Ventura County Star: http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/on_stage/article/0,1375,VCS_253_4011164,00.html
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