Crimes of the Heart
May 17 – June 16
Brian Copeland Returns To Altarena
Brian Copeland returns to Altarena for two shows only!
Brian Copeland will be performing his hit one-man shows Not a Genuine Black Man on Friday, June 28th and The Waiting Period on Saturday, June 29th.
The longest running solo show in San Francisco history, Not a Genuine Black Man traces Brian’s childhood in 1970’s San Leandro. It’s a hilarious and insightful look at Bay Area history and how our upbringings make us who we are.
The Waiting Period is Brian’s hard-hitting yet comical look at his struggle with depression. Brian uses his dramatic talent and hilarious wit to shed light on that often debilitating condition.
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2013 Summer Theater Camp
Conveniently located at our theater in central Alameda, the Altarena Playhouse Summer Theater Camp, led by professional instructor Richard Robert Bunker, offers young people of all skill levels the opportunity to study acting, monologues, improvisation, movement, and commercial technique. Camp alumni often go on to act in both Altarena and other local and regional productions.
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Sally Hogarty profiled Altarena's 75th Anniversary gala in this week's edition of the Alameda Journal: "The glitz and glamour of ...
The May/June 2013 issue of Alameda Magazine has an in-depth article about the 75th anniversary celebrations, including the gala and ...
Alice Chalip writes in the Oakland Tribute that audiences "will...love this offering by 15 diverse, energetic young players". Susan ...
Sally Hogarty writes in the Alameda Journal about director Sue Trigg's "well-timed physical comedy" in the award-winning God of Carnage, ...
…that's how Sally Hogarty writing for the Mercury News describes Altarena's production of The Fantasticks. We agree with her that ...
"Coward's most successful comedy gets a spot-on interpretation from director Carol Chacon," writes Sally Hogarty in the Contra Costa Times. ...
Join us for a very special season celebrating 75 years of Alameda Little Theatre Inc.!
Our exciting 2013 season includes God of Carnage, Rent, Crimes of the Heart, The Odd Couple, and a new musical from a local playwright, Song of the Nightingale.Dinner And A Show
In 2008 we introduced a new benefit for our season subscribers: The Dinner and A Show discount. We’ve partnered with several of our favorite local restaurants who are offering our subscribers 10% off their pre-show dinner bill. Subscribers dining at one of our partner restaurants just need to show their season ticket passes before ordering, [...]
Altarena is proud to partner with Alameda’s Midway Shelter for CRIMES OF THE HEART’s First Sunday performance. Altarena will offer half the proceeds from tickets for the May 19 performance to this worthy organization.Open auditions: “The Song of the Nightingale”
Altarena Playhouse is holding open auditions for the world-premiere musical “The Song of the Nightingale” written by Min Kahng and directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo, musical direction by Susan Sonnemaker, and co-choreographed by Deedra Wong.
Asian American actors especially encouraged, but all race/ethnicities welcome.
Non-AEA, stipend provided.
- Auditions: Saturday, June 29, 10 am-2 pm, by appointment
- Callbacks: Monday, July 1, 7-10:30 pm
- Rehearsals: August 19-October 10
- Performances: October 11-November 17, Fri/Sat evenings, Sunday afternoons, one Thursday evening (November 14)