Frederick L. Chacon, Artistic Director • 1409 High St. • Alameda, CA 94501 • (510) 523-1553
    Always…Patsy Cline

    Always...Patsy ClineWritten and originally directed by Ted Swindley
    Directed by Richard Robert Bunker
    Musical Direction by Tania Johnson
    Choreography by Deedra Wong

    May 9 – June 15

    More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30, this show is based on a true story about Cline’s continuing friendship with one of her biggest fans. The musical play, complete with down home country humor and emotion, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

    Musical clearances secured and used by permission.

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    2014 Altarena Youth Theater

    Altarena Youth Theater 2014Conveniently located at our theater in central Alameda, the Altarena Youth Theater offers young people of all skill levels the opportunity to to learn the “ins and outs” of theater life, both on the stage and behind the curtain. Campers have a chance to participate in a professional audition process, stage a one act production, and help choreograph an end-of-the-show dance routine.

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Alice Chalip writes for Contra Costa Times: “[Director] John Maio has not only chosen fine leading players but a cast ...

Side Show in the news

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Open Auditions: Boeing Boeing

Altarena Playhouse is holding open auditions for “Boeing Boeing”, directed by Timothy Beagley.

Non-AEA, stipend provided.

It’s the 1960s, and in this hilarious farce, swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses, one American, one Italian and one German, all engaged to him without knowing about each other during their frequent [...]

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Altarena is a Green Business!

Altarena Playhouse has been certified as a Bay Area Green Business!  Altarena is dedicated to green, sustainable practices on stage and behind the scenes. We are proud to have been recognized by the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Read all about The Song Of The Nightingale!

Altarena’s season-topping The Song Of The Nightingale has been profiled in both the Contra Costa Times and the Alamedan.

The article by Sally Hogarty of the Times tracks the brand new musical’s development from a germ of an idea by playwright Min Kahng through a staged reading at the Frederick L. Chacon Little Theatre at Alameda [...]