Little Shop Of Horrors
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Fred Chacon
Musical Direction by Dean Starnes
Choreography by Deedra Wong
October 10 – November 16
Seymour, a down-and out skid row floral assistant, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon it grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Can Seymour keep the world – and his beloved Audrey – safe?Read More | Buy Tickets
Swearing in English
December 12 & 13 ONLY!
Following sold-out performances at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley, acclaimed actor and author Johnny Mercer brings his memoir series Swearing In English to the Altarena Playhouse for two nights only. Mercer’s evocative stories range from a meeting with Elvis and herring fishing in Scotland to childhood pets, baseball, magic carpets, and perfect moments.
Join us for two mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind shows as Johnny spins amazing tales of life in northern England during the heady days of the 1970s!Read More | Buy Tickets
Altarena Playhouse has 11 Theatre Bay Area Awards finalists, including: Best Production of a Musical - Always...Patsy Cline Best Production of a Play ...
Critics are raving about Altarena's Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended production of Marc Camoletti's delightful farce, Boeing Boeing! Alice Chalip of ...
Sally Hogarty of the Contra Costa Times calls Always...Patsy Cline “highly entertaining"! She praises stars Margaret Belton and Julia ...
Altarena's production of The Song Of The Nightingale has been nominated for a San Francisco Bay Area Critic's Circle Award ...
Anna Pulley of the East Bay Express calls Almost, Maine "a perfect example of a rom-com done right. John ...
Sally Hogarty of the Contra Costa Times profiles Altarena's latest production, Almost, Maine. She speaks to director Carol Chacon and ...
Altarena Playhouse is proud to announce auditions for Blood Brothers, the international musical hit that ran for 24 years in London’s West End and 800 performances Broadway. Directed by Stewart Lyle, with Musical Direction by Tania Johnson.
Non-AEA, Stipend provided
Blood Brothers tells the modern musical fable of twin brothers separated at [...]
Open Auditions: Barefoot In The Park
Altarena Playhouse is holding open auditions for Barefoot In The Park, directed by Sue Trigg.
Non-AEA, stipend provided.
Love. It’s never easy, even when it’s new. Will newlyweds Paul and Corrie Bratter make it? He’s a buttoned-up lawyer. She’s a free spirit looking for the latest kick. They’ve just moved into a high-rise, high-rent place in New [...]
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 [...]