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


    Boeing BoeingA comedy by Marc Camoletti
    Directed by Tim Beagley

    August 15 – September 14

    This hilarious farce, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008, features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers”. What will he do when all three come to Paris at the same time?

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    Little Shop Of Horrors

    Little Shop Of HorrorsBook & 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?

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Reviews

Critics love Always…Patsy Cline!

Sally Hogarty of the Contra Costa Times calls Always...Patsy Cline “highly entertaining"! She praises stars Margaret Belton and Julia ...

NIGHTINGALE nominated for SFBATCC award!

Altarena's production of The Song Of The Nightingale has been nominated for a San Francisco Bay Area Critic's Circle Award ...

East Bay Express loves ALMOST, MAINE!

Anna Pulley of the East Bay Express calls Almost, Maine "a perfect example of a rom-com done right. John ...

Contra Costa Times profiles ALMOST, MAINE

Sally Hogarty of the Contra Costa Times profiles Altarena's latest production, Almost, Maine. She speaks to director Carol Chacon and ...

Critics love Side Show!

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

Altarena's season-opening Side Show has been profiled in the Contra Costa Times. The article by Sally Hogarty of the Times explores ...

Auditions

Open Auditions: Little Shop Of Horrors

Auditions for Altarena Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors will take place at 7:00 PM Sunday, August 24 and 7:00 PM Monday, August 25. Auditions are by appointment – please email Director Fred Chacon at flchacon52@gmail.com for an appointment.


Altarena News

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 [...]