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
Now EXTENDED thru November 22!
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
Written & Performed by John Mercer
Directed by Christy Crowley
December 12 & 13 ONLY!
Following sold-out performances at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley, acclaimed actor and author John 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 was honored with four Theatre Bay Area Awards at the celebration ceremony on Monday, November 10th! The awards ...
Altarena's terrifyingly delightful production of Little Shop of Horrors has been named a Recommended Production by the Theatre Bay Area ...
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 ...
Altarena Playhouse is proud to announce auditions for David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross — Winner! 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Winner! 1983 Olivier Award, Best New Play, Winner! 1984 New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Best American Play, Winner! 2005 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play.
Directed by John Maio.
Non-AEA, Stipend provided
This scalding comedy took Broadway [...]
Open Auditions: Blood Brothers
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 [...]
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 [...]