Gloriana Musical Theatre has entertained Mendocino Coast residents and visitors for 31 years beginning with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. Through the years they’ve presented Peter Pan, Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, Hello Dolly!, South Pacific, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver!, Kiss Me, Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl, and more.
Gloriana community activities include the Kids Musical Theatre Workshop held twice a year, a springtime musical show performed by kids ages 5 to 13, and the holiday serenading of the Gloriana Carolers in vintage dress. The Carolers have raised more than $25,000 in scholarship funds for high school students continuing their education in theatre arts. For more information, call 707 964-SHOW (7469) or visit www.gloriana.org. Aside from DFF: I’ve sung with the Carolers for the last 3 years, and it’s a fun way to raise money for scholarships.
Mendocino Theatre Company
Located in the village of Mendocino, the Mendocino Theatre Company has been producing high quality theater for thirty years. The company, which performs in the intimate 88-seat setting, produces a variety of plays ranging from great literary classics to comedies, and from much-performed gems to original dramas. 45200 Little lake Road, Mendocino, 707-937-4477 (Box Office) 707-937-3625 (Fax)
Symphony of the Redwoods
Twenty-seven musicians performed the first Symphony of the Redwoods concert, on November 19, 1983. Now, after twenty years of performing, more than fifty musicians hone their skills and blend into a powerful ensemble. Inspired and guided by Conductor Allan Pollack, audiences are often amazed to discover the high calibre of the orchestra. About half of the regular orchestra members are from the Coast, with the remainder coming from outside the area, usually from Sacramento and the Bay Area. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, ort Bragg, CA 95437. 707) 964-0898 phone and fax.