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he composed “Falstaff ”,
yet it is by far his finest
work,” said Lichenstein.
“He was inspired to create
this glorious score by “The
Merry Wives of Windsor”,
the classic Shakespearean
comedy about hilarious
housewives who outwit
the men around them.
Speaking of classic comedy,
that sounds just like Lucy
and Ethel – so we’re paying
homage to “I Love Lucy” and
setting our production in the
1950s. It’s madcap fun with
magnificent music, and I
hope you’ll share it with us.”
“Falstaff ” features 23
spectacular singers and a
12-piece orchestra. The
lead roles are performed
by Kim Anderman (Meg
Page), Miguel Evangelista
(Dr. Caius), Sepp Hammer
(Pistol), Scott Joiner
(Fenton), Eileen Morris
(Alice Ford), William Neely
(John Ford), Jo Vincent Parks
(Sir John Falstaff ), Aurelie
Veruni (Nannetta), Krista
The Chalkboard Players
h a l k b o a r d The program provides free
Players - an adult hot and healthy meals to
i m p r o v - b a s e d kids from families with low
theatre troupe incomes at 45 community
that performs for children sites throughout Sonoma
of all ages - is bringing County. Chalkboard Players
i n t e r a c t i v e t h e a t r i c a l will be bringing laughter,
Wigle (Dame Quickly), and s t o r y t e l l i n g a d ve n t u re s fun, and the magic of theatre
to free lunch sites served to several of these sites,
Ted Zoldan (Bardolf ).
The original libretto by the Redwood Empire reaching kids and families
by Arrigo Boito has been Food Bank's Every Child, who may not otherwise have
translated into modern, Ever y Day Hunger-Free access to the arts.
accessible English by Amanda Summer 2015 program.
Holden. The creative team
includes Joseph Elwick
(scenery), Lisa Eldredge
(costumes), and Wayne
Hovey (lights). “Falstaff ” is
generously underwritten by
Dr. David Noorthoek.
Tickets are $40 for adults
and $25 for ages 21 and under,
with special $9 seats on June
12 for junior-high and highschool students. Reserve
seats online at any time by
visiting cinnabartheater.
org, or call the box office at
707.763.8920 between 10
AM and 3 PM on weekdays.
Tickets may also be available Chalkboard Players at the 2015 City of Santa Rosa Earth Day celebraat the door, but reservations tion; photo by Leesa Munger. Featured from left to right are Sarah Passemar, Jessica Headington, Dallas Munger, Moises Chavez, and Skylar
are recommended as
Cinnabar’s shows often sell
out. Cinnabar Theater is at
3 Petaluma Boulevard North
in Petaluma.
Cinnabar’s Season Concludes with
Verdi’s “Falstaff”
ext month,
T h e a t e r’s
season ends on a high note
with “Falstaff ”. Performed
entirely in English, this
irreverent opera combines
Verdi’s glorious score with
Shakespeare’s uproarious
rogue. “Falstaff ” opens
Friday, June 12 and runs
through Sunday, June 28.
Fo l l o w i n g o n t h e i r
flawless “Figaro”, Artistic
Director Elly Lichenstein
and Music Director Mary
Chun unveil another
sumptuous and sonorous
show. Falstaff schemes to
get rich by bedding his
neighbors’ wives, but the
ladies turn the tables with a
mischievous series of tricks
and disguises. Renowned
baritone Jo Vincent Parks
embodies the irrepressible
rascal in this rollicking tale of
wine, women, and song.
“ Ve r d i o u t p u t w a s
already prodigious when
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At Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, renowned baritone Jo Vincent
Parks plays the title character in Verdi’s hilarious Falstaff. (Photo by
Eric Chazankin)