The Pull

The Pull

2020 Season, In the News, Local Arts
A new play by Lorraine Midanik, author of 2018’s Ordinary Day. To celebrate the Arts Council Napa Valley's annual Arts in April event and as part of the Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival, Valley Players will be workshopping this new play with Bay Area playwright Lorraine Midanik. After the workshop, we'll be presenting the new work as a staged reading on April 19 of 2020 with reception and talk-back immediately following at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. College sweethearts, Bernie and Michael, meet again after many years at a 50th Anniversary party for mutual friends. The old flame is still there, but the two hopelessly fall into the same destructive interactions that ultimately ended their relationship many years before. What would have happened if…
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The Cast of The Tin Woman

The Cast of The Tin Woman

The Tin Woman
Meet the talented women and men who make up the cast of our upcoming play: The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan, playing February 18 through March 8 at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville! Christine Cawley (Nurse/Darla) is delighted to be making her debut with Valley Players and to be calling Napa her new home. She is a character actress with a love of improvisational comedy. Christine has been involved in Shakespearean summer stock, Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, Mrs. Malaprop in The Rivals, and played Miss Rose White in A Shayna Maidel. While in the southwest, she was proud to be a part of Artist’s of Indian America, an organization whose aim was to raise self-esteem among American indigenous students. Wearing many hats, Christine has been called a bubbleologist, voice-over…
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Ladies’ Briefs

Ladies’ Briefs

Ladies' Briefs
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players will present Ladies' Briefs—a collection of brand new short plays by female writers from October 30 – November 8, 2020 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm; Sundays at 2pm. We are currently reading the many submissions of unproduced original work written by women for Ladies’ Briefs and will choose the most bold and innovative plays especially for our audience! The most important of our criteria is that the new plays contain strong roles for women over 40 and themes of importance to mature women. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the ladies who submitted! We will be making our final choices soon, so stay tuned for…
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The Hallelujah Girls

The Hallelujah Girls

2020 Season, The Hallelujah Girls
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players will present The Hallelujah Girls by Jones, Hope Wooten. June 26 - July 5, 2020 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm; Sundays at 2pm. GET TICKETS Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands…
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The Tin Woman

The Tin Woman

2020 Season, The Tin Woman
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players will present The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan February 28 - March 8, 2020 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm; Sundays at 2pm. GET TICKETS HERE! Stage Manager position open. Stipend available! Email us for information! Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses…
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Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Auditions for The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Anton in Show Business, The Tin Woman
Non-AEA; no pay. 4W, 2M. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20, 6:30 pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater (100 California Dr., Yountville, CA 94599) All auditioners should be prepared to cold read from the script. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights. Please bring a copy of your resumé and a headshot (if you have one - we will take a photo at the audition for our records if you do not), and this completed audition form. Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday with some Thursdays if needed beginning on 12/30/19 with a table read. Two tech weeks are scheduled: 2/17-20 and 2/24 through opening. All cast and crew are required during tech weeks, unless otherwise stated in the final schedule.Performances: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Febrary 28…
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Our 2020 Season!!

Our 2020 Season!!

2020 Season
The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. February 28 - March 8. LEARN MORE. The Hallelujah Girls by Jones-Hope-Wooten is a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" June 26 through July 5. LEARN MORE Ladies' Briefs by Bay Area Playwrights is a series of short plays written by local female playwrights! October 30 through November 8. SUBMIT A PLAY
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Scene Study and Monologue Workshop

Scene Study and Monologue Workshop

Classes
Are you ready to kick up your acting skills? The popular Scene Study and Monologue Workshop is back! Watch for new dates coming in Spring of 2020! We all want to do better at auditions, get more callbacks, land better roles. The only way to do that is to be a better actor! This six week intensive workshop will build your skill set so you can take command of the stage. Here is some of what will be covered: Making good choicesDeveloping your characterTapping into your emotional centerMoving naturally on stageAnd much more! Whether you are an experienced actor interested in honing your craft or an aspiring actor interested in learning the craft, this is the workshop for you! At $180 (that’s only $30 per class!), you can’t afford not…
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The Crew of Women in Jeopardy!

The Crew of Women in Jeopardy!

Women in Jeopardy
Richard Pallaziol (Director) studied theatre at CSU Long Beach and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. As actor, director, dancer, and fight choreographer he has worked in over 400 shows from San Diego to Michigan. He has also lectured on prop construction, period style and Elizabethan textual analysis. He is the author of The Textbook of Theatrical Combat. He is a proud member of the Valley Players board of directors, and hopes that many in the audience tonight will join us in the fun of putting on live, vibrant theatre in this glorious space. Rhonda Bowen (Stage Manager/Set Designer/Scenery Painter) stage-managed numerous Sonoma County productions “way-back-in-the-old-days,” and is enjoying getting back on that bicycle for Valley Players’ production of Women in Jeopardy. Additionally, she has the privilege of designing this set following…
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The Cast of Women in Jeopardy!

The Cast of Women in Jeopardy!

Women in Jeopardy
Miles Ainley (Trenner) is thrilled to be working with Richard and Valley Players. He began his acting career at Napa Valley College where he worked consistently on the stage playing roles such as le Beau, Silvius, Hymen (As You Like It), Angelo (A Comedy of Errors) Sphinx (Kalos Kai Agathos) and D'artagnan (Three Musketeers - choreographed by Richard Pallaziol). Miles studied acting in New York City at William Esper Studio which focuses on the work of Sanford Meisner. Most recently Miles worked with Michael Ross at Sonoma Arts Live playing Officer Klein in Arsenic and Old Lace. Cassandra Anderson (Amanda Takin) is ecstatic to be working with Valley Players for the first time. She began pursing her passion for theatre with Shakespeare Napa Valley two and a half years ago.…
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