Meet the Mouse at Cinnabar – or hear Misner & Smith this fall
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County, offers two unusual offerings for autumn. In October, take a wild trip to Disneyland with Working for the Mouse, or savor remarkable roots music in November with Misner & Smith. Here are the details on these evocative shows:
Trevor Allen’s Working for the Mouse
What really goes on at the Happiest Place on Earth? Trevor Allen once played Pluto and the Mad Hatter at Disneyland. He returns with tales of quirky co-workers, militant managers, and backstage debauchery in this unique coming-of-age tale. Working for the Mouse blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. Voted Best of the SF Fringe Festival, it’s garnered sold-out houses and critical acclaim in San Francisco and Berkeley without once getting a cease-and-desist order from Disney. “If you’ve ever had a job that looked like a dream from the outside and a fevered hallucination from the inside, you’ll want to see Working for the Mouse,” asserts the East Bay Express. “Allen shares his Disneyland experience with warmth, style, and tremendous humor.” Directed by Nancy Carlin and presented in collaboration with Black Box Theatre, Mouse plays for two nights only at Cinnabar: Sundays, October 19 and October 26 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Misner & Smith
Two voices. Two instruments. Vivid lyrics. Lush harmonies. For the best in roots music, bask in this duo’s extraordinary musicality. Sam Misner and Megan Smith craft beautiful songs that are rich in meaning and complex in texture. They’ve recorded four albums together and have appeared in plays and musicals across America, including more than 100 performances of Woody Guthrie’s American Song. Savor their gorgeous music as part of Cinnabar’s new Sunday Concert Series. Misner & Smith deliver “delicate, lovely songs and exquisite harmonies,” raves the Mercury News. “Close your eyes and let the music whisk you away!” Tickets are $26 in advance or $30 at the door on Sunday, November 2 at 7:30 PM. Save money by buying this show as part of a concert package.
Every year, Cinnabar Theater produces a thrilling mix of plays, musicals, operas, and concerts in a remarkable range of genres. Cinnabar’s Young Rep offers extensive activities for local youth, and the Cinnabar Singers welcome anyone who wants to be part of a chorus. All these events take place in the iconic red schoolhouse perched atop a grassy hill on the outskirts of Petaluma.
Audiences have flocked to performances in this intimate setting since 1972, when Marvin and Jan Klebe established an arts center for the community. Along with their sons, they transformed a charming 1908 schoolhouse into a jewel-box theater that has hosted successful shows for four decades. Now Cinnabar is presenting another year of lively performances for its loyal audience.
Cinnabar Theater is located at 3333 Petaluma Boulevard North, just off Highway 101 and only minutes from historic downtown Petaluma. There’s ample parking up on the hill… and a friendly herd of goats grazing in the neighboring field. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 707-763-8920 or visit cinnabartheater.org.
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Photo 1: At Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, Trevor Allen’s award-winning solo show Working for the Mouse gives audiences a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. (Photo by Kevin Berne)
Photo 2: Misner & Smith bring their extraordinary brand of roots music to Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma. (Photo by Rik Keller)
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Two special shows at Cinnabar
WHO: Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County
WHAT: Trevor Allen’s Working for the Mouse
Sundays, October 19 and 26 at 7:30 PM
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Misner & Smith
Sunday, November 2 at 7:30 PM
$26 in advance / $30 at the door
WHERE: Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952
TICKETS: 707-763-8920 or cinnabartheater.org
Buy online at anytime… or call between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on weekdays.
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3333 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma, CA 94960