“This is my fourth year working backstage at Woodminster, and I love being able to work in a professional theater with a really nice community,” said Risa Stiegler, a stage crew member. “I’m so excited for ‘Chicago’ because it has such great music and a very compelling storyline.”. This summer, Woodminster continues to offer its “kids come free” program for children 16 or younger who attend the shows with paying adults. Producers Associates says it is seeking sponsors for this important community effort, which has given more than 43,000 tickets away to over the past 25 years.
The program began with Mozart’s String Quartet in E-flat major, K, 428, the third of his six so-called “Haydn Quartets.” The Ives’ superb rendering had many highlights: violist Jodi Levitz’s rich-toned plunge through the opening Allegro’s four-part latticed texture; the group’s rosy hues in the Andante; the vitality of the finale, with its gasping hesitations and then Mussumeli’s bumblebee flights leading the way to the closing bars, Mendelssohn’s late String Quartet No, 6 in F minor, Op, 80, ended the program, A turbulent work — his “Requiem” for his beloved sister ballet leotards 3t Fanny — it opens with a tremulous outburst; the Ives’ playing was a little muddy here, The performance gained traction in the Adagio, as a keening theme was passed from Mussumeli to second violinist Susan Freier and then on to Levitz, while Harrison imbued his own lines with sturdy restfulness below, Nearly 160 years after Fanny’s passing in Berlin, a great sadness seemed to fill the church in Palo Alto..
Julius Caesar: Political intrigue and backstabbing abounds in Shakespeare’s historical drama. Through Sept. 2. Sanborn County Park, 16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga. $17-$22. svshakespeare.org/tickets, 408-867-4040. The Three Musketeers: The trio of adventuring heroes is joined by D’Artagnan and his sister, Sabine, in this adaptation by Ken Ludwig. Through Sept. 4. Sanborn County Park, 16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga. $17-$22. svshakespeare.org/tickets, 408-867-4040. The Marriage of Figaro: Bay Shore Lyric Opera’s Summer Free Opera in the Park Series presents Mozart’s comedic classic. Sept. 25, 2-5pm at Wildwood Park, 20764 Fourth St., Saratoga. bslopera.com.
One actor, Christopher Tierney, suffered a fractured skull, a fractured shoulder blade, four broken ribs and three broken vertebrae during a fall on Dec, 20, 2010; he made a triumphant return to the show, A lead actress, Natalie Mendoza, suffered a concussion during the ballet leotards 3t first preview performance and left the show, A stuntman, Richard Kobak, sued the producers, saying he suffered a concussion, whiplash and two holes in his knees, The latest accident led to the cancellation of a casting call scheduled for Monday to find a new Spider-Man, Actor Reeve Carney, who has been playing the musical’s title character and his alter ego Peter Parker since the show began previews in late 2010, will leave Sept, 15, and a casting call was held in Los Angeles last week and one was scheduled for New York on Monday, which was scrubbed..
According to the paper, Carmen, who had lived with her husband in Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, was born in Havana, Cuba, and lived in Miami before moving to California. She worked for United Airlines and traveled extensively after retiring. “She was an incredible mother, a phenomenal friend, a mentor to the family,” Ocon told the paper. “She was the glue that held everybody together. She was my wife’s best friend.”. Arthur Tasman Grant and Suiko Grant. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano announced Thursday that Arthur, 95, and Suiko, 75, both of Santa Rosa, are among the victims of the Tubbs fire.