The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Presents
Bill Shaw, Director
Bob Marino, Musical Director
Rikki Lugo, Choreographer
Produced for The Shakespeare Club by Tanya Danforth
Annette Arce – Production Stage Manager
Proceeds to benefit our Scholarship Fund for Pasadena Unified Schools
Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 8:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2012 – 2:00pm
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA
The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena will return to the “big” stage at the San Gabriel Playhouse with the much-loved musical, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, March 24 and 25, 2012. The benefit production will feature a live orchestra, beautiful sets and costumes and an exciting talented cast of Club members and volunteer friends.
A special “Harold Hill” audition will be held November 14, 2011, and full cast auditions start January 23, 2012.
There will also be an elegant Gala and Silent Auction to be held at the Shakespeare Club Villa on February 25th, 2012 and will feature a “Taste of San Gabriel Valley”, with sumptuous food stations from some of the area’s finest restaurants to be featured. There will be exciting entertainment to delight the guests and a few surprises too! It will be a wonderful opportunity to visit the Villa, support the Benefit/Scholarship Fund and have a delightful evening with members and guests.
In keeping with our Mission Statement of “providing cultural enrichment and philanthropic support to the community”, the Shakespeare Club will once again be donating net proceeds to their Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors in the Pasadena Unified School District. Each year a check is presented to four carefully selected graduating seniors in preparation for college. The Shakespeare League, which has now joined its parent organization the Shakespeare Club, has had a long history (over 60 years!) of presenting full scale Broadway Musicals and donating the net proceeds to many local charities.
The Shakespeare Club, organized in 1888, has the honor of being the oldest Women’s Club in Southern California. We have owned and maintained our lovely Italian Villa on South Grand Avenue in Pasadena since 1972, where meetings and events take place. We are seeking new members and would like to invite women of all ages to join.
Two other upcoming events will provide prospective members and friends with a chance to learn more about this philanthropic group. The first is a “Unique Boutique” on Oct.19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. at the Villa. The second will be an afternoon of “Wild Side Bingo” on Nov.13 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm followed by a super spaghetti dinner. Both will be held at the Shakespeare Club Villa located at 171 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA. Please join us for great times!