Catherine “Jenny” Brown returns to FRT

Growing up in Southern California afforded many opportunities to experience live theatre, and the most unforgettable one for me was a portrayal of a Chinese tale at the Pasadena Playhouse.  This was many years ago now (I must have been in about 7th grade) and although I cannot remember the name of the show or the [...]

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And now, a word from director Patrick Spike

Director’s comments about preparation process for Batboy: the Musical by Patrick Spike Born in a Cave “Do you want a cute cuddly baby? Or do you want ooey gooey post birth baby?” When you’re directing Batboy, the musical, about a boy that is half bat, drinks blood, eats a rat, rips the head off a [...]

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Behind the Opera

By Greta Turney, Assistant to the Director and local theatre addict While the talented cast of Threepenny Opera surpasses the expectations put on many local community theater ensembles, the skill of the Great Organizer (as I call him) astounds everyone who has the privilege of working with him. Stage manager, JuanCarlos Contreras orchestrates the most [...]

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Threepenny’s ensemble casting and two houses create interesting challenges.

By Greta Turney, Assistant to the Director and local theatre addict For the first time in decades, the Arcata Playhouse and Ferndale Repertory Theater are teaming up to bring a fresh, exciting production of Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill to Humboldt County. Performing the musical at the Arcata Playhouse for the first [...]

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