Theatre Arts

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Degree Type

Associate in Arts
Certificate of Achievement
Associate in Arts for Transfer
Cash

Average Salary

$40,860
Gear

Skills

Analyze the Elements and Techniques of Theatre Arts

Welcome To Theatre Arts

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@solanocollegetheatre

Box Office/Information Line:

(707) 864-7100

Sad news… the AC is out. PLEASE dress for beach weather when you attend “Anything Goes!” Bring out your leis, Hawaiian shirts, sundresses, flip flops… whatever you need to be comfortable.

We will also offer handheld fans, free cold water, and we are working on cooling options for the theatre.

If you would like to exchange your tickets for a later date, please email dkuta@solano.edu with your name and what date you’d like instead.

Coming Up Next!

Anything Goes

Performances run April 19 through May 5, 2024.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Bottom’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare and Adapted and Directed by Christine Mani.

Performances run November 3 – 19, 2023.

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer and former evangelist, Reno Sweeney, is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt… but Hope is already engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, and her sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

 

Newly updated in 2022, this hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy features Cole Porter classics like “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” and of course the title song “Anything Goes.” This production also features an amazing new adventure into inclusion — actors will be interpreting the entire show into ASL as they perform.

Come join us for a musical that “exists to put a daffy grin on your face” (The Washington Post) offering an evening of “sheer escape” into a world of side-splitting laughter, toe-tapping music, and plenty of heart.

The beloved classic but with a new twist. Bottom finds his job as a weaver being “outsourced” to the American industrial revolution and ends up having a stress dream in which he finds himself in the presence of royalty, a voyeur to an extreme lovers triangle, and surrounded by fairies who either love him beyond all belief or blame him for the troubles in their midst. Add to that his co-workers who now treat him with devotion and love that he never witnessed in the waking world, and comedy ensues from all sides.

Audition Information

Auditions for fall shows (plays) take place within the first or second week of the semester. Spring musical auditions typically take place in December, before the end of the semester. 

 

 

SPRING 2024 SHOW: Anything Goes. 

AUDITIONS FOR FALL AT SCT!!

Our website is sadly under reconstruction, so please pass around this info the best you can. I’ve been looking forward to producing this show since I first conceived this adaptation in 2010! I hope you can all join me!!

AUDITION FORM: 

 

BASIC AUDITION INFO & CALENDAR:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AUrpg6M3Q3agz3QCZ6Nryhf67o3uqOFx/view?usp=drivesdk

The Students of Solano College Theatre present:
Alice in Wonderland
Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
Solano College Theatre, Studio G (enter through the main lobby/box office)
Tickets are just $5! Space is limited, get your tickets below!
Concessions available at intermission
Follow SCT for behind-the-scenes content @solanocollegetheatre on Instagram/Facebook/TikTok 
 
The director, SCC student Lexi Bartels, reimagined Alice in Wonderland in a carnival setting; beloved characters become wacky sideshow performers in a delightful twist. SCC students managed all areas of production, including directing, costuming, lighting, set design, sound design, and (of course) acting!
 
Pictured are Noemi Villasenor as the Red Queen, Alexis Bueno as Alice, and Alex Camerino as the White Queen.

Our Theatre Arts Program is For You!

The Solano Community College Theatre Arts program has three program options for students to choose from: Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer, Theatre Arts, and Theatre Arts Technical (certificate program).

Are you passionate about Theatre Arts?

Wondering what goes on behind the scenes?

Looking to explore the theatre arts?

Searching for a dynamic and artistic transfer degree?

Our Theatre Arts Program is For You!

The Solano Community College Theatre Arts program has three program options for students to choose from: Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer, Theatre Arts, and Theatre Arts Technical (certificate program).

Program Learning Outcomes

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (ADT: A.A.-T)

Theatre teaches practical skills, performance techniques, and creativity. It is the goal of this department to provide students with the tools needed to pursue a university degree or a career in the performing arts. In terms of university degrees, the curriculum of all core Solano College Theatre courses have been designed to equal courses offered in the UC and CSU system. In terms of careers in the performing arts, a wide range of academic and professional opportunities exists. These job opportunities include work in stage performance, television/film acting, lighting, sound, stage makeup design, costume design, house management, theatre education, theatre for youth, stage management, and even sporting event production.

Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of technical elements and design processes
  2. Provide evidence of vocal and physical performance techniques.
  3. Assess written materials for context, theme, structure, and technical requirements
  4. Express the relationship between culture and dramatic art, using scholarly sources to analyze the performing art persuasively and thoroughly.

 

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts Major is designed for students who are furthering their theatre education, as well as those seeking a career in the entertainment industry. In terms of university degrees, the curriculum of all core Solano College Theatre courses have been designed to equal courses offered in the UC and CSU system. Whether choosing the Acting or Technical emphasis, the major will provide a basic theatre foundation which will include “hands on experiences” in Acting, Stagecraft, Lighting and Costuming, as well as the historical and cultural background necessary for understanding the craft. Individuals interested in this major may also be seeking a foundation for lifelong learning.

Students who complete the Theatre Arts Associate Degree will be able to:

  1. Read and analyze written materials for context, theme and dramatic intent
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of vocal and physical performance techniques.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of technical and artistic production elements including; stagecraft, scenery, costumes, lighting and sound.
  4. Utilize and apply current theatrical technology

 

Certificate of Achievement in Theatre Arts Technical

The Theatre Arts Technical Certificate program prepares students for an entry-level career in Community and Professional Theatre. Beginning careers may include: Scene Shop Technician, Stage Electrician, Property Artisan, Costume Technician, Make-Up Technician, Scenic Artist, Audio Technician, Stage Manager, and Event Tech.

Students who complete the Theatre Arts Technical Certificate of Achievement will be able to:

  1. Work effectively with Lighting and Scenery design plans
  2. Work competently with common materials and techniques when constructing theatrical elements.
  3. .Apply fundamental techniques while participating as a member of a backstage production crew.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills in one or more of the following areas of specialization. lighting hangs and focus, scenic carpentry, scenic painting, audio set up and signal routing.
  5. Integrate knowledge of theatre history and literature when constructing theatrical elements.
 
 Careers in Theatre Arts include but are not limited to:
  • Actor, Dancer, and/or Singer
  • Art or Drama Therapist
  • Costumer Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Set and Exhibit Designer
  • Technical Theater Crew Member
  • Theater Teacher
  • Theater Director
  • TV/Film Production Assistant
 

Talk to the Theatre Arts faculty about more employment opportunities!

Meet Our Theatre Arts Faculty

Program Directory

Administration
Name
Title
Email
Ext.
Room
Glines, Neil
Dean of Liberal Arts
(707) 864-7250
1307C
Mani, Christine
Director, Theater Arts
(707) 864-7000 ext. 5379
Kuta, Dagmar
Director of Marketing and Audience Services
(707) 864-7000 ext. 4466
1238
Scharfen, Craig
Theatre Production Tech
(707) 864-7000 ext. 4705
1238