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Broadway Knights & Days Revue

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For twenty-five years students at Performing Arts Summer Camp have asked, “What’s the play about this summer?” and the answer has remained the same, “How to get along with each other and be a good person,” says Paulette Arnold, co-founder with Laurel Near of SPACE. “From the beginning our focus has been to use the performing arts to help youth practice life skills. While our mission has remained the same, we’re constantly refining the practices and strategies that make SPACE unique.”
Each week during Camp parents receive a letter detailing what their children are learning. Besides performing arts skills, children are working on social skills: how to make new friends, how to accept disappointment, how to make decisions alone and in a group, how to recognize and accept boundaries, how to listen and appreciate. “The staff greets campers by name, notices and acknowledges positive behavior and interrupts teasing or bullying immediately,” Joel Shura, Camp Director said. At the closing circle each day students give each other “credits,” stating an appreciation for something they learned, for someone who was kind or shared food, or worked hard in rehearsal.
Campers make lifelong friends during the four weeks of intense work and fun. Even though they may not go to the same school when they’re younger, as they grow up, they find each other in high school or other extra curricular activities, creating a community of SPACE cadets! Many come back to SPACE each summer to volunteer or work at one, or more, of the three summer camps. It’s a Mendocino County tradition and for the first time, this year, the child of a former camper is attending camp!
To celebrate the anniversary, Performing Arts Summer Camp is presenting Broadway Knights & Days Revue featuring scenes & songs from Spamalot, Oliver, Shrek and more featuring 45 youth ages 8-14. This one-act musical is great entertainment for the entire family. Joel Shura directs assisted by Janice Hawthorne Timm, music director; Kira Gibson, choreographer; and a staff of seven assistants and interns ranging in age from early teens to young adults.
Performances are Friday, August 1 at 7 pm, and Saturday, August 2, at 2 pm, at the SPACE Theater, 508 W. Perkins St., Ukiah CA. General admission tickets are $12 Adults, $6 Youth 18 & Under and are available at Mendocino Book Company & at the SPACE box office.
The School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education would like to thank Lucinda May Segar and Russ Hardy & Joan McDowell for underwriting the production. For information call (707) 462-9370.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 11:11
The Laramie Project

Near & Arnold’s School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education (SPACE) presents The Laramie Project, one of the most performed plays in America today. The play, written by Moises Kaufman and directed by Joel Shura, is a chronicle of the life in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, one year after the murder of Matthew Shepard. In 1998, Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews with people from the town. From these interviews, they wrote the play, which is a docudrama that presents the diverse views of the townspeople, the writers, and the actors.

The Laramie Project, for mature audiences, will be performed at the SPACE Theater in Ukiah on:
Friday, March 7 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9 & 16 at 2 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youth 18 and under and are available at Mendocino Book Company and the SPACE Box Office. For more information look at our UkiahSPACE Facebook Page, or call 462-9370 x101.

SPACE will be working with violence prevention and LGBTQ support groups in Ukiah to bring people together around this issue.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:53
Annie JR.

Near & Arnold’s School of PerAnnie Castforming Arts & Cultural Education (SPACE) presents Annie Jr., a musical theater classic based on “Little Orphan Annie.” Annie Jr. is directed by Joel Shura, with musical direction by Janice Timm and choreography by Marieclaire Wilcox.
The show
l be performed at the SPACE Theater located at 508 West Perkins St. in Ukiah, on Saturdays with showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on January 18, January 25, and February 1.
General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 18 and under.
Tickets available at Mendocino Book Compa
ny and the SPACE Box Office. For more information, visit our office or call (707)462-9370. You can “bet your bottom dollar” that this will be a show you won’t want to miss.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 10:58
John Reischman & The Jaybirds

 John Reischman & The JaybirdsSPACE (Near & Arnold's School of Performing Arts & Cultural Education) presents Ukiah’s own John Reischman & The Jaybirds on December 14, 2013!  With a fourth critically-acclaimed album and expanded touring schedule, John Reischman and the Jaybirds are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power.  Join us at SPACE Theater on December 14 at 8pm. The night will feature wine, treats and a silent auction to benefit the SPACE Scholarship program. 
eneral admission tickets are $30 for adults and $20 youth 18 & under, available at Mendocino Book Company, Dig! Music and the SPACE Box Office. 
For more Information call (707) 462-9370.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 11:52
Sin Palabras

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SPACE invites you to its fall production titled “Sin Palabras” (Without Words.) This production is the story of a communities pain when losing it's culture to alcohol, drugs and gangs, and the struggle to keep it alive. This story is seen through the eyes of a Mexican farmworkers son and provokes reflection from all cultures.The audience will be taken to a place in their heart, where hope and strength point the way to a healthy diverse community. This production will showcase the art of silhouettes, multimedia projection, and live musicians to deliver a message of unity during hard times. Come and experience "Sin Palabras"!

November 15 &16 at 7:30pm.

Sin Palabras is directed by Carlos Jacinto and tickets are available at Joyeria Angelica & Mendocino Book Company!

Tickets are $5 and general seating.
If you have any question call (707)462-9370.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:43
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