Shakespeare Under the Stars: Twelfth Night from SOC
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The last date listed for Twelfth Night was Saturday August 19, 2006 / 8:15pm.
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This semi-formal event, the first-ever fundraiser for the Mysterium Theater, promises a full evening of top-flight entertainment. First up at A Winter's Eve is a wine and appetizer reception, where you can browse and bid on silent auction items. That's followed by a seated dinner, set to include Cornish game hen, an orzo and vegetable combo, salad, dessert and hot cider, or wassail. Then you'll be treated to a musical revue featuring hits from the Great American Songbook by the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, performed by a cast of 24 of Mysterium's finest actor-singers. As a capper to this festive evening, take advantage of the quick ballroom and swing lesson, so you can dance the rest of the night away to big-band music. Learn More
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- What the critics had to say about SOC’s 1994 production of Twelfth Night:
- "Innovative, imaginative direction...the entire 16-member ensemble deserves bouquets." --Drama-Logue
- "This is a production that succeeds on the assurance of its staging and the admirable talents of its cast." --Orange County Register
August nights will dance with midsummer magic as Shakespeare Orange County presents one of the Bard’s best loved comedies, Twelfth Night, directed by award-winning director Carl Reggiardo. Find yourself “Under the Stars” this summer at the beautiful 550-seat open-air Festival Amphitheatre. Shipwreck and storm relinquish the beautiful Viola to the shores of Illyria---A lost brother found, a bizarre love triangle, and a resolution of mistaken identities brings lovers together. <p>Welcome to the world of Illyria, a beach community on the Adriatic Sea. Diverse, hip, and full of surprises…Twelfth Night presents a universe of dysfunctional characters and people looking for love in all the wrong places. Suddenly, a highly attractive stranger (Viola) arrives in town and sets the wheels of change spinning. Girl becomes boy and then becomes girl again as relationships intertwine, all of which result in a happy ending.</p> <p>You won’t want to miss this production! Twelfth Night or What You Will features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Rachael Drummond as Viola, Jon Drahos as Orsino, John F. Jones as Sir Toby Belch, and Michael Nehring as Malvolio.</p> <p>Rachael Drummond makes her SOC debut as Viola in Twelfth Night, after appearing in the role in productions with the Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Festival, The American Theatre of Actors (NYC), and Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. A seasoned stage actress, Rachael’s New York credits include The Trials of Martin Guerre at the New 42nd Street Theatre, Zoe in Lucas and Zoe at ATA’s Sargent Theatre, and Carol in Laughter on the 23rd Floor with Dime Productions. </p> <p>Bring a picnic, take in the authentic Elizabethan pre-show "on the green" at 7:30 p.m., and prepare yourself for an evening of award-winning theatre.</p>