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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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They had refreshments for sale beforehand.
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"Moonlight and Magnolias"
17 ratings
4.2 average rating
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229 events
164 reviews
24 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

A very fun play. Excellent acting, and a very nice venue. We live in SF, so we mostly attend theater there, but this was worth the drive.

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36 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

No weak performers. 3 of the performances were terrific and the other was good. The best was Tim Reynolds; fantastic work and he really carries the show. Well-directed too especially in the round. Great prop work and beautiful set paintings. ...continued

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14 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 02 2011

The acting was very good. However, we did not enjoy the play. Perhaps we expected more laughs. We learned about the people portrayed in the show. I admit, I like musicals with lots of singing and dancing. Maybe this was just too serious...continued

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Moonlight and Magnolias

A comedy by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Stewart Lyle

Featuring: John Hale, Keith Jefferds, Tim Reynolds, Donna Turner

It’s 1939 and producer David O. Selznick’s new film _Gone With The Wind _is in trouble. The new director and screenwriter are convinced the movie will flop. Can Selznick bring order to the chaos and rescue the monumental project? Watch art being created one crazy step at a time, as the creative team grapple with artistic compromises, commercialism, the politics of race, and even the closing line of the movie!

_Note: peanuts, peanut shells and peanut dust are present throughout the performance. _

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.