Spring semester theatre department events

Heather Hoelscher and Heather Hoelscher

The Cerritos College Theatre Department will present two productions this spring: “Durang/Durang” opening March 1 and “Drowsy Chaperone” opening May 3 at the Burnight Center Theatre.

“Durang/Durang” is a parody of American theatre’s greatest hits. It was written by Christopher Durang and directed by Trevor Bishop.

The performances will be on March 1-2, and 7-9 at 8 p.m., with closing day scheduled for March 10 at 2 p.m.

Auditions have already been held for the production.

However, auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone”, the subsequent musical about a comedy set in the 1920s, will be held on Feb. 11-12 at the Burnight Center Theatre Room BC 17; with call backs scheduled for the 13th.

The production is directed by Patrick Pearson and musical direction by Hector Salazar, it has also won five Tony Awards for Best Book, writing by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” will be performed on May 3-4, 9-11 at 8 p.m., with closing day taking place on May 12 at 2 p.m.

Bradley Lock, a new member of the Theater Department faculty and a first time costume shop manager, is looking forward to the upcoming productions.

“This is my first year here,” Lock said, “I recently graduated from California State Fullerton with a master in costume and scenic design.”

“Every single play we learn and experience new and different things,” Said Etta Walton, the theater production manager.

Rose Chapman, a theater arts major who has taken many theater classes and has been on the stage crew for the last two plays, is very excited about being on the crew for both productions this semester.

“To Kill a Mockingbird’ was the first play I have ever done, and I felt right at home here,” Chapman said, “This class gave me the chance to do what I have always wanted to do. I can’t wait for the next two plays.”

The Faculty Gala, a benefit concert to raise funds for students in the music programs, and the dance concert are other events that will be held at the Burnight Center this spring.

To buy tickets and for more information about the events in the Theatre Department, call (562) 467-5058 or go online at www.cerritos.edu/theatre.