THEATRE on the RIDGE
THEATRE on the RIDGE
The health and safety of everyone in our community is a top priority for us at TOTR. From our season subscribers and loyal audiences to our performers, students, volunteers and staff, we are making difficult but necessary decisions in that regard. We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation here in Butte County, as well as critical, ever-changing updates from Governor Newsom's office and the federal government.
We regret to announce that we have made the decision to cancel our April production of Love Letters in the interest doing our part to limit potential community spread of this virus. So many of our subscribers fall into high risk categories and our venue is so small, we didn't feel it was prudent or safe to employ "social-distancing" in order to continue with performances.
This is a heartbreaking, devastating time for the arts, as it is for the world. We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we weather yet another storm closely on the heels of surviving and continuing to recover from the Camp Fire.
"Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive."
For our Season Subscribers and patrons who have pre-paid single show tickets for Love Letters (formerly The Legend of Georgia McBride). Please contact the Box Office by the email link below with your choice of one of the following options:
Exchange your tickets for another performance of your choosing for the remaining 2020 Season productions.
Donate your ticket purchase to the theatre as a tax-deductible donation.
Request a refund for your ticket purchase. (Value of $12 as part of a Season Ticket package)
If possible and you are financially able, we would most sincerely appreciate
a donation of your ticket purchase.
With warmest regards,
Judy Clemens, Executive Director
Jerry Miller, Artistic Director
Ginny Brown, President /TOTR Board of Directors
a play by A.R. GURNEY
directed by Judy Clemens
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz”,
a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Both from affluent, East Coast families, the friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of careers. A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.
APRIL 2 - APRIL 19
This production replaces the previously scheduled
The Legend of Georgia McBride
an original comedy written & directed by JERRY MILLER
Inspired by the Charles Laughton film Hobson’s Choice
Its swinging London town in the groovy 60’s and Henry Hobson has more daughters than he knows what to do with. Things don’t quite go as planned when Harry sets out to fix
his three girls up with “suitable” spouses that will free him from the financial burdens of the trio’s upkeep. This romantic comedy is perfect for the whole family.
JUNE 4 - JUNE 21
A I R N E S S
a comedy with music
by CHELSEA MARCANTEL
directed by JERRY MILLER
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, AIRNESS is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
JUL 21 - AUG 2
Second Stage Showcase Series Production – Limited Run
The WILD WOMEN of WINEDALE
a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
This joyful and exuberant comedy from the authors of The Dixie Swim Club focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives. Sisters Fanny and Willa Wild and their sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye are a feisty and fun-loving trio who have supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows. Now, as Fanny turns 60, Willa is frustrated with her nursing job, and Johnnie Faye loses her house, they realize they are buried under a mound of keepsakes and possessions nobody wants. With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these women help each other discover that it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure.
directed by Judy Clemens
SEPT 3 - SEPT 20
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE t0 LOVE & MURDER
Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, Gentleman’s Guide is a roller coaster of a comic operetta, quick changes, and clever wordplay. Set in 1907, Monty Navarro is a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight heirs ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. Once the murders start happening, the fun begins to figure out the fate of the next D’Ysquith relative Monty sets his sights on, as well as to observe his increasingly desperate attempts to juggle the affection of two beautiful women.
Book by Robert L. Freedman
Music by Steven Lutvak
Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak
Directed by JERRY MILLER
Musical Direction by TAMARA ALLSPAUGH