Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show Business

by Jane Martin

The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players present Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin for three performances on May 9, 10 and 11 at 7pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Valley Players will then ‘take the show on the road’ to Bay Area Stage in Vallejo for performances on May 13 at 8pm and May 14th at 2pm.

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The Crew of Anton in Show Business

The Crew of Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show Business

These are the unsung heroes of play production, without whom, no magic would happen!

Megan Palagi (Director) is a director and actor based in Napa, California.  She graduated from the Drama Department of San Francisco State University.  Directing credits include short plays Counting the Ways (2017), Drama Should Stay on the Stage (2017), The Golden Years (2016), The Marriage Game (2016), and Timmy Perlmutter Goes Flying (2015) for Lucky Penny’s 8×10 Play Festivals; All in the Timing and Ouroboros at SFSU.  Megan is honored to be directing Anton in Show Business!  She is proud and inspired by the mission of Valley Players.  Thank you to the cast and crew for their creativity and energy.  It has been a pleasure.  Many thanks to Megan’s multiple families and communities for their support, love and friendship. Continue reading “The Crew of Anton in Show Business”

The Cast of Anton in Show Business

The Cast of Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show Business

Meet the women of Anton in Show Business!

Carlet Langford (T-Anne/Andwynneth/Don Blount/Gate Manager) is excited to be a part of this production for Valley Players. She has been involved in musical theater and various choral groups in Southern California, Nevada, and in the Bay Area.  In 2000, she was a part of the chorus for Barbara Streisand’s Millennial Concert in Las Vegas. Her most recent shows have been Sound of Music with Contra Costa Musical Theater, Scrooge the Musical (Mrs. Cratchit) and Sister Act (Mother Superior) with Bay Area Stage in Vallejo, Big River (Alice/Ensemble) with Lucky Penny Productions, and Helen of Egypt (Betty Verdine) with Sonoma Arts Live! in Sonoma. Continue reading “The Cast of Anton in Show Business”

Auditions for Anton in Show Business

Auditions for Anton in Show Business

Anton in Show Business

Auditions for Valley Players’ production of Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin will be held on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at 925 Golden Gate Drive in Napa, California.  Directed by Megan Palagi, Anton in Show Business will play May 9, 10 & 11 at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville and May 13 & 14 at Bay Area Stage in Vallejo. Continue reading “Auditions for Anton in Show Business”

People are Talking about The Lover

The Lover by Harold Pinter

…excellent play, don’t miss it… I can assure you, it is a total enjoyment!! —Maricela Soria

What a fantastic play I saw last night! THE LOVER is a mind-bending expose on how couples can play naughty little games – smokin’ hot! Superb acting by the two lead players. It really makes you wonder who is cheating on who as they mess with each other and what a tangle it is! Who’s fantasy is who’s? The stage is grand with a swanky set up – beautifully directed and I can’t stop thinking about it! Well done Valley Players! —Cata Parkhurst

… loved it, loved it! The acting was sublime, the directing and staging superb. We felt like we were in the living room of this naughty and playful couple. There we’re surprises galore. What a great premiere for this new company of seasoned actors and their talented director and crew. —Bonnie Gamble

Extraordinary performance from the cast. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend that you look out for future shows from this group of seasoned actors. —Robert Fisher

The Lover — Our first production!

The Lover — Our first production!

The Lover by Harold Pinter

The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and Valley Players present Harold Pinter’s The Lover for three performances only on January 3, 4 and 5 at 7pm at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

The Lover is a quirky, tense, intriguing play by Harold Pinter that examines the private intricacies of modern marriage. To all outward appearances, Sarah and Richard are a respectable, conventional suburban couple. Behind closed doors, however, the couple enjoys a surprising and intriguing arrangement… Like any of Pinter’s works, this one-act contains the laughs, tears, and tensions that arise from the social intricacies of modern life.

Directed by Debbie Baumann and featuring June Alane Reif, Richard Pallaziol and Walter Hamlin, The Lover will be presented in a minimalistic, intimate style. It is recommended for adult audiences only.

Tickets are available online at http://lincolntheater.com/events/, by calling the box office on Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm at 707-944-9900 or at the door on the days of performances beginning at 6pm.

The Lover is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Crew

The Crew

The Lover by Harold Pinter

What is a job that when done right no one notices, but the moment its done wrong all eyes are on you? The answer is Stage Technician. That includes anyone who works behind the scenes during a theatrical production. These people are often both overlooked an underappreciated! With that in mind, we whole-heartedly wish to thank our crew for The Lover by Harold Pinter.

Debbie Gargalikis BaumannDebbie Baumann (Director) has returned to her love of the theater. Having taking some time off, she has learned a few new techniques and lessons. She hopes you will enjoy her direction of her first play with the talented Valley Players.  This new troupe has worked very hard to bring their play to life.  Special thanks as always to her ever so knowledgeable and talented daughter April for her unabridged comments and directions.

April VincakApril Vincak (Assistant Director) is eternally grateful to her mother for allowing her to learn the subtleties behind being a great director. The love of theatre is in her blood. Thanks mom!

Lu KenmonthLu Kenmonth (Stage Manager) is a 2nd grade teacher at Salvador Art Integration School. She works with K-5th grade students each year on musicals which go up every May. When she is not teaching kids, she volunteers for our local Napa theaters, ushering, stage managing, working lights, or being a sound technician back stage. Break a leg everyone!

Patricia Giusti QuinnPatricia Giusti Quinn (Assistant Stage Manager) has been involved in theatre since 1991. She has performed in many a play as well as stage-managed for troupes such as Dreamweavers, Riverfront Playhouse in Redding and St. John’s Lutheran Children productions and others. She is honored to be part of this awesome cast and crew.

The Cast

The Cast

The Lover by Harold Pinter

Walter Hamlin (John, the milkman) Walter Hamlin has been acting since childhood and spent most of his time in Los Angeles and Ventura County theatres. He’s been in Napa for 7 years and has been excited to be a part of the Napa Thespian scene. He works in the wine business and enjoys traveling, catching waves and swinging a golf club.

Richard PallaziolRichard Pallaziol (Richard) studied theatre at CSU Long Beach and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Locally, he has performed at Napa Valley Conservatory Theatre (People’s Temple, Lydia, Eurydice), Cinnabar Theatre (Quality of Life, The Creature), Marin Shakespeare (Othello), Shakespeare Napa Valley (Much Ado About Nothing, How Shakespeare Won the West, As You Like It), Solano College (Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet), and for the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival (Macbeth, Richard III, The Tempest) where he also directed (Taming of The Shrew, Hamlet). Richard has been a professional stage fight choreographer for the past thirty-five years.

June Alane ReifJune Alane Reif (Sarah) is a veteran actor, director and former Board member of Napa Valley Playhouse (née Dreamweavers). She studied acting at Louisiana State University, in San Jose at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, in private classes with Ed Hooks and Barbara Titus and is also a graduate of Bay Area TheatreSports in San Francisco. Prior to her move to Napa, she worked with several community and semi-professional theater companies in the South Bay. Her credits also include a variety of voice-over roles, independent short films and television commercials. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include the various characters of Parallel Lives (The Kathy & Mo Show), Mac in Three Viewings, Elvira in Blithe Spirit and Bella in Lost in Yonkers.