‘Anton in Show Business’: Funny, tragic and thought-provoking

‘Anton in Show Business’: Funny, tragic and thought-provoking

Anton in Show Business, In the News
Napa Valley Register Review, Dan Monez, May 18, 2017 An estimated 80 percent of the roles in American theater are men. Even more astounding is that of the 20 percent of roles that are female, 95 percent of those are women under 40. There lies the impetus for the formation of the Napa Valley’s newest theater company, Valley Players and their recent production, “Anton in Show Business.” Formed by several Dreamweavers alumni, three of whom are in this cast, (June Alane Reif, Debbie Baumann, and Patt Quinn), Valley Players’ mission is to produce quality live theater featuring significant roles for women over 40. The president of the company, Reif, said, “We are not excluding men or younger women but want to select plays that can feature women our age.” It…
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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. (more…)
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Who is Jane Martin?

Who is Jane Martin?

Anton in Show Business
Jane Martin has produced over ten full length plays, six one-acts, and numerous shorts. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer prize, and won the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award twice. Yet, she has not made one public appearance. No interviews. No pictures. No sightings. Nothing. She has been called “America’s best known unknown playwright.” (more…)
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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 8x10 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,…
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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. (more…)
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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. (more…)
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