Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to our 2019-2020 season: we are so grateful that you are joining us on what promises to be an adventurous ride! Last year’s mainstage shows were both honored with Santa Barbara Independent INDY awards for directing, and the INDY described us as a “powerhouse of a college drama program”. We are excited to continue our tradition of excellence here at Westmont theatre arts and have put together a season that has something for just about everyone: a hilarious classic farce, a 15th century morality play, a contemporary devised performance on technology and connection, a soaring opera, and the world premieres of a film on homelessness and a warm-hearted musical about connection and growing up. Add to that thrilling mix our annual Fringe Festival highlighting original dance, theatre, film, and performance art, and you have 30+ shows to choose from – I hope to see you at all of them!
- Mitchell Thomas, Chair
Cambiale di Matrimonio
Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Gaetano Rossi
Music by Giacomo Puccini, Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Musical Direction by Michael Shasberger and Staged by John Blondell
February 28, March 1 and 3 at 7pm @ The New Vic Theater
The Music and Theatre Departments conspire to join forces in what has quickly become a Westmont tradition – The Spring Opera. Actually, this year it is TWO Spring operas – a delightful double bill of Giaochino Rossini’s Cambiale di Matrimonio and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Love and Marriage meet Wills and Contracts when we pair these marvelous short operas by two of Italy’s most famous composers. Oh, and there’s at least one dead body. What a romp! General Admission $20, Students and Seniors $15. All ticket purchases through The New Vic Theater.