Park Hall Columns Theater 

The Magic of Theater Right Here in The Valley

By Ed Levy A wellspring of theatrical art flows from Mountain Community Theater (MCT) at Park Hall in Ben Lomond. A treasure trove of comedy, tragedy, musical theater, lights, sound, and visuals, MCT provides opportunities to participate in and learn stagecraft alongside local thespian luminaries. Formed in 1982, founding members included Steve Brenner, Randy Birch, Albert Kent, Paul Sampson, Peter… Read More
Young Actors’ Theatre Camp a Haven for Young Thespians Theater 

The Best Summer Camp on Earth: Young Actors’ Theatre Camp a Haven for Young Thespians 

By Julie Horner Many of us have memories of summer camp. The initial shyness and the eventual camaraderie that makes us reluctant at the end of our few days together to return to “real life.”  Every year the Santa Cruz Mountains plays host to Young Actors’ Theatre, a camping experience like no other held at Mount Cross in Ben Lomond.… Read More
Calendar girls Mountain Community Theater Events Theater 

May 20 through June 12 Mountain Community Theater Presents: Calendar Girls

Mountain Community Theater announces the popular, heart-warming comedy Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth, is the next production in their successful reopening season at historic Park Hall, 9400 Mill St, Ben Lomond. Directed by Santa Cruz County favorite Hannah Eckstein, and starring some of the area’s most popular performers, Calendar Girls tells the true story of middle-aged English ladies who try a… Read More
Nextstage Santa Cruz Local News Theater 

Stagecraft: NextStage Productions Presents Theater for the Community

By Julie Horner The curtain parts and a crescendo of applause fades to an expectant hush as the orchestra strikes its first strains. The actor’s heart leaps to the limelight. Santa Cruz County is home to unending community spirit, unlimited talent, and plenty of uncommon expression. To celebrate the return of live theater, NextStage Productions is excited to share what’s… Read More
alice in underland Local News Theater 

There’s Something About a Small Town: Little People’s Repertory Theater Preps for Summer

By Julie Horner There’s something about a small town. “My kids grew up doing this, they’re all adults now,” said Jennine Chadwick, Executive Director of Little People’s Repertory Theater. “They do this in the summer, help the new kids, go to college, come back.” It’s a touchstone in their lives, she says, and one of the things she loves best… Read More