The Bills at the Arcata Playhouse

the_bills_edited_.__large.jpgThe Bills are performing at the Arcata Playhouse Wednesday, June 29 at 8pm.  They are an extraordinary quintet from the west coast of Canada, renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe.

The Bills have forged a musical style all their own that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Drawing musical inspiration from a broad range of North American traditions, a melange of European stylings, rhythms of Latin America, and melodies of the wandering Romany peoples, With three main writers in the band, The Bills have developed a glorious and growing repertoire of songs that speak of their own part of the world.

The Bills have racked up a string of Canadian music awards and a devoted fan following that extends across North America and Europe. They will be performing tunes from their freshly released CD Trail of Tales.

See Upcoming Events for tickets.  See The Bills website for more information on the group.


Playhouse Teen Group Hosts Cabaret With Music, Poetry and Dance

Arcata Playhouse teen group is hosting a cabaret for all ages on Saturday, April 23 at 8pm and a poetry night Sunday, April 24 . Apprentice Entertainment is a group of local teens focused on the arts and producing events for community teens.
This community cabaret will include performers of all ages and all genres including poetry, music, and dance. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th St. in Arcata. The cost is a sliding scale of $7-15 priced for everyone. Doors will open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8. Please come out to enjoy a night full of talent and support Humboldt teens!  

Tickets $7-$12 sliding scale at the door or by calling 822-1575.

The Spirit of Poetry
Sunday, April 24 at 7pm

A Reason to Listen presents

An evening of poetry hosted by the Playhouse and Apprentice Entertainment.Spiritual_8x11.jpg

The evening will start with an open mic poetry sessions and then will be followed by a soul reviving set from the Humboldt Poetry Congregation:, Dave Holper, Therese FitzMaurice, Vanessa Vrtiak, Jeremiah Anderson, Erin Davis, Dorothy Myers, ​Branson

Tickets: $5-10 sliding scale at the door



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Please Support the Arcata Playhouse

creamery_festival54_copy_2.JPGThe Arcata Playhouse is seeking year-end donations and new and renewing memberships.  You can go to the Donations page or Membership page on this website now.

Why donate to the Arcata Playhouse? 
Here’s why:  the Arcata Playhouse is a vibrant community arts center with the mission to use live performance as a tool to build community.  The Playhouse supports and promotes arts and commerce, presents a comprehensive youth theater arts education program, showcases excellent music and theater events and produces theater events and festivals.  The Arcata Playhouse has had a fantastic year and looks forward to a busy and productive 2016!

Some of the highlights for the Arcata Playhouse in 2015:

Family Fun Series - The Playhouse produced its tenth annual Family Fun Series this year with both daytime school performances and night public performances of Wonderheads Mask Theater, Oregon Shadow Theater and Coventry and Kalusa shows.  

Echoes of War - On October 22-25, the live performance of the powerful and moving Echoes of War program allowed veterans and others effected by war to tell their stories of coming home.  Echoes of war was aired on KHSU on November 10-11 and was created and produced by the Arcata Playhouse and Four on the Floor Theatre.

Excite and Ignite - The comprehensive theater arts education program Excite and Ignite produced  Artists in the Schools, youth theater arts workshops and the teen program Apprentice Entertainment.  Apprentice Entertainment wrote and produced Hospital Heights, an original musical theater piece, which played five nights in June.

The Creamery Festival - The Creamery Festival, produced by the Arcata Playhouse, Four on the Floor Theatre and the Creamery District, showcased fun music, theater and arts events August 21-23.

Music and Theater Events - Over fifty fantastic music and theater events were held at the Arcata Playhouse theater.

Creamery District - The Playhouse continues to spearhead the development and promotion of the Creamery District, an arts and commerce district in the neighborhood surrounding the creamery building.  The Creamery District brings together area artists and businesses, holds a monthly art market, and is now a recognized opportunity zone by the City of Arcata.

Happy Holidays and thanks for your support!

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