Arcata Playhouse Youth Benefit Features Circus, Variety and Live Music
The magic of the circus comes to the Arcata Playhouse in Cirque Du Schwazee', an evening of family entertainment to benefit the Playhouse youth programs. Taking place on Saturday April 27, the event combines elements of theater, live music, outdoor spectacle, circus and general merriment to create a fun experience for kids and adults alike.
This family friendly evening will feature acrobatics, comedy and clowning with guest appearances from Alyssa Hughlett, Dustin Curry, Willa McWhorter, Oscar Nava, Dell’Arte students and the hilarious Spring Break Workshop Kids from the Arcata Playhouse youth workshops all hosted by the great Schwazee’. Live music provided by Gregg Moore and his band of merry musicians this event is sure to tickle your funny bone. Come early (5:30-6:45) and catch the Sideshow Midway with carnival characters, puppetry, short films, a fortune teller, portrait artist, face painting, and more. The show starts at 7 p.m. with the grand entrance of the Great Schwazee' performed by Cleo DeOrio.
Tickets are $12 general, $8 for children 12 and under. They are available at Wildberries Market Place or reserve by calling 822-1575.
Tickets Arcata Playhouse hosts a benefit for local musician, artist Tim Gray. The evening of music will raise money for Gray’s medical expenses and feature Lyndsey Battle, Cory Goldman, Old Dog with Marty Dodd, Gary Davidson, Tom Pexton, and Dave Deason. Jeff Landon will also make an appearance and the evening will close out with Home Cookin’ with Gray, Fred Neighbor, Joyce Hough, Gary Davidson, and Mike Labolle for some dancing music.
Several years ago Gray was diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disorder which has restricted his ability to pursue his widely recognized talents as a musician and sound engineer/designer.
Gray is well-known in Humboldt as a longtime songwriter, drummer, recording engineer, soul singer. He served as the musical director at Dell’Arte for the past 20 years. He was a member of numerous popular bands including Lance Romance, The Bayou Swamis, Barking Dogma and the Joyce Hough Band. He has engineered the sound recordings of many local musicians including all the performers scheduled for the benefit. He has been a mentor and inspiration to many local musicians.
You can also help Tim at: http://gofundme.com/timgraylovetrain
Tickets are $20. Available at Wildberries Market Place, as well as online at brownpapertickets.com Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. For additional information or reservations call (707) 822-1575 or visit arcataplayhouse.org. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th Street in Arcata.