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Roustabout Theater – Professional Resident Company

Roustabout Theater

Brings Extraordinary Plays to LBC

Roustabout Theater consists of two interlinked divisions: a project-based professional company presenting extraordinary plays in performances by an ensemble of the best actors from across the 9-county bay area, and its award-winning Apprentice Program where young performers ages 11 – 20 go for training and performance experience while also benefiting from working and training with actors from the professional division.

 

Roustabout’s professional Ensemble performs in the beautiful Carston Cabaret with the audience sitting at cabaret tables, able to take in the excitement of ground-breaking plays full of gorgeous language and thrilling story-telling.

This year, Roustabout presents John Guare’s Tony-award winning “Six Degrees of Separation” from June 8 – 16. With a stellar cast of 17 actors from across the bay area, Roustabout brings Guare’s funny and shocking play to life. Based on a true story and told with searing wit and verve, this 90-minute thrill-ride takes you into the heart of New York’s art world and into the mind of a man who will shake it to its core.

Harry Duke (Bohemian) says, “Roustabout Theater’s professional component pops its collective head up once a year, sees an audience and does really, really good theater. Roustabout presented an excellent production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and their production of When the Rain Stops Falling provided one of 2016’s most interesting nights of theatre.”

Don’t miss Roustabout’s 2018 production of Six Degrees of Separation…great theater is on its way again!

 

Roustabout’s Apprentice Program provides extraordinary opportunities unmatched by any other program for local student performers ages 11 – 20 and has won multiple grants in recognition of that.

Our students have performed with Tony & Emmy award winner, Kristen Chenoweth; 3-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown; Principal Dancer for SF and NYC Ballet, Sofiane Sylve; American idol associate musical director, Michael Orland; Tap legend, Sam Weber; Santa Rosa Symphony every year for the last 4 years at Green Music Center and LBC.

Our students also learn from the best professionals in theater:
They have taken Master Classes from three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, Obie Award winner Martin Moran, Tony nominee, Andrew Lippa; Broadway leading actor Jerry Dixon; Dialect coach for ACT and Berkeley Rep, Jessica Berman; published playwright Eugenie Chan; and many others.

In addition, each fall, winter and summer, Roustabout’s Apprentice program gives young local performers the chance to take on all the roles in full-length, professionally produced musicals, while also getting weekly instruction in dance, acting and singing performance.

 

Broadway musical director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell said: “Working with the Roustabout Apprentice students was a complete joy! They came in prepared and ready to work. They brought a level of enthusiasm to the performance and were completely professional! It was exciting to hear them sing…they were all so talented!”

Jason Robert Brown said: “A lovely early autumn night in Santa Rosa, with the amazingly talented kids from the Roustabout Theatre Apprentice Program finishing the evening. it is always a joy to come up north and sing with you all.”