Summer Repertory Theatre

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Summer Repertory Theater (SRT) is a complete and extensive practicum in Santa Rosa, California at Santa Rosa Junior College in Sonoma County, California, California's Wine Country. It is a member of North Bay Theatre Group and Theatre Communications Group. SRT, located in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country, one hour north of San Francisco and forty-five minutes east of the beautiful Northern California coast is a well organized professional training program and theatre.

SRT was founded in 1972, by Frank J. Zwolinski, Jr. and is currently led by Artistic Director James Newman. The renowned 11-week theatre program draws statewide participation in a professionally advanced summer theatre and produces over 90 performances of five plays in full rotating repertory. Summer participants include music students, designers, directors and many other creative people from across the U.S.[1]

Professional Training Program[edit]

SRT is a professional training program in all aspects of stage production. The program combines professional directing, design, and production staff with outstanding students in acting, design, technical theater, dance, music, and management. The ensemble mounts five productions, which are performed in full rotating Repertory six days a week beginning in mid June. Company members put theory to the test and learn to work in a professional system. Auditions for the program are held every year in the spring at colleges around the state of California. [1]

Notable artists[edit]

Artistic Directors[edit]

  • Frank J. Zwolinski, Jr.
  • James Newman

Directors[edit]

Actors[edit]

Stages[edit]

Burbank Auditorium[edit]

The Burbank Auditorium was converted into a theater and named in honour of Luther Burbank, American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. The Burbank Auditorium is owned by Santa Rosa Junior College. Seating capacity: 618

Newman Auditorium[edit]

Santa Rosa High School[edit]

Santa Rosa High School

Publications[edit]

Summer Repertory Theatre is referenced in the interactive picture book, How Does the Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theatre (Disney Publications, 2007). ISBN 1-4231-0088-3 by SRT alum Thomas Schumacher.

Production history[edit]

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The 2000s[edit]

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

The 1990s[edit]

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990

The 1980s[edit]

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

The 1970s[edit]

1979

1978

1977

Children's Shows:

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Tribe
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & Other Tales of the Brothers Grimm

1976

1975

1974

1973

1972

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