Placer Community Theater Celebrates 10 Years with Gala Premiere of “Lend Me A Tenor”

Placer Community Theater is rolling out the red carpet at the State Theater on February 14, 2014 to commemorate the opening of their production of “Lend Me A Tenor” and their 10th anniversary.

The semi-formal event themed “Love PCT” starts at 6:30pm, one hour before the first performance of “Lend Me A Tenor.” Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served at the reception which celebrates those who have contributed to Placer Community Theater’s success.

“Our 10th anniversary marks a great achievement for our small nonprofit theater company,” says Amy Linden, president of Placer Community Theater.  “When we started in 2003, we were basically just a group of friends who had acted onstage together and who wanted to continue to do that, so we formed our own theater company. We had no assets – no sets, no lights, no budget, but thanks to Pam and Jim Harrold, owners of Pamelot School of Dance, we had a small stage at their business on Wall Street, where we put on our first several shows.” Placer Community Theater’s first show was the comedy “Let’s Murder Marsha.” Since then, they have performed 22 productions, including the popular “Rumors,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “9 to 5 the Musical.”

“We could not have reached this point without the support of our members, volunteers and generous business sponsors,” explains Linden.

Placer Community Theater is inviting anyone who has ever participated in one of their shows, either as a performer or volunteer, to attend the gala reception. Invitations are also being sent to local dignitaries and other persons of influence in the community. Invitees have the opportunity to obtain discounted tickets for “Lend Me A Tenor” if they RSVP by calling 530-852-2708 by February 9.

“Lend Me A Tenor,” Ken Ludwig’s Tony-award winning farce, is directed by local photographer Chris Harada. It tells the story of a famed opera singer who passes out moments before he is to perform so the opera company manager and sidekick concoct a crazy plan to salvage the evening. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm from February 14 through March 1 with 2pm matinees on February 16, 22, 23, and March 1. Ticket prices range between $15 and $22 and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540286.

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