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March 2017

An Evening with Betty Buckley

Fri, March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Featuring Christian Jacob

Betty BuckleyBetty Buckley won a Tony Award as the original Grizabella in “Cats” and her legendary career spans theater, film, and television. Called “The Voice of Broadway,” she was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012. 
 

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“The Golden Decade” Photo Exhibit

Sat, March 4 @ 12:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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"The Golden Decade" Photo Exhibit

This photography exhibit showcases the post-WWII era photography of the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute).
 

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It’s Magic

Sat, March 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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A Thrilling New Show of Magic and Mystery

It's MagicAn all new show of award-winning performers from across the magical arts spectrum combines comedy with sleight of hand and spectacular stage illusions to enthrall, mystify and delight audiences of all ages. 
 

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The Marriage of Figaro by Amadeus Mozart

Sat, March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore Valley Opera

Figaro artThe Marriage of Figaro remains one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in music. Mozart's melodies sparkle and librettist Da Ponte is at the top of his art.

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The Marriage of Figaro by Amadeus Mozart

Sun, March 12 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore Valley Opera

Figaro artThe Marriage of Figaro remains one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in music. Mozart's melodies sparkle and librettist Da Ponte is at the top of his art.

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Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Thu, March 16 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Walnut Street Theatre

Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot LoversIn Neil Simon’s classic play, comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again…and again!
 

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Intergalactic Nemesis III

Fri, March 17 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Twin Infinity: A Live-Action Graphic Novel

Intergalactic Nemesis IIIA retro radio show and comic book magic merge as three actors, a Foley artist, a pianist and thousands of hand-drawn images bring the second installment of this thrilling graphic novel adventure to life. 

 

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The Marriage of Figaro by Amadeus Mozart

Sat, March 18 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore Valley Opera

Figaro artThe Marriage of Figaro remains one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in music. Mozart's melodies sparkle and librettist Da Ponte is at the top of his art.

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The Marriage of Figaro by Amadeus Mozart

Sun, March 19 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore Valley Opera

Figaro artThe Marriage of Figaro remains one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in music. Mozart's melodies sparkle and librettist Da Ponte is at the top of his art.

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In The Mood

Tue, March 21 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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America’s Favorite Big Band Musical

Celebrate the Greatest Generation with the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, and other idols of the 1940s.
 

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In The Mood

Tue, March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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America’s Favorite Big Band Musical

Celebrate the Greatest Generation with the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, and other idols of the 1940s.
 

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Dr. Alan Ashworth

Thu, March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Genes, Cancer and New Treatments

Alan Ashworth_pic-WPDr. Ashworth’s research focuses on understanding cancer genetics in order to change patient treatment. He was a key part of the team that identified the BRCA2 breast cancer susceptibility gene, which is linked to an increased risk of some types of cancer in both men and women.

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Kahulanui

Fri, March 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Hawaii’s Kings of Swing

band2-colorA fresh musical wave from Hawaii blends traditional island tunes with the big band swing sound brought to the Aloha state during World War II. Leading the way is Kahulanui (“The Big Dance”) a nine-piece band with horns, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and steel, whose energetic and dynamic style has become a sensation throughout the islands.

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Escher Quartet

Sat, March 25 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Del Valle Fine Arts

This much-heralded quartet has received great critical acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty.  They serve as artists-in-residence at Lincoln Center and have been awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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Rhythmic Circus “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”

Fri, March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

Rhythmic CircusAn exhilarating show that combines rapid-fire, percussive tap dancing with a live rock bank and bridges a variety of musical genres for a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit.

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April 2017

Masters of Soul

Sat, April 1 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Legendary Songs of Motown

Masters of SoulMasters of Soul celebrates the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown, reproducing the look, choreography, style and sound that had a lasting and profound influence on American pop music. 
 

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The Naked Magicians

Mon, April 3 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Sleeves Up, Pants Down!

bph_bcf_naked_magicians_1_20141The world’s naughtiest magic show flies in from Australia bringing magic, mirth and a touch of mayhem as two hot and hilarious magicians propel magic to a whole new level. With neither sleeves nor pockets, The Naked Magicians cook up a saucy magic that is both baffling and entertaining. Their boisterous R-rated magic show strips away top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions and bringing new meaning to "now you see it." Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants, and Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler are happy to prove it!

No Full Frontal Nudity.  Adults Only.

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The Wonder of Elvis: Tribute

Fri, April 7 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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West Coast Performing Arts Presenters  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Experience the wonder of Elvis in this exciting one-man show starring Rob Ely, the King of Elvis Tribute Artists! In this…

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Transfigurations

Sat, April 8 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore-Amador Symphony

Join the symphony and guest conductor Matilda Hofman for an evening of magic and transformation with Wagner's prelude to Lohengrin, Tchaikovsky's hauntingly beautiful Swan Lake, Schubert’s Rosamunde overture and Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration.

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Arlo Guthrie

Thu, April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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“Running Down the Road”

Arlo GuthrieBorn with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, Arlo Guthrie has carried on his family’s musical legacy, entertaining generations with his timeless songs and natural gifts as a storyteller. 
 

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A Salute to Bobby Vinton & Tony Bennett

Fri, April 14 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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West Coast Performing Arts Presenters  Eddy Kaye, The World's first Bobby Vinton Tribute Artist, (and Vacaville's favorite son!) brings back the songs of Bobby Vinton: 'Roses Are Red,' 'Blue on Blue,' 'Mr.…

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Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience

Sat, April 15 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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West Coast Performing Arts Presenters  Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like 'Come Together: The Beatles Concert
Experience.' 

In this live musical performance , 'Come…

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Abby Mann’s Judgment at Nuremberg

Wed, April 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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LA TheaterWorks

Judgment at NurembergSet against the backdrop of the looming Cold War and still vivid memories of World War II, this absorbing and complex drama poses questions about human rights and morality that remain relevant today.

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Fri, April 21 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Electrifying Swing with Swagger

Cherry Poppin' DaddiesKnown for their swing revival hit “Zoot Suit Riot,” the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies follow their own muse, giving a swank style and sassy delivery to American swing traditions that keep fans coming back for more. 
 

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

Sat, April 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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The Fats Waller Musical Revuel

A Tony Award-winning musical revue, filled with infectious swing sounds, delightful humor and period costumes, brings to life the Fats Waller songbook and Harlem’s famous Cotton Club jazz era.
 

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

Sat, April 22 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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The Fats Waller Musical Revuel

A Tony Award-winning musical revue, filled with infectious swing sounds, delightful humor and period costumes, brings to life the Fats Waller songbook and Harlem’s famous Cotton Club jazz era.
 

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Breathtaking Brahms

Sun, April 23 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Pacific Chamber Orchestra

The Pacific Chamber Orchestra under Maestro Lawrence Kohl performs Brahms’ breathtaking Symphony #1 and Elgar’s sumptuous Cello Concerto with Bay Area virtuoso cellist Nina Flyer.

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Robert L. Gallucci

Thu, April 27 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Nuclear Weapons: They’re Back

RobertGallucci-WPAfter the fall of the Soviet Union, the USA seemed to be emerging from a vulnerability to dramatic destruction that it had lived with during the four decades of the Cold War. Two decades later we find ourselves in a world with nuclear weapons once again gaining a disturbing salience.

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Riders in the Sky

Fri, April 28 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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America’s Favorite Cowboys

Riders in the SkyFor three decades, Riders In The Sky have kept alive the musical flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, revitalizing the genre by branding it with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit.

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Hispanic Heritage Day

Sat, April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Join the festivities at the Hispanic Heritage Day Event.

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Lucie Arnaz

Sat, April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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A Sizzling Celebration of Latin Roots

Lucie ArnazThe daughter of television royalty, Lucie Arnaz offers a heartfelt tribute to the rhythm of her roots that sizzles with sophisticated songs by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Agustín Lara, and Rafael Hernandez.
 

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The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Sun, April 30 @ 3:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Authentic Spirit of the Scottish Highlands  

Led by Alasdair Frasier, the powerful sound of dozens of fiddlers takes the stage backed by piano, drums and guitars in an exhilarating showcase of the rich and authentic music of the Scottish highlands.
 

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May 2017

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Wed, May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Innovating American Modern Dance

Paul Taylor Dance CompanySince the 1950s, Paul Taylor has helped define American modern dance with acclaimed works known for their vibrancy, relevance and power and which illuminate some of the most profound issues of our times. 
 

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The Capitol Steps

Thu, May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Putting the “Mock” in Democracy

Capitol Steps returns with their unique and razor-sharp political satire, a bipartisan skewering of both sides of the Hill that spins off the latest headlines and may be the only thing funnier than Congress.
 

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Wine Country

Fri, May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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A Pairing of Music and Art 

Wine CountryAcoustic guitarist Brian Gore and renowned illustrator Bill Russell tell the story of California’s Wine Country through evocative music set against a backdrop of landscapes, animation, and digital drawing. 
 

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Sotto Voce

Sat, May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Del Valle Fine Arts

Ooooh-Tubas! To be precise, Sotto Voce consists of two tubas and two euphoniums—all played by four acknowledged masters of low brass.  The premiere quartet of its kind, Sotto Voce enthusiastically challenges preconceived notions while displaying impressive virtuosity.

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A Twist of Lemmon

Fri, May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tribute to a Beloved Hollywood Icon

Twist of LemmonTold entirely in his father’s voice with music to set the stage, Chris Lemmon’s heart-warming one-man show follows the father/son journey from superstardom, divorce, and separation to the very best of friends.

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Storm Large

Fri, May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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A Musical Force of Nature

Storm LargeSolo artist, vocalist for Pink Martini, former finalist on Rock Star: Supernova, Storm Large uses the power of her thrilling voice and immense creative talent to connect with audiences on a deep and emotional level. 
 

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Arabian Nights

Sat, May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Livermore-Amador Symphony

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade captures the imagination. Based on The Arabian Nights, Scheherazade the storyteller, represented by beautiful violin solos, magically weaves tales together. Critically acclaimed pianist Frank Wiens performs Grieg's gorgeous Piano Concerto in A Minor.

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Spy Pilot Chronicles

Tue, May 23 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Brian Shul

United States Air Force fighter pilot Brian Shul’s aircraft was shot down during the Vietnam War. Unable to eject, he sustained major injuries and barely survived.
 

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Spring Rep 2017

Sat, May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Valley Dance Theatre Presents

Spring Rep, Valley Dance Theatre’s annual celebration of dance includes repertory pieces, both classic and contemporary.

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Spring Rep 2017

Sun, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Valley Dance Theatre Presents

Spring Rep, Valley Dance Theatre’s annual celebration of dance includes repertory pieces, both classic and contemporary.

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June 2017

Asleep at the Wheel

Fri, June 2 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Legendary Kings of Western Swing

Asleep at the WheelFor 40 years, Asleep at the Wheel has kept western swing music alive and kicking. With nine Grammy awards and more than 25 albums, they continue to thrill audiences with their toe-tapping, irresistible music. 
 

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Black Girl. Funny World.

Fri, June 9 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Jewish dancing, Irish blessing and a Soul Train Line! LVPAC and KKIQ are proud to present the triumphant return on Faith Rodman Alpher in her new show, ‘Black Girl. Funny…

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The Doo Wop Project

Sun, June 11 @ 3:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Timeless Favorites from an Unforgettable Era

The Doo Wop ProjectStars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical trace the musical evolution of the doo wop sound, from classic street corner harmonies to the top of the radio charts both then and now. 
 

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July 2017

Paula Poundstone

Fri, July 7 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Fresh, Spontaneous Standup Comedy

Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s razor sharp wit, impromptu observations and impeccable comic timing guarantee an evening of riotous laughter.
 

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat, July 15 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat, July 15 @ 8:00 pm
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Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sun, July 16 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat, July 22 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sun, July 23 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat, July 29 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sat, July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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The Wizard of Oz

Sun, July 30 @ 2:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St
Livermore, CA 94551 United States
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Tri Valley Repertory Theatre

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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