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An Acoustic Evening in May, then Sassy Musical Theater in June!

Coming up next in our Saturday concert series at the SPACE: Acoustic: Voice & Guitar on May 9 and Sassy Musical Theater on June 6. Both concerts are at 7 pm. Admission is $12; tickets can be reserved by email at info@hloc.org or by calling (707) 822-3319. Please note that our concert series has been selling out, so make sure to reserve your seats in advance! Thanks to Holly Yashi for their sponsorship of this series.

* May 9, 7 pm: Join us for an Acoustic Evening with James Gadd and Derren Raser on voice and guitar, performing original and classic pop-rock songs. Most recently, Gadd performed with HLOC as the Donkey in Shrek; he will play the role of Bert in this summer's production of Mary Poppins. Raser's original work has been described as "Simon and Garfunkel meets the Shins" and his song "A Love Quite Like Yours" has been selected as a semi-finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition.

* June 6, 7 pm: Catch the Sassy side of musical theater with Shaelan Salas-Rich, Tyler Rich, Tina Toomata, Craig Waldvogel and Amy Chalfant!

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT at the SPACE: Friction Quartet

2 pm Sunday, May 24

This month, Humboldt native Otis Harriel returns home with the Friction Quartet ensemble - "high-octane music making... a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair." (Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle)

Since forming in 2011, Friction has given 28 world premiere performances and commissioned 30 works for string quartet. The quartet was selected as one of eleven artists featured in the SF Bay Guardian's 2014 On the Rise issue. Recently, they opened for Kronos Quartet, in the Kronos Under 30 series, and worked with Opera Philadelphia in a performance of selections from Missy Mazzoli's new opera.

Friction Quartet is currently artist-in-residence at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center. They will participate in the Banff Chamber Music Residency in June 2015 and will be quartet-in-residence with West Edge Opera in Summer 2015.

Admission to this concert is by donation, in support of the Quartet's participation in the Banff residency! The concert is sponsored by HLOC. Advance reservations are strongly recommended - email info@hloc.org or call (707) 822-3319.

HLOC presents Mary Poppins: July 31 to August 15!

Thanks to everyone who auditioned for Mary Poppins! Here's the cast list for this summer's production at the HSU Van Duzer Theatre:

Mary Poppins - Fiona Ryder
Bert - James Gadd
George Banks - Carl McGahan
Winifred Banks - Sarah Mullen
Jane Banks - Cosmo Bernstein & Haley Cress
Michael Banks - Adam Hogue & Caleb Weiss
Katie Nanna - Mary Severdia
Policeman - Jim Willits
Miss Lark - Tracey Barnes Priestley
Admiral Boom - Barry Priestley
Mrs. Brill - Liz Souza
Robertson Ay - Larry Pitts
Robertson Jy - Ty Vizenor
Park Keeper - Elsworth Pence
Neleus - Gino Bloomberg
Queen Victoria - Jeanette Steele
Bank Chairman - Howard Lang
Miss Smythe - Joyce Houston
Von Hussler - Bill Ryder
Northbrook - Bryn Tari
Bird Woman - Jennifer Callen & Patty Andriese
Mrs. Corry - Cindy Cress
Fannie - Simone White
Annie - Judah White
Miss Andrews - Liz Erenberger

Dancers: Gino Bloomberg, Holly Couling, Clare Endert, Merrie Dawn Enos, Keenan Hinz, Melissa Hinz, Kim Jackson, Matilda Jackson, Hannah Jones, Ava Killoran, Katie Kitchen, Milo Mateer, Melanie McCavour, Kayla McConnell, Carli McFarland, Alissa Morey, Rebecca Nugent, Aurora Pitts, Katri Pitts, Rachel Post, Emma Radley, Bill Ryder, Allie Sanchez, Bryan Tari, Nayelli Zechman

Ensemble: Amy Chalfant, George Cramer, Riley Cress, Hannah Davis, Jon Japport-Clower, Celeste Joyner, Haley Katz, Joelle Matteoli, Stella Matteoli McNeil, Sarah Nichols, Dyllan Ortiz, Jazmine Ortiz, Mia Pambianco, Saul Tellez, Tehya Tuttle, James Zwiker


There are many ways to get involved in HLOC, and one of the best ways is to volunteer. If you are a fun and friendly individual who would like to join the HLOC team, please contact us. We would love to have you join the excitement, and would greatly appreciate the help! We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Ushers... Events Planning... Marketing... Concessions... Set Construction... Set Painting... Costume Maintenance... Special Projects... Office Help!

To be in our volunteer pool, please email coordinator Katri Pitts.

The Humboldt Light Opera Company
1482 Buttermilk Lane; Arcata, CA 95521
email: info@hloc.org ~ phone: (707) 445-4310