Stanley Jazz Cafe – June 1st – Featuring The Acalanes Jazz Ensemble

 

On Friday, June 1 from 6-10pm, the Stanley multi-use room will be transformed into a Jazz Club, where parents, friends and community members can gather to mingle, eat great food, and hear fabulous live jazz.  This annual event is something we look forward to all year; it is also the sole fundraiser for our wonderful Jazz program.  
 
Please come to hear performances by: 
  • The Stanley Jazz Crusaders
  • The Stanley Jazz Messengers
  • Campolindo Jazz Band
  • Acalanes Jazz Ensemble
  • And more!
Details:
Reserved tables and seating available online
Reserved Tables – $125  (seats about 5; limit 2 per family)
Reserved seating – $15
Eventbrite  also allows online donations to the Jazz program–these aren’t required, but are welcome and encouraged.
 
Unreserved seating (sold the day of the event; cash only)
Adults – $10
Children 6 to 10 – $5
Children under 6 – free
 
Dinner will be available for purchase from 5:30-7:00 (cash only)
Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase all evening (cash only)
Raffles and silent auction (cash only) 
 
Visit stanleymusic.org for more information.

Much Ado About Nothing – Drama

The Acalanes DramaDons present: Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a “lover’s trap” for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner and former love. Meanwhile, the evil Johanna conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be “much ado about nothing.”

Much Ado About Nothing runs April 25, 26, 27, and 28 at 7:00 in the Acalanes Little Theatre.

Tickets are $7.00 for Students/Seniors and $12.00 for General Admission, and are available online or at the door.

Jazz Ensemble Performs at College of San Mateo Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance Nov. 17, 2017 at the College of San Mateo Jazz Festival. The college adjudicators scored them with a 97-91-91, for an average of 93, among the upper echelon at the festival. All three adjudicators commented on how wonderful the students performed and how impressed they were.  In a message to the Ensemble Mr. Dea said: “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of students than I was today. You represented the Acalanes and Lafayette school community with honor and distinction.”

Congratulations to the following students for being singled out for outstanding performances by the adjudication panel:

  • John Leamy (Senior) – Flugelhorn/Trumpet
  • Kenny Workman (Senior) – Trumpet
  • Maverick Fabela (Junior) – Piano

She Kills Monsters – Drama

The Acalanes DramaDons present: She Kills Monsters

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

She Kills Monsters runs November 1, 2, 3, & 4, at 7:00 in the Acalanes Little Theatre.

Tickets are $7.00 for Students/Seniors and $12.00 for General Admission, and are available online or at the door.

 

Broadway and Beyond: Pops Concerts

Please join the Acalanes Choral Music Department in the Spring 2017 Pops Concerts: “Broadway and Beyond”. Performances will take place on May 23 and 25 at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. To get your reserved seat, purchase your tickets online. Seats are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors 60 and older. Music from Waitress, Spring Awakening, Dear Evan Hansen, Grease, and La La Land will be featured. Don’t wait to get your seat, these concerts always sell out! Act now, enjoy the show later.

Metamorphoses

AHS DramaDons presents Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.
Timeless lessons of Ovid’s tales and related works are brought to life in this series of dramatic vignettes filled with Gods and humans alike. Set in water, the scenes reflect the human condition and eventual transformation needed to reach redemption. Directed by AHS Drama Teacher, Ed Meehan.

April 26, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:00pm

Presented in The Acalanes High School’s Little Theater

$7 Students & Seniors /  $12 General

Tickets available now in our online store!