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April 29, 2009 > Theater Preview: Legends!

Theater Preview: Legends!

The Chanticleers Theatre group in Castro Valley started in 1949 with co-founder John Hayes and Tom Bullock. Tom is 96 years old and still lives in Hayward. The current theatre, located in Castro Valley's Community Center complex on Quail Avenue, is the group's second home, the first being the Little Red School House on Palomares Road, the current site of Palomares Elementary School. In 1979, tragedy struck when the original school house-turned-theatre was lost in a fire.

Now, in its 61st year, this legendary theatre group presents its 200th production - the fun, raucous and aptly named "Legends!" opening Friday, April 24, and running weekends April, 24 through May 16.

As a result of Hayes and Bullock's efforts, many fine actors have trod Chanticleers' boards. Some of the great names that come to mind are Len Brizzolara, Jose Baptista, Ross Starr, Kay Mountjoy, Helen Cartwright, Mary Simon, Loretta Potillos, Barbara Perry, Earl Jansen, Larry Nord, Howard Thompson, Mary Lou Ramirez, Al Fink, Bill C. Jones, Charlotte Jacobs, Georgia Lee, Floyd Wayne and many, many others. By attending, you help keep the history behind this second oldest Bay Area Little Theatre group alive and well.

For reservations call 510-SEE-LIVE (510-733-5483). Ticket prices are $16 General, $13 seniors and students. Bargain night is April 25th at 8 p.m. - all tickets are $11.00 (no additional discounts).

Legends!
Weekends April, 24 through May 16
8 p.m.
Sunday matinees: May 3 and 10
2 p.m.
Chanticleers Theatre
3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley
(510) 733-5483

$16 General, $13 seniors and students

Bargain night:
April 25
8 p.m.
$11

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