Enrich. Educate. Entertain. Connecting our Community through

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Enrich. Educate. Entertain. Connecting our Community through
January-May
2016 Program
Enrich. Educate. Entertain. Connecting our Community through the Arts.
©2015 Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Place Matters.
History Matters.
Rodney D. Strong 1927–2006
We Are Proud To Celebrate
our founder Rod Strong’s passion
for winemaking and the arts by
being the exclusive wine partner of
the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
Welcome
WELCOME and THANK YOU for joining us for the
second half of our 2015/16 Season. As a loyal audience member and supporter,
you help the Center continue to enrich, educate and entertain our community.
Once again the Center will be filled with world-renowned artists from all
genres of the music scene, the best in comedy, dance, magic and even something
A Message from the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers
for the foodie in us. Our Family Fun Series overflows with the bright eyes and
excitement of our areas’ children.
We are proud to keep the arts alive to be enjoyed by all in our five-county
region and beyond.
We invite you to turn to Page 42 and learn how our Education Through the
Arts programs teach about the arts (music, theater, dance, and visual art) and
integrate the arts into core school subjects such as math, science, and literature.
We offer something for every school, teacher and student:
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Docents from our Set the Stage orientation program
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Study Guides for our 25+ daytime School Shows
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Artists in the School classroom workshops
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450+ instrument lending library through Music for Schools…
to name a few
With limited arts and music education funds available for the classroom, our
programs help fill the gap for students and teachers in the community.
Thank you for your patronage and please enjoy today’s performance!
Paul A. Wilcock
Rick Nowlin
Chair, Board of Directors
Executive Director
The mission of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is to enrich, educate and
entertain children and adults of the North Bay through accessible and
outstanding presentations of arts, family and entertainment performances,
education programs, visual arts and community use of our facility.
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Welcome......................................................................................... 4
About Us......................................................................................... 8
Board & Staff............................................................................... 10
What’s Inside
What's Inside
Corporate Partner Profile......................................................... 15
Calendar at a Glance................................................................. 16
FEATURE PERFORMANCES
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra....................... 18
David Cross: Making America Great Again!.............................. 19
Merle Haggard............................................................................ 20
The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6................ 22
Jim Jefferies: The Freedumb Tour.............................................. 23
The BFG by Dallas Children’s Theater ...................................... 24
Black Violin ................................................................................ 25
Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark............................................ 26
In The Mood............................................................................... 27
Shinedown.................................................................................. 28
Mary Wilson & Lenny Williams.................................................. 29
Clifford The Big Red Dog™ – Live!............................................ 30
Loreena McKennitt..................................................................... 31
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Symphony Pops Series Love Is a Many Splendored Thing...... 21
Masters of Illusion...................................................................... 32
Vince Gill..................................................................................... 34
Elvis Costello.............................................................................. 35
Story Pirates............................................................................... 36
Education Through the Arts..................................................... 42
History........................................................................................... 45
Art Exhibits.................................................................................. 50
Featured Volunteer.................................................................... 53
Our Volunteers............................................................................ 54
Donors and Sponsors................................................................ 57
Latino Advisory Council............................................................ 58
Incorporating the Arts into Education.................................. 69
Tickets & Information................................................................ 71
Seating Chart............................................................................... 77
Cover photos (clockwise) – Black Violin, Mary Wilson, Shinedown, Vince Gill,
Loreena McKennitt, Clifford
Principal concert photography by Steve Jennings
Design and production by Kurt West Design Services
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Unforgettable performances
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At Wells Fargo, we believe art is key to having a truly vibrant
community. Whether it’s a performance or an exhibit, art enriches
our lives and brings us closer together. And no place in the North Bay
is better proof of this than Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
We’re proud to be the Naming Sponsor of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
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About Us
Did you know?
Whether you’ve been here once or a hundred times, you probably know
that Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is known for world-class
entertainment right here in Sonoma County. But you might not know. . .
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We welcome nearly 500,000
visitors each year to our
campus for a wide-range of
Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
programs and activities.
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We are a non-profit
organization, owned and
operated by the Luther
Burbank Memorial Foundation. Our members and donors make all our
activities possible.
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We present nearly 100 performances each year, and
with no seat more than 75 feet from the stage, it’s a
rare chance to see your favorite artists up close and
personal.
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We distribute more than 12,000 free tickets to students
and low-income community members, helping make
the arts accessible to all.
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We serve over 30,000
children each year by
integrating the arts into
school curriculum.
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We have an innovative 450-piece musical
instrument lending library called Music For
Schools, that allows low-income students to
participate in their school’s band or
orchestra program.
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We host nearly 1000 events each year
including the Farmer’s Market, company
meetings, bridal shows, and a Fiesta.
For more information on the Center, please visit
wellsfargocenterarts.org.
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Board of Directors
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Board of Directors
OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
LIAISON
Paul A. Wilcock, Chair
Bill McNeany, Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Mark Crawford, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Exchange Bank
Douglas J. (DJ) Drennan, Secretary
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil, LLP
Sherry Swayne, Immediate Past Chair
Bennett Valley Ranch, LLC
Ernesto Olivares, Chair Appointee
Santa Rosa City Council/California Cities Violence
Prevention Network
Joan Moyer Schwing, Chair Appointee &
Honorary Board Chair
Schwing Associates
Alan Seidenfeld, Chair Appointee
Black Oaks Asset Mgt./ASM
Herb Williams, Chair Appointee
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DIRECTORS
Carmen Castaldi, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Linda Chavez, Safety and Environmental Compliance
Associates LLC, and Chavez Family Cellars
Honore Comfort, Brack Mountain Wine Company
Bruce DeCrona, Community Volunteer
Stephen W. Halpern, M.D., North Bay Cardiology
Margie Mejia, Lytton Rancheria,
Representative
HONORARY BOARD
Joan Moyer Schwing, Chair
Robert and Nancy Aita
Lawrence and Susan Amaturo
Marcus and Mary Beth Benedetti
Dixon and Sara Browder
Christopher and Hillary Costin
Patsy Daniels
John Mackie and Kate Ecker
Kevin and Cathy McCullough
Mike and Maureen Merrill
Steven and Nancy Oliver
James and Elese Rundel
Bob and Jacqueline Scheibel
Mack Schwing
Greg and Patricia Steele
Mike and Jessica Sutton
Willie and Darlene Tamayo
Chuck and Ellen Wear
Michael and Katie Wright
Lytton Band of Pomo Indians
Kurt Mitchler, DDS, Mitchler Dental Care
Gary Rosenberg, Sonoma Lavender
Thomas Sands, Wells Fargo Bank
John Whiting, Moss Adams
Staff
ADMINISTRATION
DEVELOPMENT
Rick Nowlin, President & CEO
Candice Day, Executive Assistant
Maggie Wager, Front Desk Coordinator
Robin Seltzer, Director
Susanne Esquivel, Development Specialist
PROGRAMMING
Anita Wiglesworth, Director
Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager
Melanie Weir, Manager
Chrystie Prokopakis, Coordinator
Sari Feinstein, Assistant
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS & COMMUNITY RENTALS
Peggy Mulhall, Director
Audrey Rosado, Manager
Karen Pinomaki, Coordinator
MARKETING & PATRON SERVICES
John Alecca, Interim Director of Marketing
John Cain, Associate Director
Jacqui Salyer, Membership & Sales
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Dennis Kohke, Director of Finance and
Administration
Dolores Otten, Finance & Accounting
Manager
Evelyn Rice, Finance Assistant
Tamara Evans, Accounting Specialist
Robyn Bramhall, Human Resources
Advisor
Andrea Mitchell, Accounting Clerk
OPERATIONS
Marc Hagenlocher, Director
Jennifer Brown, Events & Volunteer
Manager
Jeremy French, Production Manager
John Morrison, Maintenance Manager
Gene Soldani, IT Manager
Betsy Boes, Volunteer and Events
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Steve Guerrero, Maintenance Worker
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Benefactor’s Circle member Sherry Swayne and her friends enjoying The Club.
Corporate Sponsor
Lytton Rancheria
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is
ventures, resulting in quality healthcare,
proud to have Lytton Rancheria –
housing, and education opportunities.
Lytton Band of Pomo Indians as their
“I attended my first play ever –
season sponsor. From their annual
‘Pinocchio’ – here at the Center when I was
participation in the San Pablo Adopt-a-
a child,” said Margie Mejia, the Tribe’s
Family program to their generous support
chairwoman. “It is a great honor for the
of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, the Tribe
Tribe to now be in a position to help create
is philanthropically active, and believes that
those experiences for other children, and to
well-funded service organizations are the
help ensure that everyone regardless of
key ingredient to a strong community. This
financial means has access to the arts and
belief allows such organizations to be a
education.”
conduit for enhancing the artistic,
In addition to being the Center’s
educational, health, and overall quality of
season sponsor, Lytton Rancheria has been
life experiences of our children, their
a Corporate Alliance Partner since 2010,
families, and their teachers.
and has generously contributed to the
The Lytton Band has faced many
renovation of the eponymous Lytton
challenges throughout its long history, from
Rancheria Grand Lobby, as well as the
natural disaster to the termination of their
Center’s 2013 renovation of the Ruth Finley
Tribal status by the Federal government,
Person Theater.
which was reinstated in 1991 after a
The Board, staff and volunteers of
30-year struggle. Since then, the Tribe has
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts are deeply
significantly improved the lives of their
grateful to Lytton Rancheria for investing in
members through investment at the San
our community, and in the Center’s mission
Pablo Lytton Casino, among other business
to enrich, educate, and entertain.
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2015-16 Season Sponsor Profile
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2015-2016 PERFORMANCES & EVENTS
Season Sponsor
10 JE Media presents Psychic Medium & Author John Edward
15–31 North Bay Stage Company presents Other People’s Money †
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Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
22–2/6 Left Edge Theatre presents A Steady Rain*
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The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
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David Cross: Making America Great Again!
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Merle Haggard
12–21 North Bay Stage Company presents Love Letters †
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Symphony Pops Series: Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
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The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6
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Jim Jefferies: The Freedumb Tour
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Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: The BFG
22 Black Violin
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Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark and
Special Guests Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson
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Artbeat, Inc. presents In the Mood
February
January
Calendar at a Glance
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Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Clifford The Big Red Dog™ - Live!
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Loreena McKennitt
18-4/3
North Bay Stage Company presents The Hallelujah Girls †
18–4/2 Left Edge Theatre presents Carnage*
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Masters of Illusion
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Vince Gill
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Elvis Costello: Detour with Special Guest Larkin Poe
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Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Story Pirates
15-24
North Bay Stage Company presents Breaking Legs †
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Symphony Pops Series: The Music of Elvis
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Kathleen Madigan: The Mermaid Lady Tour
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Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
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Rodney Strong Dance Series: Pilobolus
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Emporium Presents John Prine
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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
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Lily Tomlin
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Emmylou Harris
April
15
May Mary Wilson & Lenny Williams: A Benefit Concert for Carousel Fund
Sep.
June
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March
5Shinedown
* These performances take place on the Wilhelm & Edith Wurst Stage in the Carston Cabaret.
† These performances take place in the East Auditorium.
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The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
Feature Performances
Wednesday, January 27 at 8pm
Pre-show discussion at 7pm
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Hailing from the home of The Hobbit
ukuleles. Flamboyant outfits, delightful
movies and sharing DNA with Flight of
theatrical effects and convivial crowd
the Conchords, New Zealand
participation complete the night.
entertainment powerhouse The
The band’s repertoire is a superbly
Wellington International Ukulele
eclectic curation of songs appropriated from
Orchestra are in hot demand
many genres alongside tunes from the
worldwide for their winning
South Pacific, all packaged into a
combination of charming humour,
spectacular, unmissable funfest. Expect to
disarmingly small ukuleles, and
hear fantastic “ukulelefied” versions of rock
sublime musicality.
and pop classics by the likes of Justin
The Wellington International Ukulele
Orchestra are skilled performers who live to
entertain, making sure audiences forget
Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper,
Blondie, Salt n Pepa and much, much more.
The band’s number one rule is: “If you
their troubles and sing their hearts out.
know the words, sing along. If you don’t
Their signature sound features high-octane
know the words, sing along!”
ukulele solos, heavenly multi-part vocal
This project received support from the
California Arts Council; WESTAF, the Western
States Arts Federation; and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
harmonies and an impressive range of
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David Cross: Making America Great Again!
Sunday, January 31 at 7:30pm
Feature Performances
Cross will return to the road in 2016
with a stand-up tour playing theatres
across the country. Named one of the
Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All
Time by Comedy Central, Cross will
launch his “Making America Great
Again!” tour in January 2016 and play
theatres nationwide thru April 2016.
He last toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up
show in support of his New York Times
Bestseller, “I Drink for a Reason.” That
hugely successful comedy show was filmed
at Boston's Wilbur Theater for a special,
entitled “Bigger and Blackerer,” which
premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before
being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop.
His previous comedy special, "David Cross:
The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999,
and was named one of the 25 best stand-up
debuting on January 7, and the following
comedy specials and concert films of all
three on January 14. The original iteration,
time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015.
“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd
In January 2016, IFC will premiere the
long-awaited third season of “Todd
Margaret,” aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012.
Cross reteamed with his “Mr. Show”
Margaret,” created by and starring Cross as
collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk,
an ill-equipped American who finds himself
to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a
running the London sales office of the
four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch
energy drink company for which he works.
comedy series, which premiered November
IFC will air six episodes, with the first three
2015 on Netflix.
Contains mature content.
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Merle Haggard
Wednesday, February 10 at 8pm
Feature Performances
"professor," he once told a reporter, and the
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description suits him. Studying, analyzing
and observing the details of life around him,
Haggard relays what he sees, hears and
feels through his songs. The lyrics are
deceptively simple, the music exceptionally
listenable. Others who have lived through
those same situations recognize the truth in
the stories he tells. But Haggard's real gift is
that anyone who hears his songs recognizes
the truth in them. When a Merle Haggard
song plays, it can make an innocent-asapple-pie grandma understand the stark
loneliness and self-loathing of a prisoner on
death row; a rich kid who never wanted for
any material possession get a feel for the
pain of wondering where the next meal will
come from; a tee-totaling pillar of the
community sympathize with the poor
heartbroken guy downing shots at the
The word "legend" usually makes an
appearance at some point when
local bar.
As a result, Haggard found his songs at
discussing Merle Haggard. It's an
the top of the charts on a regular basis.
acknowledgement of his artistry and his
Immediately embraced by country fans, he
standing as "the poet of the common man."
also earned the respect of his peers. In
It's a tribute to his incredible commercial
addition to the 40 #1 hits, Haggard charted
success and to the lasting mark he has
scores of Top Ten songs. He won just about
made, not just on country music, but on
every music award imaginable, both as a
American music as a whole. It's apt in every
performer and as a songwriter, and in 1994
way but one.
was inducted into the Country Music Hall of
The term imposes an aura of loftiness
Fame. His body of work easily places him
that's totally at odds with the grit and heart
beside Hank Williams as one of the most
of Haggard's songs. "I'd be more
influential artists in country music.
comfortable with something like
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Symphony Pops Series
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Billy Stritch
Gabrielle Stravelli
Michael Berkowitz,
Principal Pops Conductor
Feature Performances
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm
Pre-show discussion with Maestro Berkowitz at 2pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a concert for lovers of all
ages, featuring classic love songs performed by
legendary NYC cabaret singer-pianist Billy Stritch and
award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli, alongside the
Santa Rosa Symphony under the baton of Maestro
Michael Berkowitz. Enjoy a romantic afternoon including
songs such as Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, The Man I Love,
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, L-O-V-E, A Fine Romance, I
Wish I Were In Love Again, Maybe This Time, Save The Last
Dance For Me, and of course, My Funny Valentine.
Generous support provided by
Alan & Susan Seidenfeld and
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The Summit:
The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
Thursday, February 18 at 8pm
Feature Performances
create an unforgettable concert event
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that will thrill audiences of all ages.
Between them, the two groups boast a
remarkable 20 Grammy Awards, and a range
of styles that covers nearly every genre of
popular music; from jazz to swing, from
gospel to R&B. As The Manhattan Transfer
mark the 40th Anniversary of their debut
recording on Atlantic Records, original
members Janis Siegal, Alan Paul and Cheryl
Bentyne roll out a thrilling career
retrospective with the help of newest
member Trist Curless. Take 6 will share their
crystal clear harmony, innovative
arrangements and funky grooves,
demonstrating why this sextet is recognized
Combining forces for the first time,
as the pre-eminent a cappella group in the
THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER and TAKE
world. No ordinary double bill, this is a show
6, two of the most acclaimed, award-
combining unexpected twists and turns to
winning vocal groups in pop music,
create a once-in-a-lifetime event!
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Jim Jefferies: The Freedumb Tour
Friday, February 19 at 8pm
Feature Performances
Regarded as one of the
fastest rising stars in the
comedy world, Australian
born Jim Jefferies’ brash
confrontational style has
made him one of the most
sought after comics today.
Jim gets away with jokes that
most comedians wouldn't touch
due to his ability to both charm
and offend the crowd through
equal measures.
Jim Jefferies first achieved
international popularity after he
was attacked onstage while
performing at the Manchester
Comedy Store. At one time,
Jefferies incorporated the
incident, including its video
recording, into his act: this can
be seen on his 2008 DVD
Contraband. He became well
known in the US after his popular
debut stand-up special on HBO.
Contains Adult Content
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Family Fun Series
Leave the iPads, video games, and television at home, and come out to
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts to enjoy great entertainment for the whole family!
The BFG by Dallas Children’s Theater
Feature Performances
Sunday, February 21 at 3pm
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In the much beloved tradition of Roald
save England from the “gizzard-gulping”
Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate
giants who don't have the BFG's tender
Factory, we join two misfits on an
heart. The cheeky B.F.G. ultimately shows
unforgettable odyssey. For a young
that heroes can come in all sizes.
orphan “human bean”, the sight of a giant
Humongous on humor and large on
outside her window is terrifying, and she
laughs, the story of The BFG was Roald
fears for her life when he whisks her away
Dahl's personal favorite. On stage, his
to an enchanted land. This Big Friendly Giant
whizzcracklingly wacky tale comes to life
is not like other giants, however. The job of
with puppets and people creating a
this larger-than-life vegetarian is to blow
fantastical world of towering giants and
magical dreams into children’s bedrooms,
magical adventures.
and together they embark on a quest to
Family Date Night!
Starting one hour before each show, join us for
Free Fun with Art, Museum-On-the-Go from
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, and a
variety of food and drinks from our concessions
stand. We have everything you need for a great
day or night out with your family!
Additional generous support provided by
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Black Violin
Monday, February 22 at 8pm
Pre-show discussion at 7pm
Wil B and Kev Marcus are classically
Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus”
trained viola and violin players who first met
Sylvester, are a welcome revelation for
playing in the high school orchestra in Fort
their ability to meld highbrow and pop
Lauderdale, FL. After graduating college,
culture, “Brandenburg” and
they joined up as hip-hop studio rats in
“breakdown,” into a single genre-
South Florida, working with several different
busting act. Black Violin is a blend of
acts before returning to their roots by fusing
classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass
the two genres in a groundbreaking
music. Live, they are accompanied by their
collaboration that has seen them play their
crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz
music for everybody from the troops in Iraq
DJTK (Dwayne Dayal) and a drummer.
to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball
Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in
and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC.
2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at
Along the way, they’ve wowed audiences at
Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW in 2014 to
the legendary Harlem Apollo Theatre,
standing-room-only crowds. The band’s
accompanied Alicia Keys’ performance of
most recent album, Classically Trained, is
“Karma” at the 2004 Billboard Awards, and
the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut
appeared with Gym Class Heroes and Fall
on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label.
Out Boy’s Patrick Stump playing the hit
Feature Performances
South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil B”
song, “Stereo Hearts,” for VH1’s Unplugged.
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Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark
and Special Guests Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson
Feature Performances
Friday, February 26 at 8pm
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Jennifer Nettles
Brandy Clark
CMT and Grammy-winning singer/
“I always take any opportunity to
songwriter Jennifer Nettles will soon
champion women in music and throughout
rule the road on the “CMT Presents
society at large,” said Nettles. “I am
Jennifer Nettles with 2016 Next
absolutely energized to headline this year's
Women of Country Tour,” and it is
‘CMT Next Women of Country’ tour and
coming to Wells Fargo Center for the
celebrate these exciting artists on the
Arts in February! The sought-after ticket
precipice of so much greatness.”
will include 2015 Best New Artist Grammy
“We are honored to have a superstar
Nominee Brandy Clark and special guests
headline and curate our second ‘Next
Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson. The tour is
Women of Country Tour” said Leslie Fram,
an extension of CMT’s Next Women of
SVP of Music Strategy and Talent, CMT. “This
Country campaign, an effort that seeks to
will be the year for Jennifer Nettles with new
give more attention and airplay to female
music coming out on Big Machine Label
country artists.
Group. Brandy Clark will release her
Jennifer Nettles has racked up over 22
sophomore album on Warner Brothers
million in worldwide record sales since
Records, Lindsay Ell just premiered her new
exploding onto the music scene in 2004,
video on CMT for ‘By The Way,’ and newly
amassing eight #1 hits and countless
signed Tara Thompson has already
accolades and awards. She’s also a vocal
generated huge buzz for her talents to
supporter of females in the industry.
round out a stellar lineup for our 2016 Tour.”
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In The Mood
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America’s greatest
generation
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Hop aboard the ‘Chattanooga Choo
generation who fought WWII! It was a time
Choo’ and you’ll soon be ‘In the Mood’
when people listened and boogied to
to hear some great musicians ‘Sing,
up-tempo big band rhythms and danced
Sing, Sing.’ With 19 performers on
intimate ballads. Many of the musical
stage, including six singer-dancers, In
arrangements were written by Vic Schoen,
the Mood is a fully staged tribute to
conductor and arranger for The Andrews
Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny
Sisters, and Music Director for Universal and
Goodman, Sinatra and the big band
Paramount Pictures. Experience the swing,
greats of the ’40s. Complete with period
the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy,
costumes and choreography, In the Mood
sentimental and patriotic music of this
pays homage to America’s greatest
pivotal time in America’s history.
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Monday, February 29 at 2pm & 7:30pm
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Shinedown
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Saturday, March 5 at 8:30pm
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Don’t miss their first
Santa Rosa performance!
Shinedown have built their name on
Featuring lead single “Cut the Cord”
rock songs both brutal in power and
— a blistering track that shot to #1 on Active
epic in scope. Now, with their latest
Rock radio — “Threat to Survival” finds the
album, Shinedown (Brent Smith, Barry
multi-platinum-selling band achieving their
Kerch, Eric Bass, and Zach Myers) veer
most powerful sound ever and offering up
away from that densely layered sonic
their most important
palette and take a more direct
album to date.
approach.
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Mary Wilson & Lenny Williams:
A Benefit Concert for Carousel Fund
Feature Performances
Saturday, March 12 at 8pm
Carousel Fund is honored to bring you
performed on stage and screen. In 1988, The
the sweet Motown sounds of The
Supremes were inducted into the Rock &
Supremes with founder, Mary Wilson
Roll hall of Fame.
featuring Lenny Williams, former lead
Lenny Williams, the ultimate soul
singer of Tower of Power. It will be a
crooner possesses one of the most
night of soul.
distinctive voices in contemporary music.
It was a vision of musical stardom as a
Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson,
He is rightfully regards as one of R&B’s most
influential soul men.
along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard,
The all-volunteer Carousel Fund
to found one of the most successful female
non-profit organization is dedicated to
signing groups in recording history – The
raising funds for families who have children
Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on
who suffer life threatening illnesses.
to be part of dozens of hit records, has
Proceeds from this will go to support the
written a best-selling autobiography and
Carousel Fund.
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Family Fun Series
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Clifford The Big Red Dog™ – Live!
by Mills Entertainment
Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm
It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ The
Clifford’s BIG Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have
‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for
Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be
generations, comes to life on stage in
Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be A
a BIG way in this interactive musical!
Good Friend and Help Others – with this
Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their
musical experience the whole family will love!
friends from Birdwell Island as they embark
on an adventure filled with singing,
dancing and more. Share in
the timeless values of
Family Date Night!
Starting one hour before each show, join us for
Free Fun with Art, Museum-On-the-Go from
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, and a
variety of food and drinks from our concessions
stand. We have everything you need for a great
day or night out with your family!
Additional generous support provided by
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Loreena McKennitt
Feature Performances
Friday, March 18 at 8pm
Loreena McKennitt is best known as a composer and singer
with a recording career spanning more than two decades.
McKennitt's 'eclectic Celtic' music has received critical acclaim
world-wide, and gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales awards in
15 countries across four continents. The musician is also known for
her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. She has sold over 14
million albums, won two Junos, Canada's premier music award,
garnered two GRAMMY® nominations and has performed for Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The celebrated world artist now brings an
intimate performance to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts for an
atmospheric evening of music and tales inspired by her exotic
travels in pursuit of the history of the Celts.
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Masters of Illusion
Feature Performances
Monday, March 21 at 7:30pm
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America’s largest touring magic show
comes to Santa Rosa for the first time!
Nothing beats the experience of seeing a
magic show in person. You will see grand
illusions, levitating women, appearances,
vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of
hand and beautiful dancers all rolled up into
one live show! Only the best, most unique,
amusing, astounding and amazing
performers have been chosen to perform in
this huge stage phenomenon.
And it's all LIVE! No camera tricks, no
computer graphics, just amazing illusions in
real time in front of a live audience.
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Vince Gill
Feature Performances
Wednesday, March 23 at 8pm
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One of the most popular singers in
and improved country music's influence.”
modern country music, Vince Gill is
Gill and Johnny Cash are the only artists to
famous for his top-notch songwriting,
have received this award. Gill was also
world-class guitar playing and warm,
recently presented the BMI Icon Award
soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a
which is given to "songwriters who have
quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big
had a unique and indelible influence on
breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your
generations of music makers." Since 1990,
Name,” which won both the Country Music
Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards. The
Association’s Single and Song of the Year
Academy of Country Music has conferred
award as well as a Grammy. Since then, he
on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious
has won 17 more CMA honors, including
Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the
Song of the Year four times – making him
2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was
the most-awarded artist in that category in
inducted into the Country Music Hall of
CMA history. The CMA just honored Gill with
Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the
its prestigious Irving Waugh Award of
Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was
Excellence which is awarded to an
honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk
individual who is “the originator and
of Fame. He is a member of the four-time
caretaker of demonstrated ideas and
Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers.
actions that have dramatically broadened
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Elvis Costello
Tuesday, March 29 at 8pm
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Elvis Costello’s solo "Detour" tour
arrives on March 29 in Santa Rosa.
Costello's solo dates over the last several
years are lauded by critics and fans, called
"unforgettable" and "The best showcase of
[Elvis'] talent to date."
Performing with guitar and piano in
front of a giant television set on which are
projected family photos, mysteries, mottos
and other mischief, Costello sings his best
known songs and the hits of tomorrow in a
way that is both intimate and vividly
emotional. The show turns in a moment
from gravity to humor, the singer pauses
only to tell tales about his songs.
This tour is Costello's first since the
release of his best-selling memoir
"Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" (Blue
Rider Press/Penguin Random House).
"His live performances, much like his
voice, have lost none of their power." Lewis Howse of What Culture: June 11th,
2015
"His Detour tour is back to the
beginnings, too, with Costello performing
most songs solo as if he were trying them
out for the first time. That voice, sometimes
a deep, mellow, heavy whisper, at others
sailing to the top notes, and frequently a
rock 'n' roll screech, sounded as good as
new." - Western Morning News (UK): June
25th, 2015
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—The Denver Post:
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Story Pirates
Sunday, April 10 at 3pm
"Only a kid could write a story like 'The
Do-Do Bird and the Dead People' - but
only the Story Pirates could stage it,
complete with puppets, 'Thriller'-esque
dancing zombies and funny lyrics that
have children (and adults) begging for
more." -New York Post
Using stories submitted by children,
the Story Pirates create outlandishly funny
sketches and mini-musicals that leave kids
and their parents howling in the aisles!
Whether it's following the adventures of a
superhero baby, or reminiscing about
disposable rain ponchos at a baseball game,
the songs and stories explode with the
creative energy that only a child could
possess. Described as “Monty Python meets
Schoolhouse Rock,” Story Pirates uses
audience participation to create an original
story, so this show is never the same twice!
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Starting one hour before each show, join us for
Free Fun with Art, Museum-On-the-Go from
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, and a
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About Us
One City Arts adopted by the Center
Last summer Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
adopted the One City Arts program and welcomed
home to Santa Rosa the program’s founder Maria
de Los Angeles. Held in south west Santa Rosa at
Lawrence Cook Middle School, the two week project
served 55 budding artists ranging in age from 8 – 17 free
of charge.
Each morning participants learned new painting
techniques such as shading, color blending, and
proportion and then applied their learning. The project
culminated in a special reception and art exhibit for
artists, families, and friends in the Center’s Grand Lobby.
Not only did young artists enjoy the program—
parents did, too. One parent explained, “Both of my boys
enjoyed coming to the program. They were excited to
go back each day.”
For information about next year’s summer
programs please contact Tracy Sawyer at 707.800.7529
or [email protected] or check our
website at www.wellsfargocenterarts.org.
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What our members, donors, and sponsors make possible
“Shows at the Wells
Fargo Center are more
real than the movies.
You get to imagine more,
and it’s more creative.”
­—Freda, 9
lot about grammar at one of our School
Shows.
Using humor, drama, song, dance, light
shows and technology, the show taught the
students about all verbs, nouns, pronouns and
Thanks to our members, donors, and
sponsors, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
is expanding thousands of young minds
like Freda’s.
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Show performances funded by our supporters
opened up a whole new world of imagination,
creativity and learning for 29,573 North Bay
students from 5 – 18 last year. It was the first
time many of them had ever seen a live
performance.
Over 40% of these students – many who
wouldn’t have been able to attend otherwise
– received no-cost or reduced-price tickets.
Roseland’s Sheppard Accelerated
Elementary School, which Freda attends, often
receives no-cost School Show tickets from us.
Last month, Freda and the rest of her 4th
grade class at Sheppard Elementary learned a
the other elements of grammar.
“The show was a fun and engaging way
for kids to learn grammar,” says Freda’s
teacher Anh Dao Tran. “They could actually see
it, hear it and experience it. It was especially
beneficial for my class because for 90% of
them English is their second language.”
As a teacher, Anh Dao is a huge fan of the
School Shows our members and donors make
possible for her kids.
“The students are definitely more
engaged as a result,” Anh Dao says. “Highquality shows like this expose them to all kinds
of creative learning and thinking. Being able to
talk with the actors afterwards boosts their
confidence and gives them a new sense of
what’s possible in their lives. They see that
they can express themselves through many
different avenues.”
Want to get involved and help support this program?
Become a member of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts today.
See page 14 for more information or call 707.546.3600.
Education Through the Arts
The Arts—Where Learning Comes To Life!
Serving 30,000 children and adults annually from
five counties.
Quietly (and not so quietly) at work outside of the spotlight,
the Center’s nationally-recognized Education Through the Arts
program uses the Arts to teach core subjects, including math,
science, and reading, to create new ways of learning and
improve engagement and understanding.
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n Present nearly 30 weekday morning School Shows
for North Bay school children that correspond to their
classroom learning. For many children, this is their first
time seeing a live performance.
n Conduct 50 Artists in the Schools workshops led
by our artist-educators who use the arts to help teach
core curriculum subjects, increasing comprehension
and retention, and acknowledging that students learn
in different ways.
n Operate a 450-piece Music For Schools instrumentlending library, allowing low-income students the
opportunity to participate in their school’s band or
orchestra program.
n Offer more than 250 hours of Professional
Development opportunities for teachers, helping
them learn how to integrate the arts into their core
Member, Kennedy Center
Partners in Education program
curriculum lessons.
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Removing Roadblocks to the Arts
Truth is, not everyone can afford to participate in the arts. Yet, music,
dance and theater are at the heart of every community, providing
one of our greatest means for understanding and communication.
We believe these benefits should be shared by all and are working to
remove financial barriers to the arts in our community.
n Evert Person’s ArtReach—
Each year, the Center distributes approximately 12,000
free and reduced-price tickets to low-income students and
community members, helping make the Arts accessible for all!
Education
n The Evert Person Bus Fund—
grants for student transportation to
the theater
n Subsidized Programming—
live performance at an affordable price
Why Education Through the Arts?
At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, we believe in art for art’s sake,
but we also know that the arts are an incredible tool that stimulates
creativity and communication skills, and also helps children develop
self-esteem. By integrating the arts into core curriculum lessons, we
are using the power of the arts to teach all subjects, including math,
science, and social studies, while also acknowledging that children
learn in different ways.
Why Now?
As we see cuts to arts and music education in the classroom, our
programs help fill the gap for students and teachers in
our community.
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In the late 1970s, a group of 12 local community
leaders envisioned a home for the arts. They
dreamed of a vibrant gathering place where
people could treasure the wonderful talents of
local performing artists and enjoy world-class
performances without having to travel to San
Francisco and beyond to see them.
Founders
“We really wanted an arts center for our
community,” noted the late Henry Trione, one
of the Center’s founders. “So, when the church
building came up for sale, we decided to buy it
on our own.”
Ed and Marion Gauer
Such is how our founding families arrived at
a bankruptcy auction for the Center’s River
Road complex. As the only cash bidder, our
founders walked away with the property for
$4.5 million, reaching deep into their own
pockets to purchase the Center on behalf of
the community.
Ralph and Lois Stone
Gerald and Catherine Ayers
Hugh and Nell Codding
Tom and Betty Freeman
Benny and Rosemary
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John and Delores Headley
Bob and Olive Kerr
Bill and Lori Manly
Evert and Ruth Person
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School on the creative process – often
using poetry – they jumped at our AIS
program “The Mayhem Poets: Spoken
Word & Contemporary Poetry.”
Initially, some of their students,
especially the boys, were a bit dubious.
Many thought The Mayhem Poets would
be “lame.” Instead, “they were mesmerized by
Old Adobe Elementary School 6th
grade teacher Tracy McClure
(photo by Will Bucquoy).
these hip guys up on stage being playful,
together and very earnest about their
message,” say Tracy and Carol. “It was a
galvanizing experience.”
Carol Henderson and Tracy McClure,
The 6th graders wrote their own poem,
veteran 6th grade teachers rave about
honed it in class with help from a spoken word
our our Artists in the Schools (AIS)
poet and teaching artist, performed it in a
program – and with good reason.
multi-school poetry slam held at the Center,
Thanks to the support of our
and then saw The Mayhem Poets perform.
members, donors, and sponsors, 20 to 30
In the process, their confidence in
North Bay school classes totaling over 500
themselves grew. They honed their creative
students a year are able to benefit from this
voice. They saw new possibilities for self-
powerful, immersive program, which brings
expression. And they were inspired by what
teaching artists and interactive arts
dedication and hard work can produce.
experiences into the classroom.
Since Carol and Tracy had been
“Artists in the Schools helps students
realize art can be an integral part of your life. It
working with their 6th grade students at
isn’t just something you do in school,” Tracy
Petaluma’s Old Adobe Elementary Charter
and Carol say.
Want to get involved and help support this program?
Become a member of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts today.
See page 14 for more information or call 707.546.3600.
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Art Exhibits
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Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is committed to the presentation
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of contemporary visual art. The Center’s expansive campus and
community facilities provide an excellent home for local and
regional artists to display their works.
A R TE DE UX CH AI TB I I OT N
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Currently on Exhibit
STUDENT ARTWORK
Robert Ellison
As you find your way to balcony seating, we hope you
Bruce Johnson
enjoy the student artwork hanging in the corridor. This
Dennis Leon
exhibit showcases the work of young artists, shares
Diana Meehan
insight into the creative voice of the next generation
Daniel Oberti
and demonstrates the importance of art classes in
our schools.
Aaron Poovey
Art
Education
Exhibits
Connie Butler
Matt Rapalyea
Roberto Santo
Patrick Scott
Frank Schueler
Richard Starks
Thomas Walsh
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Meet Our Volunteers
Thea (pronounced “Tia") Rhiannon is an advocate
for the performing arts. For the past three years,
Thea has volunteered as an usher both at the
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and at 6th Street
Playhouse. As a volunteer usher, Thea is the face of the
Center, taking tickets, helping patrons find their seats
and welcoming all who attend a performance. Whether
it’s dance, popular music, the symphony or a theatrical
performance, Thea is constantly entertained by the
diverse programming at the Center. “I've enjoyed so
many terrific performances here at the Center that even
listing my top 10 would be a challenge. But if I were to
call out a specific show as my favorite, I’d say John
Legend. He's in my top 10 along with Moody Blues and
2Cellos.”
Volunteers
Before moving to Sonoma County, Thea lived in
Bend, Oregon, where she volunteered at a smaller venue
that “was a similar hub for community and performing
arts.” As she was getting settled in our area, Thea
attended a performance of Capitol Steps, a political
satire group. She flipped through the same program that
you’re looking at right now, saw volunteer opportunities,
and called the next day. Many of our volunteers find
Thea Rhianon
their time at the Center sparking new friendships and
exposing them to new music and acts that they never
would have seen otherwise.
A business writer by day, Thea also acts in local
theater. This spring, she will perform with one of the
Center’s resident companies, North Bay Stage Company,
For information on becoming
a volunteer at Wells Fargo
Center for the Arts, visit
wellsfargocenterarts.org and
click on “Volunteer Today.“
in its production of The Hallelujah Girls.
Your free time and special skills can make a
tremendous difference in helping us to enrich, educate,
and entertain our North Bay community. From ushering
at a performance to working with students through our
education programs, our 300-plus volunteers provide
vital service to the Arts Center and bring the enrichment
of the arts to our community.
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Volunteer Opportunities
It takes hundreds of people and
hundreds of hours to “make the magic”
here at the Center. We salute our 300-plus
volunteers who provide over $270,000 in
donated services annually, without whom we
could not continue to deliver our wide-ranging
programs to the community.
Usher
Our usher volunteers take tickets, assist
patrons with finding their seats, answer
questions, and provide overall exceptional
service to guarantee our patrons a great
Volunteers
experience. Volunteer opportunities available
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for both public (night & weekend)
performances, as well as School Shows
(weekday mornings).
“
Every time I
volunteer, I have
an opportunity
to see old friends
and welcome
new patrons,
who may turn
into friends.
-- Andy, Volunteer
”
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Set the Stage
Act as a docent going into area classrooms and
share a brief presentation that helps prepare
students for their upcoming trip to see one of
our school shows. We provide you the training
and materials. This opportunity is ideal for
retired teachers or anyone with classroom
experience.
Fun with Art
Help staff our “Free Fun with Art” tables in the
lobby, prior to each Clover Stornetta Family Fun
Series show. If you enjoy working with families
Volunteers
and love arts and crafts, this opportunity is
perfect for you!
Administrative
Assist with special projects in our administration
office, such as mailings, data entry, and
reception service.
Volunteer Today
To learn more about volunteering,
please visit our Volunteer page at
wellsfargocenterarts.org.
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received as of November
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Individuals, corporations,
and foundations who have
provided generously for the
Center.
$100,000- $499,999
The William And Flora Hewlett
Foundation
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of Pomo Indians
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Advisory Council Encourages
Diversity
Volunteers with the Latino Advisory Council at Wells
Fargo Center for the Arts are working to strengthen
2015-16
Advisory Council
ties with Sonoma County’s Latino community.
Ambrosio Vigil
Members of the media, health care and banking industries,
Anita Wiglesworth
government, schools and service organizations make up the
Candido Morales
council.
Chrystie Prokopakis
Eric Dullart
Education
“With our Latino population steadily growing, the Arts
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Center aims to cultivate new audiences and create an
Ernesto Olivares
inclusive environment for the diverse community that is
Hector Velazquez
Sonoma County,” says Anita Wiglesworth, who oversees
Herman Hernandez
programming at the Center. “We’re looking at everything
Honore Comfort
from signage and marketing to the kinds of programs we
Jason Carter
bring to the Center,” says Wiglesworth. “As a non-profit,
John Cain
community owned and operated organization, our goal is to
Karina Garcia
create a home for arts and culture in Sonoma County where
Linda Mayberry-Chavez
everyone feels welcomed.”
Lorraine Sekito
The work being done by the council builds on the
Maggie LeClerc
Center’s past Latino outreach efforts, including a series of
Margarite Fernandez Olmos
public forums that led to new performances and events by
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such artists as Pepe Aguilar, Marco Antonio Solis, Juan
Maria Solarez
Gabriel, a mariachi camp, an annual Posada celebration
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Ron Nelson
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Hank and Sally Patterson
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C E N T E R
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A R T S
Incorporating the Arts into Education
Pamell Gallagher has taken arts integrated
workshops on connecting movement, poetry, improv
and storytelling that she uses in class.
“When you incorporate the Arts, expression and
creativity into learning, it taps into something kids love
about school,” she says. “It’s so important to have an
inspiring teaching resource like this,”
Pamell says. Today, when funding for ‘extras’ like music
Education
and art can be hard to come by, “it could make the
Photo by WB Photography: Pamell Gallagher, 6th Grade Teacher, Olivet Charter School, Santa Rosa, CA
difference between some students being exposed to the
Arts or not,” she adds.
Our Professional Development for Teachers helps
educators make core subjects, even math and science,
more meaningful and engaging through visual art, drama,
music and dance. Paid for by donations and membership
fees, our trainings are led by Kennedy Center Teaching
Artists and benefit students all
over the North Bay.
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Membership
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Want to be the
first to get tickets
for new shows?
Become a member!
Join today and find out about new
shows before the general public
for a full year!
Sample benefits, depending on membership level:
• Early notification and member pre-sale
opportunities for new shows added throughout
the year!
• Access to the best seats, reserved for
Members Bobby and Tammy Siela with
Herbie Hancock.
members only.
• Access to special members-only events,
including “The Club,” a pre-show lounge with
complimentary drinks and snacks.
Membership Levels
• Waived ticket service fees.
Friend $75 - $149
• Complimentary ticket vouchers up to $1000.
Supporter $150 - $299
• Preferred parking.
Contributor $300 - $599
• A tax-deductible donation, and the knowledge
Advocate $600 - $999
you are helping support a local non-profit.
Champion $1000 - $1499
Join today by calling the Patron & Member Services
Benefactor’s Circle $1500+
Office at 707.546.3600 or online at
wellsfargocenterarts.org/join
B E C O M E
A
M E M B E R
W E L L S
F A R G O
C E N T E R
F O R
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Photos by WB Photography
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Members Ernesto & Rita Olivares (center) with Karl & Serena Lienau, and members Sanford & JoAnne Bressick (right) in “The Club.“
TICKETS & INFORMATION
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts serves to enrich, educate and entertain the North Bay
community through accessible and outstanding presentation of fine arts and
entertainment performances, family and education programs, visual art and community
use of our facility.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Box Office (Daily, Noon - 6pm)
In Person: 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa
By Phone: 707.546.3600
*Gift certificates are available at the Box Office.
Please Note: A 15% service fee is added to orders placed by phone and online (except
Family Fun Series Shows, which have a 10% fee). There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per
performance per person (regardless of the number of transactions). Ticket purchases are
closely monitored and any tickets purchased above the limit will be voided without notice.
Tickets and Info
Online: wellsfargocenterarts.org
Ticket Exchanges, Reprints & Resale
All ticket purchases are final. There are no refunds.
Reprints
Lost, damaged or stolen tickets may be reprinted for reserved-seating performances only
and will be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. Please present your
current picture ID to the Box Office attendant. There is a $2 per ticket fee.
Resale
For our patron’s own security, we strongly recommend that you do not purchase tickets
from any supplier other than Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Only tickets purchased
directly from Wells Fargo Center for the Arts can be guaranteed. Tickets purchased from
any other source are done so at your own risk and may be deemed invalid. The re-sale of
tickets on Wells Fargo Center for the Arts property is strictly prohibited.
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C E N T E R
F O R
T H E
A R T S
T I C K E T S
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What our members, donors, and sponsors make possible
“Thanks to you,
music is my life.”
Elsie Allen High School Senior
Eduardo Barazza will be the first in
his family to go to college. Even
though he was born into poverty, his
mentor and music teacher predicts he will
be “a great success in life.”
A trumpet paved the way for Eduardo’s
unlikely success.
How? Eduardo got his trumpet in 7th
grade from Music For Schools, one of the many
Eduardo Barraza,
educational programs funded by our members,
donors, and sponsors. The only public
Elsie Allen High School Senior 2014
instrument-lending library in the North Bay,
Marching Band Drum Major, Concert Band
Assistant Conductor, Jazz Band Trumpet
Section leader
Music For Schools refurbishes and lends out
Business major, jazz studies minor at
Sonoma State University, Fall 2014
Instrument from Music For Schools:
Trumpet
over 400 donated instruments to aspiring
student musicians like him.
“I don’t know what we’d do without
Music For Schools,” says Kyle Thompson, Elsie
Allen music director. He estimates 85% of his
kids are using Music For Schools instruments.
Want to get involved in
Music For Schools?
1) Donate an unused instrument (call
Chrystie Prokopakis at 707.800.7504).
We’ll refurbish it and put it to work
transforming the life of a student.
2) Become a Wells Fargo Center for the
Arts member. In addition to priority
tickets and other benefits, you’ll help
fund Music For Schools and our
other educational programs.
Music For Schools transforms lives.
Eduardo’s trumpet gave him a passionate
love of music, but it also gave him the chance
to grow into the leader he is today. “Eduardo’s
leadership skills are at such a high level,” says
Kyle Thompson, “he is the most skilled teacher
of peers I have ever had in a class.”
Music has not only given him leadership
skills, Eduardo says, it’s helped him become a
confident public speaker – a skill he’ll bring
with him to Sonoma State University this fall
where he will major in Business and minor in
Jazz Studies.
All this from the loan of a trumpet our
donors made possible.
MEMBERSHIP
Members receive advance notice of new shows, early purchase opportunities, drink tickets,
invitations to special events, and help support critical Education Through the Arts programs
serving over 30,000 North Bay children each year. For more information or to become a
member, visit wellsfargocenterarts.org or call the Patron & Member Services Office at
707.546.3600.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES
Accessible Seating
The main floor level of the theater has accessible seating for people with mobility
limitations. Please notify the Patron & Member Services Office of any special needs at the
the usher how best to assist you if needed.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available for our patrons at no cost. Please notify the Patron
& Member Services Office staff when you arrive.
Tickets and Info
time of your ticket purchase. Ushers are available at the theater doors; please explain to
Restrooms
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the main floor level.
Parking
Ample parking is available for persons with handicapped placards. Spaces are located just
outside the Center’s north and south entrances.
Service Animals
Certified service animals necessary to assist patrons with disabilities are welcome and
must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Please contact the Patron & Member
Services Office if you intend to bring a service animal to an event so appropriate seating
can be reserved for you.
BACKSTAGE
No one is allowed backstage prior to, during or after any performance without proper
authorization and identification.
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Stop by our concessions areas for a pre-show or
intermission snack. Purchase a re-useable concert cup
and bring your drink into the theater!
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts proudly serves
WINE
Rodney Strong Vineyards: Chardonnay, Merlot . . . . . . . . . $8
Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10
BEER / HARD APPLE CIDER
Lagunitas IPA, Modelo Especial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7
Crispin Hard Natural Cider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7
NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
CONCERT CUP
Small (10 oz), Large (16 oz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
SNACKS
Chocolate Chip Cookie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
See’s Chocolate Candy Bar
Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Almond, Milk Chocolate Toffee . . $3
Rold Gold Pretzels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series Menu
BEVERAGES
Clover Milk, Chocolate Milk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2
Oregon Rain Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Crystal Geyser Juice Squeeze Wild Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Crystal Geyser Sparkling Lemon Mineral Water . . . . . . . . $3
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Thanksgiving Coffee, Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2
CONCERT CUP
Small (10 oz), Large (16 oz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
FOOD
Pizza: Pepperoni, Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4
Chocolate Chip Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
See’s Chocolate Candy Bar
Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Almond, Milk Chocolate Toffee . . $3
Rold Gold Pretzels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2
CREDIT CARDS AND CASH ACCEPTED
CONCESSIONS
Oregon Rain Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Crystal Geyser Juice Squeeze Wild Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Crystal Geyser Sparkling Lemon Mineral Water . . . . . . . . $3
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3
Thanksgiving Coffee, Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2
CAMERAS & RECORDING DEVICES
Taking photographs or making a recording of any kind during a performance is forbidden.
This copyright infringement is strictly enforced. Flashes from cameras or lights from video
recorders can result in on-stage injuries.
REFRESHMENTS
Food and beverages may be enjoyed in the lobby. Bottled water and beverages served in
our Concert Cups (available for purchase at the Concessions stands in the lobby) may be
enjoyed in the theater; all other food and beverages are prohibited in the theater.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is committed to providing quality experiences for audience
members of all ages. Our feature performances (generally with an 8 p.m. start time) are
designed for adults; children under the age of five are not permitted. Our family events with
afternoon and early evening start times are suited for children and recommended for
children ages 3-12. All children, regardless of age, are required to have tickets. As a
courtesy to all audience members, we ask parents and guardians to please remove
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children who may be disturbing others in the theater.
THEATER ETIQUETTE
Performances start promptly at their scheduled time. Please arrive with plenty of time to
park and find your seat. Latecomers and those who leave their seats during a performance
will be seated at the first appropriate pause in the program, as predetermined by house
staff and performers.
Please remember to silence all electronic devices before entering the theater.
Many people are allergic to scents. Out of consideration for your fellow audience members,
please refrain from using perfume and cologne.
Please use discretion when choosing to stand and/or dance at your seat. Be respectful of
others and behave in an appropriate manner related to the performance you are attending.
It is never permissible to stand in any aisle space. Usher and security representatives are
available should you need assistance. Please Note: Standing for extended lengths of time
is expected at some performances and is indicated on our website and printed show
materials. If you prefer not to stand at these performances, it is suggested you purchase
tickets in the front of the balcony to obtain a clear view of the stage.
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Patrons who engage in illegal activities, are intoxicated, or are otherwise disruptive
(including heckling, public nudity, and smoking in non-designated areas) will be escorted
from the property without refund.
Shoes and shirts are required at all events.
RESTROOMS
Restrooms are located on the main floor and balcony levels. Additional restrooms are
available in the East Mall.
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The Ruth Finley Person Theater at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is a flexible venue
allowing for both seated and open floor configurations. When seated, the 1681-seat venue
is the largest fixed seat venue in Sonoma County. When main floor seats are removed, the
open floor/seated balcony configuration raises the capacity to 2000. The theater’s unique
thrust stage design, with no seat more than 75 feet from the stage, provides a level of
intimacy between artists and audiences unlike any other in Northern California. For more
than 30 years, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has been the best place to see your favorite
performer up close and personal.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Please see a house manager or volunteer usher if you have any concerns during a
performance. General information about upcoming shows and events is available at the
Patron & Member Services Office and online at wellsfargocenterarts.org. Share your
comments and let us know how you enjoyed the show by writing to us at: Wells Fargo
Center for the Arts—Public Relations Department, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa,
CA 95403 or by contacting us on Facebook.
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