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C.A.T.S. Presents Mark Twain And The Shakespeare Mystery

Big Bear City, CA, April 4, 2013 – CATS, The Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear Valley, will present the world premiere production of “MARK TWAIN and the SHAKESPEARE MYSTERY”, written by and starring Robin Field, for a limited run at The CATS Warehouse Theater beginning April 5.  Field has adapted Mark Twain’s book “Is Shakespeare Dead?” into an original one-man, one act show asking the question that Twain posed:  Who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays and  poems? “MARK TWAIN and the SHAKESPEARE MYSTERY” opens at the CATS Warehouse Theater on April 5 and will play seven performances through April 14.  Open seating is limited and advanced ticket purchase is suggested.  General Admission is $15.00.  For ticket info, call...

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Holiday Fun In Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 17, 2012, 6am – This week Bear Mountain & Snow Summit officially opened for the season. Get any early start to the holidays and have some fun on the slopes with friends and family. The Community Arts Theater Society, CATS, presents Oliver at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The show will run through December 2nd with 11 performances. Kick off the holiday shopping season at the Village Mall Open House today, November 17. Learn cookie decorating techniques at Amangela’s Sandwich & Bagel Shop, or watch a skin care demonstration at the Village Spa. Enjoy food, entertainment, raffles and much more.  The Mall is on Village Drive in Big Bear Lake. Get ready for Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting on November 23 beginning at 5pm. Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers and of course, Santa as Big Bear Village lights up the holiday season at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. The Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Convention Center is next weekend, November 23 – 25, a unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. More than 50 arts & crafts vendors offer a variety of truly unique items for sale. Admission is $3 for adults, and children 12 and under get in...

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CATS & Class Act Kidz Present A Musical Theater Day Camp

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 9, 2012 — The Community Arts Theater Society (CATS), in association with Class Act Kidz, will offer a musical theatre day camp for kids  during the fall school break.  Camp will be held Monday through Friday, October 8 through October 12 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day.  Students will learn every aspect of putting on a show, including costuming and set design, and will perform the mini-musical Peter Pan, at the close of the session in a special performance for invited family & friends. Camp will be held onstage in the new CATS Warehouse Theater in Big Bear City.  There is also an opportunity for kids to be included in the CATS production of Oliver!  The charge for camp is $149 for the week, and some scholarships may be available. Camp directors and staff include accomplished CATS and AMDA instructors.   The Class Act Kidz Foundation, which is based in Calimesa, is produced by Jennifer Gail and David Castagner.  Gail is well known in Big Bear for her starring appearances in CATS in The Fantasticks, The Sound of Music and most recently as Eliza in My Fair Lady.  She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York and Hollywood.   Gail will also be available for private vocal coaching and song presentation.  For Camp information and reservations, call 951-442-6335 or register...

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CATS Announces Auditions And Opportunities For 2012 Productions

Big Bear City, CA, April 26, 2012, 3:00pm – CATS, The Community Arts Theater Society, announces some auditions on April 28 for their 2012 season, as well as opportunities to get involved with the organization onstage or backstage. Some principal auditions for CATS fall production of “Oliver!” will be held on Saturday, April 28 by appointment. Other principal parts will be auditioned on September 15. CATS summer show will be the musical, “The King and I”. Some principal auditions have already been held.  However, all other parts in the production will be cast from those coming to the first rehearsal and orientation on Saturday, May 12. The all-volunteer organization charges no fees for participation. For information visit the CATS web site at www.bigbeartheater.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31482.mp3|titles=CATS Auditions] ...

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Grand Opening of New CATS Warehouse Theater and 2012 Season Performances

Big Bear City, CA, March 21, 2012, 1:00pm – The Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear Valley, known as CATS, will present an original variety show, “BEARLY BROADWAY” written by Robin Field and Karen Sargent Rachels to commemorate the opening their 2012 season beginning on Friday, March 23rd through April 1st for seven performances.  The show will also be the Grand Opening of the new CATS Warehouse Theater, which caps six years of planning and building by the all-volunteer theatrical organization.  “BEARLY BROADWAY” will be the first theatrical event presented in the new facility on the new stage.  Karen Sargent Rachels, producer for CATS is quoted as saying “It’s really hard to believe that we survived the last six years and actually built a theater …. from scratch!  We didn’t remodel an old church… or an old movie theater.  We built a whole new one!  And we fulfilled our dream not only of having our own theater… but also having a place for us to build our sets and store our costumes! I hope our Big Bear community is impressed.  It’s an incredible accomplishment by many, many wonderful volunteers and very generous donors.  Thank you!”  The new CATS Warehouse Theater is located at 1117 W. Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City, one block East of Division, next to The Broadway Café.  Tickets for performances of “BEARLY BROADWAY”...

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