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BeatleFest on October 10 & 11

Mendocino Stories and Music Series proudly announces BeatleFest 2014 with Beatles songs from the early years through the solo careers. Two nights of amazing music at the Hill House of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11.  Acoustic opening set at 7:30PM, followed by dance music.

The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960 and became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. From beat and 1950s rock and roll, they experimented with many genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and hard rock, incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. These true gems in our musical lives will be brought to life by local musicians, gems in their own time.

The dynamic core band features Billy Schieve, Jamie Gilliam, Phil Dunn, and Johnny Bush, with Special Guests Jon Faurot, Richard Fienbop, Mark Gauche, Sherry Lea Jones, Marcus McCallen, Sue Sisk, Pattie DeMatteo, Denny Lunsford and more.

Doors open at 6PM with bistro menu and full bar. $25 reserved seating at a table, $20 general admission theater seating, $25 at the door if available. Tickets available now by calling 707-937-1732 and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/855714


Mendocino Stories & Music Series on October 17

"Some Blushin' Roulettes and Some Fine Friends" will come together for a night of new songs and old." These musicians are Angela Heimann and Cas Sochacki, Gwyneth Moreland and Kate Stone Lawler. Mendocino Stories & Music Series will feature this Americana/Folk concert on Friday, October 17. Music starts at 7:30PM at the Hill House Inn, Mendocino.
 
Angie and Cas have recently made their home in Western North Carolina, where their music can find echo in the mountains that have shaped its roots. Guitaress and songwriter Angie Heimann belts her stirring songs of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Iris Dement. Cas Sochacki interlaces bright dobro stylings amid the rich lyrics of the Roulettes' more serious songs, and rings in vocally with his molasses baritone on the occasional cheeky duet.

Like so many great couples in history, Cas and Angie appear to be each other’s foil. Where Angie stands barely five feet tall, Cas breaks six. With her Old World looks: large hazel eyes and wavy brown hair, Angie's stage presence is both affable and day dreamy. Mr. Sochacki on the other hand, not just tall, but dark and handsome to boot, is a man of few words: he has a sardonic sense of humor, his delivery deadpan. On stage, as in life, the two play off of these differences beautifully, comically.

All ages are welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for bistro menu and full bar. Reserved table seating $20, $15 general admission. For tickets and more information, call Pattie at 937-1732. www.mendocinostories.com/events.html


Mendocino Stories & Music Series with Hit and Run Theater in November

Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15. This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. The shows will start at 7:30PM.

Hit and Run Theater first coalesced in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Jill Jahelka has been with Hit and Run for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that, while long-time Hit and Runner, Steve Weingarten not only performs, but makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”.  Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups. 

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past five years. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing gig on the horror sitcom--The House on the Hill. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. And Joshua Brody of Bay Area Theatresports returns to provide musical accompaniment for both evenings’ shows.

Special feature for this weekend’s engagement is another Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners … and the terrified!” led by Joshua Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. Every workshop has been a great hit, with rave reviews and students returning. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM. Says Joshua, “Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!” Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Workshop cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for bistro menu and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. You can reserve seating for $20. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows and the workshop call Pattie at 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html


Song Improvisation workshop on November 15 at Hill House

Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on Saturday, November 15 led by Joshua Brody - “SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED! Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Many have taken this workshop in Mendocino and returned to take it again and again, because “It is so much fun”. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1 – 4PM. This workshop is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Making up songs provides an excellent end-run around the whole notion of singing a song "right" or "wrong" -- when you're making it up, the way you're singing it is the only way it could possibly go! Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!

Joshua Raoul Brody is music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv and accompanies innumerable other improv groups (including many of the previous Hit & Run Theater shows). He is also an accomplished composer, sound designer for theater and multimedia, and accompanist for performers ranging from Robin Williams to Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits to Florence Henderson to Pee-Wee Herman and beyond.

Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30 in advance, $40 the day of workshop. For more information about the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html

Mendocino Stories & Music Series presents Hit and Run Theater in November

Mendocino Stories and Music Series welcomes back Hit and Run Theater & Friends for two nights of improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House of Mendocino on Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15. The players are Jill Jahelka, Ken Krauss, Doug Nunn, Kathy O’Grady, Christine Samas, Dan Sullivan, and Steve Weingarten. Joshua Brody, “just maybe the greatest improv comedy keyboard accompanist”, will join the gang for this weekend.  The shows will start at 7:30PM.
 
Special feature for this weekend’s engagement is a Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners … and the terrified!” led by Joshua Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM, $30 in advance, $40 on Saturday.

This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for bistro menu and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. You can reserve seating for $20. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows and the workshop call Pattie at 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html


Song Improvisation workshop on November 15 at Hill House

Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on November 15, led by Joshua Brody - “SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED! Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1 – 4PM.

Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song. The spring workshop was a great hit, with rave reviews.

Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30 in advance, $40 on Saturday. For more information about the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html







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