WALNUT CREEK

Civic Arts Youth Theatre to present 'Sleeping Beauty'

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Theatre will present "Sleeping Beauty" Dec. 6, 7 and 10 at 7 p.m. each evening at the Shadelands Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek.

This classic fairy tale told Disney-style features a large chorus, from King Stefan and Queen Stefanie's Loyal Subjects to Maleficent's slimy goons, giving members of Kids Theatre plenty of fun characters to portray.

Songs from the beloved film, including "Once Upon a Dream," accompany fun new songs like "Maleficent!" and "A Little Magic Now" to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For tickets or information, caIl 925-943-5846.

Winter concert to feature Jazz Band, Flock of Flutes

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education combines its very own Flock of Flutes choir with its jazz band for a Dec. 9 holiday concert at the Shadelands Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane.

Musicians in the jazz band range in age from teenagers to players in their 70s. Some of the music planned includes Bernie Miller's "Bernie's Tune;" Duke Ellington's "In a Mellow Tone;" Charlie Parker's "My Little Suede Shoes;" Cole Porter's "Night and Day;" Paul Desmond's "Take Five;" and Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love for You." There also will be some seasonal tunes mixed in, such as "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.


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Tickets are $10, and can be bought at the door or in advance. For more information, call 925-943-5846.