The Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2019 Season!

Oh, my friends! Yes, I’ve done it again, signed on for another summer of Shakespeare! Back at the venerable Colorado Shakespeare Festival for two wonderful shows: Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

In Twelfth Night I’ll be playing the role of Sir Toby Belch, one of Shakespeare’s great clowns and in many ways the engine of the play. Now, this is my eighth production of the show and the fourth time I’ve played Sir Toby (dating back to Berkeley High School), and let me tell you, it never gets old. We’ve got a stellar cast, a wonderful group of designers and a dedicated crew; all this under the excellent, supportive, and insightful leadership of Timothy Orr, our director and fearless captain. Twelfth Night opens June 8th and plays through August 11th on the Mary Rippon outdoor stage located on the University of Colorado’s beautiful Boulder campus.

Next up will be the all-time classic and the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet, and I’ll be playing the role of Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet (and, no, I haven’t played him before - though this will mark the fifth production of the play for me). Directed by my long time friend and colleague, Christopher DuVal, it looks to be a passionate, moving and exciting show. R&J opens July 7th and plays through August 10th on the Rippon stage.

Rounding out the season, are As You Like It and King Charles the Third on the University Theatre stage indoors and they promise to be outstanding and entertaining as well.

Come on down to Boulder: you won’t be sorry! For tickets and more info please go to coloradoshakes.org

Julius Caesar , Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2017, Mary Rippon Theater.   That’s me in the title role, standing out in my white toga, minutes before it gets drenched in red . . .  Pretty darn nice venue, I must say!

Julius Caesar, Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2017, Mary Rippon Theater.

That’s me in the title role, standing out in my white toga, minutes before it gets drenched in red . . .

Pretty darn nice venue, I must say!

Upcoming: "Communicating Doors" at Center REP in Walnut Creek January 25th - February 23rd

Well, it’s a New Year - 2019! - and so it’s time for travel. Alan Ayckbourn’s Communicating Doors - a time travel comedy thriller! Directed by the inestimable Michael Butler and starring Julie Eccles, Charles Shaw Robinson, Sharon Rietkerk, Mark Anderson Phillips, Brittany Danielle, and yours truly, Robert Sicular, as the villainous Julian Goodman. The play has been called, "A Nerve-jangling cocktail that combines the elements of Rear WindowNo Sex Please We're British and Doctor Who!" Not to be missed! Playing January 25th through February 23rd at Center Repertory Company located at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. For tickets and more info please go to centerrep.org

Lake Tahoe Music Festival!

My Friends! Come up to beautiful Lake Tahoe the third week of August and see me perform with a raft of brilliant young classical musicians at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival! Under the direction of Maestro Timm Rolek, it's classical music under the sky in the astounding Sierra Nevada mountains. My program is music inspired by Shakespeare and I'll be reading some excerpts from The Bard in accompaniment. My performances are on August 23rd and 24th. Be there! For tickets and more info, please go to tahoemusic.org

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FINKS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

FINKS by Joe Gilford: Playing now through July 1st at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. The fictionalized story of Jack and Madeline Gilford and their struggles against the anti-Communist blacklists of the 50s. Featuring Jim Stanek, Donna Vivino, Gabriel Marin, Leo Ash Evens, Michael Barrett Austin, Richard Frederick, George Psarras and yours truly, Robert Sicular as Representative Francis E. Walter, Chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee. An important and entertaining show, FINKS is more timely that ever. Directed by the always amazing Giovanna Sardelli. Be there . . .

Rep. Walter lays down the law to Natalie Meltzer. She is wholly unperturbed - she's no FINK! Photo by Kevin Berne

Rep. Walter lays down the law to Natalie Meltzer. She is wholly unperturbed - she's no FINK! Photo by Kevin Berne

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

World premiere of Jon Jory's adaptation of James M. Cain's classic noir novel of lust and murder, playing April 11th through May 6th, 2018 at The San Jose Stage Company. Directed by Kenneth Kelleher the production stars Jonathan Rhys Williams, Allison Rich, Justin Gordon, Mike Bellino, Tanya Marie and your truly in the duo roles of Nick the Greek and Katz the Lawyer. Be there . . .

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Shakespeare in Love!

From the Silver Screen to your local stage! Shakespeare in Love gets its Bay Area premiere at the Marin Theatre Company this Holiday season. Playing from November 24th through December 23rd, it's a rollicking good time for the whole family. Given innovative staging by Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis and featuring 13 of the Bay Area's best actors, the show is filled with drama, love, poetry, sword fights, music and a bit with a dog. For more info and tickets go to marintheatre.org

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Thomas and Sally: World premiere play at the Marin Theatre Company now through October 22nd (with possible extension to October 29th - stay tuned!)

Thomas and Sally, Thomas Bradshaw's world premiere play about the controversial and complicated dynamic between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings plays now through October 22nd (with a possible extension to the 29th). A dynamite cast includes Mark Anderson Phillips as Jefferson, Tara Pacheco as Sally, with L. Peter Callender, Scott Coopwood, Ella Dershowitz, Rosie Hallett, William Hodgson, Cameron Matthews, Charlotte Speigner, and yours truly, Robert Sicular. I play a spate of roles, including Ben Franklin and John Wayles, Sally's father. Jasson Minadakis directs. Tickets are going fast so come on down and be part of history! For tickets and more info go to marintheatre.org.

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival 60th Season!

Yes friends, I'm out in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for the summer participating in the 60th anniversary season of the venerable Colorado Shakespeare Festival. I'm playing the title role in Julius Caesar, directed by the brilliant Anthony Powell and set - can you believe it? - in Ancient Rome, and Baptista Minola in a hilarious post WWII version of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by comic genius Christopher DuVal. Also, towards the end of the season, I'll be participating in the Original Practices production of Henry VI, Part 3, playing the Princely Duke of York and the effete and conniving King of France. Other shows in the season are Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Come on down! For tickets and more info please go to coloradoshakes.org 

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A Staged Reading!

Wolf Soldiers" - a staged reading

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
  • 7:30PM  
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Come to a free staged reading of Aidan O'Reilly's adaptation of Georg Büchner's classic tale, "Woyzeck". One performance only, this event takes place at the Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley. The reading features such luminous talents as Michael Cassidy, David Cramer, Luisa Frasconi, Heather Gordon, Cole Alexander Smith, Teddy Spencer, Howard Swain, Ryan Tasker and, of course, yours truly, Robert Sicular. Phoebe Moyer directs. Click here for more details.

A Revels Christmas in Wales!

Come one and come all to this year's California Revels: A Revels Christmas in Wales, performing at the incomparable Scottish Rite Temple at Lake Merritt in Oakland! Beautiful singing, wonderful dancing, exciting muscians and the poetry of Dylan Thomas make this a holiday show you won't want to miss! Ten performances only, opening Friday night, December 9 at 8:00 PM, with two shows Saturday and Sunday the 10th and 11th at 1:00 and 5:00; repeated the next weekend, December 16th, 17th, and 18th. Featuring Kevin Carr, Margaret Davis, James Galileo, Fred Goff, Shira Kammen, Kristoph Klover, Susan Rode-Morris, and yours truly, Robert Sicular as Dylan Thomas. David Parr directs.

For tickets and more info please go to www.californiarevels.org or call 510-452-9334

See you in Swansea and Cymru am Byth!