November 1 (Tuesday) 1:00 am - March 31 (Friday) 1:00 am
All About Theatre presents an all ages production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz!Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies [...]
All About Theatre presents an all ages production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz!
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”
An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.
This is community theater at its best with the effort of local families partnered with seasoned pro’s. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an amazing stage spectacle filled with unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure your entire family will not want to miss!
January 13th at 7:30 pm,
January 14th at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm,
January 20th at 7:30 pm
January 21st at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm.
Directed by Brad Roades
Musically Directed by Mazera Cox-Goulter
Choreographed by Brooke Butler
Children under 6 are free.
Students & Seniors $16.00
General Admission $20.00
Reserved Seating $24.00
The Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz. CA
13 (Friday) 1:00 am - 21 (Saturday) 1:00 am
RENOWNED UC SANTA CRUZ GEOLOGIST GARY GRIGGS TO GIVE ‘PERILS IN PARADISE’ TALK JAN. 19 AT RIO THEATRE As part of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s biannual [...]
RENOWNED UC SANTA CRUZ GEOLOGIST GARY GRIGGS
TO GIVE ‘PERILS IN PARADISE’ TALK JAN. 19 AT RIO THEATRE
As part of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s biannual special speaker series, renowned UC Santa Cruz scientist Dr. Gary Griggs will present “Perils in Paradise” Jan. 19 at the Rio Theatre, a talk that will explore Santa Cruz County’s vulnerability to natural disasters, especially in the era of global warming.
A Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at UCSC, Dr. Griggs is the first recipient of the Museum’s annual Laura Hecox Naturalist Award for his contributions to connecting people with the natural world in ways that empower them to better appreciate, understand and protect it.
Dr. Griggs will explain how the geographical features of Santa Cruz County make it highly susceptible to earthquakes, floods, landslides, tsunamis and other natural disasters. He points to the flood plains adjacent to many of the county’s cities, a shoreline that features both bluffs and low-lying areas, and mountainous reaches containing steep slopes.
Santa Cruz County’s geologic history and terrain is the product of 100 million years or so of plate collision and uplift, of subduction and seduction, and folding and faulting,” Griggs said. “It’s the basis for all of the geologic hazards we have to contend with, those damaging and sometimes disastrous events that periodically interrupt paradise.”
Among the events Griggs will explore include the Loma Prieta and San Francisco earthquakes of 1989 and 1906; the San Lorenzo River floods of 1955 and 1982; and impacts of high tides and storm surges on coastal areas during El Niño years. Global warming threatens to increase the region’s vulnerability over time.
“The Museum is proud to host this opportunity for our community to learn more about why we
face these dangers in Santa Cruz County and what the future of the natural world around us
may hold,” said Executive Director Heather Moffat. “We hope you’ll join us for an educational
evening featuring one of our region’s most respected coastal geologists.”
WHAT: “Perils in Paradise,” featuring Gary Griggs
WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 19. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
TICKETS: $30 Gold Circle, $15 General Admission, and $10 Museum Members
Advance tickets at santacruzmuseum.org/public-programs/special-events/
Same-Day General Admission tickets only available at the Box Office
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm