Keep Our Lights On

Our community is the heart of Pinole Players.
A place where our neighbors gather to enjoy live theater. Local kids and teens discover the joys of acting. A place to escape from reality.

We are determined to keep the lights on
and be ready to welcome you home.

Great Years !
Keep Our Lights On
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PCP for 2023
PCP for 2023
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February 10-12, 2023

Directed by
Carlene Coury
Featuring: Gwendolyn Sampson Brown, Pennell Chapin, Raymond Duval, Melanie Kibbler, Eddie Roberts
Free Admission | General Seating
Friday February 10 8 p.m.
Saturday February 11 8 p.m.
Sunday February 12 2 p.m.

Call the Box Office (510‑724‑9844) to make your reservation beginning January 30, 2023.
Leave your name, phone number, performance date and number of seats desired. The Box Office Coordinator will return your call to confirm.
On performance day, check in at the Box Office to confirm your reservation.

Box Office and Lobby open one hour before curtain.
House seating opens 30 minutes before curtain.

Masks are required inside the venue.

Claudia Rankine's The White Card, poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible?

Composed of two scenes, the play opens with a dinner party thrown by Virginia and Charles, an influential Manhattan couple, for the up-and-coming artist Charlotte. Their conversation about art and representations of race spirals toward the devastation of Virginia and Charles' intentions. One year later, the second scene brings Charlotte and Charles into the artist's studio, and their confrontation raises both the stakes and the questions of what - and who - is actually on display.

Rankine's The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself.

Originally produced in collaboration with Arts Emerson and the American Repertory Theatre, at the Emerson Paramount Center on the Robert J. Orchard State in Boston, Massachusetts

March 3-19, 2023

Book and Lyrics by
Music by
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA
Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Director / Choreographer
Anjee Norgaard
Musical Director
Brian Sennello

A meek flower shop clerk, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing, carnivorous perennial promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it. BLOOD!   Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and its goal of global domination!

Little Shop of Horrors
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

June 9-25, 2023

Creative Input & Original Cast
Michael Bils, Brandon Felker, Jana Hutchinson, Derek Kavan, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka, Tim Tracey
Originally produced by and performed at Unexpected Productions in Seattle, WA, where it premiered on August 27, 2010
Directed by
G.A. Klein

There's been a murder in Oz, and we are definitely not in Kansas anymore. Imagine L. Frank Baum's classic The Wizard of Oz as put through the gritty filter of 1940s film noir, with harsh city streets, grey rainy skies, femmes fatales, tough guys, trench coats, fedoras and plot twists. This is Oz as if it were seen through the eyes of Raymond Chandler. Come see your favorite characters somewhere over the monochrome rainbow.

Side By Side By Sondheim
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

October 6-22, 2023

Book, Music and Lyrics by
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Tick, Tick... Boom! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman Dede Harris Lorie Cowen Levy Beth Smith
Directed by
Fernando Ochoa Beltran Smith

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... BOOM!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Tick, Tick... BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

Tick, Tick... BOOM!
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

December 15-17, 2023

Conceived & Directed by

Nothing inspires the holiday spirit like the music of the season. Join us for this all-new seventh edition of our holiday musical event, featuring local theater performers. They'll serve up a unique selection of traditional favorites, plus a few surprises!


2023 Season Subscription

You can see all of these shows for 25% off the individual ticket prices. A season subscription includes a ticket to each of the 2023 main stage productions - A Chorus Line, Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), Side by Side by Sondheim - plus the 2023 Sounds of the Season holiday event.

It's like seeing one show for free!

Season Subscriptions
Student /
Senior (62&up)
Available through February 29, 2023.
Just in time for the holidays
What a great gift idea!
Click to Order Subscriptions Online
Call the Box Office: 510‑724‑9844


Our theatre has been dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. We have no idea when it will again be safe to congregate to produce and present live theatre. We chose our 2023 season show hoping that we will get back on the boards this year. Whenever that time comes, we want to be ready to go into production as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we have presented two streamed shows, I Do! I Do! and Sounds of the Season. We continue to consider alternative ways to provide entertainment to our audiences.

So you may see us again virtually. Until we see you again in Real Life,

Stay safe. Be well.


We are pleased and saddened to announce that there are no seats available at this time.
Pleased that so many have reserved their seats so early and saddened that we don't have space for more friends to celebrate with us.

You can put yourself on a waiting list.
Call the Box Office: 510‑724‑9844
Leave your name, the number of seats you would like and your phone number.
We will call back (in the order that requests were received) should seats become available.

invites you to our 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner Show!

Hosted once again by that dynamic‑duo
Leah Wilson & Justin Cole

David Clark was a founding member of the Pinole Community Players and on its Board of Directors since 1986.

Mr. Clark taught high school theatre and technical theatre for 39 years, directed scores of student and community productions, founded the Pinole Young Actors and the City of Pinole's School of Performing Arts. Over the years he mentored dozens of actors and directors.

Theatre was an ever-present part of his life and he was an ever-present guiding influence for PCP. His passing in 2018 was a great loss felt by all.

The 2022 Cabaret will be a celebration in song of our friend and teacher. You will hear some of Mr. Clark'a most favorite Broadway musical numbers. And a few of his least favorite.

So, mark your calendars to save the date of this special evening. And buy your tickets now .

Evening includes:
  • Live entertainment by talented local performers
  • Fun door prizes and enticing silent auctions
  • Beer, wine, and mocktails from around the world
  • Delicious cuisine from Jennifer & Todd's Cafe Soleil
    • Choice of entree: Chicken Marsala, Center Top Sirloin, or Porcini Ravioli with Marsala cream sauce (Vegetarian)
    • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
    • Roasted vegetables
    • Salad
    • Bread/butter
  • Yummy Dessert

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 6:30pm

St Joseph's School Multi Use Hall
1961 Plum Street
Pinole, CA


Tickets: $60 per person

Tickets available until 5:30pm on April 10
not sold at the door

Click to Order Tickets
Call the Box Office: 510‑724‑9844 (message only)

Proceeds support continued improvements to the Community Playhouse, and all productions and youth workshops presented by the Pinole Community Players.

Masks are optional and your choice.

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  Audition Dates Callback Dates  
Little Shop of Horrors
March 2023
November 16,17 November 30 Click for More Info
Scarecrow For Hire
June 9-25, 2023
Feb 5,6, 2023 Feb 12, 2023 Click for More Info


for attending our productions for 35 great years!
Consider a donation to help even more.


for attending our productions for 35 great years!
Consider a donation to help even more.
Ignite the Imagination, Inspire the Spirit and Engage the Community through theatrical education, live performance and unique volunteer opportunities
Our business entity exists to sell tickets and raise revenue in support of these programs.
Ignite the Imagination, Inspire the Spirit and Engage the Community through theatrical education, live performance and unique volunteer opportunities
Our business entity exists to sell tickets and raise revenue in support of these programs.
Pinole Community Players
P.O. Box 182
Pinole, CA 94564
Voicemail: 510‑724‑9844
PCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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