For the first time in (what seems like) forever, Las Positas College (LPC) Theatre Arts students will be performing in front of a live audience. The students will be performing the musical theatre cabaret "The First Time in Forever" which will feature the eponymous song from the animated feature film Frozen, as well as tunes from other popular musicals, including "Waitress", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Mean Girls" and more. It is the first production with live audiences for the college since March 2020 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director and LPC Theatre Arts Faculty member Vinh G. Nguyen said he is thrilled to welcome back live audiences after the pandemic.
"We are pleased and grateful to have been able to assemble a cast of diverse and talented performers made up of LPC theatre students, a few locally-accomplished actors and one phenomenal high school student," he said. "We hope that you will come join us for a weekend of celebration, music, and theatre under the stars. We can't wait to sing for you!"
The show will be performed at the outdoor amphitheater at LPC in Livermore for one weekend only July 22-25, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $20 per person. Audiences will be outside and socially-distanced in boxed-seating locations. Ticket purchases will secure a dedicated area for seating which can hold up to four people. Masks are required for unvaccinated guests and recommended for vaccinated individuals, as well. The program is sponsored by LPC Viticulture and Wine Technology Program, which will be selling wine by the glass during the event.
Nguyen said the titular song, "For the First Time in Forever" has "just the appropriate and long awaited sentiment we all share and crave."
"For most of us, a production of this nature has been much anticipated and needed," he said. "We are building this whole cabaret around the themes of hope and joy - showcasing our wonderful performers in upbeat musical numbers that aim to both celebrate and uplift the human spirit."
About Las Positas College Las Positas College currently enrolls 9,300 students and offers curriculum for students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, career preparation, or basic skills education. The College provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first-time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective, and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional workforce.