Theatre & Arts
- John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo periodically offers free Sunday afternoon concerts. The library is located at 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo - 553-5348.
- Benicia Old Town Theatre Group produces comedies, drama, musicals and offers dinner-theater productions in the community's historic I.D.E.S. Hall - 746-1269.
- Dance Direction, 306 Spring St., Suisun City, offers dance instruction as well as being home base for the Lisa Clark Dancers, a nationally recognized performance troupe - 425-7777.
- Fairfield Civic Theatre offers adult productions, children's workshops, musicals and plays performed at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts. Amateurs are welcome to try out - 864-1000.
- Vacaville Main Street Players (formerly Gaslighter's Old-Time Theater), will be presenting family stage entertainment during the coming year. Call Paul Fair at 494-9587.
- Harbor Youth Productions, working in cooperation with Solano College Theatre, is a youth theater training program that helps young performers learn by producing and acting in their own plays. Participants perform at Solano Community College and at the new Suisun Harbor Theatre on the Suisun City waterfront. Coordinator is Pam Spering - 429-1900.
- Leisure Town Entertainers in Vacaville are Leisure Town residents and guest artists who present an annual variety show. Call Mary McIntyre at 448-8020.
- Mira Theatre Guild Inc. produces plays at Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. The guild has a four-show season and is in its 51st year - 644-3262.
- North Bay Opera Company, 3540 Nantucket Drive, Fairfield, is under the direction of founder Constance Lisec. This company has been critically acclaimed for its operatic and musical theater performances - 429-3551 or 425-6644.
- Solano Choral Society is based at Solano Community College, this group of amateurs performs several times a year under the direction of Helen Intintoli - 864-7000.
- Solano College Theatre produces plays at the Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun, and at Suisun Harbor Theatre in Suisun City. The college theater also is a performing arts center for neighboring communities - 864-7100 or 864-7199.
- Solano Civic Ballet Association, 601 Main St., Suisun City. This group is for dancers of all ages and is under the direction of Yanina Cywinska - 426-6606.
- Solano Community Symphony performs throughout the year in both Fairfield and Vacaville under the direction of conductor Semyon Lohss. Their season begins in October. Symphony president is Deborah Hayward-Gault. Call 448-6500 or write P.O. Box 154, Fairfield 94533-0015.
- Solano Repertory Company performs at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts as well as providing outdoor Shakespeare performances in neighboring communities during the summer. It is a semi-professional theater company dedicated to the production of classic, experimental and modern American theater. Call Barbara Norris at 429-0814.
- Stage Right Productions, one of Vacaville's newest theater companies, was formed in 1999. The group specializes in swing dance musical performances. Call Kerry Brown at 451-2209.
- Stage Struck Studio of Dance and Baton, 1110 Marshall Road, Vacaville, is home to the popular Cowtown Cloggers dance troupe - 455-0772.
- Vaca Valley Suzuki Strings is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of violin, viola and cello using the Suzuki Books volume 1-10, fiddle and folk music. Sponsored by the Vaca Valley Suzuki Parents Association, the organization provides musical opportunities in the local community for students 2 years old through adult - 446-2368.
- Vaca Valley Chamber Music involves ensembles for all ages. Musicians rehearse Mondays or Thursdays. The season runs from September through May, with summer sessions in June and July. The non-profit organization is sponsored by the Vaca Valley Suzuki Parents Association. The coach is Joyce LaMonte - 446-2368.
- Vacaville Ballet Co., a non-profit dance company founded by Cheri Glankler, at 810-D Davis St., Vacaville. The company performs classical and contemporary ballet programs at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, working with students from the Vacaville Ballet Academy - 449-1976.
- Vallejo Music Theater, P.O. Box 186, Vallejo 94590. This troupe's work usually includes at least one spring cabaret and a summer Broadway musical, as well as offering theater workshops at the Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo - 552-2787.
- Vallejo Symphony, Solano County's oldest symphony orchestra, presents six regular concerts a year and a special Fourth of July pops concert at Marina Green in Vallejo. Concerts are held in Hogan Auditorium or Rizza Auditorium at the California Maritime Academy, both in Vallejo, with concert tours throughout Solano County - 643-4441.
- The West Valley Chorale, formerly the Big Vee Showboat Chorus of Vacaville and the High Wheelers of Davis, performs barbershop harmony. This Dixon-based group is open to men and boys. Their annual show is traditionally in February - 446-1010 or 448-2832.
- Arts Benicia Center, The Arts Benicia Center Gallery, is at 991 Tyler St., No. 114, Benicia. Local and regional artists are exhibited throughout the year. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment - 747-0131.
- Solano Arts Gallery, The Solano County Arts Council maintains offices and an art gallery at 318 Main St. in downtown Vacaville - 448-1792.
- Center Gallery, 1035 Texas St. (inside the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts). Open during programs at the center as well as by appointment. The gallery presents several exhibitions annually of local, regional and nationally known artists - 428-7430.
- Vacaville Art Gallery, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave., is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All work is changed on the first of each month - 448-8712.
- Rio Vista's Art for All Reasons Gallery, 170 Main St., offers a painting, drawing, sculpture, leather work and photography from several regional artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 374-2238.