"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." – William Shakespeare
Welcome to My Block; a new breakthrough hip hop musical, by Pittsburg native Federico Bartolo III, that has been referred to by many as as "The musical version of the Wire."
The story centers around Raphael, a young man living in an urban city where money is hard to come by and you have to fight for what you get. His best friends run drugs and the lead the gang that rules the streets of his block. While his friends entice him to join them making easy money in the streets Raphie finds the love of his life. The only problem is the woman he is falling for is the little sister of his best friend. Will Raphie fight his circumstances to be with the woman he loves or be seduced by the fast life of easy money and crime? Join us for an incredible event filled with unforgettable music, explosive dancing, and breathtaking drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Performances at the
California Theater, Downtown Pittsburg
Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM
Wednesday, February 10 at 7 PM
Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM
$15 General Admission
$12 with student or military ID
$10 with high school or middle school ID
Each semester the Drama Program produces 2 main stage productions. Auditions for both shows are held during the first week of classes and are held in the Little Theatre. Students should also register in one of the production classes held during that semester.
Those courses are: Drama 50, Drama 51, and Drama 52.
In addition to the 2 main stage productions the department produces around 10 gallery shows throughout the year through either the acting courses or the drama club Shenanigans.