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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Rear Window
Notes & Words
MAY
Mother's Day Comedy
OEB Symphony
Miranda Sings
Five Decades of Dance
Pretty Woman
JUNE
Jaws
Calendar of Events
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FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
THE COLOR PURPLE
starring Jennifer Holliday
THE COLOR PURPLE

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Friday, March 13 at 8:00pm – Advance tickets: $44.50 & $47.50 | Day of Show tickets: $47.50 & $50.50
Saturday, March 14 at 3:00pm – Advance tickets: $44.50 & $46.50 | Day of Show tickets: $47.50 & $49.50
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm – Advance tickets: $46.50 & $49.50 | Day of Show tickets: $49.50 & $52.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
No children under 2 years | Everyone requires a ticket
THE COLOR PURPLE starring JENNIFER HOLLIDAY - One of R&B and Broadway's greatest voices, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday stars as Sophia in the tour of the Broadway musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. [more...]
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Tickets on sale Friday, January 23 at 11:00am
PLEASE NOTE: The Paramount Box Office will be open at 11:00am for the on sale, Friday, January 23.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

BLADE RUNNER
[Running time: 117 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)

BLADE RUNNER (1982) - Harrison Ford stars as Deckard, a hard-boiled cynical "blade runner" who is tasked with tracking down and eliminating rebellious artificial human "replicants" who have escaped to Los Angeles. As he closes in on his quarry, Deckard begins to discover what it truly means to be human... One of the most powerful and important science fiction films of the 20th century, Blade Runner established a vision of the future that has influenced science fiction movies for the past three decades. It is a bleak future - a future ruled by the technological elite, ruined by economic and environmental exploitation, and inhabited by helpless, lonely people. Adapted from Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and originally released in 1982, this is the "Final Cut" version released by director Ridley Scott in 2007. The film's special effects provide a wealth of stunning visual detail that demands to be viewed on a large movie screen - at the Paramount Theatre! [more...]

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FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Oakland East Bay Symphony
NOTES FROM MEXICO
Michael Morgan, Conductor

Doors open 90 minutes before show time
  • Carlos Chávez: Piano Concerto
    Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano
    (Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner’s performance is supported by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation)
  • José Pablo Moncayo: Huapango
  • Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemaya
  • Rubén Fuentes: Hay Unos Ojos
  • Medley of traditional Mexican songs - Diana Gameros, guitar & vocals:
    • Felipe Valdéz Leal: Mi Ranchito
    • José López Alvarez: Canción Mixteca
    • Agustin Lara: Farolito
    • Diana Gameros: En Juárez
    Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno
    [Program]
[Single tickets on sale at oebs.org]

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

REAR WINDOW
[Running time: 112 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET

REAR WINDOW (1954) - Confined to a wheelchair by a broken leg, photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) spends his convalescence observing the private dramas of his neighbors from the rear window of his New York City apartment. But then one of them disappears - and her husband (Raymond Burr) begins acting... strangely. If Jeff can't even convince his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) that something is amiss, will somebody get away with murder? Director Alfred Hitchcock takes full advantage of the on-screen chemistry between an elegant Grace Kelly and a gruff James Stewart and strikes just the right balance between a deliciously subtle romantic comedy and a chilling masterpiece of suspense. No matter how many times you've seen it before, this is one of those rare films that sucks you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat through every twist and turn. Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound. [more...]

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25 @ 8:00 PM
NOTES & WORDS
A Benefit for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Featuring: David Brooks, Anna Quindlen and Daniel Handler
Move

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Reserved BALCONY FRONT Tickets: $252.00
General Admission ORCHESTRA REAR Tickets: $102.00
General Admission BALCONY MIDDLE & REAR Tickets: $52.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
No children under the age of 8
NOTES & WORDS - A one-of-a-kind evening bringing together spoken word and live music to benefit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. This year’s line-up includes conservative political and cultural commentator and New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, David Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and NY Times Best Selling author Anna Quindlen, San Francisco native Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket and NY Times Best Selling author and Notes & Words Founder Kelly Corrigan. Also featured will be live musical performances by local favorites Kelly McFarling and Tom Rhodes; Mike Errico and Paul Leo; and WJM, a band comprised of three California fifth graders that have turned their love of music into an instrument for change.
[more...]
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Tickets on sale: Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00am

FRIDAY, MAY 8 @ 8:00 PM
MOTHER’S DAY COMEDY SHOW
Featuring: Rickey Smiley, Corey Holcomb, and Bill Bellamy
All Acts Are Subject To Change
Mothers Day 2015

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $70.50 & $60.50
Day-of-Show Tickets: $73.50 & $63.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
No children under the age of 3
MOTHER'S DAY COMEDY SHOW - Featuring: Rickey Smiley, Corey Holcomb, and Bill Bellamy.
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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Oakland East Bay Symphony
BERNSTEIN’S CANDIDE
Michael Morgan, Conductor

Doors open 90 minutes before show time
  • Leonard Bernstein: Candide
    • Thomas Glenn, tenor (Candide)
    • Shawnette Sulker, soprano (Cunegonde)
    • Robert Sims, baritone (Pangloss)
    • Tami Dahbura, soprano (Old Lady)
    • Katy Stephan, soprano (Paquette)
    • Oakland Symphony Chorus (Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director)
    [Program]
[Single tickets on sale at oebs.org]

SATURDAY, MAY 16 @ 7:00 PM
Miranda Sings
Featuring Special Guest Colleen Ballinger
Miranda Sings

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $65.00 (VIP tickets including post-show meet-and-greet) | $30.00 (Reserve seating tickets)
Day-of-Show Tickets: $68.50 (VIP tickets including post-show meet-and-greet) | $33.50 (Reserve seating tickets)
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
MIRANDA SINGS (with special guest: Colleen Ballinger) - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings brings you a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over 60 millions views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You won't want to miss seeing this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty LIVE and IN PERSON at the Paramount!
[more...]
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SATURDAY, MAY 23 @ 4:00 PM
FIVE DECADES OF DANCE
Oakland Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary
Spring Repertory Season

Oakland Ballet

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
VIP Ticket Package: $102.00 (includes VIP seating to the performance,
Invitation to the pre-performance meet & greet with the choreographers,
Invitation to the post-performance champagne reception,
and a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin)
Regular reserved seating performance tickets: $47.00 | $37.00 | $22.00
50th Anniversary Reception (immediately following the 4:00 PM dance performance)
Reception tickets: $27.00
Celebrate Oakland Ballet’s 50th Anniversary! Mingle with the Oakland Ballet dancers, choreographers
and Artist Director Graham Lustig. Champagne, delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served.
A separate ticket for the Five Decades of Dance performance is required to attend reception.
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
Five Decades of Dance, Oakland Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary Spring Repertory Season Performance, will highlight all that the community has cherished about Oakland Ballet over the past five decades. This two-part program will honor Oakland Ballet’s history by re-staging many beloved works from Diaghilev Ballet Russes Era and celebrate the next 50 years with new works created by star choreographers whose early careers were shaped by their work with the company. For more information about this exciting season, visit OaklandBallet.org.
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FRIDAY, MAY 29 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

PRETTY WOMAN
[Running time: 119 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET

PRETTY WOMAN (1990) - Ruthless corporate takeover attorney Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) gets more than he bargained for when he hires Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), a lovely lady of the evening, as his escort. A one-night-stand turns into week after week of makeovers as Vivian is transformed into the woman that Edward thinks he wants. Director Garry Marshall took what might have been a sordid hackneyed parody of Pygmalion and turned it into a sweet, innocent, and warm-hearted tale of love and redemption. Julia Robert's performance as an utterly adorable hooker-with-a-heart launched her into Hollywood's A-List and the chemistry between her and Richard Gere made this film easily the most memorable romantic comedy of the 1990s. [more...]

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FRIDAY, JUNE 26 @ 8:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics

JAWS
[Running time: 124 minutes]
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00 (ticket prices include facility fee)
ALL AGES REQUIRE A TICKET

JAWS (1982) - When a gigantic man-eating great white shark ravages the small island community of Amity, a police chief (Roy Scheider), a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a veteran fisherman (Robert Shaw) set out to stop it. They soon find they're going to need a bigger boat! As John Williams' musical score menacingly builds up to that famous thundering crescendo, you'll remember why Jaws remains one of the most terrifying films of the 20th century. Adapted from Peter Benchley's novel, this is the box-office blockbuster that established director Stephen Spielberg as a force to be reckoned with. Inspired casting, a terrific plot, and Mother Nature's nastiest villain all combine to bring you the ultimate big-screen nail-biter! Jaws was nominated for Best Picture and won Oscars for Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Dramatic Music Score. [more...]

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WEST SIDE STORY
FRIDAY, JULY 17 @ 8:00 PM
WEST SIDE STORY (1961) - Writer Arthur Laurents, choreographer Jerome Robbins, librettist Stephen Sondheim, and composer Leonard Bernstein took Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet into a New York City street gang setting and created a legend that remains one of the most exhilarating, passionate musicals you may ever see on screen. Shakespeare's Montagues and Capulets become two rival teen-age gangs: the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Tony (Richard Beymer) from the Jets falls in love with Maria (Natalie Wood) whose brother Bernardo (George Chakiris) belongs to the Sharks. Can these two star-crossed lovers surmount the racial and ethnic barriers in their way, or will they be just two more victims of intolerance, misunderstanding, and mistrust? With a truly amazing Bernstein score, the incredible Robbins choreography, heartbreaking songs by Sondheim, innovative camera work by director Robert Wise, and unforgettable performances by a luminous Natalie Wood and a smoldering Rita Moreno (in her Oscar-winning role as Anita), it's no wonder this classic garnered ten Academy Awards. [more...]


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SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $129.50 | $89.50 | $65 | $42.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
JOHN MELLENCAMP - He's composed and sung some of the most stirring songs about America's heartland. Don't miss him LIVE at the Paramount!
* Every online ticket purchased will receive a digital download code for the new album Plain Spoken.
[more...]
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Tickets on sale: Friday, September 19 at 10:00am

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 8:00 PM
MOVE
LIVE ON TOUR
Move

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $85.00 | $69.50 | $62.50 | $52.50 | $39.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All Ages Require A Ticket
MOVE Live on Tour - The brother and sister dance team of Julianne and Derek Hough are Dancing with the Stars' two favorite siblings. Their spectacular show features solo, duet, and group performances from both Julianne and Derek as well as from guest performers. LIVE! At the Paramount!
[more...]
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Tickets on sale: Friday, March 6 at 10:00am

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Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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