Press Releases

2017

  • October 23, 2017Media Contact:Jane Onojafejonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2017Calendar Item Art As A Spiritual Metaphor (Exhibit).  November 1 – December 16, Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery. Six Bay Area artists will address the spiritual in art, using mythology, mandalas, Biblical narrative, and calligraphy in their diverse expressions. Artists:  Salma Arastu, Johanna Baruch, Pauletta Chanco, Pam […]

2016

  • September 16, 2016 YOUNG DUBLINERS – High Energy Celtic RockPleasanton Firehouse stop on US tour!Pleasanton, Calif.  The “hardest working band in Celtic Rock” makes a concert stop in Pleasanton at the Firehouse Arts Center on Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. The band is on their current US tour, hot off a summer of high-powered music […]

  • Starring BOSTON's DAVID VICTOR - Firehouse Aug 6-7 July 18, 2016Former Guitarist/Vocalist of BOSTON Unveils“Rock Stars & Stripes: The American Rock Experience” Two Night Concert at Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton Honors Local HeroesPleasanton, CA (July 4th, 2016) – After years of crisscrossing the country, entertaining fans as vocalist and guitarist with former band BOSTON, Bay […]

  • April 27, 2016Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus… LIVE!Off-Broadway comedy hit, 4 shows @ Firehouse in PleasantonPleasanton, Calif.  The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up. The light-hearted theatrical comedy production is based on the New York Times […]

  • April 26, 2016Gypsy Soul2012 Independent Music Award Winners Return to FirehousePleasanton, Calif.  When the Irish/French lyricist and singer with the stunning three-octave range meets the Italian/Ukranian composer, musician, and producer who was a classical child-prodigy turned folk-rocker, you get Gypsy Soul.  The soul-stirring duo delivers a gorgeous mix of rich folk, jazz, pop, and touches of […]

  • March 26, 2016PCRT Presents New Musical: ENCHANTED APRILWorld Premiere of “A New Musical Romance,” opens April 23Pleasanton, Calif. – Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre (PCRT) in partnership with the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton present the world premiere of a brand-new musical, a truly exciting development on the Bay Area theater landscape.Enchanted April, “A New Musical […]

  • March 23, 2016Jayme Stone’s LOMAX PROJECT2016 Juno Nomination “Traditional Album of the Year”Pleasanton, Calif.  Multiple award-winning Canadian banjoist, composer, producer, and self-proclaimed “instigator” Jayme Stone brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. Jayme Stone’s LOMAX PROJECT is live in concert at Pleasanton’s intimate […]

  • March 22, 2016THE ONE I LOVE: Firehouse “Thrill Rides” Movie Night Series Pleasanton, Calif. A romantic thriller! …and just in time for spring. The next movie screening in the Firehouse Arts Center’s “Thrill Rides” independent film series is set for Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.  THE ONE I LOVE (2014, rated R, 101 minutes), […]

  • March 16, 2016HEART By HEART: Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers in ConcertTwo Shows April 8 & 9 @ Firehouse Arts CenterPleasanton, Calif.  Classic Rock lives on!  In 2013, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored the talents and contribution of the original six members of HEART: Ann and Nancy Wilson, Howard Leese, Roger […]

  • March 6, 2016An Afternoon with GrouchoStarring Award-winning PBS Actor-Director Frank FerrantePleasanton, Calif.  Critically acclaimed on PBS, in New York, London, and across the globe, Frank Ferrante recreates his portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. The show comes to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Sunday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m.  Appropriate for all ages.The […]

  • March 2, 2016“True Fusion!” 14th Annual Youth Music Festival Concerts at FirehousePleasanton, Calif.  Youth Music Festival 2016 comes to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Saturday, March 26, with two different concerts at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.  Nine teenage musicians, ages 12-16, come together in the 14th annual YMF concerts, featuring cross-genre music by […]

  • February 14, 2016An Evening of Magic and ComedyStarring Bay Area #1 Magician Ryan KanePleasanton, Calif.  Reigning San Francisco Stage Magic champion Ryan Kane brings his trademark comedy and magic to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Saturday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m.  Known for his humor, high energy, and original magic, Kane performs at […]

  • February 11, 2016Press Release                             m-pact: Acapella Powerhouse in Concert February 27Vocal Group of the Year – LA Music AwardsPleasanton, Calif.  Hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact hits the Firehouse Arts Center main stage on Saturday, February 27, at 8:00 p.m.  Known as an […]

  • February 8, 2016NICOLAS BEARDE: A Salute to Lou RawlsRecording Artist & Trio Celebrate the LegendPleasanton, Calif.  Recording artist Nicolas Bearde brings his trio to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton with a special tribute to the legendary, Grammy-winning vocalist Lou Rawls.  Renowned for his silky-smooth, soulful vocals, and his engaging, humorous monologues about life on […]

  • February 2, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFace-Off 2016: Creatures of Impulse Improv at Firehouse9th Season of Teen Improv Games, Scenes, PrizesPleasanton, Calif.  Creatures of Impulse, the Bay Area’s popular teen improv troupe, presents Face-Off 2016, in three unique performances.  Each show will feature a different guest ‘opponent’ troupe this year, with participating teams from all over the […]

  • February 2, 2016Press ReleaseVince Guaraldi Tribute QuintetFeaturing Jazz Pianist Larry VuckovichPleasanton, Calif.  Critically-acclaimed San Francisco-based jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist Larry Vuckovich brings his popular Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet to the Firehouse Arts Center stage on Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m.From his remarkable jazzy musical scores for the Peanuts cartoon animations, to […]

  • January 30, 2016 ATTACK THE BLOCK: Firehouse “Thrill Rides” Movie Night SeriesPleasanton, Calif.  The February installment in the Firehouse Arts Center’s “Thrill Rides” Movie Night Series is a goodie!  ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011, rated R, 88 minutes) screens Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.  This indie sci-fi thriller with a funny-bone follows a crazy mix of […]

  • January 10, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress ReleasePCRT Presents: Disney’s The Little MermaidMusical opens at Firehouse Arts Center Saturday, January 30Pleasanton, Calif. – Pacific Coast Repertory Company kicks off 2016 with the dazzling East Bay Professional Premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable captures hearts with […]

2015

  • December 30, 20152 concerts slated for Firehouse in PleasantonPleasanton, Calif.  More compelling than ever, Ambrosia hits the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton for two concerts, January 22 and 23, both at 8:00 p.m. (no openers).  The iconic band is now 6-members strong, and exploring new musical territory while continuing to wow life-long fans and win […]

  • December 20, 2015The Special Consensus: Bluegrass with AttitudeGrammy Nominated Band at Firehouse January 15 Pleasanton, Calif.  Grammy-nominated for Best Bluegrass Album in 2012, The Special Consensus comes to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center on Friday, January 15, at 8:00 p.m.  Proudly celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, “Special C” is bluegrass heaven on tap, kicking off […]

  • December 20, 2015ALLIED ARTISTS WEST: California DreamingNew Harrington Gallery Installation opens January 14Pleasanton, Calif.   The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center announces its first major exhibition of 2016.  Allied Artists West, a South Bay consortium of professional artists, have been invited to present a thematic installation titled “California Dreaming.”  The paintings by 21 different […]

  • December 15, 2015SNOWPIERCER: Firehouse “Thrill Rides” Movie Night SeriesPleasanton, Calif.  Kicking off January with a post-apocalyptic “frozen-earth” sci-fi thriller, the Firehouse Arts Center’s “Thrill Rides” Movie Night Series continues!  SNOWPIERCER (2013, rated R, 126 minutes), screens Wednesday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m.  Come a few minutes early to enjoy some fun trivia about the film. […]

  • December 14, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress ReleaseJOEL!  A Tribute to the Songs of Billy JoelFeaturing “Piano Man” star Kyle Martin Pleasanton, Calif. – Audiences will remember the wonderful sold-out performances featuring Kyle Martin in “The World of Webber” which debuted at Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center in 2013 to standing ovations. By popular demand, Martin returns to […]

  • December 9, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show XXIIIThe inimitable Will Durst and Gang at Firehouse Dec 27, 8pmPleasanton, Calif.  For the 23rd consecutive year, Will Durst and his merry band of pranksters are proud to take their witty and hilarious end-of-the-year comedy extravaganza to the streets (well, and also […]

  • December 2, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeff Bordes & Friends: A New Orleans ChristmasPleasanton Native Returns With Smash Holiday Show Dec 19, 8pm Pleasanton, Calif.  Jeff Bordes & Friends returns to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton for the big annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 19, at 8 p.m.  This year’s theme is ‘A New […]

  • December 1, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA Cash Country Christmas Sells OutHoliday Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Featuring James Garner Pleasanton, Calif. – James Garner and his long-time backing band The Tennessee Three return by popular demand to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center for their holiday tribute to the musical legacy of Johnny Cash. “A Cash […]

  • November 25, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press ReleaseThe Golden Follies 2015 Holiday RevuePopular Vegas-style Senior Revue Returns to Firehouse, 7 pm Show Added Pleasanton, Calif.  The Golden Follies variety show returns for the fourth year in a row to the Firehouse Arts Center on Sunday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The sparkling Las […]

  • November 24, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Band is available for interviews, both live and print.  Contact Robert Berry:  408-370-3313, berrysongs@aol.com, www.classicrockchristmas.comRadio/TV PSA music clips and script availableSPECIAL NOTE: This show benefits local food banks. Bring food donations for the barrels, and get your picture taken with the band!Press Release A Classic Rock Christmas with December People5 Rock […]

  • November 5, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3nd Annual Holiday Youth Music FestivalFirehouse Arts Center Hosts Local Young PerformersPleasanton, Calif.  The fun, holiday-themed afternoon for the whole family returns to the Firehouse Arts Center Stage on Saturday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m.  The 3nd Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival will feature over a dozen young local musicians, from […]

  • November 5, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE“Those Were The Days” – The Spirit and Songs of the 60’s.  William Florian plus trio.  Former lead singer of the famous ‘60s group The New Christy Minstrels, in concert.  Matinee only: Sunday, November 29, 2:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Reserved seating tickets […]

  • October 7, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENIGHTMARE: a Creatures of Impulse Production.  A totally improvised, live horror show!  The Bay Area’s award-winning teen improv troupe celebrates the kick-off of their 6th Season at the Firehouse Arts Center with the fall classic.  Audience suggestions drive the characters and stories for this un-scripted theatrical […]

  • October 5, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESouth Pacific: Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre kicks off their 6th Season of professional musical theater at the Firehouse Arts Center with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, the story intertwines the themes of romance, […]

  • October 4, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press ReleaseTito Y Su Son De Cuba: “An Afternoon in Old Havana”Cuban Singer Tito Gonzalez and his 6-piece band celebrate Pleasanton, Calif.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Firehouse Arts Center presents TITO Y SU SON DE CUBA: “An Afternoon in Old Havana,” on Sunday, October […]

  • October 1, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE BABADOOK:  “Thrill Rides” Firehouse Theater Movie Nights kicks-off on Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater, 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton.  General admission tickets are $10.00 at the door. THE BABADOOK (rated R, 94 minutes) is a top-notch psychological thriller from […]

  • October 1, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release“WONDERS”: Magician Alex RamonDisney star and Ringling Bros’ famed ‘Zingmaster’ @ Firehouse for 2 shows   Pleasanton, Calif.  Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center has been selected for its intimate setting to present world-renowned magician Alex Ramon in two nights of “WONDERS,” his newest show featuring “up-close” illusions […]

  • September 29, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda:  Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets: $15.00 – $25.00.  World music phenomenon Edmar Castaneda has taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp, revolutionizing the instrument for audiences and […]

  • September 27, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Special Fall Exhibits: On view from October 15/16 through December 5.  The Harrington Gallery and Firehouse Arts Center present works by two distinct artists in the public exhibition areas.  Opening October 15: Prolific Los Gatos artist Ed Lucey will be exhibited in the hallways galleries. Lucey’s […]

  • September 22, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(The Unauthorized) Rolling Stones: Featuring a core of Stones hits, the 9 piece Unauthorized Rolling Stones perform a dazzling theatrical show, paying reverence to the greatest acts of Classic Rock, from Zeppelin to Motown to Dylan.  “The best Mick this side of Jagger,” says long time rock […]

  • September 21, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETONY FURTADO:  Americana roots music at its finest. Pleasanton native son and nationally celebrated artist Tony Furtado returns to the Tri-Valley for a special concert appearance with his trio.  Joining Furtado are current Grand National Fiddle Champion Luke Price, and Sam Howard (of Ruth Moody/Wailin Jenny’s fame) […]

  • September 8, 2015Media Contact: Jane Onojafe 925.931.4855jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJULIAN LAGE in Concert.  Sunday, October 4, 2:00 p.m.  As part of his Julian Lage Solo Project, Lage presents a rare solo concert at the intimate Firehouse in Pleasanton. The Grammy-nominated New York-based guitarist, composer, arranger was also the subject of the Academy Award nominated documentary ‘Jules […]