El Campanil Theatre Offers Variety of Entertainment Choices Through February


Here is a list of upcoming events at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch for the month of February and into the early part of March. The El Campanil is offering a wide variety of entertainment for all ages.


Those were the days El Campanil
Those Were The Days
(The Spirit & Songs of the 60’s) Starring William Florian
Saturday February 7, 2015 2:00 pm

An upbeat, musical journey of Americas greatest songs of the 60’s including songs he performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas, and uplifting originals presented with amusing stories in an intimate show.  Buy Tickets


Human CapitalHuman Capital
International Film Showcase Presents
Sunday February 8, 2015   2:00 pm

In Paolo Virzì’s refined three-chapter tale, we begin at the end. Approaching a snowy night from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two generations overlap as they tumble toward an ill-fated event that inextricably links them. Starring two of Italy’s leading actresses, Valeria Golino and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Human Capital twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story that exposes the consequences of valuing certain human lives over others.

This is Italy’s Official Selection for the 2014 Academy Awards and multiple award winner. Buy Tickets

Bull in ChinaOne Performance Only
Sunday February 15, 2015  2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults: $15 – General Seating
Seniors (62 & Over): $13
Youth (Under 18): $10
By G.B. Gilford

When a houseful of sweet old ladies discover that a handsome bachelor lives across the street, they are delighted. When they learn that he is none other than Detective Dennis O’Finn of Homicide, they are faced with the problem of how to attract his attention. The answer is simplicity itself: a nice, genteel homicide with a cup of tea as the murder weapon. O’Finn is terribly embarrassed when he discovers that he himself is the motive for these madcap goings-on and manages to solve the case. But the dear old ladies are too fond of him and in the end they turn the tables on him! Buy Tickets


Willie Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
Presented by El Campanil Children’s Theatre

Friday February 20, 2015  7:30 pm
Sunday February 22, 2015   2:00 pm

Adults: $12    Seniors (62 & Over): $10     Youth (Under 18): $8

This timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

After school, children go to a local candy shop, where the owner Bill serves chocolate to them. Charlie Bucket, is saddened that he has no money. Willy Wonka runs a contest in which the five lucky people who find Golden Tickets inside Wonka bars win a tour of the chocolate factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. As they go through the tour, the temptations abound and some find they can’t resist what’s inside, with calamitous results.

Performed by the children of El Campanil Children’s Theatre – Buy Tickets


Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Adults: $15    Seniors (62 & Over): $12     Youth (17 and Under): $7

Formed in the late 1970s, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the county.  The orchestra is comprised of forty-five musicians ranging in age from 15 to 94 who are music teachers, accountants, students, electricians, mechanics, homemakers, lawyers, retirees, dentists, engineers and computer specialists.

Primarily Contra Costa residents, their only remuneration is the stimulation and satisfaction of rehearsing and performing together.  In addition to the five-concert season at the Lesher Center, the orchestra also nurtures its dedication to the community by providing affordable performances to the residents of East Contra Costa County at El Campanil Theatre.

Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 pm  NEW SHOWTIME
Hooray for Hollywood

Johnny Mercer – Hooray for Hollywood
Klaus Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
Harold Arlen – Over the Rainbow, from “The Wizard of Oz”
Various, arr. Victor Lopez – James Bond 007 Medley
James Horner, arr. John Moss – James Horner: Hollywood Blockbusters
Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Music from “Frozen”
Henry Mancini, arr. Calvin Custer – A Tribute To Henry Mancini
John Williams – Catch Me If You Can: Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
 Featuring Mary Fettig, alto saxophone 
Alan Silvestri, arr. Calvin Custer – Forrest Gump Suite
John Williams, adapted by Paul Lavender- A Tribute To John Williams


The Sun KingsThe Sun Kings, A Premiere Tribute To The Beatles
Saturday February 28, 2015  8:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $27  Seniors (62 & Over): $ 25
Youth (Under 18): Free when accompanied by an adult or senior.


El Campanil Theatre is excited to have The Sun Kings back! Audiences and critics alike absolutely love the energy and spot on re-creation of the Beatles from early in their career to their breakup in 1970. The Sun Kings are not a traditional Beatles tribute band wearing fake mustaches and costumes onstage.

No, their tribute is within the uncanny sound and spirit of the music! Close your eyes and imagine the Beatles at the beginning of their career – during their Hamburg days, before the suits, haircuts and fame. Couple the energy and drive of those early performances with the diversity of all the Beatles records you know so well. Put it onstage and you have a Sun Kings’ show, one that will leave you screaming for more!

The band will be singing the hits of 1965 – including:  The Help! album and other hits and b-sides from 1965

In 1965, the Beatles not only managed to reach even greater heights of stardom, they also improved vastly as a group. They completed yet another film, this one in color, released 3 #1 singles in the U.K. (with 5 in the U.S.!), and also managed to record two full albums, each one arguably better than anything else they had released up to that point. As a part of those projects, Paul McCartney recorded Yesterday, the first Beatles song to feature only one Beatle, and it went on to become the most recorded song in history.  Buy Tickets

Delta Blues FundraiserDelta Blues Festival Benefit Concert
Saturday March  7, 2015    7:00 pm
Gold Circle: (1st 3 rows): $40
Adults: $30  Seniors (62 & Over): $28  Youth (Ages 10 – 17): $15

For the past 16 years, the Delta Blues Festival has provided the residents of Antioch and the surrounding communities a great day of family entertainment downtown at Waldie Plaza. All of this has been done for FREE – due to the generous support of Corporate & Local Sponsors, and hard work of the volunteers. Festival organizers are determined to continue the tradition of the DBF and to keep it free to the public.

In 2010, El Campanil Theatre presented the first Delta Blues Benefit Concert, with great acceptance and great attendance. Since then, many of you have asked for more and we’ve made it an annual event.

The DBF appreciates your attendance and support of the festival and we proudly present our Benefit Concert series. All profits will help fund the next festival, continuing the make the DBF a FREE annual event for all who attend.

On March 7, 2015, it will be a great night of blues. We will showcase local blues talent, some professional new-to-the-scene, and some established national blues performers that will have you stompin’ your feet, clapping your hands – maybe even after you leave the show!

The 2015 line up is being put together right now – but you can count on a great show including:

The Mighty Mike Schermer Band with – Nancy Wright, and Sweet Nectar
The Brad Absher Band
Frankie G
Kathy Tecjka
Mac Akin with Special Guest – Sam-One

Frankie G gives you his personal promise that this will be a show NOT TO BE MISSED! Just ask those who have attended the past shows. The encore is worth the price of admission alone! What better way to help support the festival you know and love than by attending a great evening of blues in your home town! BUY TICKETS


For more upcoming shows and information, visit the El Campanil Theatre at http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com/ or visit them at 602 W 2nd Street in Antioch.