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- Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

Summerfest 2016
Featured Upcoming Events

Ragtime, The Musical
Live Musical Performance

Set in turn-of-the-century New York, modernized with a bit of a "Steampunk" vibe, the musical Ragtime intertwines the stories of a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young musician from Harlem. More about the Ragtime, The Musical.

Ragtime, The Musical.
  • July 8-9, 14-16, 21-23
  • ASL Interpreted July 14
  • 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $25/$22/$15
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  • Outdoor Amphitheatre

The Sound of Music
Sing-Along Movie Musical

This timeless family musical featuring Julie Andrews is a love story, filled with hope and courage, set against the Nazi occupation of Austria prior to WWII. Based on the story of the Von Trapp family singers and their struggle to unite as a family while the world seems to fall apart around them. The film projects some of Rodgers' and Hammerstein's greatest music onto some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. More about the The Sound of Music.

The Von Trapp family.
  • July 29
  • 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $5
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  • Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • 1965; Rated: G

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sing-Along Movie Musical

Do the Time Warp, led by Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his mad gang of Transylvanians. Sing-along and act along with this interactive classic cult film, live under the stars at Ohlone College, where the audience is part of the action! "Full Bawdy Caste" joins the fray to keep things lively. Buy a box of prop goodies onsite and have a blast! More about the The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

3 people from the movie.
  • August 12
  • 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $5
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  • Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • 1975; Rated: R

Moulin Rouge!
Sing-Along Movie Musical

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city. Nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the night club the Moulin Rouge. But life takes a dangerous turn as Christian begins a love affair with the star courtesan, Satine, who is coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. Just as it seems that love can conquer all, a powerful force begins to take its toll. More about the Moulin Rouge!.

Singers in the movie.
  • August 19
  • 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $5
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  • Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • 2001; Rated: PG-13

2016 Ohlone College Summerfest - After Dark!

About the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

Drawing of the Smith Center complex.Opened in 1995 on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont, California, the Gary Soren Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts houses the G. Craig Jackson main stage theater, the NUMMI studio theater, the Louie-Meager Art Gallery, an outdoor amphitheater, a dance studio, television studios, and a radio station.

The Smith Center at Ohlone College supports the educational needs of the Ohlone College Fine and Performing Arts programs and serves as a cultural center for southern Alameda and northern Santa Clara counties. This state of the art facility is dedicated to providing programming that enriches and enhances the community's cultural life.

For more information, see History of the Smith Center.