Thank you for visiting the Shafter Ford Theater website! We are honored to have you. A little bit about us: we are a small town theater arts building in Shafter, CA. We host concerts, musicals, plays, business meetings, banquets and more! Our building holds about 300 people, which creates a very intimate setting for performances. In our six years of being open, we have been lucky enough to host many amazing musicians, such as Jon Foreman, Danny Gokey, Jars of Clay, and many more. We are home to the Shafter Children's Summer Theater and the Shafter Young Adult's Theater, run by Cris Starrh. We have held 6 of Larry Starrh's original musicals. In addition, we've hosted many business events, weddings, proms, bridal showers, and birthday parties. We are so thankful to the citizens of Shafter for their continued support and we hope you will consider us when searching for a fun place to stop in Shafter!
Taking place in 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are prominent Hollywood actors who are seen in Silent Films all across America! As we see them taking center stage at the Hollywood premier Lina continues to try and woe Don, but he has no desire to be with her at all. They continue to the studio party, but as the times are changing so are the ways that shows are produced and filmed as Warner Brothers is coming out with the first talking film. Now Monumental Studios, R.F. Simpson and Rod are working on making their own talking film to keep up, the first of their studio. But they have a problem, their star beauty in silent film, Lina Lamont, can’t sing or dance, and frankly her talking voice is not desired by others either.
They find themselves in a precarious situation but Kathy Selden, a "real" actress and on stage performer, is able to help them along as she becomes a voiceover for Lina, who cannot do talking films to save her life. Don and his good friend Cosmo realize the talent Kathy has and begin working on a musical instead of a talking film.
Join us as we follow our Hollywood stars as they begin working on the new film, working through the script and music, and deal with bad contracts, all while dancing, singing and laughing their way to a brand new film, The Dancing Cavalier.
Date & Time
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023