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San Jose Stage Company Presents "Reefer Madness"
Photo by Dave Lepori

Reefer Madness: The Musical

Now - July 28, 2013

San Jose, CA


Location
San Jose Stage Company
490 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113

Show Times
Evening shows Wednesdays - Saturdays
Afternoon shows on Sundays
Click here for exact show times

Tickets
Click here or call 408-283-7142

San Jose Stage Company presents Reefer Madness: The Musical, an irreverent musical that satires the 1936 anti-cannabis propaganda film. My wife, Brett, and I co-choreographed this production and we're both performing in the ensemble too! Note that this production is intended for mature audiences.








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Angel Burgess, Carmichael Blankenship, Sarah Mitchell, and Michael Scott Wells in Berkeley Playhouse's Guys and Dolls
Photo Courtesy of Berkeley Playhouse

Guys and Dolls

March 23 - April 28, 2013

Berkeley, CA


Location
Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Show Times
Evening shows Thursdays - Saturdays
Afternoon shows Saturdays and Sundays
Click here for exact show times

Tickets
Click here or call 510-845-8542 X351

I'm portraying Sky Masterson in the Berkeley Playhouse production of Guys and Dolls, the classic musical comedy based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" by Damon Runyon. The story adaptation by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows is funny and great for all ages, and the musical score by Frank Loesser includes great standard tunes such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “If I Were a Bell,” “Sue Me,” “I’ll Know” and “My Time of Day.”








San Francisco Opera presents "Moby Dick"
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Moby Dick

October 10 - November 2, 2012

San Francisco, CA


Location
San Francisco Opera
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Show Times and Tickets
Visit www.sfopera.com or call 415.861.4008 for performance times and tickets

Composer Jake Heggie, in his "finest creation since Dead Man Walking," and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville's meditation on man and the sea into "a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater" (San Francisco Chronicle). I am honored to perform the small role of Tashtego in San Francisco Opera's epic production of Moby Dick!

Here's a video preview of the production. Enjoy!








Image courtesy of Hillbarn Theatre
Image courtesy of Hillbarn Theatre

Ragtime The Musical

August 30 - September 23, 2012

Foster City, CA


Location
Hillbarn Theatre
1285 East Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA

Show Times
8:00pm Thursdays - Saturdays
2:00pm Sundays

Tickets
Go to Hillbarn Theatre or call 650.349.6411

Everyday this brilliant story by E.L. Doctorow and book by Terrence McNally conveys our American Dream and ways that people both shortchange it and honor our world with compassionate acts of human connection. With a moving score by Ahrens and Flaherty and a fourteen-piece live orchestra put together by Greg Sudmeier, you can't miss this meaningful piece of theatre. The breadth and heights of human emotion and artistic excellence are in evidence and cannot be missed.








Ensemble Parallele presents The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby

February 10 - 12, 2012

San Jose, CA


Location
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Show Times
8:00pm Friday, February 10
8:00pm Saturday, February 11
2:00pm Sunday, February 12

Tickets
Go to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Box Office or call 415.978.2787

Ensemble Parallele presents this operatic interpretation of The Great Gatsby, featuring a lush compositional sound that shifts from sweeping symphonic flourishes to the music of jazz bands from the Roaring Twenties. My wife, Brett, and I are performing as dancers in this gorgeous production!










Halsey Varay and CJ Blankenship in San Jose Stage Company's "Cabaret"
Photo by Dave Lepori

Cabaret

September 28 - November 6, 2010

San Jose, CA


Location
San Jose Stage Company
490 South First Street, San Jose, CA

Show Times
September 28 - November 6
7:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE IN THE SUNDAY MATINEE PERFORMANCES

Tickets
Go to www.sanjosestage.org or call 408.283.7142

Video Preview
Click here to see a video preview!

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. The boys are beautiful…the girls are beautiful…this fall The Stage is beautiful. Presented in a true cabaret-like atmosphere, come hear the music play as The Stage recreates the Kit Kat Klub in 1929 Berlin. Winner of Tony Awards three decades apart, join us for a newly revolutionized version of the classic musical with choreography by myself and my wife, Brett.








Bus Barn Stage Company's "Smokey Joe's Cafe"
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Smokey Joe's Cafe

September 2 - October 2, 2010

Los Altos, CA


Location
Bus Barn Theatre
97 Hillview Rd, Los Altos, CA

Show Times
8pm Thu-Sat until 10/2

Added Show Times
3pm Sun 9/12
7:30pm Wed 9/15
7pm Sun 9/19
3pm Sun 9/26
7:30pm Wed 9/29

Tickets
Go to www.busbarn.org or call (650) 941-0551

Bus Barn Stage Company presents this high energy musical tribute to 1950's song writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It includes several hit songs such as Stand By Me, Poison Ivy, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Potion #9, and On Broadway. It's all music and all fun!








Samson and Delilah

September 23 and 27, 2010

Broadcast on KQED 9HD and KQED Life


Broadcast Times and Channels
Channel KQED 9HD
8pm Thu 9/23
2am Fri 9/24

Channel KQED Life
7pm Mon 9/27
1am Tue 9/28

KQED is broadcasting San Francisco Opera's production of Samson and Delilah.

This riveting opera features lush music and one of the most thrilling bacchanalian dance spectacles ever conceived for the stage. Make no mistake, this production is a Cecil B. DeMille-like extravaganza. -KQED

I am one of the featured dancers in the bacchanalian dance sequence that appears late in the opera. Set your DVR's to record this one!








Carmichael Blankenship of Motu'aina
Photo by Terry Lee

Tahiti Fete

July 4 - 5, 2010

San Jose, CA


Location
San Jose State Event Center
290 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA

Show Times
10am Sun 7/4
10am Mon 7/5

Tickets Go to www.tahitifete.com

Tahiti Fete is a 4 day celebration of Tahitian culture. Groups from several countries come together to perform the exciting music and dance of Tahiti! I'm performing with Motu'aina on Sunday and Monday of the 4th of July weekend. Come check it out!








Shadows of Pompeii presented by 42nd Street Moon and R.C. Staab Productions
Image courtesy of R.C. Staab Productions

Shadows of Pompeii

April 16-26, 2009

San Francisco, CA

 

Location
Eureak Theatre
215 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA
Performance Times
8pm Thursdays and Fridays
6pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays
Special Performance Times
7pm Wednesday, April 22
1pm Saturday, April 25
Tickets

Go to www.pompeimusical.com or call (415) 225-8207

 

42nd Street Moon and R.C. Staab Produtions are collaborating to present this workshop production of the new musical drama, Shadows of Pompeii, the story of a young female artist who seeks to express her artistry despite restrictions of the Roman Empire while disaster looms from Mt. Vesuvius. I'm appearing as the character Victor in this ensemble musical with music by Tony-nominated composer Keith Herrman.

 

 

 


Amy Fritterer and Carmichael Blankenship of Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Photo by Scott Belding

Nutcracker

December 6-21, 2008

Pittsburgh, CA

San Mateo, CA

 

Produced by Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Pittsburg Creative Arts Center
250
School St
Pittsburg, California
7:30pm Sat, December 6
2pm
Sun, December 7
Tickets: Call (925) 432-4992 or go to www.peninsulaballet.org

San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600
N Delaware St
San Mateo, California
7:30pm Sat, December 13
2pm Sun, December 14
2pm Sat, December 20
2pm Sun, December 21
Tickets: Call (800) 595-4849 or go to www.peninsulaballet.org
 

Artistic Directors Michael Lowe and Mario Alonzo have assembled some of the Bay Area's finest dancers and musicians (yes there is a live orchestra!) for this year's Nutcracker. We are also expanding our performances to two venues this year, the Pittsburg Creative Arts Center and the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. I am featured in the Arabian/Coffee pas de deux, a duet choreographed by Carlos Carvajal that has received rave reviews from both audiences and critics.

 


CJ Blankenship as Matthew in Altar Boyz at San Jose Stage
Photo by Dave Lepori

Altar Boyz

July 30 – September 21, 2008

San Jose, CA

 

Presented by San Jose Stage Company

Location

San Jose Stage Company

490 South First St

San Jose, CA

Performance Times

7:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays

8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays

2:00pm Sundays

Important Schedule Notes

There will be no performances on Saturday August 30 and Saturday September 13

There will be an extra performance at 5:30pm Sunday September 14

The final performance will be at 5:30pm Sunday September 21 (not at 2pm)

Tickets

Go to www.sanjosestage.com or call (408) 283-7142

 

I’m appearing in San Jose Stage Company’s production of Altar Boyz, the groovin’ and uplifting show that tells the holy, inspiring story of five deeply religious, small-town guys who are on a divine mission to save the souls of adoring fans through the power of funk and rhyme! I’m playing Matthew, the leader of the Altar Boyz, in this high energy show that is part pop concert, part theatre, and all fun! Even if you’re agnostic, the Altar Boyz will lift your spirits!

 





42nd Street Moon presents Out of This World
Photo by David Allen for 42nd Street Moon

Out of This World

June 5 – 29, 2008

San Francisco, CA

 

Presented by 42nd Street Moon

Eureka Theatre

215 Jackson St

San Francisco, CA

Regular Performance Times

8pm Thursdays and Fridays

6pm Saturdays

3pm Sundays

Added Performance Times

1pm Saturday, June 14

7pm Wednesday, June 18

Tickets: Go to www.42ndstmoon.org or call (415) 255-8207

 

Flirtations and trickery, midnight trysts and celestial parties… 42nd Street Moon presents Out of This World, Cole Porter’s saucy farce about Greek Gods and Hollywood movie types on the prowl in 1950s Athens! This revised version was produced to acclaim from the London critics in 2004. One of Porter’s greatest scores, the show includes From This Moment On, Use Your Imagination, Nobody’s Chasing Me, They Couldn’t Compare to You, and Cherry Pies Ought to Be You. I’m playing Zeus (or Jupiter as Cole Porter prefers) in this hilarious musical comedy.

 





Andrea Marcovicci stars in 42nd Street Moon's Coco
Photo by David Allen for 42nd Street Moon

Coco

April 26 – May 11, 2008

San Francisco, CA

 

Presented by 42nd Street Moon

Eureka Theatre

215 Jackson St

San Francisco, CA

Regular Performance Times

8pm Thursdays and Fridays

6pm Saturdays

3pm Sundays

Added Performance Times

7pm Wednesday, April 30

1pm Saturday, May 3

7pm Wednesday, May 7

Tickets: Go to www.42ndstmoon.org or call (415) 255-8207

 

42nd Street Moon presents, Coco, the musical play written by André Previn and Alan Jay Lerner in 1969. The musical focuses on fashion designer Coco Chanel (played by Andrea Marcovicci) and her amazing 1950’s renaissance as a fashion force. It also focuses on her bond with her protégé (Nina Josephs) and her battles with a jealous rival designer (Tom Orr) and the boyfriend of her protégé (played by myself). I’m featured in two great songs, Let’s Go Home and A Woman Is How She Loves. This company presents musicals in staged concert format, so you will see and hear all of the music and scenes in a minimal and intimate concert setting.

 





Opera Frontier presents Remix8
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Remix 8

March 14, 2008

Oakland, CA

 

Presented by Opera Frontier

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 Lakeshore Avenue

Oakland, CA

8pm Friday, March 14

Tickets: Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26890

 

I am one of several featured performers in Opera Frontier’s premiere production, Remix 8. This fun production

 

“features choreography and musical arrangements ranging from hip-hop to alleluia, from Bizet to Broadway, but is always anchored in the sublime sound of superb singing.” – Gail Simpson, Artistic Director

 

Come check out this new take on opera which is performed by a truly talented group of singers and musicians!

 









Peninsula Ballet Theatre presents Carnival of the Animals!
Photo by Scott Belding

Carnival of the Animals

March 1-2, 2008

Mountain View, CA

 

Presented by Peninsula Ballet Theatre

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

500 Castro St

Mountain View, CA

7:30pm Saturday, March 1

2:00pm Sunday, March 2

Tickets: Click here or call (650) 903-6000

 

Come see me perform as Tarzan in Peninsula Ballet Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Carnival of the Animals!

 

“Blankenship is a show in himself. An admired singer, award-winning actor, ballet dancer and gymnast… His charismatic personality bonds him with the audience as he whimsically moves the show along…” – Keith Kreitman, San Mateo County Times

 

You don’t need to love ballet to love Carnival of the Animals – a great show for kids and adults. The program also includes two other works by choreographers Michael Lowe and Mario Alonzo.