Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon inteviews Robert Hypes, the Artistic Director of Playhouse Merced, and Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 at 8 pm, and August 12 at 2 pm.
To listen to Rob Hypes discuss Playhouse Merced’s Season, click onto the Link:merced theatre-5
Founded in 1994 as the Merced Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse Merced has grown over the years into the area’s premier theatre organization, presenting a Mainstage season of at least a dozen shows and special events annually. Additionally, the youth Conservatory offers after-school instruction in theatre, voice and dance, provides educational opportunities through outreach to outlying communities and presents acclaimed theatre summer camps for young people.
Partial list of Playhouse Merced’s upcoming season
9 to 5: The Musical
August 31 – September 16, 2012
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
It’s a hilarious tale of friendship and revenge — three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world.
A Few Good Men
September 28 – October 7, 2012
by Aaron Sorkin
From the writer of “The West Wing,” “Moneyball” and the “Social Network” is this riveting drama of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, United States Marines accused of murder.
Richard O’Brien’ The Rocky Horror Show
October 12 – October 31, 2012
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Let’s do the Time Warp again! Meet Brad, Janet, Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia and Dr. Frank N. Furter in one of the most outrageous shows ever produced.
To listen to Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli, click onto the link:renata santori-2
Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli was born in Kentucky and raised in California. Her own life experiences have contributed towho she has become today: a motivational psychic medium, a motivational speaker, a spiritual counselor and a radio show host. Her desire is to continue to inspire others with messages of hope and inspiration through her private consultation sessions, her personal writings… and workshops and lectures, all of which tell of her varied and often difficult life experiences.
Unfortunately like so many others, Renata has experienced various levels of abuse while growing up. She was taken away from her family when she was twelve due to the abuse; she was made a ward of the state of California and lived in a state run girls’ home in Los Angeles, from the ages of twelve to eighteen.
Her spiritual journey has steadfastly led her to a place of healing and peace as a result of sharing her life’s story with thousands of others. Many other people have also endured what seemed to be impossible life experiences and circumstances.
Renata has been communicating with those in the afterlife since the age of three…
The spiritual world was not something her family understood… This was a confusing time for her, because while what she was hearing and seeing was very real, she learned that her ability was not something she could share with most of her family without severe repercussions at times. She began internalizing what she saw, heard or felt – for fear of ridicule. She was exposed to various religious beliefs, both from her family and from the religious girl’s home where she lived during her teen years. With these beliefs imposed upn her, she was again left with the impression that what she saw, heard and felt from her contact with those on the other side was not a gift, but ‘a curse’.
It was not until her third near death experience in 1997 that she began to realize that maybe what she thought was her biggest curse in life might be a gift. But she was still keeping her abilities a secret at that time.In 1998, once again her life would forever be changed. It was during her physical healing process from an automobile accident that her beloved brother took his own life. After his passing, she fell into a deep depression.Then, one night months after his passing, she had a visit from him. During this visit, he told her that it was now time for her to begin using her abilities and gifts to help others. His visit transformed her life forever.
Thus began her search for the true meaning of the Higher Power that was called ‘God’.
Renata Santorelli worked with the The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. The Institute is concerned with asking, “What can we do with the potential that exists within our bodies, minds, and spirits?” Can we heal each other? Ourselves? Can we affect events and physical reality with our thoughts? Can we know things before they happen? Are we connected to each other? To the planet? Can we communicate with our loved ones who have passed?