Papa Doo Run Run, the Phantom Returns, Memorial Day Weekend at El Campanil Theatre

Papa Doo Run Run band

Saturday Night – Papa Doo Run Run


Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $27 Seniors (62 & Over): $ 25

Youth (Under 18): Free when accompanied by an adult or senior.


Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forte – they sounded like the Beach Boys! That sound led them to surf music icons, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the duo. In the 80s Papa graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and toured and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the “Celebrity House Band” at Disneyland from 1975-90! In the mid 80’s Papa Doo became the darlings of corporate entertainment, performing at up to 150 corporate events a year! Their fun packed show is still a favorite of dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Papa’s 1975 Top 40 hit “Be True To Your School” reached No. 1 in California. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at no. 17 and earned the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, Papa Doo Run Run appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie “Deadman’s Curve”. The band currently has 10 CD releases and a full length DVD.

Today, Papa Doo Run Run still performs worldwide. Their act encompasses all the great Classic Rock hits of the 60’s and 70’s, with a special emphasis on their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys. Their best kept secret… Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to fill in in their band.

Franc D'Ambrosio“The Phantom Of The Opera” Star Returns…

Sunday – Franc D’Ambrosio

“I’ll Be Seeing Youz” …A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Tickets: Adults: $27 Seniors (62 & Over): $25

Youth (Under 18): Free when accompanied by an adult or senior.


Franc D’Ambrosio – I’ll Be Seeing Youz…A Bronx Boy’s Musical Perspective of WWII. The show features more stories from Franc’s colorful family and remembers the Greatest Generation with a nostalgic walk through the popular music of WWII.

San Francisco’s longest-running Phantom of the Opera star presents his program of song and stories – and, of course, a medley of Phantom tunes. D’Ambrosio’s resume includes an Academy Award Nominated film, an Emmy Award Nominated television show, a four-time Tony nominated Broadway show, two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award Nomination.

Some think (including me) that the War Years were the best of times. The music then was real music.Not electronic gimmicks. These World War ll songs sure bring back the memories, as Franc sings “Long Ago and Far Away”, “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning”, and that tear jerker “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Lee Hartgrave (Beyond Chron).

Tickets May Be Purchased in Advance: At the Ticket Office 604 W. Second Street (Next Door To The Theatre) Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime or by phone: (925) 757-9500 or ONLINE

Convenience Fees: When You Buy… At The Box Office: No Fees; By Phone: $2.00 Per Order; Online: $1.50 Per Ticket; Email Tickets: No Charge; Will Call: No Charge; Mail Tickets: Add $ 2.00 Per Order.

El Campanil Theatre is located in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown, at 602 West Second Street.

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