By Amy Maginnis-Honey
The 33rd annual Arty Awards gala kicked off with members of the opening act on a make-believe tour of the newly renovated Solano Community College Performing Arts Center.
“It’s a very pretty view,” said one of the women, as they entered from the right side of the stage and down the center aisle. “I think I heard something,” said another.
As they made their own way to the stage, another noticed a packed house. “I see theater people,” she said.
The group of five then broke into “We’re at the Artys,” adapted from “42nd Street’s” “We’re in the Money.”
Host Jennifer Schemke joked that she wanted to tell the audience her name was Stephen Colbert. Colbert was hosting the Emmys at the same time the Performing Arts Network was honoring live theater in the area.