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Martinez, California— is the home of John Muir— the father of our National Park Service.

Barbara, Phil Kenney’s wife, loved our National Parks. In 1992 after she was diagnosed in the 3rd stage of Alzheimer's, Phil and Barbara visited Muir Woods and the John Muir Homestead.

Barbara asked for her own National Park lifetime pass. The Ranger gave her one.

Barbara passed away in 2001 after 52 years of being Phil’s Wife, Lover and Best Friend.

Barbara will have a Memorial Building, and so will the Entire Kenney Family in their Memory and Honor through Eternity, in association with the National Park Service and John Muir Homestead in Martinez, California.
2005 Season

Gala Salute to Veterans, EVENINGS OF July 1st 2nd and 3rd


USA Today newspaper:
Under 10 great places for “Theatre Under The Stars” picks the John Muir Amphitheater as one of the 10 Best: “Sure, the play is the thing. But at outdoor theaters hosting historical dramas, Shakespearean festivals and religious plays, so is the setting. Scott Parker, director of the Institute of Outdoor Drama at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (www.unc.edu/depts/outdoor), steers USA Today’s Laura Bly to some summer favorites where the scenery plays a leading role.”

SITE PLAN - John Muir Festival Center

In rep. July 25 - Sept. 11, 2005 - Three outdoor musical spectaculars:

Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical
“It’s only fitting that the story of one of the world’s greatest naturalists be told outdoors”, in an amphitheater at the edge of the Carquinez Strait not far from Muir’s homestead. The play encompasses everything from the Sierra Club founder’s early days in Scotland to his first glimpse of Yosemite Falls. Theatergoers are welcome to picnic on the grounds.

Book & Lyrics by
Mary Bracken Phillips
Music by Craig Bohmler
Based on a concept by Richard Elliott

The annual musical epic about the life and loves of the great naturalist (and Martinez resident) returns to the John Muir Amphitheater to climax the 2005 John Muir Festival! Don’t miss it!

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

One of the most beloved family musicals of all time comes to the Martinez waterfront as Maria, Captain von Trapp and the seven singing children "climb every mountain" and find their dreams.

Book & Lyrics by
Mary Bracken Phillips
Music by Craig Bohmler

Commissioned by the Willows Theatre Company to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, this musical tale of adventure, romance and courage follows the Expedition on their voyage of discovery, led by the Shoshone Indian guide - Sacagawea!

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