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Audition Notice: Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Music by Shelly Markham
Directed by Alison Gilbreath

When: Sunday, August 20 at 7:00pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom

Performance Dates: October 14 – November 26 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm

Rehearsals: To be scheduled

What to Bring: A headshot and resume if you have them plus prepare a short song or excerpt from a song. Bring piano music accompaniment or a CD. No a cappella please. Also bring a list of any conflicts you have in September and October. Performance conflicts are not allowed.


Synopsis: Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a
terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this
delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to
music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander
wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend
decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers
don’t have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima
beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to
Australia. Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain but educate
young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging
them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.
Commissioned and premiered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Characters Needed: (Note all actors will be playing children except the Mother and Father)
Alexander: Late teens to early 20s
Ensemble: Four actors, late teens to early 20s, playing multiple roles
Mother: Late 20s to 40s
Father: Late 20s to 40s

Audition Notice – Evil Dead the Musical

Audition Notice – Evil Dead the Musical

When: Sunday, August 6 at 7:00pm


Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630


Auditions consist of cold reads from the script plus singing and learning a dance combination, so please dress to move (No skirts, wear a bra). Prepare 16-32 bars of a Rock Ballad or an upbeat song that best showcases your voice. Bring your song on either sheet music (accompanist will be provided) or a CD.


SYNOPSIS:  “It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to kill everything in sight. Like I said, pretty standard stuff.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.


REHEARSALS: Starting September 4 on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.


PERFORMANCE DATES: October 7th – 29th Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 7:00pm plus special performances on Monday the 30th and Tuesday the 31st at 7pm (The day before and on Halloween).  You MUST be available tor all performance dates.


WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.  Remember, no conflicts during performances.


DANCE AUDITION:The choreographer will teach a dance combo. You will then dance in small groups for the director and choreographer. Wear clothes you can dance in & closed toed shoes, dance shoes are preferable.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:   Note:  Must be 18 or older to audition or have parent’s permission if under 18.


Ash (Male – Tenor/Baritone): The hero and iconic character of the musical. This devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wise cracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick.”


Linda (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): The girl next door. Linda is sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him. She laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.


Cheryl (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group. Looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty’s jokes and torment. The only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns. Spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.


Scotty (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash’s best friend. Thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee. He returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door.


Shelly (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Beautiful, easy, and not too smart. She is Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party. Just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it!


Annie (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Quite the overbearing explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research. Very bossy and drawn to Ash. Must be comfortable in a tear away semi-revealing costume.


Ed (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat. He travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead. After turning evil, his confidence may lack but this “Bit Part Demon” is ready to sing!


Jake (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.


Moose (Male – Tenor/Baritone): A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop!


Fake Shemps (Ensemble Cast) These are the true comedians of the show, AKA the trees of Evil Dead. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing, be prepared to be gross!

Best Little Whore House In Texas

Audition Notice “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

When: June 25, 7:00pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 710 Sutter Street, Folsom CA 95630

Director: Alison Gilbreath

Please bring a prepared song (18 measures) with piano music or a CD. An accompanist will be provided.

Also bring a head shot and bio if you have them.

The musical runs August 19 – October 1.

Rehearsals will start July 10.

Synopsis: Although “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is a title to reckon with, the show is surprisingly inoffensive. Full of fun and gusto, it is a thigh-slapping, good natured little musical full of tuneful songs and bright, entertaining dances.

Based on a true story, “TBLWIT” tells of the demise of a brothel, down a little dirt road near Austin that put Texas in the news several years ago when Larry King wrote up the incident in a magazine. The place was called the Chicken Ranch because the good ol’ boys who couldn’t pay real money settled their accounts with chickens. When a cornball TV personality from Houston started barking at Miss Mona’s high heels, he caused such a ruckus that the local politicos, most of whom were regular customers, forced the Sheriff to close the place.


Miss Mona Stangley – this role is cast

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (baritone, 35-55) – The sheriff who has had a long-standing relationship with the Chicken Ranch and Miss Mona. His compulsiveness leads to the ultimate downfall of Mona and the Ranch. A good ole boy who grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.

Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30-55) – The media “watchdog” who helps bring the trouble to the Chicken Ranch. A cross between Jerry Clower and Glenn Beck. 2 songs.

Jewel (mezzo, 30-55) – The housekeeper of the Chicken Ranch, she is Miss Mona’s right hand. 4 songs, including a featured number.

Governor (45-65) – The Texas governor who eventually orders the closure of the Chicken Ranch. 1 song.

Doatsy Mae (alto, 30-55) – A waitress in the town who has known about the Chicken Ranch for years, has no issue with it or Miss Mona. 1 solo song.

Angel (mezzo, 22-35) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she presents herself as a more experienced working girl. Eventually joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.

Shy (mezzo, 18?27) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she is young and inexperienced, she is running away from something. Eventually joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.

Narrator/Band Leader – Opens the show and the occasional-narrator of the story. Country and Western voice. Good speaking voice. Ability to play Guitar a plus! Age 18 +

The Girls who work at The Chicken Ranch:

Lou, Dawn, Ginger, Beatrice, Taddy Jo, Durla, Ruby Ray, Elosie: All different characters.

Singers/Dancers. Various ages 18 – 35

Mayor Rufus Poindexter – The local mayor and used-car salesman. 35 – 65

C .J. Scruggs – President of local committee and insurance salesman. Age 35 – 65

Edsel Mackey – Editor of local newspaper. Age 25 – 55

Senator Wingwoah – Local politician who takes the local football team, THE AGGIES, to The Chicken Ranch after a big win. Age 35 – 65

Imogene Charlene: Attractive cheerleader. Sings and Dances/ tapping. Age 18-25

Ensemble are also featured as:

The Dogettes Melvin’s singers Melvin P. Thorpe Singers Gospel type singers Angelettes Cheerleaders, some lines, dancing and some tapping required. The Aggies High testosterone football team. “Singing, dancing with some solo dancing and tapping”.

Some of the roles will double up and you may be cast into more than one role.


Treasure Island

May 13 – June 4, 2017

Join us for a rollicking adventure with Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins and a cast of pirates, townsfolk and ship’s crew in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale.  “Thar will be treasure and evil deeds all done with a seasoning of humor and ultimately good winnin’ out over evil.”


Jack and the Beanstalk

June 17 – July 9, 2017

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This delightful rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk is performed by a traveling group of players.  It is a play within a play, where a group of traveling actors put on Jack & the Beanstalk, with the addition of a strange and wonderful Magic Keeper. Each actor plays multiple roles and the audience also gets involved in the story.


July 22 – July 30, 2017

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Book by Kevin Delaguila, Orginal Music & Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture


Presented by Sutter Street Theatre’s Musical Theatre Master Workshop Students.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure, follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.



Our Town

June 10 – July 16


Review by Gerry Camp 



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Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. This Pulitzer Prize Winning play is timeless in its story and symbolism. This is the definitive edition of the play, in short, the words of the play as Thornton Wilder wanted them spoken on stage.

  • Runs June 10 – July 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
  • Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with ID, $15 children 12 and under.
  • For on-line tickets go to or call our box office at (916) 353-1001.

Escanaba In Da Moonlight – Fund Raiser

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Call (916) 353-1001 for information.

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By Jeff Daniels

Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reubin Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck.

Reviews for Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA

In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba in da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.  A very funny play that had packed houses the last time it ran at Sutter Street Theatre!

Escanaba in da Moonlight at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA
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We are putting on a fund raising performance of Escanaba In Da Moonlight, at the Sutter Street Theater in Folsom on August 14th. Suggested donation to attend is $15 to $20 and a portion of the proceeds go to support the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization. So if you missed our run at the Sutter Street Theater in February, here’s one final opportunity. Its first come first served, and doors open at 7:35 PM. The Sutter Street Theater is located at 717 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, CA 95630.

We are gearing up to take Escanaba In Da Moonlight on the road, for one big show at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on August 20th! That too will be a fund raiser and there should be many industry big-wigs in attendance.

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Performing & Visual Arts Workshops for 2017

These workshops will sell out! Reserve your spot today by calling (916) 353 – 1001!

2017 Summer Workshops

Call (916) 353 – 1001 to register.

Performing & Visual Arts Workshop

Ages 10-16

Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rd

Performing Arts

Acting, Improvisation, Music & Dance
Morning Session 9am – 11:30am

Visual Arts

Oil Painting, Drawing & Crafts
Afternoon Session 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Ages 6-12

Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rdVisual Arts Workshops at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA

Visual Arts

Oil Painting, Drawing & Crafts
Morning Session 9:00am – 11:30am

Performing Arts

Acting, Improvisation, Music & Dance
Afternoon Session 12:00pm – 2:30pm

There will be a performance at 5:00pm on Friday, June 23rd in the Theatre with a Reception and Art Exhibit of the students’ work in the Annex immediately following.

Masters Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 9 – 18

Monday, June 26 –
Friday, July 14th

Monday – Friday
9am – 2:30pm
(no classes on July 3rd and 4th)

Students will be working on a production of Madagascar. At the end of the camp, they will be performing for three weekends (July 15th – July 30th) on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

Junior Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 6 – 9

Monday, July 24th –
Friday, August 4th

Monday – Friday
9am – 2:30pm

Students will be working on a production of Jungle Book KIDS. At the end of the camp, they will be performing for three weekends (August 5th – August 20th) on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

To register for the workshops, or for information about tuition, please call 916-353-1001.

The Workshops are held at:

Sutter Street Theatre
717 Sutter Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Celebrate! Gala at Sutter Street Theatre

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 5:30pm

Mark your calendars for February 6 as we launch Sutter Street Theatre’s Annual Gala for 2016

Titled “Celebrate” The Evening celebrates our 10th season in Folsom, CA and Features –

  • Dinner (includes wine, champagne and Dessert)
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction
  • Raffles
  • Door Prizes
  • $50 worth of Theatre Bucks Good for Silent, Live Auction & Raffle
    ($40 if ticket purchased after February 1, 2016.)
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Featuring: “The Connie, Johnny & Mike Show A Hundred Years of CRAZY
  • Free Valet Parking (Available starting at 5:30 pm)
  • LIMO Ride to and from the theatre to the Annex Building

All for $100!

Receive $40 worth of Theatre Bucks
Good for Silent, Live Auction & Raffle

Gala Tickets, Call: (916) 353-1001 

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Mark your calendars for the evening of February 6 at 6:00pm as we present Sutter Street Theatre’s Annual Gala for 2016.

Celebrate! will be held at our theatre annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, with valet parking available down the alley off of Wool Street between Figueroa and Sutter Streets.

The Evening Includes…
  • Dinner (including complimentary wine, champagne, sparkling cider and dessert)
  • Live and Silent Auctions including exclusive and limited edition art & memorabilia such as Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who and more… (See some items below)
  • Raffles
  • Door Prizes
  • Free Valet Parking
The Connie, Johnny, Mike & Rick Show:  Two centuries of insanity!
LIMO Ride to and from the annex to the theatre and back.
Proceeds go to help support our ongoing award winning theatre program and our educational arm that provides learning opportunities to all ages in the visual and performing arts.

Tickets are $100 and will include $40 worth of Theatre Bucks to be used at the event.

For tickets call (916) 353-1001.  

Tickets are limited so get yours today!




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Note from John Wilder, Musical Director at Sutter Street Theatre

I am absolutely amazed at the quality and quantity of things to bid on at this year’s Gala, “Celebrate!”  Kudos to the staff for amassing such a wonderful group of great items!  Certainly, there will be several people going home with winnings that far out-value the price of their admission. Also, the show tonight is awesome!  It will perhaps be the very best ever done for a gala!!!  After all, this is our 10th anniversary!  Only a few tickets remain.  Are you coming???

  • John Wilder