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The Lightning Thief Audition Notice

Come one, come all! Below is the character descriptions, plot summary, and soundtrack link for The Lightning Thief Workshop!

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Storytellers  Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.

Shrek – He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer and excellent actor with comedic chops.

Fiona – She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. This needs to be a performer who can do it all: act, sing and dance.

Young Fiona – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Teen Fiona – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Lord Farquaad – A very short man with huge ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, a comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

Donkey – A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” This role needs a performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. They should complement Shrek as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

Dragon – A role that requires a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. A performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Mama Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Should be good singers.

Papa Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Should be good singers.

Little Ogre – A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

Pinocchio – The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without his nose growing. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. This is a performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.

The Three Little Pigs – Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.

Ugly Duckling – He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a performer.

The Three Bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.

Wicked Witch – A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality!

Big Bad Wolf – He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.

Gingy – A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Need a performer with great energy to play this role.

Peter Pan – The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Looking for a performer who will have fun physicalizing the character.

Captain Of The Guard – This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just need a big, booming voice and someone who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

Knights – The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.

Dwarf – Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

Ensemble – The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Other standout ensemble roles include: The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.

SUMMARY

Percy Jackson is a teenage boy who always seems to get into trouble, no matter how hard he tries to be good. When he is expelled from school for the sixth time, his mother decides that it is time for Percy to know the truth. The Greek gods are real and, what’s more, Percy is a demigod, the son of Poseidon. Along with fellow demigod Annabeth (the daughter of Athena) and best friend and protector Grover (who happens to be a Satyr), Percy must go on an epic quest to retrieve Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and prevent war amongst the gods. The quest turns into an epic adventure, with the Furies, Medusa, and Ares (the god of war) among those wanting to stop Percy in his tracks. With time running out, Percy soon discovers that nothing is normal when you’re a demigod.

LINK TO SOUNDTRACK:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1m04KVklyHSkYGqtKxSihEr_PFnQs6D3

The Best Man

November 8th – December 1st
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 PM

Book by Gore Vidal

Directed by Janelle Kauffman

Rated: PG

William Russell, the ex-Secretary of State, is a wit and scholar with high liberal principles, beloved of the eggheads and suspected by practical politicians. Joseph Cantwell is a ruthless and hard-driving young man, a dirty fighter who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions. And Arthur Hockstader is an ex-President, who loves politics for their own sake, admires a rough-and-tumble battler more than a chivalrous one, and is determined to have the final say in the selection of his party’s candidate…The ruthless young man has got hold of papers indicating that his rival once suffered from a mental crackup, which he is all set to use. Then his scrupulous antagonist comes across some incriminating evidence about Cantwell, which he is loath to produce. The scruples don’t appeal to the ex-President, who enjoys seeing the boys fight. All of this provides the framework for some vivid and interesting scenes in which Mr. Vidal contrasts the minds, emotions and fighting spirits of the two candidates…”

Produced in partnership with Kauffman’s Give Us A Hand Productions

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Cotton Patch Gospel Audition Notice

When: Sunday, January 21st at 4pm
Callbacks: Monday, January 22nd at 7pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of a prepared song (16-32 bars) and cold readings from the script. There will be some dancing, so dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role. If you have tap shoes, bring them!

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them plus a 16-32 bar cut of a song that demonstrates your vocal abilities. Bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. 

Rehearsal Schedule: January 23 – February 29
Monday-Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm

Performance Schedule: March 1 – March 30
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:30pm

Book by Tom Key & Russell Treyz
Music & Lyrics by Harry Chapin
Directed & Choreographed by Sam Williams
Music Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt & Johnny Wilder

Synopsis: With music & lyrics by Harry Chapin, and based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, this bluegrass musical is a southern reinterpretation of the gospel story – retelling the life of Jesus in modern day rural Georgia. Produced by Gary Musick Productions and Troupe America Inc.,the “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is the only Off-Broadway play to be praised by both Rolling Stone and Christianity Today, and hailed as “A Joyous Triumph” by the New York Times.

Anything Goes Audition Notice

When: Sunday, February 18th at 7:00 PM
Callbacks: Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

***If you are unable to attend the February 18th Audition, contact the Director at kennygagni@yahoo.com to schedule an alternate audition date/time or to submit an audition video.***

The audition will consist of a singing audition and a dance audition. Dress appropriately for movement as a dance combination will be taught. If you have tap shoes, bring them. If time allows there may be cold readings from the script.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. Prepare 18-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show and bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. Do not bring sheet music. No a cappella auditions please. Appropriate dance attire and tap shoes if you have them.

Rehearsal Schedule: February 23-April 11
Friday, February 23 at 6:00pm
Saturday, February 24 at 5pm
Monday, Feb 26-Wednesday, Feb 28 at 6:30pm (LEADS ONLY)
Starting Monday, March 4 regular rehearsals of Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 PM will begin.

Performance Schedule: April 12-May 12
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Directed by Kenny Brian Gagni
Music Direction by Heather Clark
Choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt & Devin LePage

Synopsis: The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate con man named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.

Roles:
All roles are available.

Reno Sweeney – An evangelist turned nightclub headliner. Confident, clever, and glamorous. Looking for a strong singer and actress who can dance well. A triple threat that commands the stage.

Billy Crocker – Elisha Whitney’s assistant. Friends with Reno and determined to win Hope’s affections. Charming, earnest, and lovesick. Looking for a strong singer with great comedic timing and can move well.

Hope Harcourt – A wealthy and beautiful heiress. Torn between her engagement to Lord Evelyn and love for Billy. Poised, sweet, but with a strong sense of moral duty. Looking for a strong singer who can move well.

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh – Hope’s aristocratic English fiancé. Quirky, good-natured, and gullible. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Moonface Martin – Public Enemy #13, disguised as a Reverend. An uncomplicated and lovable gangster. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and move well.

Erma Latour – A traffic-stopping dame and Moonface’s partner in crime. Flirty, resourceful, brazen, but a little clueless. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Elisha Whitney – An Ivy League business tycoon. Bossy, outlandish, and a little bit drunk. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing.

Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt – Hope’s widowed mother. An elitist who is concerned with money and social status. Refined but easily panicked. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing.

Captain – The man in charge of the S.S. American. Intelligent, strong, but a little too concerned with prestige.

Purser – Reliable, alert, by the book.

Minister Henry T. Dobson – A missionary returning from China, certain he can reform Luke and John.

Luke – A presumably reformed gangster. A streetwise Brooklyn-ite.

John – Luke’s cousin. Has a conscience but is easily manipulated.

The Angels (Chastity, Charity, Purity, Virtue) – Reno’s backup posse for her nightclub act. Magnetic, attractive, and own any room they walk into. Looking for good dancers with great individual personalities. Tap is a plus.

Strong ensemble of performers who play Sailors, Passengers, Reporters, Tappers and the like! Looking for high energy singers and dancers that will be involved in multiple song and dance numbers with solos throughout.

Sleeping Beauty Audition Notice

When: Sunday, February 25th at 7pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are auditioning for a singing role, prepare 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your abilities.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. If you are auditioning for a singing role, please also bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. There will not be an accompanist, so do not bring sheet music. No a cappella songs please.

Rehearsal Schedule: March 18th-April 18th
Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: April 20-May 19
Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

Book & Lyrics by R. Eugene Jackson
Music by 
Patsy Pollard
Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Music Direction by Hannah Hurst

Synopsis: The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale! Young audiences will find a delightful group of characters as enchanting as the magic in the story itself.  There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy, and the Royal Magician, who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog!  And there’s the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine (the ’sleeping beauty’), and the brave Prince Dauntless, who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell. Rich with music underscoring, themes, and five tuneful songs, Sleeping Beauty is a delight for audiences of all ages!

Roles:
Ages from teens through adults/seniors will be considered for roles.

Chester the Jester – Any gender, singing role. Has numerous songs. This is a key role. Chester is part storyteller, part jester, part servant to the Royal Court, part stagehand. The actor should be very limber, move easily, and have good comedic timing. Dance experience is a plus. This character will be on-stage the entire show.

King Gaylord – Adult male, non-singing role.

Queen Jollianna – Adult female, non-singing role.

Tipsy the Gypsy / The Dragon – Any gender, older teen or adult, non-singing, comedic role. Should be able to move easily on stage.

The Royal Magician / Frog: Male, non-singing role

Rosemary the Good Fairy – Female, non-singing, comedic role.

Thornberry the Evil Fairy – Female, singing role (one song).

Princess Elaine: Female, singing role.

Prince Dauntless – Male, singing role.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

May 24th – June 23rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM

Book by John Bishop

Directed by Mark Cornfield

Rated: PG-13

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions!

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Twelve Dancing Princesses Audition Notice

WHEN: Saturday, December 30th at 7:00pm
WHERE: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630

***If you are unable to attend the December 30th Audition, you may submit an audition video via email to the Director for consideration. Your video should include your name, what role you are interested in, if any what you will be singing, and your prepared 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song. Your email should include your contact info and your resume and headshot (if you have them) as well as any conflicts you may have for rehearsal/performance dates. Video submissions should be sent to haleymcd02@icloud.com no later than the evening of Saturday, December 30th.***

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: January 3rd-February 1st, 2024
Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 7th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
TECH WEEK: January 29th – February 1st, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 3rd-25th
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier
Directed by Haley McDaniel
Music Direction & Choreography by Heather Clark

All ages and experience levels from children to seniors are invited to audition!

The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role. There are non-singing and non-dancing roles available.

What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song of your choice. Make sure you bring a backing track on a phone or CD. No a cappella renditions or sheet music please.

Synopsis: Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. Then one day, the king (tired of finding twelve pairs of worn shoes outside his daughters’ room each morning) issues a proclamation. The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive his or her heart’s desire and eight bags of gold! After an entertaining visit from the Prince of Arrogance (“Talking about me is my favorite thing to do!”), Matthew the commoner comes to visit. And when the Spirit Mother gives Matthew an invisibility cloak, events rapidly begin to change.

CHARACTERS:
The Dancing Princesses (should be good dancers)
Annabella
Anya
Celestia
Genevieve
Giselle
Hazel
Louisa
Rosalina
Scarlet
Suzanna
Violetta
Zelda

Spirit Mother

King Phillip

Matthew the Commoner – Ability to play guitar or lute is a plus!

Head Shoemaker

Prince of Arrogance (doubles as a Townsperson)

Handmaidens (double as Shoemaker’s Apprentices and Townpeople)

Two Royal Guards

Hearld

 

For further information call the theatre at 916-353-1001.

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

December 7th – December 29th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book by Laurie Brooks

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Rated: G

In their poorest winter ever, when the crops have been devastated by locusts and the family must deal with the death of baby Freddie, Charles Ingalls backtracks his family to Burr Oak, Iowa, to take over the running of a hotel. And if things weren’t bad enough, Ma tells Laura she must be nice to Johnny Steadman, “the worst boy in Iowa.” When wealthy Mrs. Starr asks for Laura as a companion to read to her in the afternoons, Laura is overjoyed to be invited into such a fine house, but when she overhears Mrs. Starr offer to adopt Laura as her own daughter to ease the burden of so many children, Laura is certain that Ma and Pa will give her up. As Christmas morning approaches, Laura is faced with a decision: Will she choose what she believes is best for the family or will she find a way to stay with Pa, Ma, Mary and Carrie? This original play presents the poignant story of the “missing” two years in the life of the Ingalls family—the only substantial period that Laura chose not to write about in her Little House books. Told with period songs, humor and depth of character, A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas tells a story of healing that celebrates the importance of enduring family bonds.

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Goosebumps The Musical

October 5th – November 3rd
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book by John Maclay
Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch & John Maclay
Based on the books by R.L. Stine

Directed by Lindy Mallonee & Heather Chapin
Music Direction by 

Rated: PG

Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to be starring in a mysterious show called The Phantom, and not the least bit frightened by the old legend that the play is cursed. But when strange, spooky messages start appearing, and a masked menace starts disrupting rehearsals, they begin to wonder: what if there really is a ghost haunting their school, determined to stop the show?! Prepare to get goosebumps as they race to solve the mystery in this thrilling—and chilling—new musical, based on the classic series by R.L. Stine.

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The Secret Garden

August 10th – September 8th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book by Jerry R. Montoya
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Rated: G

Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge.

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Finding Nemo Kids

July 20th – August 4th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book adapted by Lindsay Anderson
Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

Directed by Sarah Williams

Workshop age: 6-12yrs

Rated: G

Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

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Rock of Ages: High School Edition

June 15th – July 14th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 PM

Book by Chris D’Arienzo

Directed by Kate Rolls
Music Direction by 
Connie Mockenhaupt
Choreography by Kiera LePage & Devin LePage

Workshop age: 12-18yrs

Rated: PG

It is 1987, and the fabled West Hollywood club the Bourbon Room is the seedy, sordid, vibrant heart of the Sunset Strip. The music venue has seen better days, but as run by chilled-out former rock impresario Dennis Dupree, and tended to by Dennis’s mischievous assistant Lonny, it is the essence of rock and roll. When bright-eyed young hopeful Sherrie Christian, a small-town girl who wants to make it as an actress, arrives in town, she bumps into Drew, a Bourbon Room busboy with dreams of rock and roll stardom. Love-struck Drew convinces Dennis to hire Sherrie, and the stage seems set for their romance. But when the Mayor of West Hollywood, persuaded by a couple of scheming German real estate developers, announces his intention to demolish the Bourbon Room and the entire gritty Sunset Strip, the stakes are raised. Rock of Ages is a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic rock, to over-the-top ballads and fierce guitar, to the gritty glamor and rough energy of the Sunset Strip. This jukebox musical features ‘80s hits such as “We Built this City”, “I Wanna Rock”, and “Don’t Stop Believin’”.

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Sleeping Beauty

April 20th – May 19th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book & Lyrics by R. Eugene Jackson
Music by Patsy Pollard

Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Music Direction by Hannah Hurst

Rated: G

The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale! Young audiences will find a delightful group of characters as enchanting as the magic in the story itself.  There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy, and the Royal Magician, who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog!  And there’s the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine (the ’sleeping beauty’), and the brave Prince Dauntless, who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell. Rich with music underscoring, themes, and five tuneful songs, Sleeping Beauty is a delight for audiences of all ages!

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The Lightning Thief: High School Edition

March 9th – April 7th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 PM

Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Directed by Mark Cornfield
Music Direction by Heather Clark
Choreography by Dian Hoel

Workshop age: 13-20

Rated: G

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).

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Twelve Dancing Princesses

February 3rd – February 25th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book & Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier
Adapted from the fairytale by The Brothers Grimm

Directed by Haley McDaniel
Music Direction & Choreography by Heather Clark

Rated: G

Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. When the king issues a proclamation promising a reward for who can discover the secret of where the princesses go each night events rapidly begin to change!

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Holiday in the Hills

December 7th – December 23rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM
plus special weekday performances!

Original work by Connie Mockenhaupt & Mike Jimena

Directed by Connie Mockenhaupt
Music Direction by Johnny Wilder

Rated: G

Holiday In The Hills is Sutter Street Theatre’s love letter to the Holiday Season; It takes place in the late 1800’s (give or take a year or two) right here on Sutter Street where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together for a party to celebrate the season. A lot of research went into the people and places that preceded us in the late 1800’s, and everyone you see onstage was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year. Seeing a performance of Holiday In The Hills will put you and your family in the holiday spirit or we’ll give your money back, guaranteed!

Produced in partnership with Kauffman’s Give Us A Hand Productions

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Evil Dead The Musical 2024

September 27th – November 3rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 31st at 7:00 PM

Book by George Reinblatt
Music & Lyrics by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

Directed by Mike Jimena
Music Direction by Connie Mockenhaupt

Rated: Mature

“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.”

Evil Dead: The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. Did we mention the blood?!

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a houseware-aisle employee turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.

You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.  Plus it’s the only show with a ‘Splatter Zone’ – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood.  And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any show you’ve ever seen.  JOIN US!!!!!

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The Producers

August 16th – September 15th
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Directed by Avery Mordwinow
Choreography by Devin LePage

Rated: PG-13

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

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Visiting Mr. Green

July 12th – August 4th
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 13th at 7:30 PM

Book by Jeff Baron

Directed by Janelle Kauffman

Rated: PG

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 21-year-old corporate executive. The young man is sentenced to community service in which he must help the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years. Translated into 24 languages, with over 600 productions in large and small venues, it has won numerous Best Play and Best Actor awards throughout the world.

Produced in partnership with Kauffman’s Give Us A Hand Productions

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The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

May 24th – June 23rd
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM

Book by John Bishop

Directed by Mark Cornfield

Rated: PG-13

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions!

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