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Holiday in the Hills 2016 – Review

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“Holiday in the Hills,” A Folsom Tradition at Sutter Street Theatre

Review by Gerry Camp

For many families, the holiday season is the time for traditions. For some families in the Folsom area, Sutter Street Theatre’s annual production of “Holiday in the Hills” is not to be missed. Written by the managing directors of Sutter Street, Connie Mockenhaupt and Mike Jimena, the show has just opened its eleventh incarnation.

In her “Director’s Notes” in the program, Mockenhaupt explains: “The story takes place in the late 1800’s right here on Sutter Street where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together to celebrate the Holidays. A lot of research went into the people and places that were here in the late 1800’s, give or take a year or two, and everyone you see was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year.”

Sound like a boring history play? Nothing could be further from the truth. The research Mockenhaupt speaks of is all in the play’s Playbill, not on the stage. What is on the stage is the most scintillating evening of holiday-themed song and dance I’ve ever enjoyed. You won’t care that Kelly Mauro is playing the part of Elizabeth Hood, who operated the Western Exchange House. On Sutter Street’s stage Mauro, an Elly award winner, is a beautiful singer and spirited dancer, and she plays violin for a “hoedown” dance number. Her daughter Grace, also an Elly winner, is identified as Irma Levy, a talented young student, and Mauro’s eight-year-old daughter Annie, a charmer who steals the show for the second year buy lexapro escitalopram running, is identified as Fannie Hake, who became a famous Dance Hall Entertainer. But there is no “final exam” where you will be expected to name the characters. Instead, you will sit entranced at the beauty and charm of this family of performers.

Another family, frequent performers at Sutter Street, is the Matta clan, here represented by brothers Benjamin, Jonathan, and Joshua and sister Rebekah. Never mind who they are supposed to be playing, just enjoy their fantastic dancing and singing.

Dian Hoel is supposed to be stage performer Adah Isaacs, who performed tied to the back of a running stallion. At Sutter Street, Dian, in addition to performing in this show, is also the show’s choreographer, who has made the cast of 34 into professional-quality dancers.

I can’t forget Connie Mockenhaupt, the show’s co-author and director, as the saucy Emma Spencer, the town madam, who flirts shamelessly not only with the men in the cast, but those in the audience as well. And Connie’s husband, Mike Jimena, holds the show together as Peter J. Hopper, the owner and editor of the Folsom Telegraph. His reading of “The Night Before Christmas” is always a highlight of the show. And John Wilder’s brilliant non-stop keyboard accompaniment can’t be topped.

If “Holiday in the Hills” is not one of your family’s annual traditions, perhaps it should be. See this year’s show and you’ll likely resolve to return next year and hopefully many years to come. It is the most fun show you’ll see this Holiday season! Oh, and you will be a participant in the show as well. Guaranteed.

 

The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

January 7 – January 29, 2017

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The Fabulous Fable Factory

February 11 – March 19, 2017

Based on the musical by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

This is a delightful story of an inquisitive youngster who discovers an old factory operated by a Mr. Aesop and a human machine of nine fablemakers.  After she accidentally turns on the Fable Making Machine the adventure begins and some of Aesop’s order keflex antibiotic best-known fables come to life including The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare and others. The young girl surprises everyone, including herself, with her moral-making ability.

This charming show features the actors playing all the parts including the Fabulous Fable Making Machine.

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The Hobbit

March 25 – April 30, 2017

This is the classic fantasy about a young and extremely reluctant Hobbit who leaves home and sets off with a band of adventures to slay a dragon and recover and enormous treasure.  Join buy lexapro Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf, Trolls, Elves, Goblins, the Master of Esgaroth and Smaug the Dragon as they weave this adventurous tale.  Told with wit and humor, THE HOBBIT is sure to please all ages.

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Treasure Island

May 13 – June 4, 2017

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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 buy lexapro online no prescription 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 online pharmacy lexapro 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.

Madagascar

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 ordering lexapro 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.

 

 

Jungle Book

August 5 – August 20, 2017

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The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their cheap buy lexapro journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Anne of Green Gables

August 26 – October 1

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Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew’s buy lexapro online pharmacy heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla’s hard exterior. Then there is young Josie Pye, a lad named Moody Spurgeon, and Matthew, Anne’s kindred spirit. This lovely classic is very simple to present and full of warmth and wit.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

October 15 – November 26, 2017

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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 buy lexapro no rx 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.

Madeline’s Christmas

December 9 – December 30, 2017

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“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.”

So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds.

But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door. Expecting to see Santa, Madeline buy lexapro cheap meets the rug merchant who has brought 12 very special rugs. He reminds Madeline that Christmas is the time of miracles, and that these are not ordinary rugs! Soon everyone wakes up feeling healthy. The rug merchant shows them that they each have a magic carpet and that they can fly home to be with their families for Christmas! After saying goodbye to the girls, Miss Clavel finds a present that the girls left for her, befriends a little mouse, and counts her many blessings singing “Everything Is Right Tonight.” Before you know it, the girls fly back to the old house and are together again on New Year’s Eve. They thank Madeline for taking care of them and making their Christmas so special!

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens – 2017

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens – 2017

saucy-jack-logo-2-minJanuary 6 – January 28, 2017
(No Performance Jan. 21)

Musical-300x101 min

Directed by Alison Gilbreath & Dennis Curry

Synopsis: As the audience settle back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s… The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequined slingback shoe. The staff at the bar are terrified but their boss, Saucy Jack himself, doesn’t seem that bothered by the threat of murder or the tragic loss of his cabaret acts – he’s more concerned it’ll be bad for business. We meet and hear the dreams and fears of some of the characters in the bar: down-trodden waitress Booby Shevalle, talented young saxophonist Sammy Sax, willing barman Mitch Maypole and eccentric regular at the bar, Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff. saucy-jack-minThere is much buy lexapro no prescription excitement at the explosive arrival of Chesty Prospects, a plastic smuggling outlaw: there’s an eco-war going on in this part of the galaxy and fashionable fabrics like bubble-wrap have been made illegal. Chesty charms the bar, talks business with Jack and heralds the arrival of The Space Vixens who hit the ground singing their dance anthem ‘Glitter Boots Saved My Life’. These super fashion crime fighters from a groovier galaxy are part celebrity, part super-hero: strong, sexy, liberated…and all woman! saucy-jack-2-minTheir mission is to fight crime and liberate the universe harnessing the Power of Disco. The audience join these sassy space cops as they arrive on Frottage III to uncover the Slingback Killer and watch as they are drawn into a cosmic underworld where their unique powers promise justice, hope and unadulterated funk!

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Love Letters

February 10 – February 14, 2017

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Arsenic & Old Lace

February 18 – March 26, 2017

Arsenic And Old Lace - Sutter Street TheatreBy Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Mike Jimena

In Arsenic And Old Lace we meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their buy cheap lexapro no prescription brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and the activities of the other brother – these require no further description or amplification.

This famous comedy success proceed a smash hit in New York and on the road.

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Oliver

April 1 – April 30, 2017

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. 

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver buy cheap lexapro online escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece!

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Unexpected Guest

May 6 – June 4, 2017

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By Agatha Christie
Directed by James Gilbreath

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies www.buycheap-pillsonline.com/amoxil.html reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

“There is an ingenious display of suspects, as if lids were being taken off wells of depravity and hastily put back.” – Lawrence Kitchin, The Observer

“The impact is tremendous… Just when the murder seems solved … Miss Christie pulls her almighty knockout punch. I admit her complete victory.” – London Evening Standard

 

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 buy lexapro online cheap 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 www.SutterStreetTheatre.org or call our box office at (916) 353-1001.

Harvey

July 22 – August 13, 2017

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Harvey

By Mary Chase

Directed by Janelle Kauffman

 

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, buy lexapro online however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible best friend just as they are and doesn’t want either of them to change.

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

“Parental Discretion Advised Due to Language”

August 19 – October 1, 2017

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Winner of the 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics
Winner of the 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
Nominee for the 1979 Tony Award, Best Musical
Nominee for the 1979 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
Nominee for the 1981 Olivier Award, Best New Musical

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a rollicking hootenanny of a musical, is based on the true story of a legendary cheapest lexapro Texas brothel, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls came from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston television personality and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.  

Evil Dead The Musical – 2017

EVIL DEAD, The Musical at Sutter Street Theatre

October 7 – October 31, 2017

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Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, it’s not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit. EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends buy lexapro 10 mg online take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”

For mature audiences only.

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