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Pee-Wee Series: Frankenstein Slept Here

Thursday October 28th- Sunday November 7th
October 28-29 at 4:00 pm
October 30-31 at 11:00 AM
November 6-7 at 1:00 PM

Book by Tim Kelly

In the first show in our Pee-Wee Series, we introduce: Frankenstein Slept Here!

Baroness Frankenstein has opened her castle to all those who can’t cope with the outside world, including a descendant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a Medusa with snakes in her hair, Vampira, the Mummy, the mad Igor, a Phantom Bride and the Invisible Man.  The castle belongs to an American society matron who sends monthly checks to pay for the staff she imagines is working at the castle.  What to do?  What else but have the creatures pose as servants.  Mrs. Hoople arrives with her young niece and her husband to inspect the premises and discovers her gardener is Igor, the butler is a mummy, the cleaning woman is a vampire and the Monster is stretched out on the dining table!  The highlight takes place when a werewolf fights the Invisible Man in full view of the audience!

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Pee-Wee Series Pricing:

$9.99 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

 

Run time: about 45 minutes

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Legally Blonde The Musical

November 12th – 28th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

 

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Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

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Rent: High School Edition

Book by Jonathan Larson
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This show is rated PG-13.

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Holiday in the Hills

December 4th – 23rd
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM
Additional Performances on December 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM

Special Performance: Dec 3 at 8pm, because of the tree lighting we will be having a free show in  the theatre.

 

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By Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt

The story takes place in the late 1880’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. Come see a show guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. One of the most enjoyable shows of the year with dynamic characters and fun, current music!

Appropriate for all ages!

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Freaky Friday

Book by Bridget Carpenter

Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

 

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one anothers’ struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

 

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Into the Woods

September 11th – October 3rd

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM

 

Book by James Lapin
Music and Lyrics by Stephan Sondheim

 

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm-inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go to the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

“Total enchantment. A spellbinding score, witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters.”

– Daily News

“Bewitching… dazzling… triumphant.”

– New York Post

“Non-stop pure pleasure. A ravishing explosion of color and melody and magic and laughter.”

– TIME Magazine

 

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Measure for Measure

A Comedy by William Shakespeare

Directed by Conrad Cecil

The Duke leaves in his position a blackmailer, who picks on a young lady who was going to become a nun, to get her playboy brother off the death penalty. Meanwhile, the townspeople are still trying to do business in these times of regime change… What will happen next?!

 

Performances:

June 11th – June 20th

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

Sundays at 4:00pm

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The Carsino Show Under The Stars

One Weekend Only!

March 26th – 28th

Directed by Mike Jimena

The Carsino Show has returned – in the style of the Johnny Carson show as if it were done by the Mafia! Live music plus tributes to Liberace, Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra, Rodney Dangerfield, Dean Martin,  Abbot & Costello, and more with your host, Johnny Carsino.

Performances will be held outdoors under the stars on the patio of The Gaslight Co. at 718 Sutter Street with socially-distanced nightclub cabaret seating. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. A full bar will be available.

There will be three performances:

Friday March 26th & Saturday March 27th at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 28th at 4:00pm

 

Seating is limited so make your reservations early. Tickets are $20 each.

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Be More Chill

Be More Chill

October 16- November  7

Book by Joe Tracz

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

Due to mature language and sexual references, Be More Chill is rated PG-13

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager trying to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. That is, until the day he finds out about “The Squip,” a pill-sized supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most. Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy’s desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. When things with the SQUIP take an unexpected, darker turn, is Jeremy willing to lose his best friend, his crush, his classmates, and the whole world, all in an effort to be more chill?

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Run Time: About 2 Hours and 30 mins

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A Wrinkle in Time

September 11- October 3

By John Glore

Adapted from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle

One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back – braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

Kids (under 12) can attend Wrinkle in Time free if accompanied by an adult who has paid full admission.

 

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A Tailor for Ladies

by Georges Feydeau

Freely translated and adapted by Peter Meech

Paris, 1880: the height of the Belle Epoque. Sleeping in separate bedrooms since their arranged marriage, Dr. Moulineaux and his wife Suzanne hardly know each other. When she accuses him of having an affair, Moulineaux enlists the help of a friend whose bizarre behavior only adds to his wife’s suspicions. Things get worse for the doctor with the arrival of a crazed mother-in-law, an enraged Prussian officer and his wayward wife, and figures from Moulineaux’s checkered past… Fortunately, love conquers all, and it does so hilariously in this classic French farce.

Godspell

Book by  John Michael Tebelak

Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

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Puffs

January 17 – February 16

by  Matt Cox

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

PG-13

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

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Leading Ladies

by  Ken Ludwig

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Once Upon a Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Newsies

August 6th – 29th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM
Special Performance Added on Thursday 8/26 at 7:30PM

Music by  Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story.

 

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And Then There Were None

November 7 – November 29

by  Agatha Christie

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 4:00

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The Lion King KIDS

July 18 – July 26

Music and Lyrics by Time Rice and Elton John

Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your school. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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Charlotte’s Web

January 25 – February 16

Adapted by  Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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The Berenstain Bears on Stage

Book and Lyrics by  Stan and Jan Berenstain

Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza

The “world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears,” guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show’s stage director—introducing and commenting on the play’s five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby: Small Bear is an only cub, and he is a little lonely. But, he is growing—he has outgrown his own little bed. And he is about to become a big brother! Papa Bear builds him a new, bigger bed as they talk about the coming birth of the new baby in the family. When Sister Bear arrives, Small Bear becomes Brother Bear and he finds, to his delight, that he won’t be lonely anymore. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room: All families have a messy room or two in the house. In the Berenstain Bears’ tree house, the cubs’ room is the messiest. Mama Bear decides it’s time for a major cleanup; comic conflict results, which is solved by Papa Bear’s neatness plan. The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare: It’s hard to resist someone daring you to prove you’re not a chicken! Neighborhood bullies, Too Tall and his gang, put Brother on the spot by daring him to swipe one of Farmer Ben’s watermelons. Farmer Ben catches Brother in the act and gives him good advice about dealing with bad influences. The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: An impromptu game of soccer inside the Bears’ tree house results in one very broken lamp. Brother and Sister concoct a far-fetched story about a bird flying in the window and knocking the lamp over. Somehow, Papa and Mama Bear doubt this explanation. As the truth comes out, Brother and Sister learn that “no matter how you try, you can’t make truth out of a lie.” The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright: Sister Bear is selected to be the star of the Bear Country School production of Grizzlystiltskin. She is very nervous about her role and has trouble memorizing her lines. She practices and practices to get them right. Brother has no such problem—he is supremely confident. But on the night of the performance, Brother gets stage fright and forgets his lines while well-prepared Sister not only has her own part down pat but feeds Brother his lines as well.

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