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Pippin: 2013 Broadway Revival Version

 

July 22 – August 21

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 4:30 pm

 

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed and Choreographed by Devin LePage

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With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

 

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The Rainbow Fish

July 16 – July 24
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

Adapted by: Austin Zumbro
Directed by: Jenny Connors

With shiny, multi-colored scales, Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in all of the ocean, and the only one of his kind.  But when Rainbow Fish refuses to share his vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature.  Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus, who helps him learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

With bubbly, energetic dialogue and a dynamic cast, this delightful musical for young audiences teaches that the joy of beauty is in sharing it with others.

 

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Pee-Wee Series: Stone Soup

August 26 – September 11
Fridays at 4pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

“Stone Soup” is a story that has been around for a very long time. Its origins are unknown, but it is likely to have come from Europe to America. Earlier versions of the story feature a beggar or travelers entering a village carrying a pot. They ask for food, and when they are turned away by the villagers, they build a fire, fill the pot with water and put a stone in it. The curious villagers come along and are intrigued by the concept of stone soup. One at a time, each villager adds an ingredient to the pot, eventually creating a delicious feast. It is a story about cooperation and generosity.

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Pee-Wee Series: The Adventures of Super Bunny

April 22 – May 1
Fridays at 4pm and Saturday and Sundays at 1pm

All of the vegetables in New York City have strangely disappeared. The police have no leads in the case so it is up to Thumperino Superbunny to solve the crime. Along the way he meets a cast of local characters and tangles with the evil villain Dr. Nilch and his robot henchmen. The Adventures of Superbunny educates on healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence.

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Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland

September 3 – September 25
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Joseph Robinette
Music by Karl Jurman

This new play version of the delightful meeting of two of literature’s most famous young ladies unfolds when a young man puts off a book report till the last minute, then suddenly finds himself in a strange place somewhere between Oz and Wonderland. It then becomes his responsibility to unscramble the stories and steer the familiar characters—the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow and the White Rabbit, among others—to their ultimate destinations while avoiding the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. This hilarious, adventuresome romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn. And a couple of lessons emerge along the way as well.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

May 7 – May 29
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Written by By Joseph Robinette

Set in the early 1900s, this play brings to life the charming, heartwarming story of a Kansas farmer, Jacob Witting, a widower with two children—Anna and Caleb, who places an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife. He receives a letter from a Sarah Wheaton of Maine who says she will visit the family for a month to see how things work out: “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.” Narrated by Anna reminiscing on the eve of her wedding, the story unfolds in a fascinating flashback on that often exciting, sometimes tumultuous month when Sarah and the Wittings came to know one another and learned a few things about themselves as well. The joys and challenges of everyday life are richly depicted in this classic which the New York Times called “an exquisite, sometimes painfully touching tale.” The School Library Journal said the book “is filled with wisdom and gentle humor…a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship on its way to permanence.”

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Pinocchio

January 29- February 20
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller

Pinocchio tangles with tricksters, Fox and Cat, and Lampwick and his no-good buddies in the Land of Toys. Will he save Geppetto from the belly of the whale? Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a real boy?

The story really comes alive, as Lorenzo invites you to see his show at Sutter Street Theatre. The audience helps Pinocchio locate Hickory the Cricket, there’s a puppeteer with live puppets, kindly Geppetto, mischievous kids and so much more … including the whale.

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Sunshine Boys

November 5- November 27
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Written by Neil Simon

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.

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Evil Dead The Musical 2022

September 30- October 31
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 7:00 PM

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

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time.  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 housewares 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 live show you’ve ever seen.  JOIN US!!!!!

 

For mature audiences only.

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And Then There Were None

August 27- September 25
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Written 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.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

July 22 – August 21
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so he tells her.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

June 10 – July 10
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Book by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

April 29 – May 29
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Written By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields

The time is right to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway’s funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “A GUT-BUSTING HIT,” and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: “GO!” Get tickets now – it would be WRONG to wait!

“COMIC GOLD!” – Variety

NOTHING IS AS FALL-DOWN FUNNY! – Cindy Adams, New York Post

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The Best Man

March 4- March 20
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Written by Gore Vidal

In Gore Vidal’s award-winning play, The Best Man, 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. Cantwell 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 Hockstader, who enjoys seeing the boys fight. All of this provides the framework for some vivid and intense scenes in which Mr. Vidal contrasts the minds, emotions and fighting spirits of the two candidates.  Will the “Best Man” become the next President of the United States? The Best Man is as topical today as when it was released in 1960.

 

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

January 14- February 20
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts

Synopsis: This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as ‘the relationship’. Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”   

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Frankenstein Slept Here Audition

Audition Notice:

Frankenstein Slept Here

By Tim Kelly

Directed by Jenny Connors

 

Audition Date: September 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm

 

Rehearsals3:30-5:00, September 27-October 22, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Theatre

Tech week: 3:30-5:00, October 25- October 27 in the Theatre.

Performance Dates: 

4:00pm Thursday, October 28

4:00pm Friday, October 29

11:00am Saturday, October 30

11:00am Sunday, October 31

1:00 Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7

 

LocationSutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

Parking: Parking is prohibited in the neighborhood near the annex, however the church near the annex allows free parking.

Auditions are open to ages 15 and up.

What to Bring:

If you have received the COVID vaccine, please bring your Proof of Vaccine card.  If you have not been vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID test done within three days of the audition.

Masks are required at the audition.

Also, bring a headshot and resume if you have them and prepare to do a cold read.

Synopsis:

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!

Characters:

Baroness Frankenstein. . . A scientist

Igor. . . Her assistant

The Monster. . . An artificial man

The Phantom Bride. . . A ghost

Jacqueline Hyde. . . A relative of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Medusa. . . Snakes in her hair

Vampira. . .  A creature of the night

Hanna Hoople. . . A society matron

The Mummy. . . An old Egyptian

Pauline. . . Mrs. Hoople’s Niece

Ted. . . Her young husband

The Werewolf. . . A disagreeable canine

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Pee-Wee Series: Frankenstein Slept Here

 

Saturday October 22th- Sunday November 6th

October 22-30 at 4:00 pm
November 5-6 at 1:00 PM

Book by Tim Kelly

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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Run time: about 45 minutes

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Holiday in the Hills

December 2nd – 23rd
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:30 PM
Additional Performances on December 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM

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By Mike Jimena & Connie Mockenhaupt

This musical 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 or your money back. One of the most enjoyable shows of the year with dynamic characters, dancing, music and skits!

Appropriate for all ages!

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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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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.

 Call 916-353-1001 to reserve your seats today!