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Family Series

Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA

Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA – Family Series features shows ideal for the whole family, even the little ones! We offer musicals, comedies, musical revues, mysteries and featured entertainers in an intimate, 60 seat theatre.

Below is a list of our current Family Series Show Schedule

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

December 9 – December 30
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
Friday December 29 at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Book by Alan J. Prewitt
Music by Craig Bohmler
Lyrics by Steven Mark Kohn

A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the old woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on a whimsical adventure. 

Shrek The Musical

November 4 – November 26
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Cinderella Redux

September 2 – September 24
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Written by Mike Noland

Audiences of all ages will love this off-kilter, madcap version of “Cinderella.” With the bad economy and no job skills, Prince Wigglesworth needs to find a bride so he can become king and rule the kingdom. So the Prince decides to host a masked ball so he can meet all the eligible maidens in the kingdom. Forbidden to attend the ball by her evil stepmother, Cinderella visits her mother’s grave, where she meets a licensed and certified, full-service fairy godmother who specializes in “wishes granted, spells cast, futures told, and uni-brows plucked” and who helps Cinderella prepare for the ball. When the Prince meets Cinderella, he falls madly in love with her. But when Cinderella suddenly disappears, the Prince has to find her with the help of his dimwitted palace security guards who may have been hired from Idiots-R-Us!

Frozen Jr.

August 5 – August 27
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee

Disney’s Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Seussical Kids

July 1 – July 23
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

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

Rated: G

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip,Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

April 22- May 21
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Written by Carol Weiss

This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need “a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure.” 

Alice in Wonderland

January 28 – February 26
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

Rated: G

Written by Kathryn Shultz Miller

Welcome to Wonderland where everything is curiouser and curiouser! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this exciting adventure full of strange and fantastic characters. As Alice makes her way through the Tulgey Wood, she quickly meets characters such as the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts. So don’t be late! Come join Alice and her friends for a short, fun-filled, journey through Wonderland.  

Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland

September 3 – September 25
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
September 23rd & 24th at 7:00 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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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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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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Wind in the Willows

November 20- December 12
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00PM

By Kenneth Grahame
Adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen
Music and Lyrics by Michael Silversher

A new musical version of the classic story.  Tired of spring cleaning his dismal little home, Mole ventures up into the Wide World, embarking on a series of adventures with his new companions–the clever Rat, wise old Badger, and especially the motorcar-crazed Mr. Toad.  From boating to caravanning to the Battle of Toad Hall, they’re adventures that, in the end, still lead back to the home that is always waiting, happy to hear a song sung like willows in the wind…

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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

April 2 – April 16
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM

April 22 at 7pm
April 23 at 4pm
April 24 at 4:30pm

Written by  Joseph Robinette

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

December 14 – December 29*

Book, music and lyrics by James W. Rodgers

Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

(12/17, 12/18, 12/19, and 12/20 at 4 pm)

(12/23 and 12/27 at 1 pm)

 

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13: The Musical

October 12 – November 24

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon

September 7 – September 29*

Book by David and Julie Payne

Lyrics by Julie Payne.

Music by Martha Yordy

 

“And Little Red Riding Hood lived happily ever after” is where Little Red Riding Hood and the Magic Dragon begins. But Little Red isn’t really happy! Through the song, Fairy Tale Lament, we learn that she has grown tired of her story. She dreads knowing that every time someone opens up her book she will be forced to relive the same old familiar tale. With the help of Toby, a lovable, comical magic dragon, Little Red sets off for new adventures. Along the way she meets, and sometimes becomes, other fairy tale characters like princes and witches and frogs. She manages to find excitement and sometimes danger. Ultimately Little Red’s magical journey brings her to the realization that anything is possible and that imagination is the true beginning of everything.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

*September 21st will be at 10:3o am

 

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