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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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A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

December 13th – December 29th
Fridays at 4:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18th at 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 19th at 4:00 PM

Book by Laurie Brooks

Directed by Joaquin Calderon

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 12th – November 10th
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 Heather Chapin & Lindy Mallonee
Music Direction by
Christine Irish

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
Saturday, August 24th at 4:00 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 & Choreographed by Sarah Williams
Vocal Direction by Hannah Hurst

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: Teen Edition

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

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Directed by Kate Rolls
Music Direction by 
Christine Irish
Choreography by Keira 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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The 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, The Sleeping Beauty is a delight for audiences of all ages!

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The Lightning Thief

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March 9th – April 7th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 PM
(no show Sunday, March 31st)

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
Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Rated: PG

 

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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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

December 9th – December 30th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM
PLUS additional special shows for the holiday season! December 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29 at 4:00 PM

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

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Rated: G

A mysterious 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 woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on an unexpected adventure.

 

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Aladdin Jr.

July 29th – August 20th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Music by Alan Menkin
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin
Book by Chad Beguelin

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

Rated: G

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

 

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Shrek The Musical Jr.

November 4th – November 26th
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

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

Directed by Mark Cornfield
Music Direction by 
Connie Mockenhaupt
Choreography by Dian Hoel

Workshop age: 12-18yrs

Rated: G

“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.

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Cinderella

September 2nd – September 23rd
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 PM

Adapted & Directed by Laura Luke

Rated: G

Cinderella, the world’s most famous fairy tale, comes to Sutter Street. Her life is not easy living with her Stepmother and Stepsisters. Cinderella’s life is about to change and it all starts with a wish and her Fairy Godmother. This tale will touch your heart and make you laugh. Come see if a little magic can bring Cinderella and the Prince together and make dreams come true!

 

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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.

 

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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

Directed & Choreographed by Sarah Williams
Vocal Direction by Hannah Hurst

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. 

 

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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

Directed by Brayden Plumb
Vocal Direction by Hannah Hurst
Choreography by Sarah Williams

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!

 

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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.” 

 

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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.  

 

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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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