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Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA

Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom, CA – Off-Broadway Series features musicals, comedies, musical revues, mysteries and featured entertainers in an intimate, 60 seat theatre.

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The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

July 8 – August 18
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Rated PG

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 

Cabaret

May 26 – June 25
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Rated PG-13

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

Monty Python’s Spamalot

March 3 – April 2
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez

Rated PG-13

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

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

Cast List

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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Sunshine Boys

Kauffmans’ Give Us A Hand Productions and Sutter Street Theatre present…

November 4- November 27
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM
Special performance on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 PM

Written by Neil Simon

Rated PG-13

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 2023

September 29- October 31
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 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.

And Then There Were None

August 26- September 18
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Michael Coleman

Rated: PG-13

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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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 15th, 20th, 21st & 22nd at 7:00 PM

December 2 will be a free, open-house, performance due to the annual tree lighting.

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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!

Rated G

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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.

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Godspell

March 25 – April 16
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:30 PM

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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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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Holiday in the Hills

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!

PERFORMANCES

December 4th – December 20th

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM – FREE Outdoor Performances

(No Outdoor Performances on December 6th)