Posts tagged with: Folsom

Legally Blonde The Musical

November 5th – 28th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

 

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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Matilda Jr.

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

 

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The Aristocats Kids

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard

 

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day!

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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

 

 

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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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

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

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!

COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update

November 18, 2020

 

Sutter Street Theatre has undertaken big changes to adjust to our world’s changing needs.  Take a look at what we’re doing!

  • Our new OptiClean Negative Air Machine and Air Scrubber with HEPA filter removes particles as small as 0.3 microns and puts clean air into the room.
  • We’ve reduced audience capacity to 25%.
  • Workshops and classes have been reduced to a handful of people or moved outside entirely.
  • There is now a second bathroom in our Annex to allow for easier social distancing.
  • Holiday in the Hills is getting a COVID-19 makeover! Learn more here.

It’s no secret that the arts are struggling but here at Sutter Street Theatre, we keep finding a way!

If you have any questions about how you can help or about our COVID-19 changes, please call (916) 353-1001.

Covid-19 Statement

August 19, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your support over the past 14 years and for being a part of the Sutter Street Theatre family. We are looking forward to the next 20 years!

We are in the process of adjusting the schedule to accommodate postponed performances, classes, and rehearsals.

If you have purchased any tickets for any shows, you may take advantage of the following options:

1) Postpone your tickets to a later performance of these shows.

2) Receive credit for a comparably priced ticket that will be good for any show.

3) Donate the price of your ticket to Sutter Street Theatre to help us during this difficult time.  We will give you a donation letter for tax purposes upon request.

If you would like to donate to help us through the COVID-19 crisis it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount would be a great help. Just call our office at (916) 353-1001.

*Please note that all donations go directly to the running of the theater.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we deal with this worldwide crisis.

Please call us at 916-353-1001 if you need help or information.

Sincerely,

Mike Jimena – Managing Director

Connie Mockenhaupt – Artistic Director

The Board of Sutter Street Theatre

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Be More Chill

Be More ChillMusic and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

Book by Joe Tracz

Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about “The Squip.” Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy’s desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

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Be More Chill

Be More Chill

 

Book by Joe Tracz

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis

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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A Wrinkle in Time

by  Jerry Montoya

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.

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Newsies

August 6th – 29th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM
Sunday at 4:00 PM

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

It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! 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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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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Audition Notice: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!

Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom

When: Sunday, March 25, 7:00PM

Who: Directed by Allen Schmeltz

 

Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg

by Joseph Robinette

What to Bring: A resume and headshot if you have them.

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

 

Synopsis:
Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ’50s and an exciting, fun filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course—we’d never break tradition in that important area).

 

Characters:
The cast consists of a mix of all ages. Sammy, Alice and the Police Chief should be late teens or older. All others can be children to adults.

 

Sammy Scoop a private eye
Alice Sammy’s assistant
Police Chief a town official
Little Bo Peep a client of Sammy
Little Red Riding Hood a clinet of Sammy
King’s Horses – up to four
King’s Men – up to four
Wall – three or more
Mother Hubbard a townsperson
Mother Goose a townsperson
Suspects
Mistress Mary
Rip Van Winkle
Henny-Penny
Rapunzel
Handsome Prince
Troll
Little Billy Goat Gruff
Flopsy
Mopsy
Cottontail
Peter Rabbit

Evil Dead: The Musical

 

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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You Can’t Take It With You

July 16th – August 1st
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 4:00 PM

By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

 

Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best-laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

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