Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Sacramento

Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Sacramento

In a world where films are full of computer-generated explosions and effects, and television shows feature the seamy side of supposed “reality,” seeing a play or musical unfold in front of you is a totally unique experience. Talented performers from Sacramento and beyond set the stage for true entertainment in these upcoming productions in the capital city.

“Nunsense”
Sacramento Theatre Company
1419 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6722
www.sactheatre.org

Date: Jan. 7, 2015 – Feb. 15, 2015

An accidentally murderous nun, a leper colony, bingo and a vicious pot of vichyssoise are central to the plot of this laugh-out-loud musical. One of the longest running Off-Broadway shows ever, “Nunsense” comes from the pen and mind of the talented Dan Goggin. The local production is the first 2015 event in Sacramento Theatre Company’s “Legends, Epics, and Icons” season. Come watch five Little Sisters of Hoboken nuns as they sing, dance and raise the roof to bury their fellow sisters under the ground.

“The Addams Family”
Runaway Stage Productions
24th St. Theatre
2791 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 207-1226
www.runawaystage.com

Date: Jan. 2 – 25, 2015

You may recall this crazy, kooky and altogether spooky family from the popular 1960s television show of the same name. The stage play goes beyond the series in both time and plot and the result is quite entertaining. Join the beloved characters in this Runaway Stage production that features family daughter Wednesday grown to be a lovely young lady. Bad news for papa Gomez – Wednesday is in love with a boy who is “normal” and wants Gomez to keep that detail a secret from her mother Morticia. As those familiar with the characters might imagine, a dinner meant to introduce the young man and his parents to the Addams’ crew goes less than smoothly.

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“Always a Bridesmaid”
Chautauqua Playhouse
5325 Engle Road
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 489-7529
www.cplayhouse.org

Date: Jan. 16, 2015 to Feb. 22, 2015

Four best friends attend their high school Senior Prom and make a solemn vow to be in one another’s weddings when they get married, no matter what the circumstances. This girlish promise makes way for a lifetime of crazy weddings, ridiculous bridesmaid dresses and the questionable behavior of spouses. This very funny stage play follows the matrimonial trials and triumphs of the four Southern belles; a particular challenge at times with one of the ladies walking down the aisle numerous times and all of them facing the true meaning of marriage. Just say “I do” to the Chautauqua Playhouse, and check out the hilarity in person.

“Hello Jerry!”
Sacramento Theatre Company
1419 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6722
www.sactheatre.org

Date: Jan. 22 – 25, 2015

Legendary composer, author and producer Jerry Herman has created many of the most beloved musicals of our time, and this wonderful production with soloists and a live band is a fitting salute to his talent. Music from a number of his Tony Award-winning shows will be featured, including from “Mame” and “Hello Dolly” to “Mack and Mabel,” “The Grand Tour” and the iconic “La Cage Aux Folles.” The production takes place on the Sacramento Theatre Company’s intimate cabaret stage, where guests can relax by candlelight, enjoying the show with a glass of wine and appetizers. Seating is first come, first served, so plan to get to the theater early.

“In the Woods”
Flying Monkey Productions
24th St. Theatre
2791 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 207-1226
www.flyingmonkeyproductions.org

Flying Monkey Productions features an award-winning troupe of young performers who bring this fun musical to life at the 24th Street Theatre. The twisted plots and characters of several Grimm fairy tales, including “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel,” intersect in this original story. Flying Monkey is a non-profit group that allows young people to get real-world experience in all parts of theatre production, including set and costume design, choreography, stage management, props and more.

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