Sacramento Theatre Company Presents the 2016-2017 Season of Trials, Travels, & Triumphs. Subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale September 1, 2016. Call the Box Office at 916-443-6722 for more information.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Buddy Butler
Starring Sam Misner as Atticus, Megan Pearl Smith as Jean Louise, & Atim Udoffia as Calpernia
September 28 – October 30, 2016
Adapted from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this unforgettable American classic explores themes of innocence, love, prejudice, and injustice, all set in a Great Depression southern town that is rocked by a local court trial. STC’s production will contain an additional musical component, helping take audiences on a deeply moving journey through the triumphs and shortcomings of the human spirit.
I Ought to Be in Pictures
By Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Zarriello
Starring Eric Wheeler as Herb & Natasha Hause as Steffy
November 2 – December 11, 2016
This comedy-drama follows struggling screenwriter Herb, who abandoned his family 16 years earlier, and his daughter, Libby, who travels to Hollywood to convince her father to give her the acting career she wants. Libby confronts Herb with the trials and responsibilities of parenthood and forces him to come to terms with his girlfriend, Steffy. In this play, Neil Simon’s unique brand of humor touches the heart, as well as the funny bone.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Jerry Lee
January 4 – February 12, 2017
As the second longest running off-Broadway musical of all time, this popular comedy celebrates that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Traveling through dating and waiting to commitment and marriage, from the agonies of the in-laws to trips in the family car, this episodic musical pays tribute to both the trials and the triumphs of love.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Galligan-Stierle
Starring Matt K. Miller as Prospero
February 22 – March 19, 2017
Teeming with shipwrecks, fairies, and magic, The Tempest is considered by many to be Shakespeare’s finest romance. It concerns the deposed Duke Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, who have been stranded for a trying twelve years on a small island where nothing is quite as it seems. But as they separate fantasy from authenticity, they eventually triumph in a new world of love, harmony, and redemption.
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Casey McClellan
Starring Janis Stevens as Amanda Wingfield
March 22 – April 30, 2017
When it premiered in 1944, The Glass Menagerie was a triumph for the American playwright Tennessee Williams, as his first major work to appear on Broadway. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his dramatic mother, and his fragile sister, Laura. As the audience travels through Williams’ “memory play”, we learn that the Wingfield family’s lives are much like Laura’s glass menagerie—fanciful and delicate illusions.
The Donner Party — A New American Musical
Music by Eric Rockwell, Book & Lyrics by Margaret Rose
Directed by Michael Laun & Margaret Rose
Starring Jerry Lee as George Donner
April 19 – May 14, 2017
Specially commissioned and developed by STC, this dramatic new musical chronicles the true story of the harrowing travels of pioneers who faced unspeakable trials when trapped in the high Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846 to 1847. Written by Eric Rockwell and Margaret Rose, California natives and authors of STC’s 2013 production of A Little Princess, this world premiere musical continues STC’s commitment to produce new, locally-relevant works each season.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Book & Lyrics by Kate Hawley, Music by Gregg Coffin, Original Concept by Paul Whitworth
Directed by Michael Laun
Starring Michael RJ Campbell as Mrs. Baden-Rotten, Miranda D. Lawson as The Good Fairy, & Ryan Blanning as Buttons
November 30, 2016 – January 1, 2017
After its triumphant return last year, this crowd-pleasing adaptation of the classic fairy tale comes to STC for an encore presentation. Inspired by the British panto holiday tradition containing topical humor, cross-dressing, and audience participation, Cinderella features a live band led by STC favorite Samuel Clein.
Something’s Coming: A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
November 10 – 13, 2016
Known for his incredible talent as a composer, a conductor, and a pianist, Leonard Bernstein is responsible for such musicals as West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Candide, On the Town, and more. You’ll leave this cabaret understanding why he is one of America’s most acclaimed musicians.
I’m the Greatest Star! Showbiz Divas and Dames
January 19 – 22, 2017
From Ethel Merman to Carol Channing, from Bernadette Peters to Kristin Chenoweth, show business has long-produced leading ladies known for their artistry, big personalities, and that certain “it” factor. Enjoy great music, from toe-tappers to powerhouse ballads, in this evening that reminds us “there is nothing like a dame.”
Till There Was You: Broadway’s Best Love Songs
March 30 – April 2, 2017
This romantic cabaret will feature music from across Broadway’s more than century-long history. With a diverse mix of classic and contemporary showtunes, it’s the perfect night out for people in love, or for people who simply love Broadway music.
The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
September 14 – 25, 2016
King Leontes is blessed with a beautiful queen, a son, and a baby daughter-to-be, but he loses them all when his heart is poisoned by jealousy. During the spiritual winter that follows, faithful friends and a divine oracle lead him back to sanity and a miraculous reunion with those he lost.
Shrek the Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book by David Lindsay-Abaire
January 12 – 15, 2017
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
Disney’s Mulan Jr.
Music & Lyrics by David Zippel, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Schwartz, Matthew Wilder, & Alexa Junge
February 2 – 5, 2017
The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
By Don Zolidis
March 1 – 5, 2017
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories, ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids
May 10 – 21, 2017
Hermia loves her Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius—who’s also the heartthrob of her best friend, Helena. Threatened with death or a convent if she doesn’t do what Daddy wants, Hermia and Lysander head for the woods. With Helena and Demetrius in hot pursuit, they run right into a magical free-for-all between Oberon, the Fairy King, and Titania, his Fairy Queen.