Sacramento Theatre Company Presents the 2017-2018 Season of Fate, Fantasy, and Forgiveness.
Subscriptions on sale July 3, 2017. Single tickets go on sale September 1, 2017. Call the Box Office at 916-443-6722 for more information.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Dramatized by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Directed by Casey McClellan
Featuring Michael Jenkinson as Mr. Otto Frank & Natasha Hause as Mrs. Van Daan
September 27 – October 22, 2017
Based on the real-life story told in one of the most famous books of all time, this play dramatizes the 1942-1944 writings of a Jewish schoolgirl, chronicling her fate and that of seven other friends and family members who are in hiding from the Nazis. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank beginning her unforgettable diary, this drama reminds us that forgiveness and faith in the good of people is what keeps the world in balance, even when all seems lost.
Kings of America — A World Premiere Play
By Sean Patrick Nill
Directed by Lyndsay Burch
November 1 – December 10, 2017
Through the recurring dreams of a struggling teenage boy named Noah—dreams which happen to be populated exclusively by former presidents—this timely new play explores presidential figures of American history, their flaws, and the legacies they have left behind. But, for Noah, these episodes might be more than just fantasy; they could be a means for forgiveness and personal healing. This production continues STC’s commitment to produce new works by local artists.
The Musical of Musicals – The Musical!
Book & Music by Eric Rockwell
Book & Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Directed by Michael Laun
January 3 – February 11, 2018
Back by popular demand, this hilarious satire returns to STC with the debut of new, additional material by writers Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. A fanciful parody, the show pays homage to classic musical theatre tropes from across the ages, with a cast of four in those fated recurring melodrama roles of villain, hero, ingénue, and matron. You, too, will be taken to fantastic, but somehow familiar, musical lands and are destined to leave the theatre in stitches.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Casey McClellan
Featuring William Elsman as Macbeth
February 21 – March 18, 2018
A study in the corrupting power of unchecked ambition, the brave Scottish general Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most haunting tragic figures. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of fantastical witches claiming that he is fated to be King of Scotland, Macbeth becomes consumed by the prospect of political advancement. Spurred to action by his equally ambitious wife, something wicked this way comes when Macbeth proves not a man worthy of the Kingship, but an immoral and tyrannical madman.
Mothers and Sons
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Bill Zarriello
March 21 – April 29, 2018
This award-winning play by one of America’s treasured writers makes its Sacramento debut at STC. The story concerns a mother, Katharine, who pays a surprise visit to her late son’s ex-partner, Cal, who is now married and has a child. Challenged to face how society has changed around her (and without her), generations collide as Katharine separates fantasy from fact so she can forgive her son, reconcile with Cal, and understand the full life the two led together.
Man of La Mancha
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh & Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Michael Jenkinson
April 18 – May 13, 2018
Adapted from Don Quixote, one of literature’s greatest novels, this musical tells the story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote and his quest to revive chivalry and bring justice to the world. Accompanied by his squire, Sancho, and his “lady”, Aldonza, he journeys through his fantasy world, believing that true madness is to see life as it is and not as it should be. Featuring a triumphant story of redemption and forgiveness and a score of beloved songs accompanied by a live orchestra, this production will leave you dreaming the impossible dream.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Richard Hellesen from the Charles Dickens novel
Music by David DeBerry
Directed by Michael Laun & Michael Jenkinson
Featuring Matt K. Miller as Ebenezer Scrooge
November 29 – December 24, 2017
Returning after a five-year hiatus, this adaptation of the classic Dickens novel is by local artists Richard Hellesen and David de Berry and stars Matt K. Miller reprising his role as Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas tale traverses Scrooge’s greed-filled past, his regrettable present void of forgiveness, and his fated future if he doesn’t change his avaricious ways. Bring the whole family for this holiday classic celebrating its 30th anniversary on STC’s stages.
I’m the King of New York: A Salute to Showbiz Leading Men
November 9 – 12, 2017
From Jerry Orbach to Neil Patrick Harris, from Zero Mostel to Ben Vereen, there is nothing like the captivating voices and dynamic personalities of the leading men of showbiz. From classics to contemporary favorites, from comedy numbers to soaring anthems, you’ll enjoy a salute to the many men who’ve made the lights of the Great White Way shine bright.
Walkin’ After Midnight: Broadway Loves Country
January 18 – 21, 2018
Broadway takes inspiration from many popular genres, and country music is no exception. In STC’s first tribute to this unique musical sound, enjoy showtunes influenced by honky-tonk, bluegrass, Americana, gospel, and contemporary rock from musicals like Big River, 9 to 5, Bright Star, Million Dollar Quartet, and many more.
Welcome to the ’60s: A Tribute to Theatre’s Grooviest Decade
March 29 – April 1, 2018
Whether a product of that time or a tribute to that period’s style, Broadway has found its groove with the 1960s. Featuring selections from shows like Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Jersey Boys, and many others, this cabaret will leave you feeling the peace and love of that fab, far-out decade.
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
September 13 – 24, 2017
The Shakespearean comedy, As You Like It, follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure
Adapted by Craig Sodaro
Music by Eric Rockwell
January 11 – 14, 2018
The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery, until one night the Darling children join Peter on his real adventures in Neverland and encounter the Lost Boys, Princess Tiger Lily, and the evil Captain Hook. This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite story.
Kiss Me, Kate
Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
February 1 – 4, 2018
The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters.
By Thornton Wilder
March 1 – 4, 2018
Our Town tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens, particularly Emily Webb and George Gibbs. A moving story of love, loss, and the importance of living, Our Town is truly an American classic.
Twelfth Night for Kids
By William Shakespeare
May 9 – 20, 2018
This Shakespearean comedy centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. A hilarious plot filled with mismatched relationships, Twelfth Night for Kids is a great way to expose children to the fun of Shakespeare.