California Musical Theatre News

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Perform Music of Frank Loesser at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/22Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Perform Music of Frank Loesser at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

Single-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus SeasonSingle-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Single-show tickets are now on sale for all shows in the 2016 Sacramento Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos for Falcon's Eye Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMYPhoto Flash: New Photos for Falcon's Eye Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

he Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, THE WHO'S TOMMY. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. THE WHO'S TOMMY opened on Friday, April 15 and will continue through Saturday, April 23, 2016. Take a look at the new production photos below! (more...)

John McGinty to Play Quasimodo in HUNCHBACK at California Music Circus, 8/23John McGinty to Play Quasimodo in HUNCHBACK at California Music Circus, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

California Music Circus presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Aug 23, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. John McGinty just announced on his Twitter page: (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', THE BODYGUARD and More Set for Broadway Sacramento's 2016-17 Season'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', THE BODYGUARD and More Set for Broadway Sacramento's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre announced the 2016-17 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series, one of which has been produced in the round at Music Circus a number of times but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at Falcon's Eye TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at Falcon's Eye Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, THE WHO'S TOMMY. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. THE WHO'S TOMMY opens on Friday, April 15 and will continue through Saturday, April 23, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Folsom Lake College Theatre to Present The Who's TOMMYFolsom Lake College Theatre to Present The Who's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, The Who's "Tommy." Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S "TOMMY" is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time TONY Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17Disney's NEWSIES Coming to Sacramento, 4/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Sacramento premiere of Disney's NEWSIES opens Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM at the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 17. In Sacramento, NEWSIES will play Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00 PM; Thursday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at The Falcon's EyePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at The Falcon's Eye
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Falcon's Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, THE WHO'S TOMMY. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, THE WHO'S TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. THE WHO'S TOMMY opens on Friday, April 15 and will continue through Saturday, April 23, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 7Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 7
by Audition Roundup - Feb 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 7, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

BWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Harmony Wheeler - Feb 4, 2016

Since Sacramento last saw "The Little Mermaid," director Glenn Casale has fin(e)-tuned Disney's script and created a near-perfect,  spectacle of a production. The unofficial mini-tour of the show comes to Sacramento courtesy of California Musical Theatre this week only and is already sold out.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alison Woods and More in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in SacramentoPhoto Flash: First Look at Alison Woods and More in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Take a trip under the sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This fun-filled, timeless tale makes its Broadway Sacramento debut in a limited engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Feb. 2-7. Directed by CMT Artistic Director Glenn Casale, the show features Alison Woods as Ariel, along with several Music Circus Alums, including Eric Kunze as Prince Eric. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!California Musical Theatre Announces Music Circus Lineup - HELLO, DOLLY!, NICE WORK, CABARET and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre and BroadwayWorld bring you the 2016 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. The season includes four shows that have never been produced at Music Circus: The smash hit musical comedy Legally Blonde, based on the hilarious film starring Reese Witherspoon; the family favorite Seussical, a journey through the witty and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss; Nice Work If You Can Get It, the song-and-dance spectacular filled with the music of George and Ira Gershwin; and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a brand new musical exploring the dark themes of the epic novel while featuring the beautiful music of the animated Disney film. The 2016 Music Circus season will also feature two shows that are all-time patron favorites, the irresistible musical theatre gem Hello, Dolly! and the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret. (more...)

Darren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater FestivalDarren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Stage and screen stars Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect", Dear Evan Hansen), Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach), Philip McAdoo (The Lion King and Rent), Brad Simmons ("Camp", Lysistrata Jones), Jacob Brent (Cats); Cory Lingner (On the Town), and writing team Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Camp-Wish-No-More, My Little Brony) are some of the talent confirmed for the 2016 Junior Theater Festival (#JTF16), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group.   (more...)

Auditions Announced for 10 Year Anniversary of LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR, 12/13Auditions Announced for 10 Year Anniversary of LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Executive Producers Michael Sterling of Michael Sterling Publicity and Production (www.msapr.net). and Barbara Van Orden (www.barbaravanorden.com) have announced that vocal auditions for the 10 year Anniversary of LA's Next Great Stage Star® will be held Sunday, December 13, 2015.  'Our annual auditions in search of 10 men and 10 women between 18 and 32 years of age, is highly anticipated by the hierarchy of those associated with the business of presenting Broadway musical theatre in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California said Sterling.  'We couldn't be more grateful to our professional colleagues and select corporate entities for their consistent support of Stage Star since its inception,' added Van Orden  (more...)

La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Present RENT, Beginning TonightLa Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Present RENT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), announce the second show of their 2015-2016 season, RENT, book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Richard Israel (Floyd Collins). (more...)

La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present RENT, Begin. 10/23La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present RENT, Begin. 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), announce the second show of their 2015-2016 season, RENT, book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Richard Israel (Floyd Collins).  RENT will preview on Friday, October 23, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 24) and run through Sunday, November 15, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Stages SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/11Orlando Shakespeare Theater Stages SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from tonight, September 9, through October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents HAIR, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' HAIR is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

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