BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Sacramento in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Producer, Comedienne Kibibi Dillon Passes Away


Off Broadway producer, popular comedienne, actor and director Kibibi Dillon died Tuesday, December 27th as the result of a fatal car crash in Berkeley, CA.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews MY FAIR LADY Brings 'Loverly' Production to Fresno, Modesto, SoCal


Based on quality alone, it seems unfair to equate the touring production of "My Fair Lady" with a low-budget, non-equity production. Although that is what it is, the show boasts such "loverly" sets an... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Grittier WEST SIDE STORY Tour Delivers with Amazing Vocals and Choreography


The national tour of "West Side Story," which visits Broadway Sacramento at the Community Center now through January 29, updates a classic, not with modern reinventions and sets, but with a somewhat d... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Sacramento Music Circus 2012 Season Will Include THE LITTLE MERMAID, GREASE & More


California Musical Theatre Executive Producer Richard Lewis has announced the line-up of shows for the 2012 summer season of Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The five-show season w... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Stars of GLEE to Join Gallo Center Tribute to Robert Ulrich and Kim Johnston-Ulrich, 4/28


A previously announced event at the Gallo Center for the Arts has taken on added star power with the news that performers from the Fox Television hit "Glee" will be appearing. The television show's ca... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: California Musical Theater Turns Favorite Musicals Into Forbidden Broadway


A small piece of the national tour of "West Side Story" remains in Sacramento these next two months, but it's not what you might think. And while many anticipate the arrival of the hit musical "Wicked... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW REVIEWS: Superb Cast and Sets Make CCMT's SUNSET BOULEVARD Broadway Quality


Andrew Lloyd Webber's indisputable claim to fame, "The Phantom of the Opera," has made the composer a favorite of Broadway, West End and the masses. But while "Phantom" has its highly notable songs an... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Sacramento Community Center Theater March 13


Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to return to Sacramento. Performances begin on March 13 2012, and run through March 18 at the Sa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Festival Set for 3/30-4/1


The Monterey Jazz Festival, a nonprofit leader in jazz education since 1958, today announced its annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, March 30 - April 1, 2012 at the Monterey Conference Center. ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

TOTEM Plays Final San Jose Performance 4/15


On Sunday April 15, the fascinating journey of the human species in the evolutionary world of TOTEM will take the stage for the last time in San Jose. Since its opening night in March, this big top p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

MEMPHIS, Billy Elliot and More to Headline Broadway Sacramento's 2012-13 Season


California Musical Theatre announces the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, featuring Tony Award-winning new Broadway musicals as well as heart-warming family favorites. M... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway by the Bay's HAIRSPRAY Offers Strong Cast and Uplifting Message


Refreshingly different from its film counterpart, the original Hairspray musical offers all the highs of the movie set to the thrill of live performance. The changes from stage to screen can both enha... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Runaway's KISS ME KATE is Simply 'Wunderbar'


"Another op'nin, another show. Four weeks, you rehearse and rehearse. Three weeks, and it couldn't be worse. One week, will it ever be right? Then out of the hat it's that big first night." Those open... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Heather Orth, Samantha Bruce, et al. Set for Sierra Repertory Theatre's CAROUSEL, 6/29


Heather Orth and Samantha Bruce will return to Sierra Repertory Theatre this summer as cousins Nettie Fowler and Julie Jordan in Sierra Rep's production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical,... (read more...)

WICKED Opens in Sacramento Tonight, May 23 - Starring Nicole Parker and Alli Mauzey


The Sacramento engagement of WICKED begins performances tonight, May 23 and runs through June 17 at Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street. The Sacramento engagement of WICKED features Nicole Parker ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Music Circus Opens With Charismatic GREASE


The ultimate musical on peer pressure, sex and parties, "Grease" always wins out as a good time, despite shallow characters that overshadow deeper truths. No one can deny the appeal of the 50s style ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Kirsten Scott and Brandon Albright Lead GREASE at Music Circus, 6/26-7/1


Grease, the satirical Broadway hit that launched the movie musical sensation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, will be at Wells Fargo Pavilion from June 26 - July 1. With book, music and ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: For Charles Osborne, ANYTHING GOES


Charles Osborne, star of Modesto Performing Art's 'Anything Goes,' talks to BroadwayWorld about his role as Billy Crocker and what audiences can expect from the Cole Porter Musical.... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: New LITTLE MERMAID Still Entertains, but Fails to Fix Broadway Version


When you're dealing with a musical version of a classic like "The Little Mermaid," it becomes nearly impossible to botch a show enough to give viewers reason to hate it. You still have all the popular... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE


Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other as it presents There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist. The comedy by British playwrights Ray Cooney ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Audiences Get a Kick Out of ANYTHING GOES


Apparently, anything goes at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Visit this stunning building this weekend and you'll find glimpses of "something shocking" as friendly ushers and ticketing staff... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Shirley Jones and Son Make Already Spectacular MUSIC MAN Beautiful


Mother-son pair Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy have more than star power. They embody love and sweetness every moment they stand on stage together. And the special "Till There Was You" duet they si... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Gallo Center to Host Valley's Got Talent 2012, 8/24-25


The Gallo Center for the Arts' third annual Valley's Got Talent contest will be presented on Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. Both performances begin at 7 pm. The shows will have 25 acts, compri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

National New Play Network Selects Sacramento Theatre for Membership


The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN),the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, has selected Sacramento's CAPITAL STAG... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Sierra Rep Presents TIME STANDS STILL, 10/5-28


As a seasoned photo journalist, Sarah Goodwin has made her living looking through a lens, freezing moments of heartache, horror and humanity in the war-torn corners of the globe. She and her long-time... (read more...)
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THIS IS THE '60s Plays Three Stages, 10/15-17


The 1960's was an exciting, innovative decade in the history of popular music. Through a creative blending of live music performance, film, dance, lighting, computer-generated imagery and high-concept... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Runaway Stage Productions' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF


Runaway Stage Productions invites audiences to follow tradition with its production of "Fiddler on the Roof," the classic musical about family, love and changing times during the early 20th century. P... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CINDERELLA at Sierra Rep


Step in to a bright, beautiful world this holiday season, as Sierra Rep presents a beloved family classic, filled with great music, zany characters and a heart-melting story of true love. Rodger and H... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: DISNEY ON ICE Celebrates 100 Years


In one of the first numbers of Disney on Ice "100 Years of Magic," a host of genie duplicates from the classic film Aladdin cover the rink with their "magic," a small taste of the magic to come. The h... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Single Tickets Now On Sale for Sierra Repertory Theatre 2013 Season


Single tickets are now on sale to the public for Sierra Repertory Theatre's 2013 season. New this year, all shows will have the same ticket prices, ranging from $18 for students to $32 for general adm... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD...AND THEN SOME


What do you get when you whirl together Rudolph, Tiny Tim, Cindy Lou Who, Frosty, fruitcake, Santa, Scrooge, big-city Christmas parades and holiday folklore from around the globe? A hilarious, joyful ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Sierra Rep Presents 2012 SONGS OF THE SEASON, 12/11


Join Sierra Repertory Theatre on Tuesday, December 11 for an evening of unforgettable live holiday entertainment: SRT's Songs of the Season.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Runaway Stage Presents ANNIE at the 24th Street Theatre, 11/9-12/2


Little Orphan Annie will take to the 24th Street Theatre stage November 9 through December 2. In the classic musical, set in 1930s New York City, Annie finds refuge from an orphanage run by the embitt... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Sierra Rep's EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD AND THEN SOME


Sierra Rep serves up Every Christmas Story Ever Told...and Then Some, playing at Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage now through December 16. Check out new photos from the show below!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

Jack Gallagher's COMPLETE AND UNFINISHED Makes World Premiere at B Street Theatre, 1/13-2/24


The B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, has announced a limited engagement with comedian Jack Gallagher.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Sacramento Theatre Stories of 2012

PETER PAN, Starring Cathy Rigby, Soars into Community Center Theater, 12/26


Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! A perfect holiday experience for the entire fami... (read more...)

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