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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Sacramento

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
BWW Feature: Runaway Stage Productions Welcomes the Community to their Future Home in West Sacramento BWW Feature: Runaway Stage Productions Welcomes the Community to their Future Home in West Sacramento
by Courtney Symes on April 24, 2017 in Sacramento

Runaway Stage Productions is on the move!  They have secured funding to begin construction on their new 250-seat theatre in West Sacramento.  According to producing director Bob Baxter, the schematic drawings are complete and they are now in the process of obtaining approval from the city and finalizing various permits.   (more...)
BWW Review: THE DONNER PARTY, A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL, Premieres at Sacramento Theatre Company BWW Review: THE DONNER PARTY, A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL, Premieres at Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes on April 23, 2017 in Sacramento

Growing up in Northern California, it is impossible not to hear about the Donner Party, the group of 87 pioneers who tried to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846. Unfortunately, the name has become synonymous with cannibalism. After being trapped in an early winter storm at Truckee (now Donner) Lake, members of the party were forced to eat their dead in order to survive. In the horror that the imagery generates, it is difficult to remember that these were very real, living, breathing people who had dreams of providing a better life for themselves and their families. The Donner Party, A New American Musical, tells the story of 16 of those pioneers. Commissioned by Sacramento Theatre Company and written by Margaret Rose with music by Eric Rockwell, this is the musical's world premiere right here in Sacramento. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony
by Courtney Symes on April 24, 2017 in Sacramento

When an icon is as approachable, affable and humble as Ben Vereen is, it is easy to see why he has been so successful. The winner of a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his role in Pippin, Vereen is, at the age of 70, showing no signs of slowing down. Luckily for us, he is bringing his energy and talent to our area to perform with the Stockton Symphony on May 6 and 7. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Sacramento

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Sacramento (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Sacramento

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Sacramento

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Sacramento

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD
by Courtney Symes on April 19, 2017 in Sacramento

How does a musical do justice to the late Whitney Houston? By casting Grammy Award-nominated Deborah Cox in the role originated by Houston. The Bodyguard the Musical is based off of the 1992 film, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. It ran in London's West End from December 2012-August 2014 and the North American tour began in November 2016. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Sacramento

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Mendocino Theatre Company Presents Liz Duffy Adam's Comedy OR Mendocino Theatre Company Presents Liz Duffy Adam's Comedy OR
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Sacramento

Get ready for a fun, fast, frolicking good time in 17th century London as historical characters come to life in Mendocino Theatre Company's production of the witty, neo-Restoration comedy, Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, directed by Betty Abramson. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Sacramento

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
New Drama LINES IN THE DUST Set for Spring Run at Celebration Arts Theatre New Drama LINES IN THE DUST Set for Spring Run at Celebration Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Sacramento

A new drama by Nikkole Salter, LINES IN THE DUST, will play Celebration Arts Theatre this spring. (more...)
B Street Theatre Presents LUNGS B Street Theatre Presents LUNGS
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Sacramento

An international success, Duncan Macmillan's Lungs is a thoughtful play about a couple deliberating whether to have a child during a time of global anxiety, political unrest, terrorism, and erratic weather. (more...)
Capital Stage Announces 2017-18 Season: FUTURE TENSE Capital Stage Announces 2017-18 Season: FUTURE TENSE
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in Sacramento

Capital Stage is proud to announce its 13th Season as Sacramento's home for professional thought provoking theatre. Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson has chosen a selection of award winners, comedies and dramas that will examine the promises and perils of our future, and our ever-increasing pace of living in the 21st century. This new season of stories explores today's unanswered questions, and examines our place in a world of constant change and disruption. (more...)
NOW HEAR THIS Story & Music Performance Series Returns this Month NOW HEAR THIS Story & Music Performance Series Returns this Month
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Sacramento

NOW HEAR THIS: A Story & Music Performance Series presents an evening of dynamic short stories, read by actors, set to original music, played live. The series is produced by Atim Udoffia, with original music by Clifford Childers. The next event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Gold Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, 95818. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/09/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW on April 09, 2017 in Sacramento

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Announcing the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento Season at the Community Center Theater Announcing the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento Season at the Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2017 in Sacramento

California Musical Theatre announced the 2017-18 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series and two that are favorites of Broadway Sacramento audiences. The season features Sacramento premieres of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland, and An American in Paris. Returning shows are The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys. (more...)
Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2017 in Sacramento

Capital Stage presents Stuping F##king Bird by Aaron Posner, the irreverent adaptation of Chekov's classic The Seagull, originally comissioned and first performed by Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2013. Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Sacramento Premiere which will feature a powerhouse cast of local favorites including Brittni Barger, Jason Kuykendall and Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. Bird will be the fifth production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from May 3 - June 4, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)
Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present Reading of HAND TO GOD Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present Reading of HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2017 in Sacramento

On Wednesday, April 12, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present the controversial and critically acclaimed play, 'HAND TO GOD', written by Robert Askins, as part of 'Theater By The Book,' a series of informal play readings for the community. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 07, 2017 in Sacramento

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
THE BODYGUARD National Tour to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater THE BODYGUARD National Tour to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2017 in Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Sacramento Community Center Theater April 18 - 23. (more...)
Mondavi Center Announces 2017-18 Season Mondavi Center Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2017 in Sacramento

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 16th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance, theater and speakers. The season begins on September 22, 2017 with the Mondavi Center debut of Los Tigres Del Norte and concludes May 24, 2018 with the return of the San Francisco Symphony. The season also features the debut performance of The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra led by Keith Lockhart, on April 19, 2018. (more...)
Sierra Rep presents NOISES OFF: The Funniest Play Ever Written Sierra Rep presents NOISES OFF: The Funniest Play Ever Written
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2017 in Sacramento

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its first Fallon House show of the year with Noises Off, praised as the "funniest comedy ever written" by the New York Post and often acclaimed as the comedy by which all other comedies are compared. The play opens April 14 in Columbia State Historic Park with a month-long run. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/02/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW on April 02, 2017 in Sacramento

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Sacramento (more...)