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Review: RESCUE ME Debuts at B Street Theatre

Championing new works can be a risky undertaking, but B St. Theatre’s dedication to the cause continues to pay off. Kicking off the 2024 season is Rescue Me, a finalist in the 2022 B Street New Comedies Festival.  It is penned by two B Street fixtures, Tara Sissom-Pittaro and Peter Story, who infuse humor with introspection into two outwardly opposite individuals.

Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Does Everything Right at B Street Theatre

You may have heard that back in the 20th century a guy by the name of Edward Murphy famously said, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Pessimistic? Maybe. Accurate? Definitely, as proven in B Street Theatre’s side-splitting rendition of The Play That Goes Wrong. This award-winning comedy written by members of the aptly named Mischief Theatre Company is a play within a play about things that go, well, wrong.

Review: See the Super Sleuths, MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON: APT. 2B, at B Street Theatre

Known for bringing exciting and groundbreaking new works to Sacramento, the B St. Theatre solidifies its reputation with its latest show of the season. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and his trusty partner have undergone a complete 21st-century makeover in Kate Hamill’s modern reimagining of the classic stories. The Sherlock Holmes series first appeared in 1887 and quickly became a household name. Over one hundred years later, Hamill’s Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson: Apt 2B brings a fresh new take to stodgy Sherlock and his sidekick, Watson.

Review: Come Join the CHARADE at The B Street Theatre

A beautiful woman, international espionage, a mysterious stranger, and so many twists that you’ll be dizzy-that’s what’s happening at the B Street Theatre this week.  Based on the 1963 film starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, Charade has been adapted for the stage by Dave Pierini, who is also a Core Acting Company member of the B Street Theatre. 

Photos: Capital Stage Presents THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Capital Stage's sixth production of the 2021-2022 Season will be The New York Times Critic's Pick THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT.

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Announced at Capital Stage

Capital Stage's sixth production of the 2021-2022 Season will be The New York Times Critic's Pick THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT.

B Street Theatre Announces 2022 Acting Classes For Kids And Adults

B Street Theatre offers acting classes all year round. Taught by professional actors, students will learn the fundamental tools, skills and confidence!

B Street Theatre's Artistic Director on How They're Staying Afloat and How He Hasn't Lost Hope

B Street Theatre is one of many theatres struggling to stay afloat during the ongoing pandemic. Learn what the venue is doing to keep itself alive at a time when its doors remain closed.

B Street Theatre Presents a Webinar With Danielle Moné Truitt

The smash hit from Upstairs @ the B moves to Zoom! Join Dave Pierini, Stephanie Altholz and Tara Sissom with special guest, Jason Kuykendall for outrageous long-form improv.

B Street to Host Big Day of Giving Six-Hour Telethon Extravaganza

Now more than ever, local non-profits need your support. With shelter-in-place orders still in effect, on May 7 B Street is turning their #SofiaVirtualParty into an all-day Telethon Extravaganza for Big Day of Giving 2020.

B Street Theatre Presents POPCORN FALLS

Popcorn Falls by James Hindman is an acrobatic two-hander for two of B Street's most beloved company members: Dave Pierini and Greg Alexander. Together they'll play an entire town, over 20 roles total.

B Street Theatre Presents a Mysterious Special Production WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT

No Set. No director. No Rehearsal. Each night, a different actor arrives on stage and is handed a sealed envelope. Together, actor and audience discover the mystery that lies in the envelope.

B Street Theatre Presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

The Legend of Georgia McBride received its World Premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in December of 2014 and since then, has become one of the most produced new plays in American regional theatres with productions by Marin Theatre, The Guthrie, Arden Theatre, ACT in Seattle, Cygnet Theatre Company, Hippodrome State Theatre, Uptown Theatres, and others.

B Street Theatre Presents IRONBOUND

Ironbound made its premiere at the New Works Festival at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. It was produced later at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland and made its Off-Broadway debut at the Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre.

B Street Theatre Extends THE LADIES FOURSOME Due To Popular Demand

The Ladies Foursome was based upon an earlier play by Foster entitled The Foursome, in which four men who are old buddies from college, play 18 holes of golf. Foster shifted the story to feature four women instead of four men, and changed the plot in specific ways to fit his new cast of characters. Ladies Foursome premiered at the Morrisburg Theatre in Montreal, Canada in July of 2014. The show received glowing reviews with many critics claiming that this new Foursome was better than the first. Soon after, the play received an American premiere at the B Street Theatre, and since then has been produced at the Bay Theatre in Baltimore, Theatre Baddeck in Cape Brenton Island, and the Toowoomba Theatre in Canada.

B Street Stages WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY

We're Gonna Be Okay received its world premiere in the 2017 Humana Festival and was met with rave reviews for its unique way of telling a story many Americans are familiar with, The Cuban Missile Crisis. It later was produced at the American Theatre Company in Chicago and was listed as one of Time Out: Chicago's "24 Shows To See In January." The story follows two average American families during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

THE LADIES FOURSOME Comes to B Street Theatre

The Ladies Foursome was based upon an earlier play by Foster entitled The Foursome, in which four men who are old buddies from college, play 18 holes of golf. Foster shifted the story to feature four women instead of four men, and changed the plot in specific ways to fit his new cast of characters. Ladies Foursome premiered at the Morrisburg Theatre in Montreal, Canada in July of 2014. The show received glowing reviews with many critics claiming that this new Foursome was better than the first. Soon after, the play received an American premiere at the B Street Theatre, and since then has been produced at the Bay Theatre in Baltimore, Theatre Baddeck in Cape Brenton Island, and the Toowoomba Theatre in Canada.

B Street Theatre Presents Chelsea Marcantel's AIRNESS

Chelsea Marcantel is not an air guitarist. Nor is she a part of an air guitar shredding family. She found the world through a former boyfriend she met in Chicago. "I thought...this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard." The relationship did not work out, however, Marcantel found herself going down a "Youtube Wormhole" of air guitar performances. And after watching the acclaimed documentary Air Guitar Nation, she began writing a play about the world of imaginary soloing.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Comes to Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

The premiere play at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, One Man, Two Guvnors, tells the story of Frances Henshall, an out - of - work skiffle player who becomes separately employed by two gangsters - Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubber s. Watch Frances juggle jobs and fall in love, but ultimately hope for just one bite to eat. WHEN: January 30, 2018 to March 4, 2018

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards; Capital Stage's AN OCTOROON Leads as Best Play!

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

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