Tuesday, March 24, 2009

“The Carsino Show”—Johnny Carson meets the Mafia

Paul Greisen gives what for to Stan Bautista
Photographer: Allen Schmeltz Productions

So what would have happened if the old Johnny Carson show had been taken over by the Mafia? According to Stage Nine in Folsom, the result would be funnier than ever—and blossom with musical memories from the forties to the sixties.

The show is the inspired creation of Stage Nine’s owners, Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt. He wrote it and plays the title role; she directed and choreographed the production, as well as playing femme fatale Reno O’Leary. With a cast of 12, ages 15 on up, but mostly up, the show’s bubbly charm is captivating from beginning to end.

“The Carsino Show” continues through April 11 at The Stage Nine Theatre, 717 Sutter Street in Historic Folsom. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. (No performance on Easter Sunday) Tickets are $15 to $22. Call (916) 353-1001 for tickets and reservations. See also http://www.stageninefolsom.com/.

For a complete review see this week’s Village Life of El Dorado Hills. You can also find the review on line at http://villagelife.com/story.php?id=692.0.

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