Thursday, July 16, 2009


From Sacramento Music Circus


Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” will be appearing for the first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The musical will run from July 28 through August 2. Tickets are on sale now!

A musical for grown-ups based on the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, “Into the Woods” is a wry, witty and surprising look at the consequences of getting everything you’ve wished for.

Comedic stage and television actress Vicki Lewis, who starred in "Gypsy" last summer, will return to Music Circus as the Baker's Wife. Lewis, known to most as Beth from TV’s “NewsRadio,” starred on Broadway as Velma in “Chicago.” The Baker will be played by Jeffry Denman, widely known around the country as a leading song and dance man for his performances on Broadway in "Cats" and starring in "White Christmas." He last appeared under the Tent in "Cats."

The Witch will be played by Yvette Cason, who was in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” and was featured in the recent film adaptation. Tracy Katz Paladini, considered by many the definitive Little Red Riding Hood, will return to the role, and Matt Wolpe will play Jack (of beanstalk fame). Wolpe made his Music Circus debut 14 years ago in “The Music Man,” starring his father Lenny Wolpe.

The production will be directed and choreographed by Glenn Casale, and the musical director will be Craig Barna.

The 2009 Music Circus season continues with, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (August 4-9), “Man of La Mancha” (August 11-16) and “Cats” (August 18-30).

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets for all Music Circus shows are $53 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $50 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees, and $41 for Thursday matinee. Tickets for “Cats” are $15 off for children 4-11. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Special performances of “Cats” will begin 1 hour earlier August 25-30. Tuesday – Saturday evening performances are at 7:00 p.m.. Thursday and Saturday matinees are at 1:00 p.m., and Sunday evening performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are currently on sale at the Wells Fargo Pavilion at 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by phone at (916) 557-1999. Tickets are also available online at or by calling (800) 225-2277. For groups of 12 or more call (916) 557-1198.

For more information about the season, please visit

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