Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quacks and Honks can be heard in Historic Folsom!

Folsom, CA, July 14, 2010: Honk! by Anthony Drewe, Music by George Stiles and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe, beat "The Lion King" out of the Olivier award (the British equivalent to the Tony Award)! Honk! is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, "The Ugly Duckling" and features Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat-like score that kids everywhere will enjoy. The story wraps up with the wonderful message of how important it is to "just believe in yourself. Don't be left on the shelf feeling that all hope is dead and gone. And you may find, in your own way, you're a swan." This wonderful family entertainment, under the direction of award winning director Connie Mockenhaupt, with assistant directing by two time Elly award winning director Allen Schmeltz and musical direction by Susan Mason is performed by our Summer Musical Theatre Master Workshop students and promises to be great fun.
Honk! plays at 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (plus a special opening performance and reception on Thursday July 1) and Sundays at 4:00 pm from July 24 through August 22. Tickets are $13-$17.

For reservations call (916) 353-1001.

Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom CA 95630

Thursday, July 8, 2010

EDMT Announces Performances for “CINDERELLA”

El Dorado Musical Theatre is proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” which will run July 9-18 at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater in Folsom. EDMT strives to entertain the community and build confidence in youth through excellence in musical theater performance.

This production features the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. It was presented originally on television in 1957, starring Julie Andrews. The 1957 broadcast was the highest viewed event in the history of television at that time.

It was re-created in 1965, starring Lesley Ann Warren, and again in 1997, starring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. This show has a talented cast of EDMT’s Rising Stars, ranging in age from 6 to 13. Leads include: Cinderella (Caroline Mixon), Fairy Godmother (Ireland Bonds), Stepmother (Anjie Rose Wilson), Grace (Allison Frew), Joy (Isabella Fay), Christopher (David Bryant), Lionel (Zach Wilson), Queen Constantina (Haley Tangen), and King Maximillian (Eric Hurst).

So come with EDMT this summer to an enchanted land where dreams come true, a land filled with fantastic songs, dance numbers, costumes, and an enchanted set, which will delight audiences of all ages! Ticket prices range from $10.00-$16.00 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 916-941-SING.

EDMT’s Production of “Cinderella” is sponsored in part by Sir Vesa’s Mexican Grill, Parker Development Company, and Pediatric Dental Specialists.

About El Dorado Musical EDMT is an award winning regional theater company based in El Dorado Hills, California, featuring performers 6-20. EDMT was founded in 2001 and is a Non-Profit Organization. EDMT produces five major productions per year. For more info visit

Monday, July 5, 2010

Frank Condon retires from River Stage

2010 River Stage Playwright’s Festival of New Works Mark End of Artistic Director Condon’s Tenure at River Stage.

Presentations July 16, 17, 30 and 31.

Celebrate the end of Frank Condon’s tenure at River Stage, from the formation of the theatre in 1994 to the final presentation of the 15th Anniversary Season. While other theater companies take the first steps in producing playwright festivals, the eminence of River Stage in the Sacramento region is unchallenged. Landmark work by Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff and his astounding "Gunfighter: Gulf War Chronicle" has propelled River Stage into the limelight as the site of seven world premieres of plays that continue to be performed.

This year, River Stage Playwright’s Festival of New Works will present staged readings of two plays. “Confessions of a Pulpiteer” by Lee Boek and “The Little Mermaid is Not for Children” by Alina Trowbridge.

In “Confessions of a Pulpiteer,” directed by Peter Kors, Lee Boek not only gives a fascinating insight into the attractions and complexities of the American evangelical movement, he brings all the passion eloquence and theatrical power he learned as a preacher to create an evening that is stirring, thought-provoking and – in some surprising ways – inspirational. This one-man show with guitar and back up fiddles includes musicians of the highest quality, from the Boston folk music scene. You won't want to miss it.

Presentations are Friday, July 16 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 17 at 8:00 pm.

The Little Mermaid is Not for Children by Alina Trowbridge, is directed by Frank Condon. When Carrie Milton misses the chance to say goodbye to her dying mother, she is launched into a mid-life crisis of fairy tale proportions and the middle of the competition between her sisters for her affection and control of the family history. Why do people silence themselves when no one is forcing them into silence? What is the difference between the silence that heals and the silence that kills? The play draws on often expurgated details from the original Little Mermaid story to explore how people face, or don’t face, their mid-life demons and sea witches.

Presentations: Friday, July 30 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 31 at 8:00 pm.

River Stage is located at 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA. on the campus of CRC, at the corner Center Parkway and Cosumnes River Blvd. For reservations by phone call 916-691-7364. For tickets and more information go to or email

Tickets: General: $7 Students: $5 Seniors: $5 Groups: $5 SARTA: $5 League: $5

There is no reserved seating and tickets are available at the door. Wheelchair access is available.