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Broadway Sacramento goes blue, wicked

California Musical Theatre announces the 2013-14 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, a varied lineup featuring five Sacramento premieres and a Broadway blockbuster brought back due to popular demand after a record-breaking run in the 2011-12 Broadway Sacramento season.

The new season opens on Nov. 5, 2013, with “Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical,” an international hit featuring over 500 dazzling Tony Award-winning costumes, and closes June 15, 2014, with “Wicked,” the mega-hit returning due to overwhelming demand from both fans who are dying to see it again and those who weren’t able to get tickets the last time it was in Sacramento. Also on the season are “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” loaded with classic hit songs by the legendary artist; “Flashdance – The Musical,” an electrifying dance-filled musical based on the hit 1983 movie; the wildly-popular phenomenon Blue Man Group, which The New York Times called “one of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged;” and the Broadway smash “Sister Act,” with music by Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer for “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Broadway Sacramento, presented by the nonprofit California Musical Theatre, is the largest performing arts event in the Capital Region. Broadway Sacramento is sponsored by Wells Fargo. All performances are at the Community Center Theater,1301 L Street, in downtown Sacramento.

Season ticket information
Season tickets went on sale April 15. Current season subscribers have received renewal packets by mail, and will have until June 7 to renew their season tickets. Season tickets are available only at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St. in Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999.

Season subscribers save up to $140 off the price of a pair of single-show tickets, and they get the best seats available, since they can purchase season tickets before single-show tickets are available to the general public. Six-show subscriptions range from $125 to $388, depending on performance day/time and seating location. Single-show tickets will go on sale in late summer or early fall.

Groups of 12 or more can reserve tickets for Broadway Sacramento shows beginning May 6, by calling (916) 557-1198.

For more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit BroadwaySacramento.com.

2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season

“Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical”
Nov. 5-10, 2013
This outrageously fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, Tony Award-winning costumes, featuring a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The Hollywood Reporter calls the show “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!”

“Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”
Dec. 27, 2013, through Jan. 2, 2014
In just three years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics like “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and so many more. It charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on that fateful day the music died, with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

“Flashdance – The Musical”
Feb. 4-9, 2014
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the hit 1983 film, the pop culture phenomenon of “Flashdance” is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, it’s the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. Featuring a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical.

Blue Man Group
March 11-16, 2014
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group consistently thrills audiences with its high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. Although it is impossible to describe, audiences agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, it is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group, it’s a must-see. If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it.

“Sister Act”
April 8-13, 2014
Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), “Sister Act” is the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship. The New York Post calls it “ridiculously fun” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!

“Wicked”
May 28 through June 15, 2014
Back by popular demand. Variety calls “Wicked” “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Sacramento, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time” (USA Today).

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