Sutter Street Theatre: February shows keep the audience engaged

Sutter Street Theatre actors Jerold McFatter, Troy Thomas, Matt Udall and Mike Jimena, left to right, will keep the audience laughing in the upcoming production of “Escanaba in the Moonlight.” The show opens Feb. 10. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Escanaba in da Moonlight”
When the Soady clan reunites for  the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reubin Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck.

In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, “Escanaba in da Moonlight” spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, with a reception with the cast following the performance and then continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through March 11.

The show is directed by Connie Mockenhaupt. Tickets are $23 general admission, $21 for seniors, $18 for students with student ID and $15 for children 12 and younger.

“Anne of Green Gables”
This classic captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy.

The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew.If the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.

Anne of Green Gables opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, and continues Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. through March 11.

The show is directed by Allen Schmeltz. Tickets are $17 general admission; $15 for seniors; $13 for children 12 and younger.

Tom Lehrer’s hilarious antics come to the Sutter Street Theatre stage as part of its Director’s Series.

In concerts, television appearances and a series of now-classic recordings Harvard-educated math professor Tom Lehrer delighted millions of fans during the 1950s and ’60s with his dry, cynical but good-humored attacks on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the Boy Scouts and, of course, mathematics.

Nothing is sacred in this revue featuring such Lehrer favorites such as “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” The Vatican Rag,” an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter. Rediscover the man and songs that have delighted and skewered the world for more than 40 years in “Tomfoolery.”

“Tomfoolery” opens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, with a reception with the cast following the performance and then continues Thursdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. through April 1.

The show is directed by Michael Coleman. Tickets are $23 general admission, $21 for seniors, $18 for students with student ID and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Sutter Street Theatre is located at 717 Sutter St. in historic Folsom. For tickets and more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit SutterStreetTheatre.com.

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