Fantastic characters, imagined and real, coming to B street

By From page B4 | September 04, 2013

The B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, is pleased to announce its 2013-14 Family Series season.  Students and families from all over Northern California flock to the B Street Theatre every season to enjoy the theatre’s vibrant, whimsical Family Series productions. B Street introduces them to the magic of theatre while enhancing the classroom curriculum and inspiring critical thought and discussion.  B Street Theatre is the only professional theatre for young audiences in Northern California and serves more than 200,000 children annually.

B Street’s Family Series offers on-site weekday student matinees and weekend public performances (Saturdays and Sundays 1pm & 4pm) in the intimate B2 Space.  This coming season, the Family Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary by bringing back some of its most beloved shows.  All shows are recommended for ages 5 and older unless otherwise noted.

“Beauty and the Beast,” Nov. 15 through Dec. 29
Embark on a magical adventure where love conquers all and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Enjoy a fanciful family treat just in time for the holidays.

“The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad,” Jan. 17 through Feb. 23, 2014
Follow the incredible story of one woman’s extraordinary courage and her riveting journey from slavery to freedom. This play is written by Jerry R. Montoya and recommended for children ages 8 and older.

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” March 7 through April 13, 2014
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest mysteries spring to life as Dr. Sherlock Holmes cracks the world’s most baffling cases and outsmarts the infamous Professor Moriarty. This play is written by Jerry R. Montoya.

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day,” April 25 through June 1, 2014
Help poor Alexander conquer life’s daily dramas in this exuberant, heart-warming musical tale of love and hard-learned lessons. Book and lyrics by Judith Viorst and music by Shelly Markham.

Student Matinees
Family Series student matinees are performed Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with tickets priced $10 per person. Performances last no longer than 90 minutes including a 10 minute intermission. Contact Valerie Marston at (916)442-5635 for information and booking.

More about B Street Theatre
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California’s top professional theaters, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.

B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour program. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.

Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training.

B Street Theatre has produced more than 250 professional productions since 1986. For more information visit bstreettheatre.org.

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