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Sutter Street Theatre rocks (and celebrates the golden variety)

By From page B5 | July 24, 2013

Sing and dance along with Sutter Street Theatre’s latest productions. Now showing on the historic Folsom  stage: “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” and “Folsom’s Gold.”

“Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, follows Tina — a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about her first day of teaching. She tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set and show her how to win her students over with imagination and music through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Interplanet Janet,” “Conjunction Junction” and many more.

The musical’s book is by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall and George Keating with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” is a product of Sutter Street Theatre’s Musical Theatre Master Workshop students and is suitable for all ages. This production is directed by Allen Schmeltz with musical direction by Sharon Welling and choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt. Showtimes are 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 28. Tickets are $17 general, $15 seniors and $13 children 12 and younger.

“Folsom’s Gold” is a fun musical romp through Folsom and the Gold Country from 1848 through 1885. The production celebrates America, California and the heritage of the Gold Country through song and dance.

This original Sutter Street Theatre production conceived by Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt was developed through a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, Arts Works Program. Mockenhaupt directs and choreographs with musical direction and accompaniment by John Wilder.

“Folsom’s Gold” Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday through July 28. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID card, and $15 children 12 and younger. There is a discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Special $10 ticket price is offered to Folsom Historic District Association, Folsom History Museum and the Folsom Historical Society members. Call (916) 353-1001 to take advantage of this special price.

Purchase tickets for one or both shows by calling (916) 353-1001 (must call to receive special $10 “Folsom’s Gold” tickets or make group orders) or visiting SutterStreetTheatre.com. Sutter Street Theatre is located at 717 Sutter St. in Folsom.

 

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