Sutter Street Theatre Newsletter
July 28, 2021
717 Sutter Street, Folsom CA - (Map)
Dear Friends,

IN THIS NEWSLETTER!

  • YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Final Weekend! Audiences are loving the show!

  • MATILDA - Opens July 31 - Get Your Tickets Now!

  • NEWSIES - Opening August 6

  • Audition Notice - Into The Woods - August 1

  • LEGALLY BLOND the MUSICAL WORKSHOP - Sign up now!

  • CLASSES AT SUTTER STREET THEATRE!

FOR YOUR SAFETY SUTTER STREET THEATRE HAS INSTALLED A HOSPITAL GRADE HEPA AIR FILTERING SYSTEM. IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED MASKS ARE OPTIONAL. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED MASKS ARE REQUIRED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. IT IS ALSO COOL INSIDE THE THEATRE! SO GET OUT OF THE HEAT AND SEE SOME GREAT SHOWS!

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YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
FINAL WEEKEND!
You Can’t Take It With You
By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Directed by Allen Schmeltz

You Can’t Take It With You opens our post Covid Broadway Series at Sutter Street Theatre, Folsom. The production runs from July 16 - August 1 on Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. Tickets are Adult $24, Senior $22, Student with ID Card $19 and Child $16.

For reservations call (916) 353-1001.
Synopsis: Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, playing darts, writing a myriad of plays that never get published with a typewriter that was delivered to the wrong address years ago, taking ballet lessons from a Russian dance teacher and much more. Things like stress, jobs and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

MATILDA
Opening July 31
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Alison Gilbreath
Musically Directed by David Williams

Rebellion is high in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Performances are July 31 – August 22 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm

For reservations call (916) 353-1001

NEWSIES
OPENING AUGUST 6
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein
 based on the Disney film by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Directed by Mike Jimena, Musical Direction by David Williams
Choreography by Devin LePage
August 6th – 29th - Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sunday at 4:00 PM

It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! With lively music and dance and an extraordinary cast, Newsies is a musical not to be missed.

For reservations please call (916) 353-1001.


AUDITION
INTO THE WOODS
Audition Notice
Into The Woods
by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
 
When: Sunday August 1 – 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom (Map)

Director: Sam Williams
Musical Director: David Williams
 
What to Bring: A headshot and resume if you have them.
 
What to Prepare: 16 bars of a song with printed music or a backing track. An accompanist will be provided. ALSO bring a one to two minute comedic monologue.
 
Rehearsals are Monday through Thursday evenings from Aug. 2 – Sept. 2.
Performances are Sept. 3 – Oct. 3 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
 
Questions call (916) 353-1001.
 
Synopsis
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
 
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
 
Characters
 
Narrator
An intellectual and pleasant storyteller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
 
Cinderella
A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
 
Jack
The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
 
Jack's Mother
Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
 
The Baker
A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
 
The Baker's Wife
Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
 
Cinderella's Stepmother
The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
 
Florinda And Lucinda
Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
 
Little Red Ridinghood
A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Gender: female
 
The Witch
Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
 
Cinderella's Mother
Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
 
Mysterious Man
A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
 
Wolf
Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
 
Rapunzel
A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
 
Cinderella's Prince
Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
 
Rapunzel's Prince
Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
 
Giant
Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.

LEGALLY BLOND the MUSICAL
WORKSHOP

Come learn from professional, experienced directors and arts educators in our Legally Blonde, The Musical Workshop. We will be using the full Broadway version of the show, not a youth version. The workshop is open to 13 to 20-year-olds.

Synopsis: Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

WHEN:
Rehearsals are October 11th – November 4th
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 7:00pm & Saturday Mornings at 10:00am

Performances are November 5th – November 28th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm & Sundays at 4:00pm

AGE: 13 – 20yrs.

TUITION
$400 IF PAID BY SEPTEMBER 11
$450 IF PAID AFTER SEPTEMBER 11

Call the Theatre Box Office at (916)353-1001 to register!

SUTTER STREET THEATRE CLASSES
CLASSES AT SUTTER STREET THEATRE IN HISTORIC FOLSOM
 
Following is information about classes held at the Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom.
 
  • All classes require a $25 deposit to hold a space in the class which will be used as part of the first month’s tuition.
  • Payment is due at the first session of each month and is for four sessions per month.
  • Students from the same family receive a 10% discount for each additional student.
  • Currently masks are required.
  • Except for Oil Painting and Private Lessons, a minimum of five registered students are required for a class to be held.
  • To register or if you have questions please call (916) 353-1001.
  • Showcase performances are presented every 3-4 months.
  • Unless otherwise noted classes will start in September.
 
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OIL PAINTING CLASS with Mike Jimena (Class continues through summer)
Ongoing Every Tuesday - 4:30-7:30pm
 
Classes are taught in a workshop self-paced setting.
 
$100 for 3 classes including all supplies.
(classes do not have to be consecutive)
 
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IMPROV FOR YOUNG PEOPLE with Allen Schmeltz (Class continues through summer)
Ages: 11-18
When: Fridays from 4:00pm-5:45pm.
Tuition: $60 a month
Limit of 12 students (Class is currently full but call to be placed on waiting list. Another session may be added.)
 
In the Improv class, students practice the skills of acting and improvisation through theatre games and exercises all while having fun in a safe, learning environment. The class is ongoing, and students may join at any time!
 
PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS with Allen Schmeltz or Alison Gilbreath
All ages
When: Various times available
Tuition: $35 per weekly 30-minute in person lesson.
 
Do you have a theatre or college audition coming up? Get professional coaching from Allen Schmeltz or Alison Gilbreath to get an edge on those auditions! Audition coaching is $50 for a one-hour session. Video recording of your audition is also available at an additional cost.
 
For questions or to sign up call Allen at (916) 802-2249 or email aschmeltz2000@gmail.com. For Alison call (916) 353-1001.
 
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MUSICAL THEATRE with Alison Gilbreath (Classes start in September - Sign Up Now!)
Ages: 10-18
When: Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $80 a month for four weekly classes or $25 a class for drop in.
 
In this class, students will cover all aspects of Musical Theatre performance, including solo songs, choral works, character building, audition technique and movement, stage presence and confidence. Private lessons also available by appointment.
 
ACTING CLASS with Alison Gilbreath (Classes start in September - Sign Up Now!)
Ages: 10-18
When: Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $80 a month or $25 a class for drop in
 
This class will cover acting theory based on the Stanislavski technique and will focus on creating character, script analysis, performing monologues, sight reading, audition preparation, stage presence and confidence.
 
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CHILDREN'S INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE with Lindy Mallonee (Classes start in September - Sign Up Now!)
Ages: 6-9
When: Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
Tuition: $60 a month
 
This class offers young ones an introduction to basic theatre skills and acting techniques while having fun through drama activities, role-playing, ensemble games, stage movement, music, vocal projection, crafts, costuming & production.

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Sutter Street Theatre
717 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630 (map)
Phone:(916) 353 - 1001
Offices, Box Office & Rehearsal Space
710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA (map)

Newsletter Editor Allen Schmeltz