Sutter Street Theatre Newsletter
May 19, 2021
717 Sutter Street, Folsom CA - (Map)
Dear Friends,

IN THIS NEWSLETTER!

  • AUDITION NOTICE - You Can't Take It With You - Sunday, June 6

  • BERENSTAIN BEARS ON STAGE - Final Weekend!

  • CELEBRATE - June 12 - A 12 hour marathon of entertainment!

  • WAY OUT WEST - A Melodrama and More!

  • PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CAMP - Almost filled up!

  • STORYBOOK TIME - First Saturday of the Month

  • ONGOING CLASSES BY SUTTER STREET THEATRE PROFESSIONALS

The Folsom Rodeo is coming back. Watch this newsletter for as Sutter Street Theatre goes out west in July!

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AUDITION NOTICE
You Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
 
Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Click Here for printable notice.
 
Audition Date & Time: Sunday, June 6 at 7:00pm at the Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom.
 
Performances: July 16 through August 1 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 4:00pm with the possibility of added Thursday evening performances.
 
Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday Evenings, June 26 – July 15 with the possibility of some weekend rehearsals if needed.
 
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a head shot and resume if you have them.
 
For further information or questions email Allen Schmeltz at aschmeltz2000@gmail.com or call (916) 353-1001.
 
Play Summary: You Can't Take It with You relates the humorous encounter between a conservative family and the crazy household of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof. Grandpa's family of idiosyncratic individualists amuse with their energetic physical antics and inspire with their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Kaufman and Hart fill the stage with chaotic activity from beginning to end. Critics have admired the witty one-liners, the visual theatricalism, and the balanced construction of the play's three acts.
 
Ed Carmichael - Essie’s husband, a “nondescript young man” in his 30’s. A musician and composer, likes to play the xylophone.
 
Essie Carmichael - Mrs. Sycamore’s eldest daughter, 29 year old aspiring ballerina, she dances her way through the play.
 
Mr. De Pinna - middle-aged little man with a serious manner. He arrived at the Vandehof residence eight years ago to deliver ice and ended up moving in.
 
Donald - Rheba’s boyfriend, African American, cheerful and at ease with the household. 30’s to 40’s.
 
Grand Duchess Olga Katrina - A Russian friend of Kolenkov’s who has fallen on hard times following the Communist Revolution in Russia. She is now a waitress and has a talent for making blintzes.
 
Henderson - The IRS agent who comes to collect twenty-two years of back income taxes from Grandpa.
 
Anthony Kirby, Jr. - Vice President of Kirby Industries, his father’s business.  A very nice young man who has recently attended Yale and Harvard. He has fallen in love with Alice Sycamore.
 
Anthony Kirby, Sr. - Middle-aged. A successful Wall Street businessman. A traditional authority figure, conservative and repressed. He has perpetual indigestion and he thinks “lust is not a human emotion.”
 
Miriam Kirby - Tony’s mother. Middle-aged and is the conservative female equivalent of her businessman husband.
 
Boris Kolenkhov (ko-len-kawv) - Essie’s dance instructor. An enormous, hairy, loud Russian. A stereotypically-depicted comic character, he contributes to the chaotic activity in the Vanderhof-Sycamore home. He usually arrives just in time for meals.
 
Rheba - African American. The family’s efficient, practical and adaptable maid. In her 30’s. She emerges as a distinct individual, speaking her mind and holding her own within the eccentric household.
 
Alice Sycamore – (Precast).
 
Paul Sycamore - Penny’s husband. Mid-fifties. Quite, charming and mild mannered even when the firecrackers he makes in the basement with Mr. De Pinna unexpectedly explode. He has a youthful kind of air.
 
Grandpa Vanderhof - (precast)
 
Penelope Vanderhof Sycamore - Grandpa’s daughter. An endearing woman in her fifties who loves nothing more than writing plays. Eccentric and charmingly blunt.
 
Gay Wellington - An actress, nymphomaniac and a terrible souse. She comes to the Sycamore house to discuss a script with Penny but then passes out on the couch. She occasionally wakens just in time to contribute to the chaos.
 
FBI Agents - Need two to three
 
 
BERENSTAIN BEARS
FINAL WEEKEND!
May 15 – May 30
Saturdays & Sundays
Book and Lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza

For reservations call (916) 353-1001

Performance Schedule
Saturday, May 15 - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 16 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 22 - 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, May 23 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 29 - 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, May 30 - 1:00pm

The “world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears,” guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show’s stage director—introducing and commenting on the play’s five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books.

The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room

The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare

The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth

The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright

CELEBRATE
A 12 hour marathon featuring Music, Dance, Comedy Skits and Standup by Sutter Street Theatre Actors. Fun for the entire family!

June 12, 2021
11:00am - 11:00pm
Sutter Street Theatre
717 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom

FEATURING: Folsom's Olde Tyme Radio Show at 4:00pm

NO ADMISSION FEE!
COME AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE DAY!

WAY OUT WEST
IN HONOR OF THE 60th ANNUAL RODEO & HOMETOWN PARADE!

June 18 - July 3, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm
EXCEPT Saturday, July 3 performance is at 2:00pm to give you plenty of time to get to the Folsom Rodeo.

LOTS OF OLD FASHIONED COMEDY, MUSIC, SKITS AND SING-A-LONGS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

For Reservations Call - (916) 353-1001

PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CAMP
(Call 916-353-1001 to register)
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PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CAMP
Students are grouped by age and experience and are taught by many of the most respected and awarded art educators in the region.
 
The 5-day intensive, integrated Art Experience will allow students to participate daily in four art disciplines listed below that culminate in a showcase performance at the end of the week plus an Art Show and Reception.
 
  • Music: Students are instructed vocally and learn various songs.
  • Drama: Students will work on improv, acting and scene study.
  • Visual Art: Artists will complete an Oil Painting focusing on brush strokes, color, texture and composition. In past years numerous student pieces have been accepted and won awards in the California State Fair Art Show.
  • Dance: Students will dance and be choreographed into dance numbers.

Ages 6-18 / June 14-18
Tuition is $350 and includes all materials.

JUST CALL (916) 353-1001 TO REGISTER

STORYBOOK TIME
child little girl reading a magic book in the dark home with a toy teddy bear
Join us the first Saturday of each month at 11:00am for Storybook Time as Sutter Street Theatre actors read from children's story books from Ruby's Books on Sutter Street. Just come to the Sutter Street Theatre at 717 Sutter Street. Seating is first come first served. There is no charge for Storybook Time.

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 and temperatures will be taken.
  • 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 April.

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OIL PAINTING CLASS with Mike Jimena
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
Ages: 11-18
When: Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Tuition: $60 a month
Limit of 12 students (Class is currently full but call to be place on waiting list. Another session may also 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. Zoom lessons also available for $30 for a 30-minute 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
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
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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TINY TOTS BALLET with Aly Levy
Ages: 6-9
When: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm
Tuition: $60 a month

Tiny Tots Ballet teaches young ones the basics of ballet in a fun and inclusive environment. Exercise, movement, working as a team and expression through dance are all themes of this class. Parents are welcome to stay and observe.

BALLET & JAZZ FOR MUSICAL THEATRE with Aly Levy
Ages: 12-adult
When: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Tuition: $80 a month

In this class, students will learn the fundamental dance techniques and terminology necessary to excel in Musical Theatre auditions, choreography rehearsals and performances, all while having fun in an inclusive and creative environment.

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CHILDREN'S INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE with Lindy Mallonee (Classes start in May)
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