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

IN THIS NEWSLETTER!

  • PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CAMP - Ages 6-18 sign up now!

  • STORY TIME at Sutter Street Theatre

  • FOLSOM ART HOP with Mike Jimena

  • FOLSOM'S OLD TYME RADIO SHOW the second Saturday

  • BERENSTAIN BEARS ON STAGE - Coming in May!

  • ONGOING CLASSES BY SUTTER STREET THEATRE PROFESSIONALS

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE EVENTS!
PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CAMP
Call today to insure a spot. Just make a $100 non-refundable deposit and then the balance is not due until June 7.
(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

STORY TIME
Join us on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00pm at Sutter Street Theatre for Story Time!

We will be reading two Berenstain Bears books and the cast of The Berenstain Bears On Stage will sing some songs from the show. This is a FREE event!
Special thanks to Ruby's Books for loan of the Berenstain books.

FOLSOM'S ART HOP
This Saturday, May 1, Historic Folsom will feature its monthly ART HOP. Artists will be presenting their original art works.

At Sutter Street Theatre, Mike Jimena will be painting original works for your enjoyment from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Stop by and say hello and visit with us.
FOLSOM'S OLDE TYME RADIO SHOW
The second Saturday in May at 4:00pm we will be presenting Folsom's Olde Tyme Radio Show IN THE THEATRE for the first time in over a year, featuring original radio scripts read by Sutter Street Theatre actors in a reproduction of an old time radio studio complete with a folly artist (live sound effects)! In addition we will have songs by some of our best vocalists.

In celebration of us being back in the theatre there will be no charge for Saturday's performance. Masks are required. Limited seating.

Join us on Saturday, May 8 at 4:00pm for a fun filled time!

BERENSTAIN BEARS
Opening May 8
May 8 – May 30
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00pm
Book and Lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza

For reservations call (916) 353-1001

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: Small Bear is an only cub, and he is a little lonely. But, he is growing—he has outgrown his own little bed. And he is about to become a big brother! Papa Bear builds him a new, bigger bed as they talk about the coming birth of the new baby in the family. When Sister Bear arrives, Small Bear becomes Brother Bear and he finds, to his delight, that he won’t be lonely anymore.

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room: All families have a messy room or two in the house. In the Berenstain Bears’ tree house, the cubs’ room is the messiest. Mama Bear decides it’s time for a major cleanup; comic conflict results, which is solved by Papa Bear’s neatness plan.

The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare: It’s hard to resist someone daring you to prove you’re not a chicken! Neighborhood bullies, Too Tall and his gang, put Brother on the spot by daring him to swipe one of Farmer Ben’s watermelons. Farmer Ben catches Brother in the act and gives him good advice about dealing with bad influences.

The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: An impromptu game of soccer inside the Bears’ tree house results in one very broken lamp. Brother and Sister concoct a far-fetched story about a bird flying in the window and knocking the lamp over. Somehow, Papa and Mama Bear doubt this explanation. As the truth comes out, Brother and Sister learn that “no matter how you try, you can’t make truth out of a lie.”

The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright: Sister Bear is selected to be the star of the Bear Country School production of Grizzlystiltskin. She is very nervous about her role and has trouble memorizing her lines. She practices and practices to get them right. Brother has no such problem—he is supremely confident. But on the night of the performance, Brother gets stage fright and forgets his lines while well-prepared Sister not only has her own part down pat but feeds Brother his lines as well.

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 & set 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