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As an event partner for The Sacramento Press, Sacramento365.com provides information on activities happening in the Sacramento community. This week focuses on Theatre. Even though we’re into September, it’s not quite fall and the weather is still warm. Consider cooling off by heading indoors to see a play!

Catch them before they’re gone:

Red: B Street Theatre; through Sept 23
Tues & Wed 7pm; Thurs 2pm & 7pm; Fri 7pm; Sat 8pm; Sun 1pm

Red is a raw and provocative portrait of Mark Rothko, master abstract expressionist, whose artistic ambition and vulnerability clash as he tries to create a definitive work for a historical mural commission in the extraordinary setting of the Four Seasons in New York.

Mahalia: A Gospel Musical: Guild Theater; through Sept 23
Wed-Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm; Sun 3pm

This musical tribute, featuring the incomparable talents of Bernardine Mitchell, incorporates humor, history, and twenty rousing gospel songs as it chronicles Mahalia Jackson’s journey from "grandchild of plantation slaves" to "the voice of the Civil Rights Movement."

Red Herring: Big Idea Theatre; through Sept 15
Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 2:30pm

Combine a film-noir thriller, a murder mystery, and three love stories, and what do you get? One biting and witty play and a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at marriage and other explosive devices.

The Fox on the Fairway: Chautauqua Playhouse; through Sept 23
Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm

This farce is a charming, screwball comedy about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with golf.


For the kids:

Rapunzel: 24th Street Theatre; through Sept 29
Sat Noon & 2pm

Written and directed by Runaway Stage Storybook Theatre’s own Lillian Baxter, this story is a fairy tale of a girl with really, really long hair, and her world search for the prince of her dreams!

Alice in Wonderland: Sutter Street Theatre; through Sept 16
Sat & Sun 1pm

This production delights all ages as viewers are introduced to Alice and then follow Alice’s dream of Wonderland, or is it a dream?


New to the stage:

The Best of Broadway: Fair Oaks Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre: Sept 14-Sept 30
Fri-Sun 7:30pm

The Best of Broadway is a popular musical revue featuring over 150 performers singing the very best of Broadway, so come on out and be prepared to be entertained and delighted!

Schemes & Scams of Scapan: Arden Playhouse; Sept 14-Oct 20
Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm *No show 9/16

This revised and updated version of Moliere’s classic farce Scapin retains all of the wild farcical situations, commedia style, dazzling comic dialogue, and fast pace of the original.

City of Angels: Davis Musical Theatre Co. Performing Arts Center; Sept 14-Oct 7
Fri & Sat 8:15pm; Sun 2:15pm

City of Angels is a stylish comedy from the glamorous days of Hollywood and a 1940s pinpoint accurate detective drama rolled in one. At Davis Musical Theatre Company, the show’s two storylines are presented in a visually stunning way–one in color, and the second, produced in black and white.



See more performances in Sacramento365.com’s Theatre events section. Not interested in theatre? Check out what else is happening this week in Sacramento365.com’s Top 10 Events.

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