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Horror, comedy and fantasy await theatrical audiences in Folsom Lake region

Folsom Lake Entertainer
By: Don Chaddock, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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While pumpkins, corn stalks and apple cider find their way into homes and onto porches across the region, local theaters are keeping up with the season as well. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy Big news in the local theatrical scene is coming out of Roseville — The Roseville Theatre Arts Academy (RTAA) is producing its first adult main stage production. “Into The Woods” runs 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28-Oct. 20. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. While still primarily a children’s theatrical group, RTAA organizers?hopes to incorporate a main stage production into its season each year, provided this show is successful. For more information, visit rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com or call (916) 772-2777. Shows are at Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St. Treehouse Players A branch of RTAA, Treehouse Players is taking on “Robin Hood,” running at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13-Nov. 10. Tickets are $8. learn more at rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com or call (916) 772-2777. Free Fall Stage Located at 800 Reading St. in Folsom, expect to find “A Little Princess,” running at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-Oct. 6, and 4 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 7. Admission is $15 general, $12 seniors and students, $7 children 11 and under. Formerly known as T.H.E. Actors Workshop and Integral Theater Company, the group always turns out solid performances. Learn more at freefallstage.com. Sutter Street Theatre The cozy theater in Folsom, at 717 Sutter St., has numerous shows either wrapping up or starting in October. The hugely popular “Evil Dead: The Musical” returns at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11-28 with additional 11:55 p.m. shows Oct. 25-27. There is also an 8 p.m. final show on Oct. 28 (in addition to the 4 p.m. showing). When the horror-musical-comedy hit the stage last year, it sold out virtually every show. I rated the show five-out-of-five stars last year. It’s funny, silly, over the top and you’ll have a great time. Other shows include “Sly Fox” running 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 7; “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 21; and “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” runs at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 27-Nov. 25. For more information, call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com. Old Coloma Theatre “Hilda’s Haunted Hilltop or Home Is Where the Haunt Is” runs Sept. 28-Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. The theater is located at 380 Monument Road, Coloma. Tickets are $10 general, $5 kids 12 and under, $9 seniors. For reservations, call (530)?626-5282. Submit your theatrical shows at least six weeks prior to donc@goldcountrymedia.com.