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Singing, comedy in theatrical spotlight in Folsom, Auburn, Roseville

Folsom Lake Entertainer
By: Don Chaddock, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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From musicals to children?s theater, there is no shortage of shows offered in the region in August. Sutter Street Theatre The busiest little theatrical group this side Sacramento has to be Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom. In August, you?ll find ?The Marvelous Wonderettes? running 7 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 26. The musical focuses on a fictional all-girl singing group in the early 1960s. It?s directed by Warren Harrison, who recently completed a stint appearing in and directing the hit ?Leading Ladies.? Look for a review online at folsomtelegraph.com. For families, ?Disney?s The Jungle Book? runs at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 12. This is also your last chance to catch ?Our Town? before it wraps production on Aug. 5. Catch the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sundays. The highly anticipated ?The Producers? runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 10-Sept. 9. Ticket prices vary for the shows, so visit them online at SutterStreetTheatre.com or call (916) 353-1001. FreeFall Stage Formerly known as T.H.E. Actors Workshop, the newly re-dubbed FreeFall Stage is tackling ?Measure for Measure? by Shakespeare but set in a more Jane Austen style time period. It shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays July 27 through Aug. 26. General admission is $15, seniors and students (ages 12-20) are $12 and children 11 and younger are $7. Matinees are $2 off the price of general admission tickets only. The cast looks impressive. James Van Eaton, who donned Gandalf?s robes in Sutter Street Theatre?s recent production of ?The Hobbit,? is taking on the role of Lucio. Other cast members include Paul Greisen, Taryn Colburn, Craig Riley, Joseph Wardell, Deborah Odanhal, Caitlyn Wardell and Colin Coate. For tickets and more information, call (916) 207-5606. Performances are at the stage donated by Victory Life Church, 800 Reading St., Folsom. Placer Community Theater Catch ?9 to 5, The Musical? put on by Placer Community Theatre July 28-Aug. 11. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. For more information, call (530) 852-2708. RPA Studios ?The Sound of Music? is presented by RPA Studios Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, July 27-Aug. 12 at Roseville Performing Arts, 1830 Vernon St., Suite 8, Roseville. Admission is $16 general and $14 senior and students. For tickets or more information, give them a call at (916) 784-0557 or e-mail them at rpastudios@gmail.com or online at rpastudios.net. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy ?The Saga of Sweet Hannah Sue or Is All That?s Swedish Sweet?? is a Youth and Little Ones Workshop production of the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, running at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, Aug. 2-10, at Roseville Theater, 241 Vernon St., Roseville. Tickets are $9 per person. According to the website, the saga begins in the ?Svilton of Sweden with Hannah?s Mother and Father who have been entrusted with a special ice cream recipe,? as a ?nasty Son of Sam and his six sons attempt to thwart the effort of a truly international cast in winning the ice cream cook-off grand prize cruise. Fun families like the Italian Lucia family, the French/Canadian Lumberjacks and the shouting Childs family of England get everyone involved in a crazy food fight that leaves everyone asking, ?Is all that?s Swedish Sweet??? For more information, call (916) 772-2777. Nevada Theatre ?Antony and Cleopatra by Wm. Shakespeare? is performed at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 23-Sept. 15 at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. For more information, call (888) 957-4697. Old Coloma Theatre ?Publish or Perish, or Write Away? runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 10-Sept. 9 at Olde Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road, Coloma. Tickets are $10 for general, $5 for children 12 and younger, $9 for those 55 and older. For reservations or more information, call (530) 626-5282 or visit oldecolomatheatre.org. Submit your shows at six weeks prior to opening date to Don Chaddock at donc@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @anewsguy or like us at facebook.com/folsomlakeentertainer.