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Past Success in the Black Box Theater

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 January 3-11, 2020

Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm

Broadway Elite Series - Performers Ages 14-19

***PG-13 Content - May not be suitable for younger audience members***

This 90-minute production is presented without an intermission

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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$20 General Admission

Presented by Musical Mayhem Productions
"Creating Awesome Adults, One Musical At A Time"

LIttle Women Poster Fall 2019

December 2019 

No, not a all.
Singing. Silliness. Great Literature...sort of. Candy!

A British Panto is coming back to the Black Box Theater!  This fun for the whole family will have 8 performances December 13-22, 2019.
Watch this space for more information about-- 
Little Women, The British Panto!!

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Family fun. Bring the kids. Bring EVERYONE.

In October 2019


WHERE SOULS GROW WILD: A THEATRICAL TRIPTYCH reveals the human spirit struggling against formidable odds. At the center of each of three short plays are women raging, bending, and breaking against the inescapable structures and demands of their lives. Trapped by worlds in which they have little power, the souls of these women are driven to wildness as they fight for survival and happiness. Although each of these pieces was written over 100 years ago, the struggle for women to achieve power, fulfillment, and self-determination feels strikingly relevant today. WHERE SOULS GROW WILD weaves poetry and original music among the three plays for a moving and thought-provoking theatrical experience. Audiences are invited to join cast and crew for a happy hour after each performance to discuss the show and future Happy Hour Theatre endeavors.

October 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8:00 PM and October 27 at 2:00 PM at the West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theater. Ticket information.

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July 8-20, 2019

The Young Actors Workshop  

 Through theatre games, improvisation, and acting exercises, new skills will be developed to help young actor confidently use their body, voice, and imagination to tell stories theatrically. Workshop info below. 

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June 29, 2019 TWO showcase performances!

Lights....Camera.....Action!!! It’s almost time for A Walk On The Red Carpet, Sacramento Performing Arts Company's annual student vocal performance showcase. Come join us and see what brand new vocal, dance and musical theater students can accomplish in one performance workshop!!!
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When: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Times: 1:30pm and 7:30pm shows 
Where: Black Box Theater in the WS Community Center
Tickets: $14/$16 at the door

Plenty of FREE parking!

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April 2019

The Happy Hour Theatre is excited to present their inaugural production, “The Self-Unseeing,” a collection of five ten-minute plays. HHT The Self-Unseeing
From dark comedy to surreal drama, these diverse short pieces come together for a compelling hour of theater. Join Happy Hour before and after the performance to enjoy a selection of beverages, and learn how to become involved with West Sacramento’s newest theater company.

Performances at 8 pm for two weekends, April 5, 6 and 12, 13. 
Tickets will be $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 

The review: 
Sacramento News and Review and Davis Enterprise (same reviewer)

April 13, 1-Day only!

West Sac Teachers Equity Film Series: My Name Is KhanMyNameisKahn_web

This was a FREE event ... plus Free snacks, water, and a raffle! Students, parents, and teachers of WUSD encouraged to go. WSTA believes in bringing educational opportunities to create a stronger community. A short discussion follows.

WUSD students may receive extra credit for attendance for this West Sacramento Community Event. This event is intended for 4th - 12th grade students, parents and WUSD teachers.


Recent Musical Success!  

Mayhem Musical Productions 2019

Musical Mayhem Productions produced The Music Man. This was a youth theatre production from Elk Grove. The cast of talented 10-21 year olds brought The Music Man to life through six sold out performances during two weekends, February 15, 16, 22, 23. 

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Moby Dick, the Panto...and now for something completely different! 

 Moby Dick, the British Panto! closed to sold out audiences. A good time was had by all! The Splinter Group Theatre will return with a new show next December. 

This is what you missed: 

You’ve seen the film! Played the game! Pretended to read the book in 9th Grade! Now, you can experience Moby Dick, the British PantoJoin Ahab and friends, as they pursue the dreadful fish, Moby Dick! See Moby chase them back! Find out if anyone does really call him Ishmael! Duck the flying wee harpoons! As our 9th grade English teacher, Ms. Maria says, “Moby Dick, what’s not to like? It’s “Important Literature,” and it tastes good! ” Guaranteed holiday fun for the whole family, with unstoppable interactive craziness, and lots of candy! From the same folks who brought you British Panto for the last ten years!

This live theater production is directed by Luther Hanson, with musical direction by Kathleen Poe, and a cast of thousands! Well, fifteen. 
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