A Weekend of Calmusic at Calstage!
Join Us for Two Great July Musical Events: Darden and Chris Williams.
Shakespeare
ShaXspere Project
Performances of "The Lost Plays of Shakespeare" - through May 26, 2018.
Tom Whitsche
Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas ran April 20 & 21, 2018
Tom Whitsche Celebrated 70 Years on stage in Sacramento, starring in this radio drama.
Winter’s Waltz
Winter’s Waltz
‘Winter’s Waltz’ ran Jan 19 through Feb 18, 2018.
’Tween Earth and Sky: Irish Tales of the Supernatural
California Stage presented master storyteller Mark Lyon March 2-11, 2018.
Winter's Waltz cast on Cap Radio
The cast of Winter's Waltz, on Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak."

California Stage Presents: A Weekend of Calmusic at Calstage!

Join Us for Two Great July Musical Events: Darden and Chris Williams!

DARDEN: On tour “For LOVE & HARMONY”

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY JULY 15 at 2PM!

Darden Sisters Darden SistersYou won’t want to miss this unique performance by Darden, a dynamic four-piece ensemble of sisters. They bring an “Alternative Americana” sound to the stage.

The Darden Sisters are comprised of Selah, on the violin; Clarah, the guitarist; Havi on mandolin, and Tabbi, the bassist. All four are vocalists in the group, focusing on harmonies and musical blends.

Raised on the California Coast in a family of musicians, the Dardens grew up surrounded by musical influences from almost every genre. Originally, their vocals were backed by Grandpa Joe Tatar on honky-tonk style piano, but eventually, each of f them decided picked up instruments, and formed their own musical entity.

Each of the sisters are songwriters in the group, and now play several instruments each. They have developed a sound which has been dubbed “Alternative Americana.”

More on the Darden Sisters here.

BUY TICKETS: $15 Students, Seniors; $20 General Admission.

CHRIS WILLIAMS: “Torched: Songs That Ruined Our Lives”

JULY 13,14 at 8PM, and JULY 15 at 6PM!

Chris WilliamsCalifornia Stage invites you to get Torched! with Christine Williams, as she performs her cabaret show Torched: Songs that Ruined our Lives, July 13-15 at California Stage Theater.

This workshop production is written and performed by Ashland actor and director Christine Williams and directed by local director Megan Cooper. Join Chris as she explores the crazy world of singing songs written by men for women to sing about how they are supposed to feel about men, assisted on the piano by local music director Gerald Rheault.
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This is an Invitation to Shakespeare Lovers Only

Announcing the ShaXspere Project!

The program is divided into two events:

First Event: A panel meeting entitled: “Who wrote Shakespeare?”

ShakespeareThis panel will be open to the public. We will discuss the depth of the work and authorship of William Shakespeare, at the West meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Questions that may be put to the panel:

Why are they valued through the ages?
What relevance do the plays have today?
Who really wrote the plays?
Why is important to research who wrote the play?
Where have you picked up your research?
What got you interested in the topic?

The moderator will be Terry Taylor,  CEO of the Shakespeare Society of America, and the panel will include:

Gerit Quealy, author of Botanical Shakespeare from HarperDesign/HarperCollins.
Ramon Jimenez, Independent Scholar.
Thomas J. Slakey, Tutor (retired) St. Mary’s College,  Annapolis Maryland.
Lisa Tromovitch, Professor UOP, Artistic Director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
*There was a misprint of Ms. Quealy’s credentials earlier. The above is correct.

Second Event: Performances of “The Lost Plays of Shakespeare”

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‘The Case of the Goofy Groom’: A Live Radio Drama!

“The Case of the Goofy Groom” continues California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage” radio drama series!

Will the newlyweds survive their wedding day?

The Case of the Goofy GroomJust 10 bucks! Sit back with a free glass of wine and travel back to a day when the best Murder Mysteries took place in your own living room! You’ll be part of the studio audience as we present a live radio drama from 1946, in which Nick and Nora Charles show class, sass and a lot of brass!

The Third Age will present this thrilling Murder Mystery, Saturday, March 24 at 8 PM, and Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM, in The Wilkerson Theatre at 1725 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento.

California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage,” a professionally oriented company of senior actors, creates and presents theatrical productions for our audiences.

The company’s live audience readings of vintage mystery, comedy and dramatic radio scripts (with sound effects) will be heard over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5). We will follow up with productions of these and other memorable scripts on one of our stages.

Call 916-451-5822, or email us at calstage@gmail.com for further information.

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