Happy Armenians
Happy Armenians
Daniel Hubbard and Heather Lynn Smith in Happy Armenians, opening Feb. 19, 2016.
Happy Armenians
Happy Armenians
Heather Lynn Smith as Siran and Daniel Hubbard as Levon.
Happy Armenians
Happy Armenians
Gregory DePetro as the King, Daniel Hubbard as Levon, and Jade Hykush as the Queen.
Angel in the Night
Angel in the Night
Angel in the Night ran August-September 2015.
Italian Opera
Italian Opera
California Stage opened its 24th Season in February with Italian Opera, which ended March 22, 2015.

Auditions for ‘A REVOLUTIONARY MIND’

California Stage presents A Revolutionary Mind written by Leslie Lewinter-Suskind and directed by Ray Tatar

Auditions: Monday, February 1st, 6pm

THE CALIFORNIA STAGE THEATER
2509 R Street Sacramento, CA 95818

From the author of last season’s smash hit Italian Opera comes something completely different. A Revolutionary Mind follows activist housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter is kidnapped. An avid disciple of documentary film maker Raimundo Gleyzer, Susan must reconcile the contradiction of a life lived and ideals espoused that may force her daughter to meet Gleyzer’s same gruesome fate.

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Elly Winner Aram Kouyoumdjian Returns for the Sacramento Premiere of HAPPY ARMENIANS

Buy TicketCalifornia Stage and Vista Players present HAPPY ARMENIANS with its original L.A. cast.

Elly Award-winning playwright and director Aram Kouyoumdjian returns for the Sacramento premiere of his latest work Happy Armenians presented in a joint production with California Stage Theater Company and Vista Players. Featuring the play’s original L.A. cast, the production will enjoy a special two weekend run February 19th-28th prior to its New York engagement.

HAPPY ARMENIANS
Daniel Hubbard as Levon and Heather Lynn Smith as Siran in HAPPY ARMENIANS.

A funny, imaginative, and poignant rumination on love, war, and the burdens of history, Happy Armenians upends the world order as we know it by casting Armenia as a modern empire in its parallel version of history. But when its king has only 30 more days to live, Levon, the unexpected (and unwilling) heir to the throne, must suddenly wrestle with the world’s most delicate geopolitical crises–a war against Switzerland, the colonization of Europe, and Africa’s control of the global economy–along with his budding love for the brilliant scientist, Siran. Continue reading

Featuring Michael RJ Campbell, Katherine Cooper, Jonathon Blum, and Naomi Wilson

2015 in Review

CalStage looks back at highlights from our 2015 season.

Featuring Michael RJ Campbell, Katherine Cooper, Jonathon Blum, Janet Motenko, and Naomi Wilson
Featuring Michael RJ Campbell, Katherine Cooper, Jonathon Blum, and Naomi Wilson (Photo Credit: Terry Brindisi)

CalStage’s hilarious operatic romp Italian Opera opened to a burst of excitement and acclaim last February. Hailed as “easily one of the most entertaining and creative shows in recent memory” by SN&R, the production introduced playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind to Sacramento audiences and brought Michael RJ Campbell back to the California Stage after his turn in Marat/Sade. Remembering us almost a year latter, SN&R rates Italian Opera a “very clever and amusing lampoon of, well, Italian operas with talented operatic performances and imaginative production.” See the full 2015 rundown here.

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