Sean O'Casey
Juno and the Paycock
The historic play by Sean O'Casey runs Jan. 18 - Feb. 17, 2019.
Times Like These
Ran Oct 19-Nov 11, 2018.
Darden
Darden and Chris Williams played at California Stage in July 2018.
Shakespeare
ShaXspere Project
Performances of "The Lost Plays of Shakespeare" ran 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.

California Stage Offers Intensive Scene Study with a True Master

Audition Monologues & Scene Work with Janis Stevens

Only 8 spots left! Phone Ray Tatar for a Reservation: 916-600-9536

Janis Stevens
Janis Stevens
  • 7-9pm on Sunday and Monday evenings, beginning January 13 and ending February 4.
  • Fee is $200 for all eight evenings or if participant only wants to attend on one evening a week, cost is $100.
  • Scenes will be selected by Ms. Stevens.
  • If participant wishes to work on audition material they may bring pieces into the class or ask that pieces be assigned.
  • Class size is a maximum of 10 students.
  • Coaching and direction will be based on the tools of Stanislavski and Focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness).

Janis Stevens is well-known in Sacramento for the many roles she has played with various theatres throughout the area, as well as receiving much acclaim for the productions she has directed at Capital Stage, California Stage and the Sacramento Theatre Company.  She received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. Continue reading

California Stage Presents: ‘Times Like These’

California Stage presents John O’Keefe’s new play, “Times Like These,” October 19th through November 18th.

Times Like TheseCalifornia Stage will present playwright John O’Keefe’s new play, Times Like These, at the California Stage in the R25 Arts Complex, 25th & R St.

The play takes place in Hitler’s Berlin between 1934 and 1938. It is a play about Meta Wolff, Germany’s most famous actress, who is banned from the stage because she is a Jew. She attacks the only way she can: through her actor-husband, Oskar Weiss, whom she directs behind the scenes in a production of “Hamlet” to boldly satirize the Nazi regime.

It stars Gary Wright (AEA) and Lois Masten-Ewing, and is directed by Richard Winters.

The production plays Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM, October 19 to November 18, 2018. Tickets are $15-20.

Get your TICKETS  HERE, or by calling 916-451-5822.

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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