Join us Wednesday, April 27th for a special Industry performance of ‘Arlington’
California Stage will host a special Industry Night for Arlington Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm in the Three Penny Theater. Admission will be free but space will be limited. Call the CalStage Box Office to reserve your spot today!
Through Analise audiences meet Sara Jane, the seemingly sweet and sheltered army wife who nonetheless wrestles valiantly with our tempestuous times. This contemporary incarnation of Nora Helmer must grapple with an overbearing family fraught with contradictions, a devastating loss, and some disturbing truths in order to find her place and peace of mind. Can love really conquer all in the midst of such a storm?
Jonathan Blum (Italian Opera) joins Analise as accompanist and lends his voice to the men who shape Sara Jane’s life. Bob Irvin will make his CalStage directorial debut!
Arlington, with book and lyrics by Victor Lodato and music by Polly Pen, premiered at San Francisco’s Magic Theater in 2013 before running off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in early 2014. Now, Analise, Jonathon, and Bob–whose work has been so beloved by Fair Oaks Theatre Festival audiences–bring this “impressive piece of drama” (SN&R) to Sacramento.
California Stage is happy to be working with Analise for the first time. She has played the title roles in Fair Oaks Theatre Festival productions of Gypsy and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as well as Janet Van de Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone to name a few. Yet her range as an actress spans far beyond light-hearted musical fair—she has also been seen in Woodland Opera House’s The Taming of the Shrew and The Miser, Susan Grunwald Sommer and Leo McElroy’s riveting itinerant production of Echoes in the Heart, and most recently in KOLT Run Creations’ daring Adoration of Dora.
Jonathan Blum returns to California Stage after his hilarious turn in last year’s smash hit Italian Opera. He has also been seen in Sacramento Theatre Company’s revue I Dreamed a Dream and several Fair Oaks Theatre Festival productions. Bob Irvin is an Adjunct Professor at American River College and avid director with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival.
Be sure to call the CalStage Box Office at 916-451-5822 to reserve your seat today!