California Musical Theater

Elf comes early to Sacramento

NETworks Presentations announces the casting for the Broadway Sacramento engagement of “Elf the Musical.” The show will play through Nov. 15 at the Community Center Theater. Based on the  2003 New Line Cinema hit, “Elf” features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (“The Wedding Singer”), with a book by Tony Award […]

‘Peter Pan’ comes to Sacramento

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions.   “Peter […]

Cast announced for Music Circus 2015

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. The Mississippi […]

‘My Fair Lady’ kicks off 2015 Music Circus season

The musical theater masterpiece “My Fair Lady,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, kicks off the 2015 Music Circus season at Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 65th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are Tuesday, June 9 through Sunday, June 14, kicking off the season two weeks earlier than usual. […]

Contemporary ‘Cinderella’ comes to Sacramento

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of  “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement from May 12 to 17. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid […]

Broadway-themed gala to benefit stage arts

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre’s annual fundraising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 2 starting at 6 p.m. at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. in Sacramento. The black tie optional evening is filled with the glitz and glamour of Broadway, including dinner and hosted bar, musical entertainment, dancing and a live auction. Memorial […]

California Musical Theatre announces new season

California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. From the creators of “South Park” and winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book […]

Tony Award-winner ‘Once’ comes to Community Center

“Once” winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement from Tuesday to Sunday, April 14 to 19. “Once,” which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, […]

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ stars Idol alums

Broadway Sacramento announces that the new 2014 national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento, to Feb. 1. Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up […]

‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to Broadway Sacramento

“Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4, 2015. Based on the popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On […]

‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Community Center Theater

Casting has been announced for the return Sacramento engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning hit musical,”Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Community Center Theater Nov. 5-22. The cast of “Jersey Boys” will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie […]

Broadway Sacramento features three premieres

California Musical Theatre announced the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, a varied lineup featuring the Sacramento premiere of three hit musicals, two blockbusters brought back due to popular demand and a classic musical that has been produced at Music Circus but never before part of the Broadway Sacramento season. From the return […]

‘Wicked’ visits Sacramento

“Wicked,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, is playing a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. “Wicked,” winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches […]

‘Sister Act’ coming to Sac

“Sister Act,” the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, opens at Community Center Theater on Tuesday, April 8 for a limited engagement, running through April 13. “Sister Act” is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, featuring an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning […]

Blue Man returns with new show

NETworks Presentations LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will visit Sacramento from March 11 through 16. The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites. The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an […]

Hit film takes to the stage

“Flashdance – The Musical,” the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater from Feb. 4-9, as part of California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, “Flashdance – The Musical” tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a […]

‘Buddy Holly’ to rock in Sacramento

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” the musical that charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died, is the next Broadway Sacramento production, […]

CMT offers program for visually impaired

The California Musical Theater announced a new program to make shows come alive for patrons with visual impairment. Select Saturday matinee performances of each Broadway Sacramento and Music Circus production will feature audio description. Patrons with visual impairment will be able to listen to live descriptions of the visual elements of the shows — including […]

California Musical Theatre season

The California Musical Theatre announces the 2013-14 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater — a varied lineup featuring five Sacramento premieres and a Broadway blockbuster brought back due to popular demand after a record-breaking run in the 2011-12 Broadway Sacramento season. The new season opens on Nov. 5, with “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the […]

‘Show Boat’ docks at Music Circus

“Show Boat,” the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” is playing at Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America’s first true musical, the show has not been at […]

‘Wizard of Oz’ plays at Music Circus

The timeless classic family musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, kicks off the 2013 Music Circus season with an extended run at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from June 21 to 30. Filled with favorite songs like “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” fans of […]

Legendary play ‘Les Miserables’ makes final run

SACRAMENTO — The legendary musical play ‘Les Misérables’ is making its final run this weekend. The touring Broadway show’s two-week engagement at Community Center Theater runs through Sunday, June 9. On Friday, June 7, the show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, June 8, there are two shows at 2 and 8 p.m. The final […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to Sacramento

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Sacramento as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage Wednesday, March 6 to Sunday, March 17 at the Community Center Theater, 13th and L Street in downtown […]

Rocking time in Sacramento

“Rock of Ages,” five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical, is opening in Sacramento on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Community Center Theater. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer — and in L.A.’s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It’s “Rock […]

Cosmopolitan Cabaret venue to change

California Musical Theatre will no longer produce shows in the 200-seat Cosmopolitan Cabaret, according to CMT Executive Producer Richard Lewis. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” which ran from Sept. 28 through Nov. 18, was the final show produced by CMT at the venue, located at 10th and K streets in downtown Sacramento. Paragary […]

The ultimate holiday treat of Peter Pan

SACRAMENTO — Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production of “Peter Pan” featuring Cathy Rigby. A perfect holiday experience for the entire family, this magical show comes to Community Center Theater starting Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Sunday, Dec. 30 as part of the Broadway […]

Concert to benefit CMT

Broadway star Eric Kunze, a favorite of Sacramento Music Circus audiences, will perform a benefit concert for the nonprofit California Musical Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the 200-seat Cosmopolitan Cabaret in downtown Sacramento. Kunze, who has starred in a number of Broadway shows and national Broadway tours, was most recently at […]

Hit comedy explores love

The hit musical comedy, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Off-Broadway’s longest running musical, filled with catchy original songs and biting humor, runs through Nov. 18 at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret, an intimate 200-seat theater venue where patrons can enjoy cocktails and refreshments during the show. The show is a hilarious look at personal relationships, […]

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