California Stage

California Stage presents two world premieres

California Stage Theater Company presents two world premiere solo shows in the “SacSoloSeries4: Serious Detours” for four weeks from June 12 through July 5. “Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed” is written and performed by Richard Winters and directed by Gary Wright. “The Third Date” by Robert Lautz is performed by Gary Weinberg and directed by Maggie Adair Upton. Winters’ […]

Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

California Stage will bring four provocative plays to Sacramento audiences throughout 2014. The theater will open its 23rd season with the world premiere of Nelda Roberts’ captivating new drama “The Vanishing Point,” followed by R.C. Sherriff’s “Journey’s End,” Peter Weiss’ “Marat/Sade” and Rick Foster’s “Love Isadora.” California Stage is one of six theaters in the […]

‘Widowers’ Houses’ is politically aware

California Stage Theater presents the local premiere of a rare production by George Bernard Shaw.“Widowers’ Houses,” plays March 30 to April 28. The play begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon complicated by economic-class differences. Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich realtor whose massive fortune has been made from […]

Provocative play tells a touching story of life

What: “Learning Spanish” Who: California Stage Theater Company When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 24. Visit for show times Where: 1725 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 for general admission, $15 for military, students, SARTA members, age 12 and under, seniors and SARTA members. Groups of six or more get special discounts Information: 916-451-5822 or 916-451-5822 […]

There is clowning around CST

The Vespertine Circus will play Sacramento for one weekend in January at the California Stage Theater. The company will premiere a newly created work entitled “Important Business.” The cast of six clowns set a new bar for circus-theater in their delightfully surreal, entirely unexpected office comedy with enough silliness to entertain audiences of all ages. […]

‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ coming to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — The California Stage Theater Company announces the production of “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Sacramento-born novelist Joan Didion. This is a stage adaptation of her distinguished memoir on the untimely deaths of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne and their daughter, Quintana Dunne Michael. Her book won the National Book Award and […]

Production commemorates Ray Bradbury’s birthday

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, California Stage will present “Mars is Heaven” before a live audience as it broadcasts the 1954 version on “The Voice of Sacramento,” Access Sacramento. The actors of California Stage will present a live on cable and streaming broadcast from The Three Penny Theater in Midtown Sacramento to commemorate […]

The circus comes to town

Sacramento will be the last stop for the Vespertine Circus this year as it completes its West Coast tour at California Stage Theater, 1725 25th St. in Sacramento, July 30 and  31. California Stage Theater becomes “the big top” as it celebrates its 20th production year with The Vespertine Circus. In the new vaudeville tradition, this […]

‘Meaning of It All’ comedy receives extension

California Stage celebrates its 20th production year with a premiere that will the audience through an Italian renaissance story of love and intrigue. Robert Lautz’s “The Meaning of It All,” world premiere at California Stage’s Wilkerson Theater has been extended to Sunday, June 10. In Renaissance Pisa, Calvino Mezzo Zucco, a budding alchemist and mechanical […]

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