Sutter Street Theatre Newsletter

February 12, 2024

Sutter Street Theatre

717Sutter Street, Folsom CA

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710 Figueroa Street, Folsom CA

(916) 353-1001

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  • DIAL M FOR MURDER - Last Weekend!

  • AUDITION NOTICE - Anything Goes - Sunday, February 18 at 7:00pm

  • AUDITION NOTICE - Sleeping Beauty - Sunday, February 24 at 7:00pm


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Book by Fredrick Knott

Directed by Janelle Kauffman & Stephen Kauffman

Note Corrected Times!

February 2 - February 18th

Fridays at 7:30 PM

Saturdays & Sundays at 4:30 PM

Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 PM

(No show on Sunday, February 11th)


Rated: PG

A new version of the celebrated murder mystery that inspired Hitchcock’s masterpiece! Tony is convinced that his wife Margot has been cheating on him. Now it seems that the affair is over, but in his jealousy Tony spins a web of suspicion and deception that will tighten around them and ensnare them both in danger, recrimination and murder.

Presented in partnership with Kauffmans’ Give Us A Hand Productions

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February 3 - February 25

Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00pm

Book & Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby

Music by Shirley Mier

Adapted from the fairytale by The Brothers Grimm

Directed by Haley McDaniel

Music Direction & Choreography by Heather Clark

Rated: G

Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. When the king issues a proclamation promising a reward for who can discover the secret of where the princesses go each night events rapidly begin to change!

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Audition for Anything Goes

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Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter

Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Directed by Kenny Brian Gagni

Musical Director: Connie Mockenhaupt

Assistant Musical Director: Heather Clark

Co-Choreographer: Connie Mockenhaupt, Devin LePage

When: Sunday, February 18th at 7:00 PM

Callbacks: Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of a singing audition and a dance audition. Dress appropriately for movement as a dance combination will be taught. If you have tap shoes, bring them. If time allows there may be cold readings from the script.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. Prepare 18-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show and bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. Do not bring sheet music. No a cappella auditions please. Appropriate dance attire and tap shoes if you have them.

Rehearsal Schedule: February 23-April 11

Friday, February 23 at 6:00pm

Saturday, February 24 at 5pm

Monday, Feb 26-Wednesday, Feb 28 at 6:30pm (LEADS ONLY)

Starting Monday, March 4 regular rehearsals of Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 PM will begin.

Performance Schedule: April 12-May 12

Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sundays at 4:30 PM

Synopsis: The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate con man named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.


All roles are available.

Reno Sweeney – An evangelist turned nightclub headliner. Confident, clever, and glamorous. Looking for a strong singer and actress who can dance well. A triple threat that commands the stage.

Billy Crocker – Elisha Whitney’s assistant. Friends with Reno and determined to win Hope’s affections. Charming, earnest, and lovesick. Looking for a strong singer with great comedic timing and can move well.

Hope Harcourt – A wealthy and beautiful heiress. Torn between her engagement to Lord Evelyn and love for Billy. Poised, sweet, but with a strong sense of moral duty. Looking for a strong singer who can move well.

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh – Hope’s aristocratic English fiancé. Quirky, good-natured, and gullible. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Moonface Martin – Public Enemy #13, disguised as a Reverend. An uncomplicated and lovable gangster. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and move well.

Erma Latour – A traffic-stopping dame and Moonface’s partner in crime. Flirty, resourceful, brazen, but a little clueless. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing who can sing and move well.

Elisha Whitney – An Ivy League business tycoon. Bossy, outlandish, and a little bit drunk. Looking for an actor with great comedic timing.

Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt – Hope’s widowed mother. An elitist who is concerned with money and social status. Refined but easily panicked. Looking for an actress with great comedic timing.

Captain – The man in charge of the S.S. American. Intelligent, strong, but a little too concerned with prestige.

Purser – Reliable, alert, by the book.

Minister Henry T. Dobson – A missionary returning from China, certain he can reform Luke and John.

Luke – A presumably reformed gangster. A streetwise Brooklyn-ite.

John – Luke’s cousin. Has a conscience but is easily manipulated.

The Angels (Chastity, Charity, Purity, Virtue) – Reno’s backup posse for her nightclub act. Magnetic, attractive, and own any room they walk into. Looking for good dancers with great individual personalities. Tap is a plus.

Strong ensemble of performers who play Sailors, Passengers, Reporters, Tappers and the like! Looking for high energy singers and dancers that will be involved in multiple song and dance numbers with solos throughout.




AUDITION NOTICE for Sleeping Beauty

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Book & Lyrics by R. Eugene Jackson

Music by Patsy Pollard

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

Music Direction by Hannah Hurst

When: Sunday, February 25th at 7pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are auditioning for a singing role, prepare 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your abilities.

What to bring: A headshot and theatrical resume if you have them. If you are auditioning for a singing role, please also bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD. There will not be an accompanist, so do not bring sheet music. No a cappella songs please.

Rehearsal Schedule: March 18th-April 18th Monday-Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm Tech Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Performance Schedule: April 20-May 19 Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm

Synopsis: The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale! Young audiences will find a delightful group of characters as enchanting as the magic in the story itself. There’s Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy, and the Royal Magician, who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog! And there’s the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine (the ’sleeping beauty’), and the brave Prince Dauntless, who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell. Rich with music underscoring, themes, and five tuneful songs, Sleeping Beauty is a delight for audiences of all ages!


Ages from teens through adults/seniors will be considered for roles.

Chester the Jester – Any gender, singing role. Has numerous songs. This is a key role. Chester is part storyteller, part jester, part servant to the Royal Court, part stagehand. The actor should be very limber, move easily, and have good comedic timing. Dance experience is a plus. This character will be on-stage the entire show.

King Gaylord – Adult male, non-singing role.

Queen Jollianna – Adult female, non-singing role.

Tipsy the Gypsy / The Dragon – Any gender, older teen or adult, non-singing, comedic role. Should be able to move easily on stage.

The Royal Magician / Frog: Male, non-singing role

Rosemary the Good Fairy – Female, non-singing, comedic role.

Thornberry the Evil Fairy – Female, singing role (one song).

Princess Elaine: Female, singing role.

Prince Dauntless – Male, singing role.


Ages 12-18

Ages 6-12

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2023 Season Schedule


Flex Passes

Flex Passes are a great way to save money on individual tickets and create your own personalized season. We offer Flex Pass packages of different sizes (see below). Simply call ahead to book seats and show the Flex Pass at the door when you arrive. Choose from either the Off-Broadway Series or the Family Series. (Off Broadway Flex Passes may be used for Family Series productions, but not vice versa.) Flex Passes can now be bought online as well as in person and over the phone. Click Here to purchase your Flex Passes on-line.

Off Broadway Series Flex Pass Price

(Cannot be used for Evil Dead the Musical)

4 Tickets            8 Tickets            

(Value – $104)            (Value – $182)         

Your Cost $78          Your Cost $156       

Family Series Flex Pass Prices

4 Tickets               8 Tickets              

(Value – $88)          (Value – $176)             

Your Cost $66      Your Cost $132         

To purchase flex tickets call (916) 353-1001 or on-line at

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All Classes Will Be Resuming in January, 2024


To sign up click here or call (916) 353-1001. For the Improv class or private acting lessons call (916) 353-1001.


Following is information about classes held at the Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom.


  • Payment is due at the first session of each month and is for four sessions per month.
  • Students from the same family receive a 10% discount for each additional student.
  • Except for Oil Painting and Private Lessons, a minimum of five registered students are required for a class to be held.
  • To register or if you have questions please call (916) 353-1001.
  • Showcase performances are presented periodically.




Ongoing Every Tuesday - 4:30-7:00pm


Classes are taught in a workshop self-paced setting.


$100 for three 2-hour classes including all supplies.

(Classes do not have to be consecutive)

Mike is an award winning artist with many years teaching and producing various form of art including master oil painting.



IMPROV FOR YOUNG PEOPLE with Allen Schmeltz (

Ages: 11-18

When: Fridays from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70 a month (The First Class You Attend is Free)

Limit of 12 students


In the Improv class, students practice the skills of acting and improvisation through theatre games and exercises all while having fun in a safe, learning environment. Improv builds confidence and teamwork. The class is ongoing, and students may join at any time! For information or to sign up please call Allen at (916) 802-2249.


Allen is an award-winning director and has been teaching Improv workshops for over 20 years.




All ages

When: Various times available

Tuition: $40-$70 per weekly lesson (No Charge for First Lesson)


Private one on one weekly half-hour or one hour acting lessons are available.


Do you have a theatre or college audition coming up? Get professional coaching from Allen Schmeltz to get an edge on those auditions! Audition coaching is $70 for a one-hour session. Video recording of your audition is also available at an additional cost.


To sign up call Allen at (916) 802-2249 or email



Ages: 13 yrs. old through adult

When: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm

Fee: $70 a month for four Monday lessons or $25 for a drop in. (There will be no

class on the fifth Monday if there is one. Class fees are prorated if starting in the middle

of a month.)



Ages: 12 through adult

When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Tuition: $60 a month (Drop-in fee $25 per class)

Dian has many years of experience as a dance performer and teacher. She has choreographed many musical productions over the years both at Sutter Street Theatre and other venues.



MUSICAL THEATRE with Christine Irish

Wednesdays - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Ages 8 - 15

8 - 15 yrs

Fee: $70 a month (Drop-in fee $25 per class)

This class is all about being an actor who sings and moves! On stage, every movement has motivation and sometimes you have to come up with a reason why you walk somewhere or why you sing or say something. In this class, each student will learn what it truly means to be an actor. Everything learned can be applied to being in a musical, performing a solo, or even preparing for a monologue. Participants will play theatre games, block and perform numbers from various musicals, prepare solos, work on cold readings, and hone their audition technique. Participants will learn how to make their performance come to life. If you love to sing, act, and perform then this is the class for you!




Bright Stars A Class

Ages: 7-9

When: Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Tuition: $70 a month


Bright Stars B Class

Ages: 9-11

When: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Tuition: $70 a month


Our Bright Stars classes are for our group of aspiring actors, offering basic theatre skills to first time as well as continuing students. We will cover acting techniques while having fun through drama activities, role-playing, games, stage movement, music, vocal projection, crafts, costuming and peer interaction. We will offer opportunities for family and friends to attend performances at times throughout each session.


Sutter Street Theatre

717 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Phone:(916) 353 - 1001

Offices, Box Office & Rehearsal Space

710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA


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Emily Meyers & Allen Schmeltz

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