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All the world’s a stage at Elk Grove Unified
All the world’s a stage at Elk Grove Unified


The greater Elk Grove and South Sacramento communities are invited to spend a night at the theater as Elk Grove Unified high schools present their spring musical productions.  Musicals will be presented by the following schools:


Cosumnes Oaks High School’s Wolfpack Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” on April 11-13 and April 18-20.  This beloved musical, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III, tells the story of Maria, a young nun, who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.  Showtimes start at 6 p.m. on April 11 and 18, 7 p.m. on April 12-13 and 19-20, with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 13 and 20.  Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for senior citizen and children under age 10.


Elk Grove High School theatre students will present “The Big Bad Musical” on April 18-20.  In a fairy tale world where the Big Bad Wolf is wreaking havoc on all of his fairy tale friends, this is their chance for a little pay back! The wolf is put on trial for all of his wrong doings and the audience itself must decide is he guilty or not guilty.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. on all nights.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and $7 for students with an ASB sticker, seniors and children.


Drama students at Florin High School will present “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” on March 14-15 and March 21-23.  This musical tells the classic Disney version of Aladdin and Jasmine finding a “whole new world” together.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance for students and adults, $12 at the door and $5 for children 10 and under.


The Franklin High School Theatre Company will perform their rendition of “Curtains,” a musical from a book by Rupert Holmes March 15-16 and 21-23.  The musical is a scene of a backstage murder mystery, set in 1959 Boston.  The musical follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star ofRobbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call.  It’s up to a police detective – who moonlights as a musical theater fan – to save the show, solve the case and maybe even find love before the show reopens – without getting killed himself.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. with two matinee shows on March 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. on each day.  Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 for students with an ASB sticker, adults over 55 and children under 12; and $7 for matinees.  Tickets go on sale online on March 1, 2013.  Click here to purchase tickets online.


Laguna Creek High School’s drama students will present “Most Likely Too – The Senior Superlative Musical,” by Michael Tester on May 2-4.  This musical is a rollicking romp through the high school award ceremony accompanied by a pop music sound track.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. and the cost is $5 general admission.


Drama students at Monterey Trail High School will present their rendition of the popular musical “Hairspray” April 5-6 and 11-13.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. with a 4 p.m. matinee on April 11.  This family-friendly musical is piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It's set in 1962 Baltimore and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!  The cost is $10 general admission, $8 for students, senior citizens and children and $6 for everyone at the matinee.


Theatre students at Pleasant Grove High School will present “Fame!” on April 25-27 and May 2-4.  PGHS theater students will take the audience on a trip back to the 80’s with their rendition of the hit Broadway musical.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. with special matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 4.  Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students with an ASB card.


The Sheldon High School Performing Arts Department will present “Seussical the Musical” on April 5-6 and 11-12.  “Seussical the Musical,” based on the works of Dr. Seuss, includes the loveable characters of Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie La Bird and the little boy with the big imagination – JoJo. The colorful characters will transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of Whoville.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. with a matinee show at 2 p.m. on April 13.  Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for children under 10.  For tickets, call (916) 681-7500, ext. 8109 or email jchoward@egusd.net


Source: Elk Grove Unified School District


Valley High School’s theatre students will present “Baubles, Bangles and Beads,” a collection of songs from Broadway and film, as well as student written shorts, spoken word and live music from Valley’s “V Street Band” on April 12-13 in their black box theater.  Showtimes start at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on April 13.  Doors open 15 minutes prior to performances.  The cost of admission is $5 per person.

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