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In the Spotlight: Spring Performance Roundup

Take a break from spring cleaning and head to one of the many spring shows in your neighborhood! Whether you’re looking for laughs, an adventure, or timeless music, there’s an entertaining show for everyone this season.

Folsom Lake Symphony is pleased to present Gustav Holst’s The Planets—a seven-movement orchestral suite—on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature violinist Ji in Yang who will be performing Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo. Ms. Yang has an extensive musical background and has performed with many renowned orchestras in South Korea as well as the United States, so don’t miss this special event at the Harris Center (10 College Parkway, Folsom).

Ji in Yang


Fall down the rabbit hole with Royal Stage Christian Performing Arts. Their performance of Alice in Wonderland follows the journey of a girl who finds herself lost in a magical world full of fun, madness, and talking rabbits! There will be a show by teen and adult performers debuting April 28 through May 1, and a youth performers’ show that will be held from May 19 through May 22 at 1220 Melody Lane, Suite 100, Roseville.

There’s fun for the entire family this year with the Folsom Lake Symphony! Their free community enrichment concert, Twilight Delight, will take place under the stars at the Folsom Historic District on Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy upbeat Broadway selections, themes from your favorite superhero movies, as well as a special Star Wars surprise!

Witness the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy’s modern retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Re-titled, The People’s Trial of Golden Alouicious Locks, the audience will have the pleasure of participating in the show as the jury! With alternate endings, you could attend the show twice and have a completely different experience. Showtimes are at 2 p.m. on April 30, May 7, 14, and 15 and will be held at 241 Vernon Street, Roseville.

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy


Revisit a classic that transcends time and generations. The Hawkins Classical and Contemporary Ballet Company invites you to a night of magic with their showing of Cinderella. Follow along as one lonely girl’s act of compassion changes her life forever in this tender tale. All ages can enjoy the heartwarming and comedic performances on April 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. at the Hawkins School of Performing Arts (118 Woodmere Road, Folsom).

Prepare for lots of laughs at Sutter Street Theatre! The Play That Goes Wrong is a comedic Broadway show that combines Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes into one hilarious performance. The play will kick off with The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things go from bad to worse throughout the performance. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, and actors who fumble with both their lines and acts, you won’t want to miss out on this hilarious Broadway hit! Showtimes vary with performances from April 29 through May 29 at 717 Sutter Street, Folsom.

Sutter Street Theatre is also bringing the story of Jesus Christ to life with their performance, Godspell. Actors will tell Jesus’ life story through a plethora of fun games and storytelling techniques with a dash of comedic timing. With shows through April 16 (every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.) you’ll get to experience the Last Supper and the Crucifixion via multiple music genres ranging from pop to vaudeville!

Sutter Street Theatre


Head to Oak Ridge High School Theater (1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills) for some fun, family entertainment. This year, El Dorado Musical Theatre brings you The Music Man. Follow Harold Hill as he swindles the people of River City, Iowa, into purchasing instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he promises to organize. However, Mr. Hill knows nothing about musical organizations. With plans to flee the town with the cash, watch as he is transformed after falling for the librarian, Marian. You won’t want to miss this six-time, Tony Award-winning show! Showtimes vary with performances from April 22 through May 1.

El Dorado Musical Theatre


Celebrate some of Broadway’s famous musical pieces this spring at the Harris Center (10 College Parkway, Folsom). Placer Pops Chorale will present Broadway Pops: A Life Unmasked with well-known tunes from Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, and many more! Come see these Broadway hits May 7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m.

Placer Pops Chorale


The 90s are back! Folsom Lake College’s Falcon’s Eye Theatre presents Rent, a critically acclaimed musical and cultural phenomenon that has won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. The musical follows young, impoverished artists struggling to survive as they experience love, loss, and the power of finding their voice. Showtimes vary with performances April 1-3, and April 8-10 at the Harris Center (10 College Parkway, Folsom).

by Bella Nolen

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.