Waitress, A Master Singers Christmas, Jim Martinez' The Music of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Drumline Holiday Spectacular, Ballet Folklórico's "Posada Navideña," An Irish Christmas, Duane Michals - December 20 2018-January 2 2019

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Three waitresses standing at a table, making a pie and blowing a handful of flour in the air.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

SHOW CONTENT: Jenna struggles in an abusive relationship with her husband and with an unplanned pregnancy. The plot includes extramarital affairs, domestic violence, sexual situations and explicit language. Jenna sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance to get out, and along the way rediscovers who she is and her own strength.


The Sacramento Master Singers standing outdoors on a hill in front of a tree.

The Sacramento Master Singers, one of the region’s most accomplished choral chamber ensembles, presents “A Master Singers Christmas.” Conductor Ralph Hughes has searched the globe for traditional carols and newly-minted holiday songs to share with the choir’s devoted audiences. The opening candlelight processional will feature Eric Whitacre’s mesmerizing “Lux Arumque,” celebrating its 15th anniversary. The program will also include the delightful “Winter Songs” by Ola Gjeilo and the comforting “How Still He Rests” by Brent Pierce.

A drawing of Charles Schulz' Peanuts characters Schroeder and Snoopy at the piano.

A favorite on everyone’s holiday “must-do” list, this festive jazz concert features songs from the 1965 Peanuts Christmas animated special, as well as other traditional holiday favorites. Pianist and Steinway Artist, Jim Martinez, along with his jazz quartet, will be featured. The animated special songs, including “Christmas Time Is Here” and “Linus and Lucy”, were written by pianist Vince Guaraldi, composer of the Grammy-winning song, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.”

Approximately 30 members of the Drumline Spectacular performing on stage.Drumline Live Holiday Spectacular
Monday, December 24
4pm & 8pm
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

Bringing their energetic style of holiday joy to Folsom on the night before Christmas, Drumline Live returns to Stage One. Combining Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite to the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band, over 30 talented musicians and dazzling vocalists employ energetic choreography, spectacular lighting, and beautiful holiday costumes to create a holiday extravaganza like no other. Direct from the extraordinary musical team behind the hit movie, Drumline.


Four young ballerinas dancing on stage.

Spend a Christmas in Mexico and let the talented dancers and musicians of Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento bring all the fun, magic, and lively colors of a traditional Mexican holiday fiesta directly to you! Posada Navideña features the 25 dancers, musicians, and performers of premier Mexican folk dance company Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento, who’ll whisk you and your entire family on a song-and-dance-filled journey through the diverse regions of Mexico. Experience a traditional Christmas processional (posada), Mexican holiday music (villancicos), a visit from the Three Wise Men, a festive piñata scene and plenty of Ballet Folklórico’s legendary choreography.

Eight dancers performing an Irish line dance.

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and authentic Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. Following last year’s sold-out performances at the Harris Center, An Irish Christmas returns with an award-winning cast of Irish dancers, led by Riverdance principal dancer Caterina Coyne and Connor Reider (principal dancer Celtic Fyre, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, The Chieftains). A memorable night of family entertainment that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of the year can bring.


A series of portraits of Andy Warhol taken from 360 degreed around him.

Duane Michals: The Portraitist presents the first comprehensive overview of inventive portraits by this influential photographer who, in the 1960s, broke away from established traditions of documentary and fine-art photography and is still creating original work today. Michals is widely recognized for his eye-catching portraits of actors, artists, musicians, writers, and other public figures. Striving to articulate his own distinct style and vision while distinguishing each subject’s individual personality, the artist empowers his sitters to express themselves in their own environments and through improvisation. He is perhaps best known for the sequences he assembles to convey personal visual narratives, often with handwritten messages and poems added to the photographic print surface. The exhibition spans nearly six decades, featuring more than 125 portraits collectively highlighting the artist’s expansive toolkit — sequenced images, multiple exposures, reflections, uncommon vantage points, collage, hand-painting, and other techniques.


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