Category Archives: Performing Arts Center News

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Join lesbian activist and attorney Rosemary Metrailer on Friday, Dec. 8, for a screening of her documentary, “Legends of Courage,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in PAC 201.

As a part of the film series for the LGBTQIA subcommittee of Staff Equity & Diversity and Student Equity, “Legends of Courage,” an LGBT oral history and documentary film series project, was founded in 2013 to preserve the rich social and political history of advocacy by men and women who led the movement for LGBT equality in the Sacramento region.

Together with 3D Media Solutions, the project focuses on a collection of filmed oral history interviews with individuals who played significant roles in this struggle. The inaugural documentary film features Metrailer, whom Sacramento City College has the opportunity to bring to campus to share her documentary and tell her story of courage and forthright strength in advancing civility for LGBT+ people.

Among the invited guests with the possibility to attend: civil rights advocates and LGBT activists, Laurie McBride, Dennis Mangers (former assembly member), Linda Birner, former publisher of MGW, law partners and civil rights attorneys, Carolyn Langenkamp, and Tami Buscho, and former Mayors Anne Rudin and Heather Fargo.
Picture of the PAC and fountain in the front

by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Christine Nicholson

The Servant of Two Masters is Carlo Goldoni’s Commedia Del Art masterpiece, and the grand-daddy of all modern farces since. See Truffaldino out wit “masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers, and meatballs… all the slapstick you’d care to shake a schtick at,” set on the idyllic shores of Jersey in that classic era of all times, the 1980’s.

Sept. 22 – Oct. 15, 2017
8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays
2pm Sundays
2pm Saturday Oct. 14

All performances
$18 General Admission
$15 Seniors/SARTA/ADA/Mil
$10 Students, Children over 6

Visit the City Theater page for more information.

Storytime Theatre of Sacramento city college proudly presents the sleeping beauty adapted and directed by Doug Lawson.

This production was inspired by Sacramento City College’s 100 year anniversary!

The sleeping beauty opens October 29th and plays Saturdays and Sundays at 12 noon through November 20th 2016.

Admission is $5 for all ages, cash or checks only at the door. Tickets may also be purchased online at (children 2 years old and under are admitted free).

Half-price opening day special! October 29th only!

Group rate for parties of 15 or more, 20% off! Please call 916-558-2174 to make arrangements

Performances are located in the little theatre, Performing Arts Center PAC room 106.

Parking is free on campus Saturdays and Sundays only.

The closing performance on Sunday November 20th will be interpreted in American sign language.

For more information, check our website or call professor Doug Lawson at (916) 558-2174.

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival features Love’s Labour’s Lost and A Midsummer Night’s Dream between now and July 31.

Pictured above are from left to right:
(Row 1) Christi van Eyken , Shenandoah Kehoe,
(Row 2) Sean Olivares, Ryan Canfield, Jonathan Plon, Tony Brisson, and Fiona Nies. Thanks to Bruce Clarke for the photo.

For information on ticket prices and performance dates/times, please visit the Shakespeare Festival website.

City Theatre, SCC’s production wing of the drama department, is currently staging “The Silver Tassie” by Sean O’Casey.
The play embraces farce, tragedy, and startling expressionism as it follows Harry Heegan from celebrated Irish football hero to the nightmare of World War I trenches. After returning home, Harry finds everyone dances and forgets.

Performances continue through May 15 in the SCC Art Court Theatre with curtain times as follows:
April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.
May 1, 8, 14 and 15 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $15 depending on dates and times. Discounts are given to all Los Rios students with ID, Seniors, Veterans/Military, persons with disabilities, and members of SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance).

The Silver Tassie is directed by Christine Nicholson.

City Theatre, SCC’s production wing of the Theater Arts Department, will conduct a special staging of its current play, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.

Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin directs the tale of the Bennett sisters and their search for a wealthy husband.

The performance will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11, at the main auditorium in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for this special performance will be $7 at the door (cash and checks only).

Regular performances continue at 8 p.m. on March 11, 12, 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. matinees on March 13, 19 and 20.

City Theatre, SCC’s drama department, will present a series of 8 short, new railroad-inspired and themed plays that were created by local playwrights and commissioned by City Theatre. The plays will run weekends between April 24 and May 17.

The series of plays will be staged in two “Tracks” of 4 plays each. Track A will perform seven times, including the opening and closing performances. Track B will also perform seven times during the run.

Tickets range from $10 to $15, and can be reserved through

The theatre company advises that these plays are not appropriate for young children.


The Sac City Music Department will present Messiah 2.0, a free community sing-a-long of the famed oratorio, on Saturday, April 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

George Frideric Handel’s Messiah was originally meant to be an Easter offering, having been performed first in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742. These days, Messiah is normally a fixture of the Christmas season. But Sac City is bringing it back to almost its original date some 272 years later. An oratorio is similar to opera except that nothing is staged; it is simply sung.

For many amateur choirs, Messiah is the heart of their repertoire and the high point of the year. The words come from many  of the books of the Bible, including Isaiah and Psalms.

Community members are encouraged to join the chorus which, as one conductor said, “propels the work forward with great emotional impact and uplifting messages.”

Tickets to the event are free, and can be obtained by visiting Eventbrite.