Summer series at Music Circus
For the rest of the summer, the Music Circus is kind of like SN&R—there’ll be a new show (and a new edition of the paper) every week.
On July 24, Music Circus dusts off Nunsense, a campy revue with Catholic sisters who tell corny jokes and sing.
The series gets a tad more sophisticated on July 31, with Cole Porter’s battle-of-the-sexes Kiss Me, Kate (written in the 1940s, adapted from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew).
Then there’s Annie (drawn from the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, which few under the age of 50 recall), opening August 7. This show has discount tickets for kids (age 4-11).
On August 14, it’s Hello, Dolly!—the only “classic” from the 1950s or 1960s in this year’s Music Circus lineup.
That’s followed on August 21 by Jekyll & Hyde—a revised version of the touring show that visited Sacramento in ’95, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson tale.
The summer series concludes with 1776, opening August 28. Ben Franklin has the best lines in this show, which offers a lighthearted take on the nation’s founding fathers.