The Tonight Play at STAB! Comedy Theater
Friday, May 24, 9pm, STAB! Comedy Theater, $7
The year was 1979, the day May 24. Former NBA player Tracy McGrady was born—but no one knew he would one day be a basketball star. What they did know for sure was that a show with Johnny Carson was on that night. That fateful production is the subject of The Tonight Play. It’s a live-action reproduction of the entire episode that debuted 40 years ago, featuring local actors in the roles of Johnny and his guests. Those hallowed names: Ali MacGraw, Pat Boone, Pete Fountain and Donna Cross. Stephen Ferris brings this rare episode back to life, giving Sacramentans the gift of knowledge—to finally know what it was like sitting in the audience of this episode. 1710 Broadway, stabcomedytheater.com.