Three’s company

Dancing a story in Tony award-winning musical <i>Contact</i>.

Dancing a story in Tony award-winning musical Contact.

The recent Tony-winner Contact (Best Musical of 2000) is a new-style “dance play” with three different stories. The first is a teasing love triangle that derives from an 18th-century French painting of a beautiful young girl on a swing. The second is set circa 1950, in an Italian restaurant in New York, where a woman imagines herself to be a prima ballerina. And the third is set in the Big Apple in the recent past, and concerns a successful advertising exec who is less than happy about his personal life. The dance steps are set to music that ranges from Tchaikovsky and Grieg to Stephane Grappelli, the Beach Boys and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. This touring production is presented by the Broadway Series and plays September 25-30 at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., with shows Tuesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. and matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $150-$60. (916) 557-1999, 264-5181 or 766-2277.