Weill under stellar
It’s a good show, and the tickets are free. You shouldn’t need any further motivation to see Lost in the Stars, which is this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Project—the annual African-American show produced by California Musical Theatre. The songs were written by Kurt Weill in 1949, and the story’s based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country. Local actor James Wheatley Jr. gives a classy performance as rural parson Stephen Kumalo, who goes searching for his lost son in the grim slums created by South Africa’s apartheid system. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the CSU Sacramento University Theatre. Drop by the box office 90 minutes before show time and you may pick up as many as four free tickets for that performance only—first come, first served. There is also a free prologue one hour before each performance. For information, call 557-1999.