Since we weren’t able to present shows on the Broadway At Music Circus stage last summer, we’ve been looking back at some of your favorite productions from previous seasons in a series of videos we’re calling CENTER STAGE.
Matt Loehr & Jennifer Knox
Reflect on SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Kicking off the 2018 season, a sold out Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the beloved musical comedy SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN captivated audiences at every performance with its glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines, unforgettable songs—and of course, an onstage rain shower during the title song. Join Broadway veterans Matt Loehr, who played Cosmo Brown, and Jennifer Knox, who played Lina Lamont, as they recall some of their Broadway At Music Circus experiences. Broadway At Music Circus Technical Director Christian Johnson also shares how he engineered the onstage rain, along with video highlights from the spectacular show.
Carolee Carmello & Austen Danielle Bohmer
Reflect on GYPSY
One of the highlights of the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season was a riveting production of the Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents’ masterpiece, GYPSY. We’ll revisit GYPSY with its Rose, three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello, and its Louise, Austen Danielle Bohmer, as they share some of their Broadway At Music Circus experiences, along with video highlights from the show.
Adrianna Hicks & James T. Lane
Reflect on THE WIZ
One of the highlights of the 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season was a dazzling production of THE WIZ, featuring a cast of Broadway veterans and the vibrant costumes that were used in NBC’s 2015 live broadcast of the show. We’ll revisit THE WIZ with two of its stars, Broadway’s Adrianna Hicks, who played Dorothy, and James T. Lane, who played Tinman, as they share some of their Broadway At Music Circus experiences, along with video highlights from the show.
Jacob Keith Watson & André Jordan
Reflect on SHREK THE MUSICAL
The 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season began on a hilarious note with a critically acclaimed production of SHREK THE MUSICAL, which received standing ovations at every performance. Enjoy video highlights from the show and join two of its stars, Jacob Keith Watson, who played the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre, and André Jordan, who played his trusty sidekick Donkey, as they share some of their Broadway At Music Circus experiences.
Jared Gertner & Sarah Litzsinger
Reflect on LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The final show of the 2018 Broadway At Music Circus season was a critically-acclaimed production of the hit musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS that featured a stellar cast of Broadway veterans. Watch two of those veterans, Jared Gertner (Seymour) and Sarah Litzsinger (Audrey), reminisce about working in-the-round, sharing the stage with a giant person-eating plant, performing their favorite songs from the beloved Alan Menken score, and other experiences during their time with Broadway At Music Circus.
Jessica Grové & James Snyder
Reflect on Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Be Our Guest to enjoy Broadway veterans Jessica Grové (Belle) and James Snyder (The Beast) as they recall some of their experiences at Broadway At Music Circus playing the roles of Belle and The Beast in the 2017 production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The two-week engagement of this beloved show, with an Academy Award®-winning score by Alan Menken and featuring sumptuous costumes from director Glenn Casale’s European tour, kicked off the season.
Zonya Love & Lynne Wintersteller
Reflect on SISTER ACT
Join stars Zonya Love (Deloris Van Cartier) and Lynne Wintersteller (Mother Superior) as they look back on the 2017 Broadway At Music Circus production of SISTER ACT, the hit musical comedy with a score by award-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the popular 1992 film, and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans and audience favorites, SISTER ACT was the final show of that season and a Broadway At Music Circus premiere.
Rodolfo Soto, Doreen Montalvo & Didi Romero
Reflect on IN THE HEIGHTS
For our next CENTER STAGE feature, join stars Rodolfo Soto (Usnavi), Doreen Montalvo (Camila) and Didi Romero (Nina) as they look back at their experience in Sacramento for the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS, the final show of the 2019 season. Our electrifying production of the multiple Tony Award®-winning Best Musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the smash hit HAMILTON, received enthusiastic standing ovations at every performance during its sold out engagement.
Lesli Margherita & John McGinty
Reflect On THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Join stars Lesli Margherita (Esmeralda) and John McGinty (Quasimodo) as they share some of their experiences from working here in 2016 on the season’s final show, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, which became a Broadway At Music Circus audience favorite. Directed by Glenn Casale, it was the Northern California premiere of this daring new musical. In addition to a cast of Broadway veterans, our production featured a 19-member choir consisting of faculty, students and alumni from the Sacramento State University Opera Theatre program, along with members of Sacramento area choral groups.