Friday, June 29, 2012

Three Stages Launches Its Second Season

Bringing artists from all over the world, and from most every genre, Three Stages will offer literally hundreds of performances in the 2012-13 season.

Beginning in August, 2012 and concluding in June, 2013; world-class performers from Branford Marsalis to The Manhattan Transfer, from the Vienna Boys Choir to  Natalie MacMaster, from the China National Symphony Orchestra to the Russian National Ballet Theatre, from the Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch to Shrek The Musical, will grace the stages at Three Stages.

Complementing the stellar international lineup is a who’s who of regional arts organizations, from the El Dorado Musical Theatre to the Sacramento Guitar Society to the Folsom Symphony and more, including the Three Stages’ debut of the Sacramento Opera.

“For the upcoming 2012-13 Season of Performing Arts,  we have broadened our offerings while deepening the program overall,” notes Three Stages Executive Director Dave Pier. “The demand is there—we had over 100 sold out shows during the 2011-12 season, and we think our audience is hungry for what we can bring to Folsom.”

Tickets for the 2012-13 season of performing arts will be available for sale online beginning Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10 am at  Patrons buying five or more tickets to Three Stages Presents events featuring touring artists will receive a 15% discount over single ticket prices.  They may also select from over a dozen different “Three Packs” of select events assembled by theme available in three-event subscription packages for 15% off the single ticket price. The Three Stages Ticket Office will open for phone and in-person sales beginning at 10 am on Monday, July 2, 2012.The phone number is 916-608-6888.

Complete information about shows, ticket prices, performance times and more will be available at beginning Saturday, June 30 at 10 am.

The 2012-13 Season of Performing Arts begins with a bang in August, with “Weird Al” Yankovic performing for three shows August 10-11; The Manhattan Transfer, performing as part of an elegant black-tie benefit for the Folsom Lake College Foundation on August 18, and the enigmatic singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux performing August 23.

The stand-out events are many, and include:
  • Branford Marsalis
  • RAIN (Broadway Beatles Tribute)
  • The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch
  • Shrek The Musical
  • The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
  • Lord of the Dance
  • Los Lobos
  • Paco Peña
  • Vienna Boys Choir
  • New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
  • Clint Black
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Aquila Theatre
  • Bill Medley
  • Nunset Boulevard starring Cindy Williams
  • Russian National Ballet Theatre
  • Inti-Illimani
  • National Circus of China
…and many, many more.

A $50 million facility built with a combination of state, regional, local and private funds, Three Stages has three intimate theaters, an art gallery, a recording studio, elegant teaching spaces, plenty of safe parking and all the other amenities of a state-of-the-art performing arts venue, situated on the Folsom Lake College campus at 10 College Parkway, Folsom.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Three Stages.

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