Theatre Arts

Sacramento Children’s Theater

Sacramento Children’s Theater is the longest-running community theater program in our region, spanning more than 75 years.  The program has entertained and taught countless children with lively and educational musical theater productions. For many children, this is the first and sometimes only live theater that they will experience.

Since the 1940s, the Junior League of Sacramento has been dedicated to providing this free program to over 18,000 local elementary school children, a tradition that Fairytale Town is happy to continue and make possible for the community. Fairytale Town works with community members who serve as playwrights, actors, backstage helpers, costume sewers, prop/scenery painters, and logistics coordinators in the quest to produce a quality production.

Performances are free to local school groups for students in Pre-Kindergarten through third grade. Advance reservations are required.

80th Anniversary Season: Spring 2019

The Artful Mouse is a delightful 50’s-style musical about a little French mouse named Artie who journeys to America to become a painter. He meets several friends along the way, and together they share a great adventure while learning some key lessons. Artie arrives in America just in time for the big art contest between the Uptown and Downtown Art Museums. Artie meets several nocturnal characters at the museum including two delightful kittens and some very naughty rats. Artie and his new friends must help each other overcome their fears and learn how to work together if they’re going to help the Downtown Museum win first prize. Along the way they discover that they each have special gifts and to respect each other’s differences. The story reinforces essential themes of honesty, friendship, acceptance, polite manners and cooperation. All this is accomplished with lots of audience participation, including singing, hand-jiving, and a little art appreciation, too!

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Performance Dates: Tuesday – Friday, February 5 – March 1, 2019
Performance Time: 10 AM
Location: Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road, Sacramento
Cost: Free. Reservations are required.

February 15, 21, 26, 27, 28 and March 1 are sold out.

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Special thanks to the supporters of the 2018 Sacramento Children’s Theater production: Jerome H. & Wanda S. Hart Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Point West Rotary Club Foundation, and Sacramento County TOT Grant Program.

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The Fairytale Town Troupers is a Theatre Arts program that teaches the essentials of live stage production in a practical rehearsal and performance format. The Troupers program is open to young actors aged 5 to 18. Internship opportunities are also available for ages 18 to 21. In this unique program, novices work side-by-side with seasoned veterans to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the art of producing live theatre.

The Fairytale Town Troupers program is led by Fairytale Town’s Education & Theatre Arts Specialist John Lee, an award-winning local playwright, director and actor.

For More Information About the Fairytale Town Troupers, Please Contact: