Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre is bringing a Halloween time classic to the stage starting this week as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow takes the stage starting this weekend.
According to the Sutter Street Theatre playbill, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is fun and spooky, adapted from the classic story by Washington Irving. The local version is being presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The storybook tale revolves around four main character starting with the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher Ichabod Crane who is joined by the coquettish Katrina Van Tassel, and Ichabod’s brutish rival Brom Bones.
The show saves the best for last with the famed ride of the Headless Horseman coming to life on the Sutter Street stage. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is perfectly exciting family entertainment for the just in time for the arrival of the Halloween season.
The play is being directed locally by Sutter Street Theatre’s Artistic Associate Director Allen Schmeltz. Schmeltz is an award-winning director, having directed over 80 productions, and was the founder and artistic director of the award-winning Garbeau’s Acorn and Oak Theatre for young people. Currently, he is an artistic associate, director, and teacher at the acclaimed Sutter Street Theatre.
His productions have earned over 100 Elly nominations and numerous awards for excellence in theatre in every category from set design, to acting, to best production.
The show is slated for Saturday’s and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Starting this Saturday, Oct. 7 and continuing through Oct. 29. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sutterstreettheatre.com or through the theater box office at (916) 353-1001.
Sutter Street Theatre is located in the heart of Folsom’s Historic District at 717 Sutter Street.
Above photo: Jerold McFatter (left), Cattaryan Goodin and Anthony DePage star in Sutter Street Theatre’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow that opens this weekend and runs through the end of the month every Saturday and Sunday.