The Quiltmaker’s Gift opens at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre this weekend, bringing its musical charm to Sutter Street Theatre for the holidays. The show opens Saturday, Dec. 9.

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A mysterious woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on an unexpected adventure.

This charming, acclaimed musical perfect for the whole family is based on the book by Alan J. Prewitt with music by Craig Bohmler and lyrics by Steven Mark Kohn. Sutter Street’s production is directed by Allen Schmeltz.

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Show times are 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays plus additional selected weekday performances at 4 p.m., Dec. 9-30, at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St. in Folsom. For reservations go to SutterStreetTheatre.com or call (916) 353-1001.

The new show joins the popular Holiday in the Hills production on the Sutter Street Stage, keeping the cast and crew of Folsom’s community theatre busy and visitors entertained this season.

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Holiday in the Hills is Sutter Street Theatre’s love letter to the Holiday Season. According to the theatre playbill, the story takes place in the late 1800’s right in Sutter Street Theatre where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together for a party to celebrate the season. 

This isn’t just your average holiday play with a script known by many, this unique play has a focus on Folsom itself.  

“A lot of research went into the actual people and places that were here in the late 1800’s, and everyone you see onstage was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year,” notes Sutter Street Theatre’s Allen Schmeltz. “Seeing a performance of Holiday in the Hills will put you and your family in the holiday spirit or we’ll give your money back, guaranteed.”

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Holiday in the Hills opens this Saturday, December 2 and will run through December 23. There will be weekly performances on Friday’s and Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Due to the play’s popularity they are also hosting additional performances on December 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

From the city’s founders to the arrival of the railroad and the lives of the townspeople, Holiday in the Hills will take you back in history during the holidays in Folsom. The play is a perfect outing for all ages and is rated G.  Being it’s the holiday season, it’s a perfect time to plan a holiday evening out in Historic Folsom and not only enjoy the sprited show but check out the beautifully decorated Historic District, shop the local stores, wine taste, dine, grab dessert or enjoy some holiday ice skating in the heart of the Historic District.

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Holiday in the Hills is expected to sell out quickly so you’ll want to get your tickets early. Sutter Street Theatre is located in the heart of Folsom’s Historic District at 717 Sutter Street. For reservations and ticket pricing go to www.SutterStreetTheatre.com or call (916) 353-1001.  

For more information about all of the other events happening in Historic Folsom visit www.historicfolsom.org or check out the community calendar here at www.folsomtimes.com.