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Broadway plays at Sacramento Convention Center

There’s a bit of Broadway in downtown Sacramento. The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is again playing host to some of the most enduring plays and well-loved musicals on the Great White Way.

Here’s a partial list: of the stage presentations lined up at the Center:

  • The Sound of Music
    Oct. 26 – Nov. 6, 2016
  • Since it first opened in 1959, the musical has been restaged countless times. In November, it plays at the Community Center Theater, where the songs and stories of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and the lovable Von Trapp children come alive once more for the new generation. Tickets from $25 – $8. Call (916) 557 – 1999 for details.

  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
    Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017
  • This musical based on a family-friendly film, recounts the journey of a song-and-dance team that puts up a show in a magical Vermont inn. Marked by comic relief and memorable performances, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” has become a holiday favorite. Colorful sets and a blanket of snow covering the entire auditorium beguile. Tickets start at $25. Call (916) 557-1999 for details.

  • Kinky Boots
    Jan. 31, 2017 – Feb. 5, 2017
  • A vivacious drag queen and a straitlaced shoe factory owner team up to save the latter’s business in this big-hearted musical hit. Kinky Boots features songs from pop icon Cyndi Lauper as the musical deals out a powerful story on friendships and the belief that you can change the world by changing your mind. The musical, based on a true story, has won 6 Tonys. Tickets start at $25. Call (916) 557-1999 for details.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    March 7 – 12, 2017
  • This 2014 Tony award-winning play puts a penniless British commoner in the awkward situation of murdering his relatives to inherit the earldom of Highhurst. Meanwhile, he must juggle his time between his mistress, fiancée, and the threat of landing in jail. Tickets are $25 to $82. Call (916) 557-1999 for details.

  • The Bodyguard
    April 18 – 23, 2017
  • If you liked the 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, you’ll want to see the stage adaptation of this romantic thriller about a bodyguard hired to protect a pop music superstar from a stalker. “The Bodyguard” features some of Houston’s biggest hits such as “Run to You,” “Saving All My Love,” and “I Will Always Love You.” Tickets are $25 to $82. For details, call (916) 557-1999.

  • The Phantom of the Opera
    May 17-28, 2017
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s retelling of the story of a titular phantom who prowls Paris Opera House has won numerous awards since it opened in London’s West End in 1986. Go for the story but be dazzled by the show’s special effects. Tickets start at $35. For details, call (916) 557-1999.

The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is located at 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA. Call (916) 808-5291 or visit their website here.

For stage presentations, the center offers the 3,849-seat Memorial Auditorium, and the 2,398-seat Community Center Theater.