Head Over Heels | July 15 - 25
Songs by The Go-Gos, Adapted by James MacGrunder, Based upon The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney, Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty, Directed and Choreographed by Michael C. Flores
"We got the beat!"
HEAD OVER HEELS, the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH, AVENUE Q, and SPRING AWAKENING. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”
A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
Zoot Suit 2021 | November 5 - 20
A play by Luis Valdez, Music by Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrero, Lyrics by Lalo Guerrero, Directed by Juan Luis Guzmán
"Watcha mi tacuche, ese!"
SAC is proud to present the Chicanx epic, ZOOT SUIT. Performed with permission from the historic Teatro Campesino, ZOOT SUIT, written by Luis Valdez, spins a captivating tale of cultural bonds and racial tensions in Los Angeles during World War II. Henry Reyna and his friends and family enter a tangled world of violence and racism when they are blamed for the death of a young man at a party. In the resulting backlash, Henry and twenty-one other 38th Street Gang members are found guilty of the murder and are sent to San Quentin to serve life sentences while Los Angeles erupts into violence. Based on actual and historic events, ZOOT SUIT's poignant ending reminds theater-goers of the importance of fighting discrimination and celebrating the diversity of voices in art.
Little Shop of Horrors | March 2022
Music by Alan Menken, Book and Lyrics by Howard Sherman, Directed by Chris Ortiz-Belcher and Adam Chavez
"Don't feed the plants!"
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
SAC is thrilled to bring this cult favorite to our mainstage season, featuring the newly released revised orchestrations!
Cool Kid Players present Disney's Moana Jr. | June 2022
Music and Lyrics by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by Nicolette C. Andersen
"If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go!"
Based on the hit Disney animated film, DISNEY’S MOANA JR. tells the story of the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people. Performers ages 8-16 are welcome to audition for this vibrant and adventurous production!
DISNEY'S MOANA JR. is presented by Cool Kid Players and is not part of the 2020 mainstage season. Although season membership does not grant admission to this production, a discount will be offered.
Hair | July 2022
Music by Galt MacDermont, Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, Directed by Dominic Grijalva
"Let the sunshine in!"
The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR is the fourth show in our mainstage lineup. This legendary musical celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
This immersive production of HAIR will take place on the floor and stage of the Selma Arts Center, transporting guests into the vibrantly psychedelic world of the counterculture tribe. Be prepared for a wild celebration of peace, freedom, love, and happiness!