A Moving Day

November 11, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

Every building has a history. Every building has a secret. When one man is forced to move out of his family home, he must confront the history and secrets buried in the building. With the help of a moving company and a mysterious companion, our hero sifts through the mystery of the past and reconciles with his future in this funny, heartwarming story for the holidays.

One Man, Two Guvnors

January 30, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale December 1st, 2017
This wild adaptation of Servant of Two Masters took the world by storm in 2011. Winning multiple awards in England and America, this gut busting play tells the story of out-of-work skiffle player Francis Henshall, who becomes separately employed by two men. As Francis desperately tries to keep the men from meeting and learning the truth about his double employment, he spins various plates in the air to hilarious results.

Gandhi!

February 19, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Theatre Series

FAMILY SERIES

On sale December 1st, 2017
A middle school boy in detention learns deeper values in life when forced to read the life of Mahatma Gandhi. A delightful tale of awakening set to Hip Hop and Indian Classical music.
Ages 8+

SBL Entertainment presents – Tinsley Ellis

February 25, 2018
Music Series

Tinsley Ellis has achieved a lot of success and worked with some of the best in the business. He has toured the globe, released 19 albums (with Red Clay Soul), and hit the heights of commercial success with songs covered by other artists – notably, Jonny Lang recording "A Quitter Never Wins." Ellis even gave Derek Trucks his recording debut on Ellis' Storm Warning. He won Rock/Blues Album Of The Year with Tough Love in 2015 from Blues Blast Magazine and made many "Best Of" lists within Downbeat and others.

SBL Entertainment presents – Janiva Magness

March 1, 2018
Music Series

It should go without saying. Anyone who has ever heard Magness sing — live or on any the baker’s dozen of releases she has put out since coming on the scene 26 years ago — can immediately divine that this is a strong, resilient, commanding woman in masterful control of her voice and her destiny if not always her heart. In the space between the notes you can hear a performer who has survived a difficult life by anyone’s measure to become one of the top blues vocalists of her generation, only the second woman, after blues legend Koko Taylor, to win the Blues Music Awards’ coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.

SBL Entertainment presents – Blame Sally

March 3, 2018
Music Series

A unique collective of four distinct voices and musical backgrounds, Blame Sally has forged a compelling and original sound that has earned the band the well-deserved reputation as Bay Area phenomenon. Their varied instrumental talents, incredible voices and wonderful lyrics blend into a magical evening for all.

SBL Entertainment Presents – Rob Bell

March 9, 2018
Other Entertainment Series

Rob Bell is the New York Times best selling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here, and What is the Bible?. His podcast, called the RobCast, is the #1 spirituality podcast and iTunes named it Best of 2015. He's been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with wife Kristen and their three children.

SBL Entertainment – Karla Bonoff with Chris Webster and Nina Gerber

March 16, 2018
Music Series

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. With a career spanning for decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to charting with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt.

SBL Entertainment Presents – Martin Sexton

March 22, 2018
Music Series

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

Dry Powder

March 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale 1 month before opening.
In this incendiary comic drama, the world of high finance is illuminated in a blisteringly funny and brutally honest way. Rick Hannel, the CEO of an enormous private equity firm, needs a deal to come through to save him from a PR disaster. Thankfully Seth, one of his partners has the perfect investment in the form of a small luggage company ready to grow. But Jenny, Rick’s other partner has her own plan to right the ship.

SBL Entertainment presents – Cheryl Wheeler

March 31, 2018
Music Series

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

April 9, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Theatre Series

FAMILY SERIES

On sale December 1st, 2017
C.S. Lewis’ timeless story of four siblings in the magical world of Narnia. In this highly theatrical telling, two actors play all the parts and reenact the war for Narnia and the battle of good, the noble lion Aslan and evil, the conniving White Witch.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Sacramento Guitar Society presents – Eleftheria Kotzia

April 21, 2018
Music Series

Celebrate the new Sophia Theatre with Greek classical guitarist ELEFTHERIA KOTZIA – presented by Sacramento Guitar Society. Renowned on several continents, Kotzia will make her Sacramento debut Saturday, April 21st at 7pm. Kotzia’s extraordinary expressive powers on the guitar have been called “life enhancing.” Her Blue Guitar recording enjoyed unanimous critical acclaim and was selected as Gramophone Magazine’s Critic's Choice Recording of the Year. The American Record Guide hailed her as “a wizard – a strong sensuous player with bite and sass.”

SBL Entertainment presents – Crystal Bowersox

April 25, 2018
Music Series

Crystal Bowersox emotive folk-rock-country style has been catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second Season 9 of American Idol. Her old soul of a voice, care-free style and "don't mess with me" attitude set her apart from the other contestants and eventually landed the self-taught songstress performances with the like of the legendary Joe Cocker, Michael Franti, John Popper, and BB King, Harry Connick, Jr., and Alanis Morrissette.

SBL Entertainment presents – Keiko Matsui

April 26, 2018
Music Series

In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is ‘beyond category.’ The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken but yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience.

Airness

May 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale 1 month before opening.
Prepare to have your face melted by the likes of Shreddy Eddy, Golden Thunder and the reigning champ, D Vicious. In this joyful comedy, which premiered at the prestigious Humana Festival, professional Air Guitar competitions provide the backdrop for a marvelous cast of characters. When Nina, a real guitar player, wanders into a bar to compete, she soon discovers that she has a lot to learn.

Women’s Chorus

May 12, 2018
Music Series

As a group and as individuals, the Chorus is dedicated to serving our community. From global issues to local neighborhoods, the Sacramento Women's Chorus actively participates in creating a better world. The Chorus lifts their voices to support the cause of social justice and equality at community events - remaining dedicated to the principles that bind the Sacramento Women's chorus together.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Music Series

The Camellia Symphony Orchestra provides unique, inspiring and dynamic performances and educational opportunities that integrate new works and established classics.

http://www.camelliasymphony.org/

The Ladies Foursome

June 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale 1 month before opening.
One of your B Street favorites returns to Capitol Avenue! The Ladies Foursome follows four women as they navigate the ups and downs of life on the links. During this outrageous round of golf the women tackle life, love, men, sex, and careers

We’re Gonna Be Ok

August 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

One sale 1 month before opening.
At the height of the cold war, neighbors Sul and Efran decide to build a shared bomb shelter for their families. As the world around them changes, both families are forced to ponder their place in the shifting landscape.

Ironbound

September 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale 1 month before opening.
In this quietly gripping play, we meet Darja, a Polish immigrant living in New Jersey. With a steely determination, Darja makes her way in this foreign world and fights for the things she loves, most notably her son.

Treasure Island

October 15, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Theatre Series

FAMILY SERIES

On sale December 1st, 2017
TREASURE ISLAND returns to the B Street stage on Capitol Avenue! This beloved adaptation is back with new twists, exciting explosions and your favorite characters.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

November 6, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Theatre Series

MAINSTAGE SERIES

On sale 1 month before opening.
In this stitch-in-your-side funny play, Casey is an Elvis impersonator working in a Florida Panhandle bar. But when his poorly attended Elvis show is cancelled for the more popular drag queen performers, Casey is despondent. His girlfriend is pregnant and the rent check’s bounced. But to his rescue come Tracy Mills and Miss Anorexia Nervosa who instruct Casey on the finer points of drag performance.

A Christmas Carol

November 30, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Theatre Series

FAMILY SERIES

On sale December 1st, 2017
The return of this hilarious adaptation of Dickens’ classic story, Ebenezer Scrooge has had enough of his yearly redemption and does everything he can to bust out of it. All the familiar characters are present as he fights his way through the night, providing fodder for his disdain but also pushing him, reluctantly, to his absolution.
Recommended for all ages.