California Stage Presents Peter Petty

Image from Peter Petty’s website
peter petty

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush on Saturday night (April 17), California Stage’s Social Distancing Theatre proposes to oblige with bandleader Peter Petty.

The live show, which runs from 8 to 10 p.m. at midtown’s R25 Arts Center (1725 R St.), is being staged outdoors with patrons spaced responsibly apart. Admission is $15 and tickets are available online.

“A Peter Petty gig is an energetic affair—something akin to a pack of dogs in a frenzy,” California Stage says in its promotion of the event. Petty, on his website, elaborates on the canine theme:

“Known as Da Man wit’ da Flop and charged with the singular mission of reinterpreting music that scintillates, syncopates, (and sometimes even educates), Mr. Petty swings out with the frenetic elegance of a Tasmanian devil in a tuxedo, leading some of the finest stewards of traditional jazz in the Sacramento area in the jumpin’est, jivin’ist, great-gosh-alive-inist Swing experience available today!”

You might need to mainline caffeine to keep up with the guy.

Things at California Stage calm down a week later in a classy, old-time way when at 7 p.m. on April 25 the company presents live readings of two radio plays, “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?” and “The Man Who Knew How!”

“The company’s live audience readings of vintage mystery, comedy, and dramatic radio scripts (with sound effects) will be heard and seen as part of our re-emerging theatre company!” California Stage says.

For more information visit the company’s website.