Folsom Theater Is Dialed in to Nostalgia

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Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre.

There was a time not too long ago, as measured on the pre-internet, pre-cellphone, pre-Amazon time scale, that millions of Americans entertained themselves by listening to radio dramas.

Sutter Street Theatre (717 Sutter St. in Folsom) opens a window to that bygone era when it stages its monthly Olde Tyme Radio Show at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The community troupe will present “original scripts of radio shows from the 1940s and 1950s read by Sutter Street Theatre actors with live sound effects. In addition, there will be songs from the era sung by the best of the best Sutter Street Theatre vocalists.”

Here are the offerings of this monthly event:

  • Sherlock Holmes – “The Case of the Dead Adventuress” (original air date: Feb. 5, 1945)
  • Baby Snooks – “Animals” (Jan. 12, 1949)
  • Fibber McGee & Molly – “McGee and His Magic” (Jan. 6, 1948)

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Another off-mainstream option for your Saturday, Jan. 14 entertainment dollars is the 10th Annual Irishpalooza: The Last Ceili at Harlow’s (2708 J St.). Sacramento’s Celtic-culture gem McKeever School of Irish Dance will perform, as will One-Eyed Reilly, Stout Rebellion and The Pikeys.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6–9 p.m. event. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25. For more information, visit McKeever School’s website.