‘Treasure,’ ‘Cinderella’ Open Regionally

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treasure island at the woodland opera house
Image courtesy of the Woodland Opera House

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge isn’t the only path to a Treasure Island. Woodland Opera House provides a nearer, and presumably much more entertaining, option when it stages “Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure” starting at 7:30 tonight.

“Gather family and friends and come downtown tomorrow night for a fun, Yo-Ho-Ho of a time!” the historic venue’s promoters say. “Live from our historic stage you’ll experience a tale of pirates, treasure maps, mutiny on the high seas and the salty escapades you remember from the well-known childhood story by Robert Louis Stevenson. This musical has all of the excitement and surprises you want from a family friendly show, too, mateys!”

Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. next Friday (Jan. 20) and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, this weekend (Jan. 14–15) and next (Jan. 21–22). Tickets, available online, are $20 general, $18 for ages 62 and older, and $10 for ages 17 and younger. Balcony tickets are $12 general and $7 for children. Flex Pass specials and group rates are available.

The Woodland Opera House is at 340 Second St.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday—and repeating at the same time the following two Saturdays—the Chautauqua Playhouse (5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael) begins presenting a new adaption of “Cinderella” by Laura J. Luke.  Tickets, $8-$10, can be acquired online or at the site.

“Poor servant girl, Cinderella, dreams of a better life, but her Stepmother and Stepsisters have other ideas,” Chautauqua says. “Add in a Fairy Godmother and a Handsome Prince and watch the magic happen in this sparkling new production!”