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2013 Sacramento Spring Theater Preview

Theater in Sacramento provides a variety of entertainment. The children's shows are the most popular at several theaters. But there are also special types of theatrical performances such as ballet, opera and musicals. If a Shakespearean drama or murder mystery dinner is more your liking, options abound. Check out this roundup of the best performances to hit the theater circuit in Sacramento this spring.

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Yo Yo Ma
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

(866) 754-2787

Date: Jan. 29

Yo Yo Ma will be at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, located on the UC Davis campus, on January 29, 2013. This is a world-famous cellist with a few impressive albums to his name. He will be accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott. This event is listed as a high-demand show and pre-bought tickets are recommended. The duet program will include Stravinsky, Brahms, Piazzolla and Falla favorites, among others. Tickets go for $15 for students to $175 for subscribers.

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Beauty and the Beast
Sacramento Community Center Theater
1301 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 557-1999

Dates: Mar. 6 through Mar. 17

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is playing at the Sacramento Community Center Theater beginning March 6, 2013. This Tony Award-winning musical is touring throughout the nation and luckily planned Sacramento as one of its stops. See one of your childhood favorites come to life on stage. Tickets go for $59 to $263 depending upon the seating. Also, this show is approved for all audiences so bring the whole family.

Related: Best Spots For Cabaret In The Sacramento Area

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sacramento Theatre Company
1419 H St.
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 443-6722

Dates: Feb 27. through Mar. 24

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is coming to the Sacramento Theatre Company this spring. This is a Shakespeare favorite for its mystical quality of forest creatures along with a couple of lovelorn humans who end up in the most awkward situations. All ages will enjoy this show and it serves as a great introduction for children into the talent of such a renowned playwright. Tickets go for $15 to $46, depending on time and seating.

Related: Best Dance Studios In Sacramento

Fab Four
The Fab Four
Crest Theatre
1013 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7378

Date: Feb. 15

The Fab Four Beatles tribute band comes to Crest Theatre for a memorable performance. A live Beatles concert is no longer possible, but this show is the next best thing. Enjoy your favorite tunes made famous by the beloved foursome. The Crest Theatre is one of the oldest movie theaters in Sacramento that was refurbished to its former glory. It hosts both special events and artistic films. Ticket prices range from $25 to $45.

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Suspects Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
1000 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-3600

Suspects Murder Dinner Theater, performed aboard the Delta King, has reservations available for this month and next month. It features a regular play in which individuals or groups arrange a dinner and then become part of the suspects as the dinner proceeds, serving as a great chance to become part of a play or to upstage someone else. An evening with Suspects Dinner Theater is by reservation only. The price starts at $39.50 for Fridays and $43.20 for Saturdays.

Camille Wheat is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on

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