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Best Halloween-Themed Stage Performances In Sacramento

Halloween chills come in many, many forms. Stage theater productions, partying with the animals, train rides and puppet shows are all waiting for you. We've cover all the bases for you in this list: kid themed, adult themed, family friendly. You name it, we've got it all under our noses in Sacto. And with varying performances, you can catch them all. Enjoy a spooktacular holiday - arguably, the best holiday around.
The Rocky Horror Show
The Green Valley Theatre Company
3823 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 736-2664

The production of Richard O'Brien's "THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW" will be unlike anything you've seen before. Not a movie and not a sing-a-long, O'Brien takes this classic macabre story to new heights. Be forewarned: viewer discretion is advised. This show runs from October 16 through Halloween.

29th Annual Safe And Super Halloween: Pirates
Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 808-7462

Fairytale Town says what it does and does what it says, providing kid-themed amusements in the Sac area. Halloween is no exception. With safe, fun trick or treating, you can take the guesswork out of finding a safe area to have your kids go door to door. The stage performance comes from their highly-trained puppet show. Additionally, the Sevilla Magic FX will hit the stage performing Captain Scarlet and the Magic Treasure Chest. It's a pirate themed magic show, with illusions for the whole family.

Zombie Train: Evacuation
Sacramento RiverTrain - West Sacramento
400 N Harbor Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(800) 866-1690

Designed to scare the bujeezus out of you, the Sacramento River Train pulls it's best "World War Z" style performance. You're trapped in a train as a world gone mad with a zombie manifestation speeds by. You think you're safe in the confines of the locomotive, but then things get a bit intense. The zombies may have found their way inside the train. The ride lasts 40 minutes, with both "adults only" and "family friendly" tickets available. The excitement runs from 10/2 to 11/7, and if you show up early, you may be able to get in on the show, capitalizing on the event's make-up artists.

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Boo At The Zoo
The Sacramento Zoological Society
3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

Another kid friendly alternative, for two nights (Oct 30 & 31) from 5-8 p.m. live among the animals, raiding their own private Halloween stash. There are 25 candy stations throughout the zoo, with live magic shows, a dance party and plenty of fun, Halloween themed games. And don't forget the spooky train! It'll be a roaring good time when you go party like an animal with the animals this Halloween.

The Sweet Spot Sacramento: Sexy Halloween Edition
Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club and Lounge
1207 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Leave the kids at home for this one. On Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM, this Sacto live institution will get dirty, dirty, with singers, dancers, bodypainted players and erotic poets all doing their thing at the entertainment of the audience. Burlesque and pop-erotica are the Sweet Spot's game, and you can be prepared to laugh all night. The show itself travels to 25 different cities, and Sac is just lucky to be one of the dates. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.
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