Our Next Season!!!!
[masks] The Magic Circle Rep. will officially announce it's next season and make membership renewal and order forms available in the next newsletter. Here, however is a brief rundown of the shows coming up on our main stage in the 2000 - 2001 season.

We plan to start our fourteenth fabulous season with a [pistol] hilarious mystery farce called, But Why Bump Off Barnaby? In a complete reversal of roles, Bob Gerould will direct giving Rosemarie the rare opportunity to appear on stage. "...Barnaby" is right up Bob's directoral alley with hidden passages, disappearing characters, and a dim-witted ingenue that makes Gracie Allen seem like a rocket scientist.

The season's second show will be The Melody Lingers On - The Music of Irving Berlin. [music stave] During his lifetime Irving Berlin never allowed the production of a review of his music. This is the first and it makes it's Sacramento area premiere on our stage! From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from Hollywood to military tours of duty throughout Europe and the Pacific, the story of Irving Berlin is the story of America in the twentieth century. In January, the peak of our season, we will bring you another classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific. Who doesn't know the wonderful songs Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote for this show set in the Pacific theater of World War II such as "Some Enchanted Evening", "Bloody Mary", "There Is Nothing Like A Dame", "I'm Going To Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair" and "Bali Hai".

Following those two musicals will be a comedy that starred [Foil] Carol Burnett on Broadway, Moon Over Buffalo. This is another farce, about a nearly washed up acting team that hopes to make it back to the big time in the movies, but are doing a seedy production of Cyrano in Buffalo. It's great fun. The May/June offering in our next season is very funny comedy/mystery, Catch Me If You Can. This one has plot twists reminiscent of Agatha Christie and one liners reminiscent of Neil Simon.

[Saxaphone] We hope to close next season by bringing you Lerner and Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady about the little cockney gutter girl who is transformed by Professor Henry Higgins into a lady sparkles with such songs as, "I Could Have Danced All Night", "On The Street Where You Live", "With A Little Bit Of Luck", and "The Rain In Spain".

Magic Circle Rep. has another outstanding season in store for you. You won't want to miss any show.