The season will kick off with the Tony-winning Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical The Producers, running July 12-17. The cast will be headed by Tony Award winner Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, the character he originated on Broadway and in the 2005 film; Bob Amaral as Broadway producer Max Bialystock; Matt Loehr as anxious accountant Leo Bloom; Bill Nolte as Franz Liebkind, a part he played on Broadway; Michael Paternostro as Carmen Ghia; and Sarah Cornell as Ulla, a part she has played on Broadway and in Canada. The production will be directed by Glenn Casale with Dan Mojica choreographing.
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan will belt out "As Long As He Needs Me" in the Music Circus production of Oliver! (July 19-24). Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the production will also feature Ron Wisniski as Fagin.
The Cole Porter classic Anything Goes, which is currently enjoying a Tony-winning return to Broadway, will be seen at the Music Circus July 26-31. Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct a cast that includes Vicki Lewis as Reno Sweeney, John Scherer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, David Elder as Billy Crocker and Jason Graae as Moonface Martin.
Camelot, which runs Aug. 2-7, will be directed by Glenn Casale with choreography by Dan Mojica choreographing. The cast will be led by Davis Gaines as King Arthur, Lisa O'Hare as Guenevere and Sean Hayden as Lancelot.
Beth Malone will portray the sharp-shooting Annie Oakley in the upcoming production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, which is scheduled for an Aug. 9-14 run. With Edward Watts as Frank Butler, the production will be directed by Gary John La Rosa and choreographed by John MacInnis. Saying I Do! I Do! will be real-life couple Matthew Ashford and Christina Saffran Ashford as Michael and Agnes, respectively. Helmed by Emmy-nominated director Will Mackenzie, performances are scheduled for Aug. 16-21.
The season will conclude with Miss Saigon, which will run Aug. 23-28 and feature Eric Kunze as Chris, Ma-Anne Dionisio as Kim and Kevin Gray as The Engineer. Stafford Arima will direct the pop opera with choreography by Bob Richard.
The Music Circus season is presented by California Musical Theatre under the direction of executive producer Richard Lewis.
The Music Circus is located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento, CA. For ticket information call (916) 557-1999 or visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com for more information.