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Theatre and Dance Productions

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to providing students and the surrounding community with a variety of engaging performances throughout the year. Join us and be entertained while supporting theatre arts education at CRC!

Performances take place at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on CRC's main campus at 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, 95823. See on map.

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Upcoming Performances

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

This hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park will be presented live in-person from December 3 to 11, 2021 at the CRC Black Box Theatre.

See Dates and Details

What to Expect When Returning to Live Performances

COVID Protocols Overview

We, at Cosumnes River College and CRC Theatre and Dance Arts, take the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community at large very seriously. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any place where people gather. Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By purchasing a ticket, you assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting Covid-19.

In order to mitigate these risks and in the spirit of providing the safest environment possible for enjoying live theatre, our Health and Safety protocols for live performances are as follows:

  1. CRC will require proof of vaccination for event attendees. “Fully vaccinated” means the final vaccine dose is administered at least 14 days prior to arrival at CRC facilities. Children under 12 years old are not required to be vaccinated and do not need to provide proof of a test.
  2. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Patrons must also bring a photo ID matching the name on your vaccine record. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your performance to allow CRC staff and student ushers to check proof of vaccination and assist in seating you before curtain time.
  3. Attendees will be required to wear masks at all times in shared indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Masks must cover both the nose and mouth. Bandanas, gaiters, and masks with external valves are not permitted. Face shields alone are not adequate protection.

The COVID-19 pandemic is fluid and ever-changing. Our current safety protocols will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis and may be modified at any time as circumstances, public health regulations and federal, state, and local guidelines may evolve.

Following are some of the additional safety protocols has CRC put in place to help provide a safe environment for your visit:

  • Contactless ticket scanning and purchasing wherever possible.
  • There will be a table outside the box office to check vaccine status and to direct patrons into the lobby to collect their tickets. We will bypass the box office window.
  • Concessions will be moved outside the lobby and will be contactless.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the venue.
  • Fully vaccinated staff and volunteers, including instructors in our education programs. -Performers are required to show proof of full vaccination prior to being cast.
  • Extra ushers will be available to assist with traffic flow in the lobby, concessions area, and bathrooms.
  • CRC has instituted CDC-recommended cleaning practices before, during, and after shows, particularly cleaning of “high touch” surfaces.
  • CRC Theatre and Dance Arts will be live streaming our performances from the theater, in addition to having a small live audience. We will be in our “Studio Theater” configuration for the time-being to provide room for three movie camera stations, and for a smaller audience.

Information as of October 11, 2021.

Will events in the CRC Black Box Theater be sold to capacity?

No. We will only be selling 46 seats (50% capacity) for the time being while we are in our “Studio Theater” configuration.

Will I have to be vaccinated to attend a performance at CRC?

Yes. We are requiring all attendees to show proof of vaccination along with a government issued ID card. Vaccination cards, a photo of your card, or a digital vaccine record (for example, My Vaccine Record) are acceptable forms of proof of vaccination.

We are not requiring proof of vaccination for children under the age of 12 at this time. All rules still apply for all groups as stated prior to the recent availability of vaccines for children under 12. Masks are required for all attendees.

Will I have to wear a mask to attend a performance at the CRC Black Box?

Yes, we are following the current Cosumnes River College guidelines and the Sacramento County Health Order that was released on July 28, 2021. All attendees, staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask despite vaccination status. Details on mask requirements will be communicated in the event reminder emails, so please be on the lookout for those emails.

Will there be concessions?

Yes. The concession stand will be moved outside and will be contactless. Menu of items to be announced.

If I am feeling sick on the day of the show can I get a refund?

Yes. Please just let us know and we will work with you to get you a refund or tickets to a different performance.

Past Performances

Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

On stage December 6 to December 15, 2019

The Servant of Two Masters play poster

Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece.

Mayhem erupts when the wily servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages by serving two masters at once. The virtuosic physical comedy of The Servant of Two Masters is a delight for young and old alike.


$12.00 - General admission
$10.00 - Students, faculty, staff, seniors and emeritus

Performance Dates and Times

December 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm
December 8 and 15 at 2:30 pm

Special Event Campus Matinee:
(All seats $5.00)
December 12 at 12:30 pm