Date(s) - Nov 4, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location - The Cosmopolitan Cabaret

Sister's Christmas CatechismWritten by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia and Jane Morris

Directed by Marc Silvia.

“SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM” tackles the question, “Whatever happened to the Three King’s gold?” It’s CSI: Bethlehem when sister invites her audience to be characters in a living nativity/crime scene! A hilarious new way to celebrate the holidays, local choirs will join Sister on stage with Christmas carols. Audiences should bring along their cameras; Sister’s waiting with a sleigh full of gifts and a bundle of laughs.

“SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” stars Nonie Newton-Breen as Sister. For eight years Newton-Breen has appeared across the country in the “Catechism” plays. From a large Irish-Catholic family in Chicago, she herself attended Catholic school where she studied under the raised ruler of a Sister Regina Therese. Newton-Breen is a veteran of Chicago’s famed Second City Theatre where she learned to “write on her feet.” She toured clubs and colleges as part of an improvisation troupe and earned an Emmy Award for writing and performing as a part of a career that includes appearing on soaps and sitcoms and writing for various shows including “Candid Camera.”

Guest Christmas Choirs

Always wanted an opportunity to perform with your choir in a live theater? Now is your chance! California Musical Theatre invites you and your choir members — or a group of friends — to perform at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret in downtown Sacramento in the hilarious interactive play Sister’s Christmas Catechism “The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” from November 24, 2009 -January 3, 2010.

California Musical Theatre is looking for singers who can sing well-known Christmas carols before and during the show, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.” Choirs will be assigned one or more performances, depending on availability. Groups from three to eight people are ideal. Larger choirs may be divided between performances.

Choirs are needed for performances Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Additional matinee performance on Thursday, December 10. Please note, there will not be evening performance on Sunday, December 13 and the theater will be closed for performances on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.