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"Weird Al," Broadway's "Shrek" to hit Three Stages in Folsom

By: Laura Newell, Telegraph staff writer
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FOLSOM, CA - Three Stages Performing Arts Center is preparing to announce their second full season in Folsom. ?This is an action-packed season, we have a lot of good stuff coming,? said Dave Pier, executive director at Three Stages. ?This is just a good extension of what we have already been doing. We have a good variety from dance to world music to popular Broadway shows to contemporary theater.? Pier recommends people visit the new virtual brochure offered this year on the Three Stages website. ?This is a great way to get a quick overview of our season,? he said. ?It?s separated by different genres and interests. As you page through it, it will give you a wide variety of what will be offered this season. In Folsom, we have Three Stages in our own backyard, so might as well come check it out.? Manhattan Transfer Coming in August, a benefit concert will raise funds for the Folsom Lake College Foundation at the ?One Night: Tuxedo Junction? fundraiser. The foundation will transform the entire Three Stages facility into downtown Manhattan, and ?The Manhattan Transfer,? will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. A post event party will begin at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for this black tie event are $150. For more information and tickets, call (916) 608-6888. Weird Al? Yankovic The first touring act to visit Folsom in August, is ?Weird Al? Yankovic - The Alpocalypse Tour? at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. He will also perform at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Tickets are $39-$55 or premium seats for $65. ?Weird Al? has recorded over 150 songs ? parodies of popular music, as well as his own original tunes ? and has earned three Grammy Awards, four gold records and six platinum records. In a typical show, he?ll play for two hours, covering more than 60 songs. He?ll do a couple of dozen costume changes and adopt a couple of dozen different personalities. Madeleine Peyroux Also coming in August is singer Madeleine Peyroux, with special guest Rebecca Pidgeon. The show, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, will feature the sounds of folk music and jazz. Tickets are $25-$35 with premium seats for $45. Cirque Chinois The season will also feature the National Circus of The People?s Republic Of China ? ?Cirque Chinois? at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 22, and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $21-$34, with premium seats for $45. Los Lobos, Shrek, Clint Black ... Other acts performing during the upcoming season include, ?Vienna Boys Choir? in October, ?Los Lobos? in January, ?An Acoustic Evening with Clint Black? in January, ?Shrek, The Musical? in March and ?It?s Magic? in April. Tickets for the 2012-2013 season go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at ThreeStages.net. Phone and in-person sales begin at the ticket office at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 2. For more information and tickets, call (916) 608-6888.