After closing the curtain on its season opening murder mystery last week, Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre will raise the curtain on a unique musical that is all new to the community theatre stage in Folsom’s Historic District. 

Cotton Patch Gospel is set to open this Friday, March 1 and will continue with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. 

With music and lyrics by Harry Chapin and based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, this bluegrass musical is a southern reinterpretation of the gospel story, retelling the life of Jesus in modern day rural Georgia, according to the the Sutter Street Theatre playbill. 

Originally produced by Gary Musick Productions and Troupe America Inc., the “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is the only Off-Broadway play to be praised by both Rolling Stone and Christianity Today and hailed as “A Joyous Triumph” by the New York Times.

This local version of the production being directed and choreographed by Sam Williams. Musical direction is by Sutter Street Theatre’s own Connie Mockenhaupt. 

The show takes the stage on Friday’s and Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at or by calling the box office at (916) 353-1001. 

Sutter Street Theatre is located in the heart of Historic Folsom at 717 Sutter Street. The popular community theatre venue is nestled in the heart of Folsom’s Historic District. The venue provides the perfect setting to make a “night out,” where you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping the many stores on and around Sutter Street, enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants and partake in grabbing a sweet treat or cocktails nearby following a night of entertainment. Learn more about Historic Folsom at

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