FOLSOM – Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is hosting several productions in the coming weeks sure to thrill local audiences.

Tap dance’s bright star, Savion Glover comes to the area this week, taking the stage with Bare Soundz, exposing tap dance as an acoustical instrument, on Thursday, March 22. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Stage 1.

Fans recognize Glover from works as “Taps,” Jelly’s Last Jam,” and “Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk,” which garnered him a prestigious Tony Award for choreography in 1996. He’s also known to younger generation as the man behind the moves of Mumbles the penguin in the 2006 film “Happy Feet.”

The national tour of the Broadway play, “The Color Purple,” comes to Three Stages for three performances next month.

“‘The Color Purple’ is such a powerful, uplifting piece of musical theater,” noted Executive Director Dave Pier. “It translates beautifully—into music, into stagecraft, into the Broadway motif— and will be a special experience in the intimacy of Three Stages.”

“The Color Purple” will perform in Three Stages on April 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $39-$59, with Premium tickets are available for $69.

Jazz great Bobby Hutcherson is scheduled to perform Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

This will be a rare performance by a jazz master. Easily one of jazz’s greatest vibraphonists, he has performed and recorded with some of the most important artists in jazz, including Grant Green, Charles Lloyd, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, Harold Land, and McCoy Tyner (who describes Mr. Hutcherson simply as “one of the best musicians in the world”). Despite his struggle with emphysema, he continues to perform special engagements around the world; for his Folsom debut, his ensemble includes Sacramento’s own Joe Gilman.

Tickets are $19-$29. Premium tickets are available for $39.

Tickets are available online at or from Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.