The Sactown Weekend Update for Jan. 24-26

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The Sacramento Theatre Company presents the songs of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, the writers behind "Seussical the Musical," this weekend.

Journey On: The Music of Ahrens and Flaherty (Friday and Saturday)
Featuring tunes by the prolific songwriting team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, this Sacramento Theatre Company musical revue continues Friday and Saturday and will include popular tracks from the pair’s oeuvre like “Horton Hears a Who” and “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” from Seussical the Musical. $27 ($12 for ages 17 and under). Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sacramento Theatre Company’s Cabaret Stage. 1419 H St. 443-6722.

The Real Thing (Friday through Sunday)
Almost three decades after earning Tony Awards for best play and for its stars Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, Tom Stoppard’s exploration of marriage, honesty and commitment debuts at Capital Stage. Structured as a play within a play, the wry drama centers on Charlotte, a married actress who, while performing in her playwright husband’s piece about relationships and infidelity, begins to fall for the production’s leading man. $20-$38. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Capital Stage. 2215 J St. 995-5464.

Burt Bacharach (Saturday)
The legendary 85-year-old composer, who co-wrote many of Dionne Warwick’s biggest hits with lyricist Hal David, comes to Cache Creek this Saturday one week after Warwick’s own visit to the casino. The winner of three Oscars and six Grammys, Bacharach arrives with his immortal songbook, which also features hits made famous by The Carpenters (“Close to You”), Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”), B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) and numerous other vocalists. $55-$75. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Resort. 14455 Hwy. 16. Brooks. 530-796-3118.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Saturday)
This London-based orchestra visits our region on Saturday as part of its 2014 North American tour, presenting a showcase of three works by Ludwig van Beethoven. Selections include the composer’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 accompanied by guest solo violinist—and the tour’s guest conductor—Pinchas Zukerman, who has also performed with the likes of the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. Tickets start at $50. Saturday at 8 p.m. Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Mrak Hall Dr. and Old Davis Rd. Davis. 530-754-2787.

Spirit of Uganda (Sunday)
Comprised of 22 Ugandan dancers and musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18, this East African touring group—a project of the Dallas-based Empower African Children, which works on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable African youths—comes to Davis on Sunday as part of a national tour. The performers, whose show utilizes elements like tall standing drums, call-and-response vocals and bright traditional costumes, have been praised by The New Yorker as “the best kind of cultural ambassadors. Their adorability quotient is high, but it’s matched by their talent.” Tickets start at $25. Sunday at 3 p.m. Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Mrak Hall Dr. and Old Davis Rd. Davis. 530-754-2787.