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Love is in the air for ‘Oklahoma!’

Before auditioning for  El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!” Julia Adams was more than familiar with the lead role. She has seen the musical on stage twice and borrowed the old film version from a friend. “I watched it to get a feel for the characters,” said the Oak Ridge High School sophomore. “I wasn’t […]

No Comment / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Classical Masters Music Festival seeks young talent

The artistic and musical talent of the youth in the Sacramento region never fails to amaze adults in the audience. Young people are emerging from theater troupes — such as El Dorado Musical Theatre — and making their way to Broadway in New York City. Musicians like young Chase Onadera of Sacramento are playing classical […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Classical Masters Music Festival coming in June

Local youth musicians encouraged to apply now to compete The Classical Masters Music Festival announces its annual festival on June 9-10 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. Exceptional local young musicians and an international competitor will perform during the festival. Music-lovers are invited to enjoy an impressive two-day event filled with concerts, competitions and master […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony adds second performance to June concert

Demand has been so strong for tickets to the Folsom Symphony’s next concert, “Summer Symphony at the Movies” on June 2, the performance has nearly sold out. If you weren’t able to get tickets, there’s good news: The symphony is adding a second concert on Friday, June 1. This makes three symphony sell-outs in a […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage spins a hilarious tale

California Stage celebrates its 20th production year with a premiere comedy that will tickle your ribs as it leads you through an Italian renaissance of love and intrigue. Robert Lautz’s “The Meaning of It All” will receive its world premiere at California Stage’s Wilkerson Theater. Renaissance Pisa — Calvino Mezzo Zucco, a budding alchemist and mechanical inventor is […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Shadow Hour’ Sometimes we make our own truth. Sometimes it is made for us.

The €œjury€ (Jerold McFatter, Diana Evans, Jeanette Hall, Cameron Johnson, Laure Olson, Katie Pratt, and Chris Lamb) gets an insight into the events of the evening between Senator Martin (Alan Pontes) and Christy (Alicia Thayer), but whose insight? Which version of what happened is the real version? Photo by Kris Hunt

Nothing is black and white in Ralph Tropf’s brilliant courtroom drama “Shadow Hour” opening Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. at The Studio Theatre. Christy Connelly (Alicia Thayer) has accused Sen. Adam Martin (Alan Pontes) of sexual harassment. But events and memories don’t necessarily match up as more and more people get involved in the events […]

No Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Nunsense II’ keeps Sutter Street Theatre in the habit of great entertainment

"Nunsense II" marks the return of the "€œLittle Sisters of Hoboken" to Folsom's Sutter Street Theatre. It'€™s a wacky, humorous musical … with surprisingly reverent moments sprinkled in. Left to right, Connie Mockenhaupt, Sister Marionette and Sarah Kalsey Null. Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre

You can’t keep the good “Little Sisters of Hoboken” down. In fact, their first “fundraiser” at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre (“Nunsense”) last year was so successful they are back at it with “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.” Now, there really are no “Sisters of Hoboken.” The characters are entirely fictitious, brought to life by Connie […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »