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‘The Color Purple’ triumphs

"The Color Purple" comes to Three Stages next month. Courtesy photo

 It was 30 years ago this year that “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker’s powerful novel, was originally published. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction; it went on to be adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg. As a Broadway production — originally produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones — the […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Students’ plays hit the road

This week The B Street Theatre School Tour production of Fantasy Festival XXVI hits the road. This is the 26th year that elementary and middle schools students throughout northern California have submitted original plays to B Street’s annual playwriting contest for young people. Out of more than 150 plays submitted this year, five have been selected […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake College students exhibit works

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery through May 13, with a special Artists’ Reception on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features a diverse range of works such as paintings, printmaking, three-dimensional sculptures, and two-dimensional drawings. […]

No Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum to debut a new crop of fruit crate art

“Pick Me!” Exhibit Opens April 10 SACRAMENTO —Due to popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum will debut phase two of a visually-powerful exhibit titled “Pick Me! Fruit Crate Art & the California Dream” on Tuesday, April 10. A whole new crop of more than 100 fruit crate art labels from the 1880s through the […]

No Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Savion Glover has the sound

Three Stages presents a prodigy whose “artistry, no matter the musical accompaniment, begins below the knees” (New York Times). After making his Broadway debut at age 12, Savion Glover became one of the youngest males to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. At 18 he was given the Martin Luther King Jr. […]

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Things get complicated at the Round Table

KING ARTHUR (Jeremy Carlson) suspects betrayal by his wife Guenevere with nemesis Lancelot in the musical 'Camelot' set to run at Imagination Theater in Placerville playing March 23 to April 15. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Performing on stage and behind the scenes is all in the family for Tamalisa Carlson. The Shingle Springs resident starred in many Christmas plays starting when she was 6 years old. She continued acting by taking drama classes in high school while growing up in the Napa area. Carlson met her future husband, Jeremy, at […]

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony opens up Beethoven rehearsal

The Folsom Symphony is proud to report its “Glorious Beethoven!” concert, featuring the fabulous Ninth Symphony, has sold out two weeks early — for both performances March 24 and 25. For people who missed getting tickets, the symphony is opening its final rehearsal at a discounted price. The symphony has never before offered tickets to a rehearsal, […]

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »