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Venture into the unknown in ‘King of Shadows’

REAL OR IMAGINED? Gina Williams and Brian Harrower navigate through the shadows to find the truth in "King of Shadows" now playing at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Terri Brindisi

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season continues with the Sacramento premiere of “King of Shadows” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. When a runaway living on the streets of San Francisco meets a well-intentioned graduate student who is researching the homeless, he tells her there is a mythical world beneath our world, ruled by the King of Shadows. He […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage presents prize-winning drama

In tiny Zion, Ind., young Buddy Layman is the town idiot. What remains of Buddy after his mother saved him from drowning is the ability to sense water coupled with an intense fear of it. In the Depression era story “The Diviners” by James Leonard Jr. town folk meander through their mundane chores and bemoan […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Summer is alive and swingin’ at Folsom’s Thursday Night Market

The warm — hot — days of summer are here, at long last. And Old Town Folsom’s Sutter Street renovation project is also complete (at long last). So there’s only one thing to do: check out all the improvements and new shops during the summer Thursday Night Market. The Folsom Thursday Night Market goes back […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony featured on ‘Bloodline’ soundtrack

Thriller premier scheduled June 24 at Three Stages The Folsom Symphony has gone Hollywood. Members of the symphony have recorded the music for the sound track of the new movie “Bloodline.” Billed as a “hero’s journey,” “Bloodline is a full-length thriller produced and directed by industry veterans (and Roseville residents) Matt Thompson and Michael Reinero. […]

No Comment / June 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Characters try to find ‘Social Security’

ACTORS Kellie Raines, left, and Margaret Morneau perform in "Social Security," opening June 24. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse announces the opening of “Social Security” by Andrew Bergman, starting June 24. The play follows the story of married couple, art dealers who have their domestic tranquility shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband and her Archetypal Jewish mother. The comic sparks really […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Meddling Kids take over stage

THOSE MEDDLING KIDS Sara Ashley Beil, Sarah Jessica Bennett and Tomasina Tallerico, front row left to right, along with Ken Carter, Christopher Celestin, Coco Nakase and Kyle Sanderson, back row left to right, make up everything on the spot. You'll never know what to expect on the Sutter Street Theatre stage. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre invites everyone to come watch new local improv group Those Meddling Kids where everything is made up on the spot. “We all love improv and they’re a very talented and funny group of people,” said Christopher Celestin, the founder of the group. “We look forward to opening the show at Sutter Street Theatre […]

No Comment / June 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Everyone’s invited to a ‘forbidden’ show

MOCK ME IF YOU DARE — Mark Ettensohn, Emily Kelly, Michael Coleman and Lauren Ettensohn take on the roles of some of Broadway's famous characters in Sutter Street Theatre's "Forbidden Broadway." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Do you like musicals? Do you hate musicals? Either way you will love Sutter Street Theatre’s production, “Forbidden Broadway.” This cabaret revue sharply spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals. “Forbidden Broadway” has mocked popular shows like “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Hairspray,” “The […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »