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Agatha Christie thriller on stage

Stephen Kauffman, Cameron Johnson and Kevin Toole, left to right, try to untangle a murder mystery in "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Witness for the Prosecution” transforms Sutter Street Theatre into a tangled courtroom drama. Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dr. Seuss stories come to life at Marina Village

"Seussical, Jr." actors at Marina Village Middle School include from left to right: Tyler Barth, Tom Janus, Delaney Kelleher and Jackie Limm. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4, when “Seussical Jr.,” a fun-filled musical based on some of the stories by Dr. Seuss, is performed by 20 sixth- through eighth-grade students. The story follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant (Tom […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

It’s a very ‘Pooh’ Christmas at Big Idea Theatre

All gone —€” Christopher Robin (Benjamin T. Ismail) and Piglet (Andrea Kersten) watch as Pooh (Wade Lucas) panics when he has no hunny in "A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail." Photo by Beth Edwards

Eeyore has lost his tail! How can he enjoy Christmas without it? Not to fear! Winnie-the-Pooh and his courageous lot of colorful friends come to the rescue in Little BIT’s production of “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail.” Big Idea Theatre brings this story to the stage. Children in attendance will be invited to join in the festivities. Showtimes […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shakespeare meets Mardi Gras

Erica Weinheimer and Eric Baldwin discuss a marriage proposal in Big Idea Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night; or What You Will." This version is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season finale, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will,” opens Thursday, Nov. 3. Set against the background of the first Mardi Gras in post-hurricane New Orleans, this “Twelfth Night” production is a riotous, fun-filled romp filled with drag queens, shipwrecked pirates and lovesick counts. Let the good times roll! Elly award-winning director […]

No Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tradition vs. change explored in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A poor man with five daughters is bound to face challenges. But Tevye, the Jewish dairyman from “Fiddler on the Roof,” has more than rebellious girls on his mind. “He lives in a time where all of the traditions of the past are changing around him,” said Zack Royal, the junior who stars as Tevye […]

No Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum looks at trains on a smaller scale

SACRAMENTO — To the delight of rail enthusiasts of all ages, the California State Railroad Museum debuted a new exhibit titled “Common Diversions: Toy Trains and Scale Model Railroads” on Nov 3. While the items on special display will all be miniature in size, the goal of the exhibit is to clearly distinguish the big […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac State choir to salute vets

California State University, Sacramento’s three choirs, under the direction of Professor Donald Kendrick, will salute Veteran’s Day with “Bring Them Peace,” a choral concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The evening will feature the Sac State Chamber Choir, the Women’s Chorus and the University […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »