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Olde Coloma Theatre begins new, hilarious season

The Olde Coloma Theatre opens its 2015 season Friday, May 1, with an original melodrama comedy, “The Wrath of Swampy Boggs” or “That’s No Lady,” written and Directed by Jason Boyer. This hilarious tale of villainous duels is not to be missed. The show has not one, not two, but three villains and a brave and studious […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘High School Musical’ characters live happily ever after

El Dorado Musical Theatre's East High cheerleaders practice a routine during a recent "Disney's High School Muscial" rehearsal. The show opens May 1 at Harris Center for the Arts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

If you’ve always thought that the only thing wrong with “Romeo & Juliet” was that the star-crossed lovers died at the end of Shakespeare’s classic, then the play being lavishly produced by El Dorado Musical Theatre is for you. Not only do Romeo and Juliet live to see another day, but their lives are filled […]

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Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

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Church youth go ‘Back to the Cross’

Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church travel through time, making a stop in the Wild, Wild West where Carly Violette and Ella Putnam kick it up, during "Back to the Cross." Courtesy photo

By Rashelle Snead Lakehills Covenant Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church will travel through time during a special show. Like, it’s totally tubular! Hop aboard the “H/O-2000” Temporal Displacement Modulator and travel through time to discover how going “Back to the Cross” changes everything. While attending a summer VBS event, Norman tries […]

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Sample, savor first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week

Everything chocolate will be celebrated during Old Sacramento Chocolate Week. Courtesy photo

OLD SACRAMENTO — Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth. Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – drizzled on fresh and warm mini donuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil — during the first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week, May 4-10. Coordinated by the Old […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage names new artistic director

Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage has named Michael Stevenson as its next artistic director of Capital Stage. After 15 years of growth and success in building a strong arts organization in Northern California, founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte stepped down as Capital Stage’s leader in 2013. Co-founder and husband Jonathan Williams then was chosen by the board to take the […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town summer events, summer camps keep kids busy

Fairytale Town has gone to the animals with two special events next month. On Saturday and  Sunday, May 2 & 3, the Puppet Art Theater Company presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In this zany version of the classic tale, a boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things […]

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