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Artist explains ‘Why I Died …’

SACRAMENTO — Katie Rubin returns to Capital Stage with her hit comedy show “Why I Died, A Comedy!” on Aug. 8 & 9. Capital Stage will host this Sacramento premiere of popular actress/comedienne Katie Rubin performing her one-woman show following sold-out performances of the show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival earlier this summer. Audience favorite, and […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Hiding Place’ returns to Harris Center

Actors Jim Shuler and Talia Vlaovich rehearse a scene in "The Hiding Place," a One Way Productions show that came to Harris Center last year and returns for one night only this August. The play shares the story of Corrie ten Boom and her family, who helped Jewish people during World War II. Village Life fire photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Back by popular demand, award winning theater company One Way Productions will present an encore  performance of “The Hiding Place,” a play based on the true story of the life of Corrie ten Boom. This production will perform for one night only on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake […]

No Comment / July 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers and Hammerstein love story at Music Circus

Lt. Joseph Cable (Eric Kunze) and Liat (Briahna Yee) fall in love in "South Pacific," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 22-27. Photo by Charr Crail

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful music […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Play not at a loss for words

Can Mary (Jessica Berkey), George (Eason Donner) and Emma (Elizabeth Holzman), left to right, find the right words to make everything work in "The Language Archive?" Chaeck it out at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Nic Candito

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season re-emerges on Friday, July 25, with the opening of “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho. George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kurt Pearsall named new director of the Capitol Pops Concert Band

Veteran Sacramento-area musician and music educator Kurt Pearsall has been designated the new full-time director of the Capitol Pops Concert Band, assuming his conducting duties in September. He succeeds Jerry Lopes, who is retiring from the position in August after serving as the CPCB’s only director since the band was formed in 1997. “I am […]

No Comment / July 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local brings new film to Placerville

Placerville native Todd Huffman will bring his latest film, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” to Regal Cinemas Placerville’s Stadium 8 Movie Theater on July 23 After two extremely well-received premieres in Cleveland and Hollywood, plus openings around the country, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” is being released in limited markets nationally. John Penton is motorcycle pioneer […]

No Comment / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Region’s finest artists all in one place

2013 Best of Show, "Cutting Board" by Leslie DuPratt"

Magnum Opus XXV, Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s annual open show, July 29 through Aug. 16, is open to the region’s finest artists showing original art, sculpture, photography, painting — all mediums. The show’s judge is Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. Artists interested in submitting their work may download the entry form from sacfinearts.org. The gallery will accept submissions […]

No Comment / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »