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’13 the Musical’ opens at Sutter Street Theatre

THE CAST OF "13 the Musical" will teach the audience members important lessons. Photo by Ryan O'Keven

“13 the Musical” is a show that deals with issues readily familiar to high school students. The show is a high-energy, hilarious production directed by Allen Schmeltz, musically directed by Sharon Welling and choreographed by Connie Mockenhaput. “13” teaches valuable lessons about growing pains and what exactly it means to be “cool.” Whether it be […]

No Comment / April 06, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra’s Tempo hosts Night of Hidden Meanings

Tempo, the Sacramento Philharmonic’s young professionals group, will host a fundraising “sneak peek” event at Tequila Museo Mayahuel from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to support the Philharmonic and promote the orchestra’s April 9 “Hidden Meanings” concert. Tempo is a volunteer organization composed of local professionals dedicated to supporting local cultural arts through […]

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

Folsom goes old school with antique fair

ANTIQuE JEWELRY will no doubt catch visitors' eyes at the Spring Antique Fair in Folsom on April 17. Courtesy photo

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California will join local antique collectors and visitors when the Folsom Historic District Association hosts its 45th annual Spring Antique Fair on Sunday, April 17, on Sutter Street. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free Light Rail passes. Many […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Tale as old as time’ still has relevance

A STORY WORTH SHARING  Belle (Connor Carson, 17) reads "King Arthur" with The Beast (Kyle Sanderson, 15). The Ponderosa Drama production opens April 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Beauty lies within,” a message so often lost today, gets reaffirmed in Ponderosa High School’s latest drama production — “Beauty and the Beast” It’s a “dream role” for 17-year-old Connor Carson, who plays the book-loving, independent Belle. “I’ve been singing the songs since before I can remember,” said the high school senior, who’s appeared in […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Mixed signals dominate ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

WHO'S SLEEPING WITH WHOM? Robert (John Chitambar), Bernard (Simon Hunt), Jacqueline (Angela Thompson) and Suzanne (Summer Hairabedian) get a bad case of couple-confusion in the farce "Don't Dress for Dinner." Photo by Kris Hunt

In a converted farmhouse, Bernard (Simon Hunt) is hoping to entertain his chic, Parisian mistress, Suzy (Summer Hairabedian), for the weekend. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook (Melissa Elhardt) to furnish the gourmet delights, is in the process of packing his wife, Jacqueline (Angela Thompson), off to her mother, and has even invited […]

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

Art show gets wild

"Fall River-White Rocks" by Pat Mahony

“Painting Where the Wild Things Are,” an open juried art show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, is scheduled April 26 through May 14. Regional artists will submit paintings of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. Juror is Pat Mahony. Entry Days for this […]

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

‘The Frog Princess’ teaches important lessons

RIBBIT! - Theater Director, Rick Wilson, helps "Vanessa," Elizabeth Meggs, 9, of El Dorado Hills (parents, Fred and Kim) rehearse her lines for the upcoming production, "The Frog Princess."  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s not easy being green. Just ask Vanessa, the main character in El Dorado Musical Theatre’s training show “The Frog Princess.” Director Rick Wilson penned the musical’s story and lyrics with music by Lynne Cimorelli. This modern spin on “The Frog Prince” takes audiences through a tale of selfishness, smartphones and extreme makeovers, inside and out. Vanessa, “daddy’s […]

No Comment / March 26, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »