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Sutter Street Theatre wins 7 Ellys

Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom is honored to have received seven Elly Award’s at the Sacramento Regional Theatre’s Elly Award Ceremony for Education and Young People’s Theatre on Sept. 16 at Folsom High School’s Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theatre. The award winners were: Leading Actor, Adult: Randal Kilgore for “The Lion, The Witch and The […]

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First Person: Seeing America is a performance in word, music and image

Actors Bill Pullman and Lily Knight join Ensemble Galilei In 2011 Three Stages’ audience delighted to “Universe of Dreams,” Ensemble Galilei’s presentation of poetry, music, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. The Ensemble returns to Three Stages with actors Bill Pullman and Lily Knight in a stirring examination of America — First Person: Seeing America. “This fusion […]

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California Stage concludes 20th production year with ‘The Year of Magical Thinking;

One woman’s tragedy comes to California Stage next month. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Sacramento born novelist Joan Didion is a stage adaptation of her distinguished memoir on the untimely deaths of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, and their daughter, Quintana Dunne Michael. Her book won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. “I […]

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‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ delights audiences

The very popular children’s book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” comes to life on the Sutter Street stage. Directed by Elly Award winning director Allen Schmeltz and starring Monique Lonergan as the Mouse and Kenny Gagni as the Boy this production will delight children and adults alike. It all began so simply … […]

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Diversity takes center stage SacWorldFest

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento gets its musical groove on for the fifth annual SacWorldFest in Old Sacramento, Oct. 6-7, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity.  In fact, since […]

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Fall in love with the arts

Fall, like spring, is a season for new beginnings. Students are beginning a new year. Live entertainment organizations begin the 2012-2013 season. And it’s a great time to take a look at what our local arts associations have in store. We are fortunate to have several arts and artists associations in the vicinity. I’ve met […]

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‘Avatar’ choreographer dances to Three Stages

Company dancers perform "Global Village," a piece choreographed by Lula Washington. The company comes to Three Stages on Oct. 5. Photo by Eric Mesiyah McGinnis

Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre is composed of athletic, young dancers in the tradition of Alvin Ailey and African-rooted dance. “As a choreographer and company director, Lula Washington is doing something more than right” (Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times). “In inviting three dance companies to […]

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