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Reindeer fly to Chautauqua

Ellen Anderson, Shelley Walker and Joseph Cady (kneeling) play Santa's Reindeer in "Reindeer Revenge." Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Reindeer Revenge,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond and based on characters created by Kent Miller. “Reindeer Revenge” is the adventure of Santa’s reindeer trying to prepare for the big Christmas Eve flight while worrying about bad guy Christopher Crumb and coping with a moose named Murray who […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre continues its holiday tradition

Reliving Folsom's history —€” Actors Mike Jimena, standing, and Nicole Beigh, Sage Innerarity, Joanna Rehwald, in doorway from top to bottom, play some of Folsom's most interesting characters from the 1800s in "Holiday in the Hills." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

FOLSOM — In what will be the sixth of an annual holiday tradition, Sutter Street Theatre’s Historic District location takes center stage. “Holiday in the Hills,” set in late 1800s in Folsom, features favorites of the season and is based on real people who were active in Folsom’s life in that time period. Written by Sutter […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A heroic tale comes to Sacramento

Lucy (Makinzi Hanie), Susan (Stephanie Hardwick), Edmund (Riley Spieler) and Peter (Garrick Sigl) are unsure how excited they are to meet the terrifying King of Narnia, Aslan (Mark Urquhart). Photo by Kris Hunt

Award winning playwright Joseph Robinette faithfully recreates the wonderful world of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia in Bob & Ro Production’s performance of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” a play perfect for the entire family. A cast of nymphs, unicorns, centaurs, talking beavers and other magical creatures guide four children through a troubled land and […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage explores the many sides of Christmas

The tale of Scrooge with characters played by Peter Mohrmann, Eric Wheeler and Gary S. Martinez, left to right, is one of many shared in Capital Stage'€™s production of "€œEvery Christmas Story Every Told (and then some!)."€ Photo by Carol Fullbody

Capital Stage shares its fun holiday side with a production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!),” Nov. 30 through Jan. 1. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)” is a fast, fond, and furious look at the holiday traditions we all remember (and a few we’d like to forget). Fed up with […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Moscow Classical Ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

The Moscow Classical Ballet will perform "€œThe Nutcrackerâ€" at Three Stages. Three performances are scheduled in early December. Courtesy photo

Winner of more than 15 Gold Medals and three prizes from the Paris Academy of Dance, Moscow Classical Ballet has toured “The Nutcracker” in the United States every year for the past 19 years and has performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Moscow Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” offered by Robert Friedman Presents […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cartoonist coming to Democrat office

Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin will appear at the Mountain Democrat 6:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is Rubin’s second appearance at the Mountain Democrat, who proved a popular and entertaining speaker last year for more than an audience of more than 100. Rubin began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, […]

No Comment / November 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Sac Opera, Sac Philharmonic double-bill with ‘Pagliacci’

Enrico Caruso, the great tenor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recorded one of the most famous arias in all of opera: "Vesti la giubba" from Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci." Here he is, portraying the character of Canio, the clown. Sacramento Opera will perform this classic, popular opera on Nov. 19 and 20.

“All the world’s a stage,” said William Shakespeare in “As You Like It.” “And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances…” This is certainly true of Sacramento Opera’s production of “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Audiences witness a “play within a play” where the stage and life collide. It is […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »