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This ‘Dinner Party’ could get ugly

An unpleasant evening —€” André (Philip Pittman), Mariette (Karene Vocque), Claude (Christopher Smith), Gabrielle (Christina Clem), Albert (Colin Coate) and Yvonne (Janice Barrilleaux) are surprised to find themselves trapped with their ex-spouses in Neil Simon's very funny comedy "The Dinner Party." Photo by Kris Hunt

Three divorced couples are locked together in a room in Paris. Let the games begin. Invited to a fancy dinner in a French bistro by a mysterious person might be the little bit of excitement everyone needs in their lives. Until they meet the other guests, and realize they’re about to be locked in a […]

No Comment / October 12, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Olivia and Friends’ share delightful song stylings

Olivia Kaufmann

Sutter Street Theatre and Allen Schmeltz Productions present Olivia Kaufmann in concert. Sixteen-year-old Olivia was born and raised in El Dorado Hills. She started performing in musical theatre at the age of 9 and since then has acquired a wide range of experience performing with community theatres throughout the Sacramento region, including Sacramento Theatre Company […]

No Comment / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ brings thrills and chills

Bringing a legend to life —€” Christopher Celestin, Cassidy Cagney and Brady Tait, left to right, perform in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Ichabod, Brom, Katrina and The Headless Horseman appear at Sutter Street Theatre FOLSOM — “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Washington Irving’s spooky Halloween classic, is presented by Sutter Street Theatre with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around the famous characters: […]

No Comment / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Just the facts for the Art and Wine Festival

With the Placerville Downtown Association’s 14th annual Art and Wine Festival coming up on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15, it is again time to take a look at something pertaining to wine. Here are some interesting and odd facts about wine, wine grapes and more to mull over while sipping some fruit of the […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blues workshop for students

Tommy Castro credits the venerable Taj Mahal for initiating a tradition of educational workshops as part of each Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. By Castro’s memory, the elder statesman of the blues first delivered a primer on blues history during a 2005 cruise. Appreciative fans loved the chance to hear the blues man talk about […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Drawn to the Rhythm & Blues

Tommy Castor and friends bring their own blues styles to Three Stages on Oct. 21. Courtesy graphic

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, now eight months old, quickly became a target performing arts destination for dance, music and theater productions. The intimate 800-seat theater with state-of-the-art lighting, huge stage area and stellar acoustics has proven to be an ideal venue for high-brow productions of every ilk. On Oct. 21 Three Stages lowers […]

1 Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye play emphasizes goodness

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its fall 2011 performance of Bertolt Brecht’s timeless parable “The Good Person of Szechwan,” the first production of the Falcon’s Eye’s fifth full season. The play tells the story of a young woman, who is forced into prostitution by poverty, is rewarded handsomely after opening […]

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