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IT fundraiser will be an unforgettable affair

Imagination Theater will host its fourth annual fundraiser, “An Affair to Remember,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Smith Flat House in Placerville. The theater is excited about this new location as it is suited for this year’s theme, “A Summer Wedding Reception.” Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the […]

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

Sauce’d adds new flavor to EDH restaurant scene

SAUCE'D General Manager Curtis Cole readies for the Mixology crowd at the El Dorado Hills pizza and cocktail house. Photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Saloon celebrated its first anniversary with plenty of bull riding and another restaurant to boot. Adjacent to the saloon, Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House opened its doors in June, offering a unique, yet complementary, experience to saloon patrons. General Manager Curtis Cole said the new addition gives folks more options. “People can stay […]

No Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

All aboard for ‘Anything Goes’

VICKI LEWIS, center, stars as the fabulous Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes" at Music Circus through July 31. Performing with LewIs are Jason Graae, left, and David Elder. Photo by Charr Crail

Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” sets sail at Music Circus through July 31. With mistaken identities, long-lost loves, and a bevy of tap dancers aboard a luxury cruise liner, “Anything Goes” is a guaranteed good time. The 1934 classic has significant staying power, as evidenced by the 2010 Broadway revival starring Sutton Foster and Joel Gray […]

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

Murder mystery comedy comes to Folsom

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FOLSOM —  In John Bishop’s hilarious “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” a creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with […]

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

EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

It’s ‘Curtains’ for you

WHODUNIT? That's what Lt. Frank Cioffi (Matt Surges, 20), standing holding the magnifying glass, must find out in "Curtains." His list of suspects include Niki Harris (Heather Clark, 20) and Georgia Hendricks (Katherine Sorgea, 20), seated left to right, as well as Oscar Shapiro (Braiden Wells, 18), Carmen Bernstein (Helen Regula, 17),  Christopher Belling (Alex Levy, 17), Aaron Fox (Chris Meissner, 17) and Sidney Bernstein (Asher Dubin, 17), standing left to right. Courtesy photo

Whodunit? That’s what musical-loving police Lt. Frank Cioffi must find out in El Dorado Musical Theatre’s latest production. “Curtains” combines murder with musical theater and leads the lieutenant on quite possibly the strangest investigation he’s ever encountered. Not only must he find out who killed “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West’s” untalented leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw, […]

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California State Fair is still fun … even if it’s not as ‘big’

It’s time for the annual California State Fair and, if the weather on opening weekend was any indicator, the fair is off to a good start, financially. Cooler than usual July temperatures helped the fair enjoy its first year in the black last year, and fair officials hope to duplicate that record this year. No […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »