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Big Idea Theatre’s Little Bit Players present Alice in Wonderland

IN WONDERLAND — Gregory Smith as the Mad Hatter, Andrea Kersten as Alice, and Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith as the Queen of Hearts.

Big Idea Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” Shows are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, through April 30. This play, adapted by Warren Harrison and directed by Jill McMahon, is a delightful tale about what happens to Alice when she steps through the looking glass into Wonderland. Along her travels, she’ll meet the perpetually […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists unite to help Japanese children

The Wave by Michelle Salazar Floos

  It’s an evening reception followed by an all-day social. It’s a show of the latest exciting works of 10 artists. Most importantly, it’s a benefit for the Japan Tsunami Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund. Art4Earth, a two-day event, will begin with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and continue […]

No Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Museum showcases Folsom’s first millionaire

WILLIAM ALEXANDER LEIDESDORFF is regarded as the Founding Father of African Descent for the State of California. An exhibit of his life and times is currently on display at the Folsom History Museum. Photo courtesy of the Online Archive of California

One of the gems of Folsom is its History Museum. Its impressive permanent display brings life in Clarksville (the original name of El Dorado Hills), Folsom and Mormon Island into focus, as well as the lives of the Maidu Indians who lived here by the American River for thousands of years. This month, however, the […]

2 Comments / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

’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 »