Cap Stage’s new season moves between worlds

Capital Stage presents Moving Between Worlds: Exploring the Ever-changing Human Landscape — a season of plays that capture the company’s bold, thought-provoking aesthetic. The season features a mix of styles and genres, all meant to encourage dialogue between performers and audience and keep patrons thinking and discussing long after they leave the theater. Additionally, the season […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Pastels on High

CARMICHAEL — The Sierra Pastel Society announces its 10th International Exhibit, Pastels on High, at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Sixty-three paintings have been chosen by 39 artists from California and several other states by the juror of selection, Gerald Boyd. The Judge of Awards is Clark Mitchell. Both are award-winning pastelists. Boyd is a distinguished pastelist […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

La Cage aux Folles wraps up Music Circus season

The hilarious musical “”La Cage aux Folles”,” featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. “La Cage aux Folles” won six Tony Awards in 1984, and […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Seizing the day: the art of living life large

It is human nature to observe the ends of things: a beautiful sunset, for example. We also take note of the beginnings of things. Case in point: the upcoming school year. But perhaps what we really ought to be looking at is all the points of interest in between. That “stuff” we call … life. This […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Mama Rose takes over the stage

“Gypsy,” the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother, comes to Sutter Street Theatre this month. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and the burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge plays earn Elly nods

Elly judges celebrated Oak Ridge High School’s productions of “The Sound of Music” and “The Diary of Anne Frank” with Elly nominations announced last week. Actor Ryan Van Overeem earned a supporting male nomination for his portrayal of Max Detweiler in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. “The Diary of Ann Frank” received five nominations: Keith Walisa, leading […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Sharknado 2’ roars in to EDH theater

Just when audiences thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater — they will get a fresh dose of scares and laughs as Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” hits cinemas nationwide for a one-night event at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, courtesy of Fathom Events, Syfy and the Asylum. The […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,