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Beast (Braiden Wells), Belle (Katherine Sorgea) and Gaston (Jonathan Cranmer) star in EDMT's production of "Beauty and the Beast." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Talking furniture, a book-loving heroine and a beast who gets a second chance will share a tale as old as time at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” includes two […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra inspires with ‘Canticles of Praise’

Canticles of Praise will be performed by the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento on Oct. 29 & 30. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

One of the great things about living in the Sacramento region is the access to great events in some truly remarkable settings. The region is home to world-class artists and performers, and there are some beautiful settings to showcase this talent. Case in point: the opening of the 2011–12 season of the Sacramento Choral Society […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art show coming to gov’t center

The Diamond Springs Art Association presents its Spring Art Show and Sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at the El Dorado County Government Building B, 360 Fair Lane Drive in Placerville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Friday when it will close at 3 p.m. Among the categories to be judged at […]

Comments Off / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Pinocchio’ dances its way to Chautauqua

Jiminy Cricket (Julia Smythe) shows off his "€œOfficial Conscience"€ badge to Pinocchio (Kenna McHugh) in the Chautauqua Children's Theatre production opening Oct. 22. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Pinocchio,” Oct. 22 through Nov. 12. “Pinocchio” is the classic story of a puppet who becomes a real boy adapted and directed by Marie Raymond, who has specialized in participatory children’s theater at Chautauqua since 1985. Performances are at noon, and 2 p.m. every Saturday. Tickets are $7 for all. Reservations can […]

Comments Off / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Disney on Ice: A ‘Treasure Trove’ of classic tales

On the ice we go — Snow White and the Dwarfs skate happily every after in Disney on Ice's "Treasure Trove," coming to Power Balance Pavilion later this month. ©2006 Feld Entertainment

SACRAMENTO — Audiences will enjoy a gem for every generation when Disney on Ice’s “Treasure Trove” skates into Power Balance Pavilion Oct. 26-30. This all-new magical medley of Disney tales spans the years from the first animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to the 50th animate film, “Tangled.” “Treasure Trove” is an action-packed […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »