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‘Rumors’ — a farce to be reckoned with

UP TO NO GOOD — Cassie (Courtney Wrba) tries to stir up trouble by putting the moves on Lenny (Dylan Smith) while her husband, Glenn, (Nick Azevedo) looks on. Also pictured are Cris and Ken Gorman (Alex Chavez and Zack Brown), and Lenny's wife, Claire Ganz (Lauren Day). Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High School drama opened its spring production “Rumors,” by playwright Neil Simon, Thursday night to a house that wasn’t quite packed, but nonetheless roaring with laughter for most of the performance. Directed by Janet Henke and assisted by Ryan Van Overeem and Nick Lawson, “Rumors” is a classic farce from the author of […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

High school plays first-rate

After recently attending a professional musical production in Sacramento, the point came home to me that our local high school theater programs are really very good. Maybe even better than some professional productions. And what a bargain. Compared to a professional “cheap seat” price of $35, once can attend a high school theater play or […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Arts Association members showing at Sheraton Grand

THIS TURQUOISE SCALES BRACELET is one example of the Elena Tucker's artisan jewelry work. Courtesy image

Two El Dorado Hills artists and Arts Association members will be the featured exhibitors at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento for Second Saturday March 12. The event featuring jewelry designs from Elena Tucker and paintings by Joey Cattone will be held in the Sheraton Grand lobby near 13th and J Streets. El Dorado County vintners will pour wines. […]

No Comment / March 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dance with the stars at Masters Dance Classes

Young dancers who dream of someday gracing the Broadway stage have the opportunity to dance alongside the pros with California Musical Theatre’s Masters Dance Classes, beginning March 18. Each class coincides with a Broadway Sacramento production, giving experienced dance students 14 and older the chance to share in the pre-performance rituals of Broadway stage actors […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony celebrates brave Russian composers

The Folsom Symphony will perform its fourth concert of the season — its second at the new Three Stages facility — on March 26. Focusing on two very popular works by two Russian composers, “Russian Power/Russian Passion” promises to be colorful, lyrical and exciting. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) composed his “Symphony No. 5, Opus […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pirandello’s ‘Six Characters’ brings surrealism to Three Stages

This month, Three Stages at Folsom Lake College will feature Nobel Laureate Luigi Pirandello’s most famous drama, “Six Characters in Search of an Author,”  produced by Aquila Theatre. “Six Characters in Search of an Author” will run for one performance only at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12. “Aquila Theatre is exceptional, and this play is […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge musicians make prestigious symphony

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STUDENT MUSICIANS Stephen Bailey, left, trumpet, and junior Jacob Wellman, bassoon, were accepted to the All-State (Fresno) and National Honor Bands (Indianapolis) this year. More than 1,500 students auditioned for a spot in one of the orchestras. Both Bailey and Wellman made the top-caliber wind symphony Feb. 19 in Fresno, playing under the direction of University […]

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