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Cantare Choral to perform stirring Christmas concert

New members and a new director have made the Cantare Chorale better than ever. Enjoy a holiday performance this month in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills performs its first Christmas concerts under the direction of Mariia Pechenova on Dec. 13 with a repeat performance on Jan. 4. The new director has inspired the group to perform at an even higher level of musical quality. Pechenova has a background that is impressive and well-rounded. Hailing from […]

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Chorus will takes audience on a holiday journey

Get ready to take a fabulous, imaginary trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your theater chair. The Sacramento Valley Chorus and Master Director Lynne Erickson take the audience on a journey from Reno to Las Vegas, completing your travels in a Winter Wonderland of traditional and contemporary holiday songs that promise to […]

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Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Arabella Crivello, Ethan Montalvo, Audrey Marlette, Dylan Woodley, Elijah Rowe, back row right to left, perform with Jenna Williams, Pete Gough and Morgan Roth, front row right to left, in Lakehills Church's production "We Three Spies." Courtesy photo

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

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‘Holiday in the Hills’ returns

Actors Grace Mauro, Carly Weiss and Annie Mauro watch John Wilder perform in Sutter Street Theatre's "Holiday in the Hills," opening Dec. 6. Courtesy photo

Sutter Street Theatre winds up its eighth season with one of Folsom’s favorite holiday traditions, “Holiday in the Hills.” Written by Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, this will be the ninth performance of the annual holiday celebration. The story takes place in Folsom’s historic district. Set on Sutter Street at the end of the 19th […]

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B Street takes a different look at ‘Snow White’

B Street Theatre’s Family Series, California’s only fully professional, resident theater for children, presents “Snow White and Rose Red,” adapted for the stage by David Pierini. Most of us know the Grimm’s Fairy Tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” But there is another Snow White in the Grimm’s canon. “Snow White and Rose Red” is a lesser known story […]

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B Street premieres Buck Busfield’s original musical comedy

Actors Tara Sissom, Jason Kuykendall and Greg Alexander, left to right, shake things up in a 1950s Southern mill town in Buck Busfield's "Spinning Into Light," now playing at B Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident New Works Theatre, presents its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: “Spinning Into Light,” a musical, through Jan. 4. Book by B Street producing artistic director Buck Busfield, and original music by Noah Agruss, “Spinning Into Light” takes place in a small Southern mill town in post-war 1950s when “times […]

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This elf gets grumpy

Aaron Wilton performs as Crumpet the Elf in Capital Stage's "The Santaland Diaries," now playing at the Sacramento theater
Photo by Charr Crail

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

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