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‘Charlotte’s Web’ spins a tale at Sutter Street Theatre

Charlotte the spider (Hayley Fitzpatrick) develops a lasting friendship with her barnyard pal Wilbur the pig (Lexie Allison) in Joseph Robinette's stage adaptation of E.B. White's classic "Charlotte's Web," playing at Sutter Street Theatre through Oct. 2 as part of its family series. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years.” Working with the advice of E.B. White, Joseph Robinette has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Swing time — Five shows in Folsom to put audiences ‘In the Mood’

"In the Mood" travels back in time to hear the Andrew Sisters' 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Courtesy photo

Harris Center for the Arts News release To the delight of fans of American Big Bands, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing and all-American 1940s musical  “In The Mood” celebrates 23 years on the road with five performances at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom Sept. 1-4 Following this engagement, the “In the Mood” talent will be departing […]

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Capital Stage presents ‘How to Use a Knife’

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Misty Day Capital Stage Capital Stage is launching its 12th season, Love + War, with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of “How to Use a Knife” by Will Snider, running Aug. 31 through Oct. 2. The play is set in the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant kitchen where Chef George is […]

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Folsom Lake Symphony will have you Dancin’ in the Street

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Put on your dancing shoes, the Folsom Lake Symphony is kicking off the 2016–2017 season in Town Center with a selection of toe-tapping favorites that will have you Dancin’ in the Street. The annual symphony al fresco is on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Steven Young Amphitheater in El Dorado Hills. It […]

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Petty Theft jams like the Heartbreakers

'You Don't Know How It Feels' but you can get really close to a Heartbreakers' live concert experience as Petty Theft rocks the Live on the Boulevard stage Thursday night. Courtesy photo

Petty Theft, made up of six professional Bay Area musicians, will be delivering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ songs at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The group will perform everything from revered classics to current hits true to the originals and […]

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‘Freedom’ tells the next chapter for Jaycee Dugard

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Book: “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” Author: Jaycee Dugard Publisher: Simon & Schuster, July 2016, Hardcover, 272 pages “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” is not the story of a survivor of an 18 year captivity — that story has already been told. It’s the story of what happens next, when a survivor must make choices […]

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Two-in-one tribute goes Live on the Boulevard

Forejour takes the Steven Young Amphitheater stage for the Live on the Boulevard free concert Thursday Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Courtesy photo

Forejour will be recreating, with stunning accuracy, the music of two beloved multi-platinum mega-bands of the ’80s, Foreigner and Journey, at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series this Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Take a trip back in time, or experience the music of the ’80s today, as […]

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