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Things get hot at Music Circus

Brent Barrett (Joe/Josephine), Elizabeth Stanley (Sugar Kane) and Jason Graae (Jerry/Daphne) in the musical Sugar, based on the screenplay “Some Like It Hot,” produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 23 -28. Photo by Charr Crail

“Sugar,” a hilarious Tony-nominated musical comedy based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot,” is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. July 23-28. Like the 1959 film starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Sugar follows the hysterical antics of two male musicians, disguised as […]

No Comment / July 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre rocks (and celebrates the golden variety)

Sing and dance along with Sutter Street Theatre’s latest productions. Now showing on the historic Folsom  stage: “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” and “Folsom’s Gold.” “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, follows Tina — a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about her […]

No Comment / July 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Cold, wet, sweet — ice cream is an easy slide down the throat whether you’ve just had your tonsils out or are sweltering on a hot day. One of the hottest months of the year, July,  is National Ice  Cream Month — a great time to enjoy the cool creaminess of ice cream. History Ice […]

No Comment / July 15, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Discovering ‘California’s Gold’ at the State Fair

The big fun during the month of July in our region is, without a doubt, the California State Fair. Moved from the end of August three years ago to mid-July so more youngsters could attend during their summer vacations, the fair is still all about celebrating family, agriculture and the Golden State. This year marks […]

No Comment / July 14, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is a hit for all times

A lot has changed since the 1950s. These days, poodle skirts are akin to the passenger pigeon, and mom goes to work while dad stays at home. But one thing hasn’t changed — audiences love a good time. They’ll get that and more at El Dorado Music Theatre’s production of the ’50s era, Tony award-winning “Bye […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cameron Park author explores what it means to be human

Awakening, Karen Sandler, published Tu Books, April 2013, hardcover, 400 pgs., $18.95 “Awakening” is the second book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy. The first book in the series, “Tankborn,” which came out last year, introduced readers to Kayla, a genetically engineered non-human (GEN) in a world where there are sharp caste divisions between GENs, lowborns […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Showboat floats back to Sac

Jennifer Hope Wills stars as Magnolia and Gordon Goodman as Ravenal in "Show Boat" produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Photo by Charr Crail

“Show Boat,” the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” is now showing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America’s first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »