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‘James and the Giant Peach’ comes to life at STC

Sacramento Theatre Company’s Young Professionals Conservatory students and Pre-Professional Ensemble students will perform “James and the Giant Peach” at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Jan. 15-17. Photo by Kelly Christoffersen

Young Professionals Conservatory students and students from Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pre-Professional Ensemble program bring the heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy and his larger-than-life insect friends to the Wells Fargo Pavilion stage beginning Jan. 15. “James and the Giant Peach” is Roald Dahl’s fantastical musical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Cabaret’ and ‘Seussical’ shine in Music Circus season

Tony Award-winning Broadway classic “Cabaret” will run July 26 to 31 at California Musical Theatre’s Sacramento Music Circus. Photo by Charr Crail

California Musical Theatre has announced the 2016 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. The season includes four shows that have never been produced at Music Circus: The smash hit musical comedy “Legally Blonde,” based on the hilarious film starring Reese Witherspoon; the family favorite […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Laugh with ‘Liberace’ at Sutter Street

Liberace is played by John Wilder who was once invited to perform at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Spend an evening with one of the most flamboyant entertainers of all time. Sutter Street Theatre’s “Liberace Presents” sets Liberace as the host of his own special with guests Carol Burnett, Rodney Dangerfield and other glamorous guests from the era. Liberace is portrayed by Sutter Street Theatre actor John Wilder in this nostalgic evening of […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony: New name, same beautiful music

The Folsom Lake Symphony will take to the stage under the new name in their Feb. 13 concert, “Romance and Destiny,” with special guest violinist Livia Sohn. Courtesy photo

After 12 seasons bringing beautiful classical music to the Folsom Lake region, the Folsom Symphony has changed its name to Folsom Lake Symphony. The new name better reflects the orchestra’s increasing popularity and success beyond the borders of Folsom, said President Bruce Woodbury. “Nothing else about the symphony will change,” said Woodbury, who founded the […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street Theatre presents world premiere of Echo Location

Bindle Rindell is a disgruntled English professor, failed novelist and reluctant “could be” father to a surprise 15-year-old daughter. But things are looking up. He’s getting married to his beloved Emmy in a few days. That is, if he can placate her former boyfriend, a part-time bookie who goes by the ominous name “Bluetooth.” Love, […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celtic Nights returns to Harris Center with Spirit of Freedom

Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom will take the stage at Harris Center Jan. 24 at 1 and 6 p.m. Courtesy photo

In a glittering new production at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocalists are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers who portray the birth of a free Irish nation. Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Documenting at the speed of life: Social media yearbooks

Yearbooks are making a comeback, but not just for the academic set. It is now possible to publish social media posts in hard copy as a keepsake item. Photo by Susan Laird

In this day and age, many agree: Life is what you make of it. Parents and grandparents for centuries admonished the young to mind their “Ps and Qs.” In other words, “practice good manners, make a good impression, stay honest and keep your integrity.” The faith community makes it even more specific: follow the Ten […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »