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Cap Stage play takes a backward look at affair

SACRAMENTO — Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter’s masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, “Betrayal” has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. Capital Stage’s production will be in the deft hands of director Janis Stevens, whose direction of […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony concert testifies to ‘Russian Romance’

There is a certain emotional appeal in Russian music. A tortured, bittersweet, triumph of the human spirit in vibrations that travel from a musical instrument to the human ear. A Slav who yearns for release. Invisible — even secret — until it communicates with the heart. In February Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony bring […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

La vie Boheme on stage next month

The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” comes to the capital region — and to the intimacy of Harris Center’s Stage One. “Rent” opened on Broadway in 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer; it won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical. The show follows an unforgettable year in the lives […]

No Comment / January 24, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

All aboard for story time with KCRA’s Tamara Berg

SACRAMENTO — It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg as a celebrity guest reader on Monday, Jan. 30, at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children and parents, Tamara will read the illustrated children’s book “Thomas Gets a Snowplow” (part of the Thomas and Friends series) written […]

No Comment / January 24, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Imagination Theater announces new board

The founders and original board members of Imagination Theater, Lanny Langston and Peter Wolfe are pleased to announce that at a meeting held on Dec. 1 the following were approved and appointed as new members of the board of directors of Imagination Theater effective Feb. 1. The new board is: David Zarka, president (two-year term); […]

No Comment / January 22, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Award-winning playwright takes his stories on the road

Ultrasuede Productions will present “Based on Actual Events” by Gabriel Hurley. It is a tale of love, laughter, tears and yes streaking as part of the 10-day Nugget Fringe Theater Festival from Thursday, Jan. 19 through 29. “Based on Actual Events” plays Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 27 […]

1 Comment / January 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

No curtains at Nugget Fringe Theater Festival

Tom Durkin Nugget Fringe Festival New York has one. Chicago has one. San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego each has one. Even Grass Valley in the Sierra Foothills has a fringe theater festival. But Sacramento and Reno don’t. For decades, Grass Valley has been fertile ground for film, music and culture festivals but the […]

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