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Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance show off athleticism, individuality

Fearless, athletic moves define Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance. They will perform at Three Stages this week. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Founded by dance superstar Rasta Thomas (Dance Theater of Harlem, Kirov Ballet), the Bad Boys of Dance  are a fresh, new dance company that has performed in Carnegie Hall with Sir Elton John and have toured 150 cities performing for 500,000 fans. Talented, young, versatile and male —mostly — the Bad Boys will bring to […]

No Comment / January 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Chicago’ bookend Music Circus’ 63rd season

California Musical Theatre Executive Producer Richard Lewis announced a varied lineup of musicals for the 2013 season of Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 63rd season for what has become a Northern California summer tradition. The five-show season will include the Music Circus premiere of the Kander and Ebb hit “Chicago”; a […]

No Comment / January 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group takes on “Jesus Christ Superstar” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Courtesy photo

The Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group explore the last week of Jesus’ life in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The show opens Friday, Jan. 25, and runs through Feb. 2 at Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills. Becky Reilly, a youth leader at Lakehills Church and leader of the Youth Performing Group directs and […]

No Comment / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have an awesome, rockin’ time at ‘Rock of Ages’

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer, and in L.A.’s most legendary rock club they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. It’s ”Rock of Ages,” a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and many more. This five-time Tony […]

No Comment / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Five Course Love’ dishes out the laughs

David Holmes, Aaron Boyer and Jenna Cook, left to right, search for love in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Five Course Love." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In the Gregg Coffin musical “Five Course Love” three actors play 15 different characters in five different restaurants on the hunt for one true love. The evening begins at Dean’s Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes charbroiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous […]

No Comment / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Daisy’ brings unlikely friends together

Miss Daisy (Janice Reade Hoberg) and Hoke (James Wheatley) develop a lasting friendship in "Driving Miss Daisy," opening at Chautauqua Playhouse on Jan. 18. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse, in association with Celebration Arts, announces its production of “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry, opening Jan. 18. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the post-World War II story of a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow who meets her new black chauffeur. Over a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 […]

No Comment / January 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘New Jerusalem’ explores moral dilemma

Patrick Murphy, Gina Williams, Brian Harrower and Blair Leatherwood star in "New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656" at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre opens its much-anticipated 2013 Season, Face the Tyrant, with “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656″ written by David Ives and directed by Big Idea’s Shannon Mahoney. The play explores one philosopher’s progressive theories of divinity that threaten to destroy an entire community. […]

No Comment / January 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »