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Weird Al brings his zany comedy and fun music to the Harris Center for the Arts later this month. Courtesy photo

“Weird Al” Yankovic brings his world comedy tour to Folsom in a show where the songs are parodies and the fun is mandatory. A musical parodist in the broad, juvenile yet clever tradition of Mad magazine, Weird Al is known for adding his own gently satirical lyrics to current hit songs. His shaggy, hangdog appearance, affection […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage show honors courage and compassion

California Stage will honor one young woman’s selflessness and determination during the darkest days of World War II by producing Joanna H. Kraus’ “Angel in the Night.” Directed by local favorite Michael RJ Campbell, this stirring story of quiet heroism opens Aug. 21 in the newly upgraded California Stage Theater space. Through Kraus we meet Pawlina, […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Escape the drought with ‘Three Days of Rain’ at Big Idea Theatre

Big Idea Theatre continues its 2015 season, The New Classic, with the Pulitzer-Prize nominated “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg. Directed by long time company member, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, this will be her Big Idea Theatre directorial debut. “Three Days of Rain” explores the emotional backstory of a family’s past shrouded in mystery and betrayal […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Neil Simon’s “Sunshine Boys” comes to Sutter Street Theatre

#102 l-r Stephen Kauffman, Daryl Petrig. Photographer:  Allen Schmeltz

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs in “Sunshine Boys,” playing at Sutter Street Theatre through […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Play Summit, book festival among September fun at Fairytale Town

It’s it’s always fun and it’s always a learning experience with the folks at Fairytale Town. The September calendar features an exciting line-up of events for the little ones. Fairytale Town is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the spring, summer and fall seasons, weather permitting. Weekday admission is $4.50 for adults and […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lights, camera, action: Nagle sets local feature film in Town Center

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer, producer and director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming begins Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Entertainment and education collide in Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations

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His enthusiasm is contagious…his credentials world-class…his virtuosity, astounding. Talented pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Harris Center in Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: The Golden Age of the Piano, a novel show that blends learning and listening. Keyboard Conversations are concerts with lively commentary. Prior to performing each work, Mr. Siegel briefly and in non-technical language, engagingly speaks […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »