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From egg to caterpillar to butterfly, Farfalle is an interactive adventure for children of all ages

Children and parents take a butterfly's journey, from egg ot beautiful insect, in Farfalle. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Farfalle (“butterflies” in Italian) is a production that traces the biological emergence of butterflies. Imagine the life of a butterfly; imagine yourself in a virtual world, touching a butterfly’s wings. These thrilling “paintings in movement” mix theatre, sensory boundaries, dance, visual magic, interactive technologies and music. It is a sensorial journey inside the […]

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

A raucous, rave-up of an Irish night

An Irish Hooley featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole is so populat, a second show at Three Stages was added. Don't miss them on March 8. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It was a raucous good time when An Irish Hooley! came to Folsom last season; this year, it’s the perfect lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day. From the producer of An Irish Christmas comes this Irish Hooley (“boisterous party”) — pipes, flutes, harp, fiddle, bodhrans, dancing, singing, and storytelling — featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole and members of the […]

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

Liars to rock school fundraiser

The Fabulous Liars go back to school (sort-of) on Saturday, March 9, in El Dorado Hills, when the band performs at the annual Cedar Springs Waldorf School fundraiser. The 10th annual auction and dinner party starts at 5 p.m. at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane. For Fabulous Liars Band lead singer, Doug Jarman, it’s a […]

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

Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to Folsom

FOLSOM — “Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. Don’t miss this unusual love story at Three Stages March 14-16. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows […]

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

‘Moon Over Buffalo’: Strong physical performances drive Sutter Street Theatre’s latest offering

There’s plenty of swashbuckling, zany fun in Sutter Street Theatre’s latest production, “Moon Over Buffalo,” starring Allen Pontes and Julie Anchor. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

The action and laughter is non-stop at Sutter Street Theatre’s latest offering, “Moon Over Buffalo,” which opened to a very receptive audience on Feb. 23. In the theater it is common to wish actors good luck by saying “Break a leg!” But in this production, one wonders if that might actually happen. This is a […]

1 Comment / February 25, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

This ain’t your mother’s ‘Cinderella’

Leah Shaver and Brady Tait star as Cinderella and the Prince in "Cinderella Redux," a modern twist on the classic, opening March 3 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

With the bad economy and no job skills, needs to find a bride to help him rule the kingdom. The Prince decides to host a masked ball to meet all the eligible maidens. Forbidden to attend the prince’s ball by her evil stepmother, Cinderella meets a licensed, full-service fairy godmother who specializes in “wishes granted, […]

No Comment / February 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

See ‘As You Like It’ — Sacramento style

Big Idea's production of "As You LIke It" takes to Sacramento's streets. The show opens March 1. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre has become synonymous with high quality, entertaining and inventive adaptations of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Its latest incarnation, opening Friday, March 1, brings a favorite pastoral comedy out of the countryside and into our own backyard .. .literally. This spring, the theater’s production of “As You Like It” will pay homage to Sacramento by […]

No Comment / February 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »