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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 »

Crocker Art Museum has exciting spring schedule

“Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction” Through May 5, 2013 By focusing on artists who have taken a meticulous approach to abstraction—many of whom explore notions of complexity, iteration, and time-based creation—local collector Richard Green has composed a history of and an introduction to art of the 21st century. Drawing from Green’s […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best to the worst kids’ movies of 2012

It’s hard to compare movies aimed toward older kids to ones that are for the younger than 7 crowd. Still, in 2012 there were a few movies that had such strong stories they’re sure to be remembered as classics suited for the whole family. Only G, PG and PG-13 movies were considered. Movies were ranked […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »