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B Street takes a different look at ‘Snow White’

B Street Theatre’s Family Series, California’s only fully professional, resident theater for children, presents “Snow White and Rose Red,” adapted for the stage by David Pierini. Most of us know the Grimm’s Fairy Tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” But there is another Snow White in the Grimm’s canon. “Snow White and Rose Red” is a lesser known story […]

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B Street premieres Buck Busfield’s original musical comedy

Actors Tara Sissom, Jason Kuykendall and Greg Alexander, left to right, shake things up in a 1950s Southern mill town in Buck Busfield's "Spinning Into Light," now playing at B Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident New Works Theatre, presents its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: “Spinning Into Light,” a musical, through Jan. 4. Book by B Street producing artistic director Buck Busfield, and original music by Noah Agruss, “Spinning Into Light” takes place in a small Southern mill town in post-war 1950s when “times […]

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This elf gets grumpy

Aaron Wilton performs as Crumpet the Elf in Capital Stage's "The Santaland Diaries," now playing at the Sacramento theater
Photo by Charr Crail

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

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Grow for it! Identifying conifers in your neighborhood

The most common pine trees in El Dorado Hills are the Pine, Fir, Spruce and Douglas Fir. And the most familiar species are the Ponderosa, Scotch and Digger pine and White Fir and Douglas Fir. Pinacaea, pine trees, are one family in the Coniferophyta Order. Conifers bear seeds on cones or cone-like structures and their […]

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Holiday favorite dances onto Harris Center stage

The Moscow Classical Ballet, brought to the Harris Center by Robert Friedman presents, will perform “The Nutcracker,” a holiday favorite, in early December.  Courtesy photo

Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of family and the magic of Christmas will bring people together at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Dec. 9 -12, to enjoy the merriment of the holidays, especially in this staging by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet. In talking about the Moscow Classical Ballet, Robert Friedman, president of Robert Friedman […]

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Sac museums get into the holiday spirit

Check out unique and beautiful gingerbread houses at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Dec. 5-21. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento […]

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Great Irish celebration returns

Don't miss An Irish Christmas, a performance filled with dazzling songs and dances from the Emerald Isle, coming to Harris Center for the Arts Nov. 28-30. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It just wouldn’t seem like the holidays at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom without the wildly successful An Irish Christmas making another welcome return. This popular show is a great Irish celebration, bringing joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles […]

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