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A Midsummer Night’s Dream enchants

Love potions and fairies come to Ponderosa High School in the Drama Department’s performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play depicts love gone amuck when Puck, a servant to King Oberon, gives unwitting subjects a love potion while they sleep … with hilarious results. True love does win out and the audience will […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grimm Brothers’ Fairytales come to life

Things will look Grimm at Fairytale Town for this year’s Safe and Super Halloween. The fairytales of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm come to life for three nights of family fun from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 26-28. Families will enjoy visiting Sleeping Beauty’s castle, walking through Little Red Riding Hood’s forest, and sneaking a […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chilean ensemble illuminates Three Stages

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FOLSOM — For four and a half decades, the music of Inti-Illimani has intoxicated audiences around the world. Performing on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, it is a veritable institution, a cultural icon of the group’s native Chile. With more than 40 recordings to its name, Inti-Illimani has appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cutting-edge multi media opera utilizes live music and dance

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Utilizing animation with a live mariachi quartet, three modern folklórico dancers, and the music of hip hop, bossa nova and blues, “Imperial Silence: Una Ópera Muerta / A Dead Opera in Four Acts” is a bilingual new media opera and  a contemporary interpretation of the Chicana/o tradition of the Days of the Dead. The project coming to […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Choral society fills cathedral with music

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Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Chorus, soloists and organist Dr. Ryan Enright invite the public to the Portals of Heaven matinee performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the recently renovated Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento. This SCSO Stained Glass concert will feature the inspiring Requiem by 19th century French composer Gabriel Fauré […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Four actors play 150 characters Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’

Four actors take on multiple roles in Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," showing at Three Stages on Oct. 23 & 24. Courtesy photo

Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning “The 39 Steps” is Broadway’s longest-running comedy thriller. Winner of two Tony and Drama Desk Awards and London’s Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, “The 39 Steps” is packed with laughs, thrills and more than 150 unique characters — performed by four actors — and it will take the stage at Three […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Thriller ‘Rehearsal for Murder’ at Chautauqua

A murderous bunch — Clockwise from center, actors Alan Price, Aerin Morneau, Gloria Jones, Teresa Ahnin, Drew Stuck, Monique McKisson and Paul Fearn star in "Rehearsal for Murder" at Chautauqua Playhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse opened the thriller “Rehearsal for Murder” by D. D. Brooke, adapted from the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancée, was murdered! As these people start with the new play, […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »