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Folsom Symphony adds second performance to June concert

Demand has been so strong for tickets to the Folsom Symphony’s next concert, “Summer Symphony at the Movies” on June 2, the performance has nearly sold out. If you weren’t able to get tickets, there’s good news: The symphony is adding a second concert on Friday, June 1. This makes three symphony sell-outs in a […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage spins a hilarious tale

California Stage celebrates its 20th production year with a premiere comedy that will tickle your ribs as it leads you through an Italian renaissance of love and intrigue. Robert Lautz’s “The Meaning of It All” will receive its world premiere at California Stage’s Wilkerson Theater. Renaissance Pisa — Calvino Mezzo Zucco, a budding alchemist and mechanical inventor is […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Shadow Hour’ Sometimes we make our own truth. Sometimes it is made for us.

The €œjury€ (Jerold McFatter, Diana Evans, Jeanette Hall, Cameron Johnson, Laure Olson, Katie Pratt, and Chris Lamb) gets an insight into the events of the evening between Senator Martin (Alan Pontes) and Christy (Alicia Thayer), but whose insight? Which version of what happened is the real version? Photo by Kris Hunt

Nothing is black and white in Ralph Tropf’s brilliant courtroom drama “Shadow Hour” opening Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. at The Studio Theatre. Christy Connelly (Alicia Thayer) has accused Sen. Adam Martin (Alan Pontes) of sexual harassment. But events and memories don’t necessarily match up as more and more people get involved in the events […]

No Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Nunsense II’ keeps Sutter Street Theatre in the habit of great entertainment

"Nunsense II" marks the return of the "€œLittle Sisters of Hoboken" to Folsom's Sutter Street Theatre. It'€™s a wacky, humorous musical … with surprisingly reverent moments sprinkled in. Left to right, Connie Mockenhaupt, Sister Marionette and Sarah Kalsey Null. Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre

You can’t keep the good “Little Sisters of Hoboken” down. In fact, their first “fundraiser” at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre (“Nunsense”) last year was so successful they are back at it with “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.” Now, there really are no “Sisters of Hoboken.” The characters are entirely fictitious, brought to life by Connie […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Placerville artists celebrate spring

"PANSY PARADE" by Sonja Hamilton

What better way to celebrate spring than to go the Placerville Arts Association Spring Membership Show? The PAA has 180 members who are active in El Dorado County in various art projects, shows and local galleries. The show runs from Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ celebrates music legends

The original Braodway cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" jams on stage. Photo by Joan Marcus

The national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet,” the Tony Award-winning new musical inspired by the true story of four rock ‘n’ roll icons, will make its Sacramento premiere April 17-22 at Community Center Theater as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. On Dec. 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Killer Joe’ hits the funny bone

The "Killer Joe" cast will keep you laughing. Rear, left to right: Wade Lucas and Shannon Mahoney; front, left to right: Kat Wolinski, Justin Muñoz and Rick Eldredge. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre goes full throttle with its 2012 season on Friday, April 13, with the opening of “Killer Joe “by Tracy Letts. This hard-hitting show is the first play written by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” and the well-loved “Superior Donuts.” The Smith family gets more than it bargained for […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »