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Shakespeare meets Mardi Gras

Erica Weinheimer and Eric Baldwin discuss a marriage proposal in Big Idea Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night; or What You Will." This version is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season finale, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will,” opens Thursday, Nov. 3. Set against the background of the first Mardi Gras in post-hurricane New Orleans, this “Twelfth Night” production is a riotous, fun-filled romp filled with drag queens, shipwrecked pirates and lovesick counts. Let the good times roll! Elly award-winning director […]

No Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tradition vs. change explored in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A poor man with five daughters is bound to face challenges. But Tevye, the Jewish dairyman from “Fiddler on the Roof,” has more than rebellious girls on his mind. “He lives in a time where all of the traditions of the past are changing around him,” said Zack Royal, the junior who stars as Tevye […]

No Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum looks at trains on a smaller scale

SACRAMENTO — To the delight of rail enthusiasts of all ages, the California State Railroad Museum debuted a new exhibit titled “Common Diversions: Toy Trains and Scale Model Railroads” on Nov 3. While the items on special display will all be miniature in size, the goal of the exhibit is to clearly distinguish the big […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac State choir to salute vets

California State University, Sacramento’s three choirs, under the direction of Professor Donald Kendrick, will salute Veteran’s Day with “Bring Them Peace,” a choral concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The evening will feature the Sac State Chamber Choir, the Women’s Chorus and the University […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Be Our Guest

Beast (Braiden Wells), Belle (Katherine Sorgea) and Gaston (Jonathan Cranmer) star in EDMT's production of "Beauty and the Beast." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Talking furniture, a book-loving heroine and a beast who gets a second chance will share a tale as old as time at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” includes two […]

No Comment / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra inspires with ‘Canticles of Praise’

Canticles of Praise will be performed by the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento on Oct. 29 & 30. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

One of the great things about living in the Sacramento region is the access to great events in some truly remarkable settings. The region is home to world-class artists and performers, and there are some beautiful settings to showcase this talent. Case in point: the opening of the 2011–12 season of the Sacramento Choral Society […]

No Comment / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art show coming to gov’t center

The Diamond Springs Art Association presents its Spring Art Show and Sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at the El Dorado County Government Building B, 360 Fair Lane Drive in Placerville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Friday when it will close at 3 p.m. Among the categories to be judged at […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »