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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 […]

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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, […]

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Time to get out and make memories

Flames of fall color are appearing along Highway 50. In El Dorado County a lot of that color is Western Redbud. Whenever I see that along the roadside, I smile. It means that autumn is finally here. Time to make memories! There’s just something extra special about an apple fritter and a steaming cup of […]

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Elaine Elias lures the audience

Brazilian musician Elaine Elias has a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills. She comes to Three Stages on Oct. 18. Photo by Bob Wolfenson

With a musical style that blends Brazilian roots, a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills, “There is really nobody like Elaine Elias.” (New York Observer) She has recorded duets with Herbie Hancock and classical music with opera sensation Denyce Graves; she has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and all of her recordings […]

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‘Mossy’ author comes to El Dorado Hills

Author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills Thursday to promote "Mossy," her newest book.

Successful children’s book author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills this Thursday to promote her newest book, “Mossy.” Brett has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote “Mossy” and will stop at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmoore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 5 […]

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Oak Ridge High School gets ‘All Shook Up’

Lace up your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the Jailhouse Rock … Elvis Presley’s music has arrived at Oak Ridge High School in the musical “All Shook Up,” opening Thursday, Oct. 18. “It’s a lot of fun,” said lead actor/singer/dancer Ryan Van Overeem. “It really brings back that Elvis Presley music. If you love […]

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‘This … is my boom stick!’

Amanda Yount, Elio Guiterrez and Katherine Folsom battle Candarian demons in "Evil Dead The Musical, " opening Oct. 12 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a weeklong vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to […]

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