El Dorado Hills
• Fridays & Saturdays: Live music takes the stage at 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: Dead Man’s Hand (April 4), Island of Black and White (April 5), The A Train Band (April 11), Superbad (April 12), Cole Fonseca Blues (April 18), Code Blue (April 19), Local Band Showcase (April 25, Long Beach Rehab and Sandy Nuyts (April 26).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Enjoy great live music at 9 p.m. at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road: Clemon (April 5), Azuar (April 11), Code Blue (April 12), Richie Blues Band (April 19), Bone Drivers (April 25), Mr. December (April 26).
Red Hawk Casino
Casino Stage Bar,
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• April: Clean Slate (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 4 & 5); Michael Beck ( 1 to 4 p.m., April 6); Whiskey Dawn (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 11); Element of Soul (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 12); Buck Ford ( 1 to 4 p.m., April 13); The Spazmatics (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 18); Audioboxx (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 19); Cover Me Badd (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 25); Chris Gardner (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 26); Chad Bushnell (1 to 4 p.m., April 27).
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom
Threestages.net • (916) 608-6888
• April 4-6 & 11-13: Flying Monkey Productions presents Generation “ME – A New Musical” in the City Studio Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on April 6 and 6 p.m. on April 13.
• April 10-13: The Falcon’s Eye presents Spring Awakening. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
• April 14: The Great Guitars with Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo & Peppino D’Agostino takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.
• April 16: Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers perform at 7:30 p.m.
• April 17: Huun Huur Tu – The Tuvan Throat Singers perform in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall at 7 and 9 p.m.
• April 17-19: “Rock of Ages” rocks the audience at 7:30 p.m. all three days with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
• April 24-27: “A Couple of Blaguards,” Frank McCourt’s autobiographical account of years growing up in poverty in Ireland, takes the City Studio Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday and a 7 p.m. performance on Sunday.
• April 25 through May 11: El Dorado Musical Theatre presents “The Music Man.”
• Through April 13: “Legends” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Off Broadway Series. Showtimes 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Through April 27: “The Secret Garden” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Family Series. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Through April 19: “You Can’t Take It With You” presented by Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For tickets or more information call (530) 642-0404 or visit imaginationtheater.net.
• Through April 5: ”Rapunzel” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse as part of its Children’s Theater, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.
• Through April 19: “The Lion in Winter” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.
• Through April 13: “Wrong for Each Other” presented by B Street Theatre on the Mainstage, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through April 13: ”4,000 Miles” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• Through April 13: ”The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” presented by B Street Theatre as part of its family series on the Mainstage, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through April 27: ”The Vanishing Point” presented by California Stage, 1723 25th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 451-5822 or visit calstage.org.
• Through May 4: ”Visiting Mr. Green” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company on the MainStage, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-4066 or visit sactheatre.org.
• April 8-13: “Sister Act” presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. For tickets and more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit calmt.com.
• April 18 through May 17: ”Inventing Van Gogh” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.
• May 3 & 4: Enjoy a playful “Hansel and Gretel” puppet show in Fairytale Town’s Children’s Theater 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. After being left in the forest to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of Gingerbread. Little do they know the house belongs to a wicked old witch. Tickets are $2 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and $1 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairytale Town main gate or at the entrance to the Children’s Theater 15 minutes prior to show time. For more information visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.
• May 30 through June 22: ”The Producers” presented by Runaway Stage at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-1226 or visit runawaystage.com.
El Dorado Hills
• Through May 9: St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, hosts Create a Mosaic art classes on select Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. A $10 materials donation is requested. For class dates and to reserve a spot call (916) 933-1441.
• Now: El Dorado Hills Arts Association membership provides friendships and networking opportunities with local artists, artistic support and exhibit opportunities. Attendance at the monthly EDHAA meetings gives members access to presentations and demonstrations on a variety of media and art related topics from professional artists who are skilled in their field. Download your membership application form at eldoradohillsarts.com and mail it and your $20 fee to EDHAA at P.O. Box 5277, El Dorado Hills 95762.
• Through May 8: “Classic Landscapes” a show featuring the works of Reif Erickson (pastels) and Tatyana Fogarty (oil paintings) at the Gallery at 48 Natoma. For more information call (916) 355-7285.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St., Sacramento • (916) 808-7000 • crockerartmuseum.org
• Through April 20: Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections. This exhibition celebrates the work of internationally acclaimed California native Sam Francis (1923–94), one of Abstract Expressionism’s top practitioners and California’s most accomplished artists. Featuring a colorful range of the artist’s paintings and unique works on paper, this survey highlights different periods of the artist’s work as represented in extraordinary public and private California collections.
• Through May 11: Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer. This is the first museum exhibition to survey the work of early California artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889). Born in Paris and trained in France, Tavernier adapted his native country’s Barbizon aesthetic to scenes of the American West. This exhibition surveys the artist’s entire career through 100 paintings and works on paper.
• Through Oct. 1, 2014: “Nothing,” the film: Bay Area artist Tracey Snelling is known for her color photography and installation works. Both feature miniature, highly detailed sculptures of shabby motels, rundown apartments and American roadside attractions. She increasingly uses film to express her narratives. Set in the sun-baked town of Twentynine Palms, “Nothing” tells the story of Jane, a young woman whose only escape from her dead-end job and empty relationship comes from role-playing the lives of strangers. Snelling experiments with the boundaries of art and narrative as the fictional Jane confronts her life. The film is on view on the museum’s first floor.
• April 5: Imagination Theater hosts an upcoming workshop, How to Audition, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will include topics including: audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and more. The workshop is for adults and children ages 9 and older. The auditions will help those prepare for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (fall non-musical for all ages) and “Oliver!” (winter musical in for all ages). This workshop is free and will be held at Imagination Theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
• April 19: Imagination Theater hosts auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” directed by Peter Wolfe, at the theater from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes a half hour lunch break). Auditions will include improvisation and cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be held on Monday, April 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. if needed. “Snow White” includes the now familiar seven dwarfs, the beautiful Snow White, the vain and self-absorbed Queen Bragomar, Snow White’s Maids of Honor, the Queen’s clumsy flunkie, Sir Dandiprat, Berthold the Huntsman, Prince Florimond and his two pages and the Queen’s cats, Long Tail, Short Tail and Lack Tail. There are 27 principal roles available for adults, teens and children. Show dates are Sept. 5-28, 2014.
• April 26: Imagination Theater will audition for ”Oliver!,” directed by Lanny Langston at the theater from 9 a.m. to noon for childrens’ vocals and from 1 to 4 p.m. for adult vocals. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. which will include cold readings from the script and dance auditions. Any boy auditioning for Oliver must sing “Where is love?” Others may sing songs from “Oliver!” or any other Broadway show. Production dates are Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 2014. For additional information contact the theater at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 642-0404.
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