Chorus will takes audience on a holiday journey

Get ready to take a fabulous, imaginary trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your theater chair. The Sacramento Valley Chorus and Master Director Lynne Erickson take the audience on a journey from Reno to Las Vegas, completing your travels in a Winter Wonderland of traditional and contemporary holiday songs that promise to […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

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‘Holiday in the Hills’ returns

Sutter Street Theatre winds up its eighth season with one of Folsom’s favorite holiday traditions, “Holiday in the Hills.” Written by Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, this will be the ninth performance of the annual holiday celebration. The story takes place in Folsom’s historic district. Set on Sutter Street at the end of the 19th […]

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B Street takes a different look at ‘Snow White’

B Street Theatre’s Family Series, California’s only fully professional, resident theater for children, presents “Snow White and Rose Red,” adapted for the stage by David Pierini. Most of us know the Grimm’s Fairy Tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” But there is another Snow White in the Grimm’s canon. “Snow White and Rose Red” is a lesser known story […]

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B Street premieres Buck Busfield’s original musical comedy

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident New Works Theatre, presents its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: “Spinning Into Light,” a musical, through Jan. 4. Book by B Street producing artistic director Buck Busfield, and original music by Noah Agruss, “Spinning Into Light” takes place in a small Southern mill town in post-war 1950s when “times […]

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This elf gets grumpy

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

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Grow for it! Identifying conifers in your neighborhood

The most common pine trees in El Dorado Hills are the Pine, Fir, Spruce and Douglas Fir. And the most familiar species are the Ponderosa, Scotch and Digger pine and White Fir and Douglas Fir. Pinacaea, pine trees, are one family in the Coniferophyta Order. Conifers bear seeds on cones or cone-like structures and their […]

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