Folsom Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season with free concert

Autumn may not officially start until September, but it certainly seems to be here. The kids are back in school, most college students are back on campus (or headed there) and Apple Hill farms are opening for business. It’s fall, y’all. Which means it’s time for another beloved El Dorado Hills tradition: the annual free […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Attending this concert is mandatory

“Weird Al” Yankovic brings his world comedy tour to Folsom in a show where the songs are parodies and the fun is mandatory. A musical parodist in the broad, juvenile yet clever tradition of Mad magazine, Weird Al is known for adding his own gently satirical lyrics to current hit songs. His shaggy, hangdog appearance, affection […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

California Stage show honors courage and compassion

California Stage will honor one young woman’s selflessness and determination during the darkest days of World War II by producing Joanna H. Kraus’ “Angel in the Night.” Directed by local favorite Michael RJ Campbell, this stirring story of quiet heroism opens Aug. 21 in the newly upgraded California Stage Theater space. Through Kraus we meet Pawlina, […]

July 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment

Escape the drought with ‘Three Days of Rain’ at Big Idea Theatre

Big Idea Theatre continues its 2015 season, The New Classic, with the Pulitzer-Prize nominated “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg. Directed by long time company member, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, this will be her Big Idea Theatre directorial debut. “Three Days of Rain” explores the emotional backstory of a family’s past shrouded in mystery and betrayal […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Neil Simon’s “Sunshine Boys” comes to Sutter Street Theatre

Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs in “Sunshine Boys,” playing at Sutter Street Theatre through […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Play Summit, book festival among September fun at Fairytale Town

It’s it’s always fun and it’s always a learning experience with the folks at Fairytale Town. The September calendar features an exciting line-up of events for the little ones. Fairytale Town is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the spring, summer and fall seasons, weather permitting. Weekday admission is $4.50 for adults and […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Lights, camera, action: Nagle sets local feature film in Town Center

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer, producer and director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming begins Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That […]

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,