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Successful actress got her start right here in Davis

“I had no idea before this show,” said Alicia Hunt, currently appearing in the one-woman tour de force, “Grounded,” at the B Street Theatre. The actress says the show — which chronicles the emotional breakdown of a U.S. Air Force drone pilot — has changed her views about so many things. Hunt is practically a Davis […]

‘Peter Pan’ flies high with magical fun for all ages

Family fun What: Music Circus’ ‘Peter Pan’ Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through July 26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday Tickets: $40-$83 (all seats $40 for children 4-12) Call 916-557-1999, visit www.Tickets.com, or go to the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office With a little magic, […]

‘Next to Normal’ rock opera handles mental illness

Now playing What: Runaway Stage Productions’ ‘Next to Normal’ Where: West Sacramento Community Center’s Black Box Theatre When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 16 Tickets: $18-$25, 916-207-1226, www.runawaystage .com A rock musical that brings mental illness out of the closet is being presented by Runaway Stage Productions at the West […]

Davis actress is compelling in ‘Grounded’

Check it out What: “Grounded,” starring Alicia Hunt of Davis When: Through Aug. 8, with performances at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 8 p.m. Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35, plus $5 student rush (with valid college ID); 916-443-5300 […]

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ a fun show celebrating a simpler time

Channeling Elvis What: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83, available at 916-557-1999, www.tickets.com, or at the theater box office In 1957, rock-and-roll idol Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army, sparking a media circus that probably […]

Robert Lautz turns cancer treatments into a comical play

See the show What: “Third Date,” written by former Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through July 4 Where: Dennis Wilkerson Theater at California Stage’s R25 Arts Complex, 1723 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: www.calstage.org Playwright Robert Lautz is living with prostate cancer. “I’m terrible,” he laughed when I asked him how […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music Circus presents stunning, poignant classic ‘Big River’

Don’t miss it What: ‘Big River’ When: 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through June 28 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83. Call 916-557-1999, visit www.Tickets.com, or go to the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office It was a surreal experience attending Music Circus’s “Big River” in a […]

June 25, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Uncanny Valley’ prompts deep thought about humanoids

Check it out What: “Uncanny Valley,” presented by Capital Stage When: Through July 19, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $26-$38, capstage.org or 916-995-5464 “The Jetsons” had Rosie, “Star Wars” had C3PO, “Star Trek” had […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Eva Peron? Don’t cry for her …

Check it out What: “Evita,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: Through July 12, with performances at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors; a $2-per-ticket facility fee is added to all transactions; dmtc.org or 530-756-3682 Local […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Explorer’s Club’ brings fabulous design, lots of laughs

Get ready to laugh What: ‘The Explorers Club’ When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 26 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35. Call 916-443-5300 or visit http://bstreettheatre.org/the-explorers-club/ An outrageously funny comedy has them […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Evita’ hits home for Argentina natives in DMTC cast

“She was rancorous, revengeful, foul mouthed, low class, not in the sense of money, but in spirit. She was really a resentful person. If she didn’t like someone, she was very mean to them.” Marta Induni, whose granddaughter Jackie is part of the cast of Davis Musical Theater Company’s “Evita” pulled no punches in expressing […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘The Third Date’ deals with cancer in witty, enjoyable way

Compelling show What: ‘The Third Date’ When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through July 4 Where: Dennis Wilkerson Theater, 1721 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: $12-$20. Call 916-451-5822 or visit www.calstage.org When you hear that there is going to be a whole show about prostate cancer, it may give you pause. Surely not the way you […]

June 17, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Music Circus season off to good start with ‘My Fair Lady’

Music Circus kickoff What: ‘My Fair Lady’ When: 7:30 p.m. nightly; 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through June 14 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83; (916) 557-1999; www.californiamusicaltheatre.com Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” is the lead-off to another fun Music Circus season. (It will be followed […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Acme’s ‘Robin Hood’ is fast, fantastic, fabulous fun

Check it out What: Acme Theatre Company’s “The Heart of Robin Hood” When: 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday Where: Davis Arts Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St.; bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner, or purchase a barbecue dinner on-site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: Free! Was there ever a more perfect play for […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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