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‘Bars and Measures’ tackles race, politics, religion through music

If you go What: “Bars and Measures” When: Through Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35 plus $5 student rush tickets, with valid college ID, www.bstreettheatre.org, 916-443-5300 “Bars and Measures,” by Idris Goodwin, is […]

Audience members let their hair down at Music Circus

Hippie revival What: Music Circus production of ‘Hair’ Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St,, Sacramento When: through Sunday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $40-$83, available at 916-557-1999, Tickets.com, or the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office Information: SacramentoMusicCircus.com The moon must have been in the seventh house […]

WOH’s ‘Mary Poppins’ is ‘supercalafragilisticexpealidocious’

Great fun What: ‘Mary Poppins’ Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland When: Aug. 7-30, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25, adults; $23, seniors 62 and older; $12, youths under 18; balcony seats, $15, adults and $7, children, available at www.woodlandoperahouse.org and at 530-666-9617. “Prac-ti-cally perfect” is what […]

Local theaters receive several Elly nominations

Local theaters are among more than 430 Elly nominees for the 2014-15 season, which were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday. During the 2014-15 season, 240 shows were submitted by 76 theaters. Davis Musical Theatre Company and The Woodland Opera House led the field of local nominees with eight nominations each. Art Theater of Davis […]

Energetic dance moves ignite ‘West Side Story’

Don’t miss it What: Music Circus’ “West Side Story” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: through Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $40-$83. Call 916-557-1999 or visit Sacramento MusicCircus.com   There was a lot of testosterone bouncing off the Music Circus stage during the opening number […]

B Street’s ‘Best Brothers’ is more bitter than sweet

Details What: “Best Brothers” When: Through Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays Where: B Street Theatre Mainstage Stage, 2711 B St., Sacramento Cost: $23-$35, $5 student rush Tickets: 916-443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org SACRAMENTO — The lobby of the B Street […]

Acme brings new life to a time-honored tale

Check it out What: “Argonautika,” a play by Mary Zimmerman, presented by Acme Theatre Company to honor its 35th anniversary When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students; www.brownpapertickets.com Info: www.acmetheatre.net In her […]

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 […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘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, […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘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 […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

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 […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘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 […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

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 ,
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