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Bev Sykes

Davisite’s new book offers a peek behind the scenes of The City

Check it out Who: Author Elizabeth Boardman presenting her new book on San Francisco, “I’m not a Tourist, I Live Here!” When: 1 p.m. Sunday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Elizabeth Boardman, author and executive director of a nonprofit organization, has recently returned to her home in East Davis after a long hiatus. […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

STC’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ features everyone’s favorite grouch

Check it out What: “A Christmas Carol,” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company When: Through Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40 general, $20 children; www.sactheatre.org, (916) 443-6722 On reviewing Sacramento Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol” last […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Local production does the iconic ‘White Christmas’ proud

Details What: “White Christmas” When: Through Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10) Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors/students, $12 youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general, $7 youths 17 and under; call (530) […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Winters’ ‘Fruitcakes’ is just nutty fun

Check it out What: “Fruitcakes,” presented by the Winters Theatre Company When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general, $6 seniors/students; [email protected] or (530) 795-4014 In the 1980s, I saw a musical […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

UC Davis makes amends with fine production of Stoppard classic

Check it out What: UC Davis theater and dance department’s production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general; $12/$14, students, children and senior citizens; (530) 754-2787; mondaviarts.org Info: theatredance.ucdavis.edu The UC Davis department of theater and dance, and Michael […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Sign up for some ‘Dance Lessons’

Check it out What: “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” When: Through Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-$33 seniors, $15 students; sactheatre.org; (916) 443-6722 At its core, “Six […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

DMTC’s production of ‘Birdie’ is a lot of fun

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Bye Bye Birdie” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 27 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors, $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The Davis Musical […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Superior Donuts': a highly satisfying snack

Check it out What: “Superior Donuts” When: Through Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $18-$28; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org SACRAMENTO — Director and Capital Stage co-founder Stephanie Gularte received a standing ovation before her production of “Superior […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Talented Katie Rubin bares her soul on Capital Stage

Details What: Katie Rubin’s “Amazing & Sage, a Joke-O-So-Theom” When: 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $15 each; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org In 2006, I wrote a review of a one-woman show called “Insides OUT!” I opened that review by saying, “Stop what you’re doing right now, go […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s ‘Bingo’ is a winner

Check it out What: “Bingo, the Winning Musical” When: Through Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $33-$38, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St.; or the Cosmopolitan Cabaret box office […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Frankenstein’ asks: Who was the real monster?

Check it out What: ‘Frankenstein’ Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. When: Oct. 5-30; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $15-$38 (discounts for students, seniors, and groups). Call (916) 443-6722 or (888)4-STC-TIX Info: http://sactheatre.org/ Forget Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

She helped heal others’ pain, and now it’s her turn

Thirty years after a fire devastated her family, Joan Callaway has written a book about her experiences, the story of one woman’s climb out of the abyss after sudden loss, a story of survival, coping and healing of the whole family.

She would go on to help found Bereavement Outreach, Citizens Who Care, and All Things Right & Relevant. Joan was handed lemons and continued to make lemonade. Her book shows how she did it

The book, “It’s an Ill Wind, Indeed, … that blows no good” is available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis; as an eBook through Amazon.com; or by contacting Joan directly at [email protected]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

‘Shrek’ takes audience far, far away

Check it out What: “Shrek, The Musical” When: 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: Starting at $24 Info: tickets.com; (916) 557-1999 or (916) 808-5181 SACRAMENTO — The crowd at Tuesday night’s opening of “Shrek, The Musical” (book and lyrics by David […]

Elly Awards go to Woodland, Davis theater companies

Actors, producers, directors, designers, dancers, choreographers and playwrights for Sacramento regional community theater were honored Sunday night at the 29th annual Elly Awards at the Crest Theater. Named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence in Sacramento regional community theater. The Woodland […]

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