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Bev Sykes

Decent acting can’t save muddled melodrama

The best thing that can be said about Beth Henley’s “The Jacksonian,” now at the B Street Theatre under the direction of Buck Busfield and Jerry Montoya, is that with only one act, it lasts only 90 minutes. Watching the audience leave the theater silently and one of the performers slipping out unobtrusively into the […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

STC’s ‘Pirates of Penzance’ simply sparkles

If you go What: Sacramento Theatre Company production of “The Pirates of Penzance” When: Through May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $34-$38, with discounts for students, seniors, military and groups; 916-443-6722, sactheatre.org Saving the best for last, […]

April 29, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

There’s no place like home in DMTC’s ‘Wizard of Oz’

That’s the ticket What: DMTC’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through May 17 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors (plus a $2 facility fee added to each ticket); 530-756-3682 or www.dmtc.org The Davis Musical […]

April 28, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is fun for all ages

If you go What: “Little Shop of Horrors” When: Through May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $12 for children 17 and under on the main floor; $15 for adults and $7 for children in the […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

One-man show ‘Buyer and Cellar’ brings non-stop laughter

Hilarity What: ‘Buyer and Cellar’ Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: Through May 9: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $23-$35; call 916-443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org Playwright Jonathan Tolins wants everyone to know that his hilarious one-man play, “Buyer and Cellar,” now at […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Once’ an unforgetable celebration of music, relationships

Musical masterpiece What: ‘Once’ Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $22-$99. Call 916-557-1999 or 916-808-5181, or visit Tickets.com. “Once,” with the book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, is not your typical […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Point of Departure’ examines war, sex and technology

‘Point of Departure’ What: Program 1 Where: Arena Stage in Wright Hall, UCD When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday What: Program 2 Where: Wyatt Theater, off Old Davis Road, UCD/Della Davidson Studio When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Directions: http://arts.ucdavis.edu/pod/theatre-locations UCD’s master of fine arts in dramatic arts program brings together actors, choreographers, designers […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Race, religion and responsibility explored in STC’s ‘The Whipping Man’

Details What: “The Whipping Man” When: Through May 3, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, Pollock Stage, 1419 H St. Tickets: $34-$38; www.sactheatre.org, 916-443-6722 Whoever thought a guy named Lopez would write such a gripping play about black Jews in the […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ a delightful family show

Family musical What: ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: Reserved seats are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and older and $8 for children 17 and under. Balcony seats are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call […]

March 31, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

The Putah Creek Crawdads plan CD-release party

By Bev Sykes Enterprise correspondent The Putah Creek Crawdads are throwing a party at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Palms Playhouse in Winters to celebrate the release of their second CD, “Rolling On.” Their first CD, “Going Back” was released in January 2009, which was the last time I met with the group […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rain brings Beatles fans back in time

Remember the Fab Four What: “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” When: Through Sunday, March 22, at 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $22-$89; call 916-557-1999 or visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com I had not seen that many arms waving […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Great acting heats up ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

That’s the ticket What: “Rapture, Blister, Burn” When: Through April 12, 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$38; capstage.org or 916-995-5464 The message of Gina Gionfriddo’s hilarious “Rapture, Blister, Burn” — now given a wonderful treatment at Capital Stage, […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Odd comedy-drama ‘Oblivion’ brings lots of laughs

Comical dramedy What: “Oblivion” 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 April 19 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35, $15 preview, $5 student rush (valid college ID required) Julie’s parents have always taught her […]

March 17, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Italian Opera’ a delightful sendup of the tragic stage

That’s the ticket What: “Italian Opera” When: Through March 22, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: California Stage, 1721 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors and students When playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind was a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, she wrote a play called “Italian Opera,” which […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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