Bev Sykes

‘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 ,

DHS grad is behind the adept sword-fighting scenes in Acme’s ‘Robin Hood’

Check it out What: Acme Theatre Company’s ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ When: 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, May 22-25; pre-show barbecue is nightly at 5:30 p.m. Where: Davis Arts Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free When Robin Hood’s merry men engage with the Sheriff of Nottingham’s posse in Sherwood Forest this weekend, […]

May 19, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Cinderella’ brings modern twists, magnificent staging to classic tale

What: ‘Cinderella’ Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $22-$99, www.californiamusicaltheatre.com or 916-557-1999 It was like going to a royal wedding at the Sacramento Community Center for the opening of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” There was a royal white Cinderella […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Happiness’ a hilarious gem for mature audiences

Hilarity What: KOLT Run Creations’ “There is a Happiness That Morning Is” When: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 31 Where: The Wilkerson Theater at the California Stage Complex, 25th and R streets, midtown Sacramento Tickets: $20; www.koltruncreations.com or 916-454-1500 Note: Due to mature themes and language, this show […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Young people are the stars in DMTC’s ‘Snow White’

Several years ago, I wrote a feature article about the opportunities for children to participate in theater in this area — groups like the Woodland Opera Company’s Rising Star Workshop and Youth Summer Theater Camp, and the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young People’s Theater program. They’re active programs that have only grown since my original article. […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stellar acting brings home Capital Stage’s dark comedy

Check it out What: ‘The Homecoming’ Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: April 29 through May 31, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $22-$38. Visit capstage.org or call 916-995-5464 Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming,” now considered by many to be his masterpiece, […]

May 05, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

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 ,

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