Lauren Keene

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 ,

‘Julius Caesar’ with selfies and gender bending is light, enjoyable

See Shakespeare What: “Julius Caesar” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage, 1419 H St, Sacramento When: Through March 22 Tickets: $34-$38 (discounts for students, seniors, and groups). Visit www.sactheatre.org/ or call 916-443-6722 The first thing to notice, entering Sacramento Theatre Company’s main stage for its current production of “Julius Caesar,” is the beautiful set by […]

March 05, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Sweeney Todd’ cast handles grim story very well

Check it out What: DMTC’s production of “Sweeney Todd” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays through March 22 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $9-$18. Visit www.dmtc.org When you look through your program and see that the production you are about to witness has a “blood manager” on the […]

March 05, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Woyzeck’ cast lives up to high expectations

Don’t miss it What: “Woyzeck,” a production of the UC Davis department of theater and dance When: 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, through March 8 Where: UC Davis Main Theatre in Wright Hall Tickets: $20 general, $15 students and seniors, $10 for Thursday evening. Email [email protected] or call […]

March 03, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Dia de los Cuentos’ a delight for young viewers, and old

Take the kids What: “Dia de los Cuentos” Where: B Street Theater, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 29 Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children; 916-443-5300, bstreettheatre.org There were a lot of happy, excited children at the opening performance of the new B Street Theater Family Series production, “Dia […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Ground-breaking work, ‘Woyzeck,’ features madness, murder

One wonders what dramatist, poet, and revolutionary Georg Büchner might have accomplished had he not died of typhoid at the age of 23. This man of many talents received his doctorate degree in 1836 and was a lecturer on anatomy at the University of Zurich, while at the same time translating works of Victor Hugo, […]

February 24, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Prepare for plenty of laughing during ‘A Flea in Her Ear’

Check it out What: “A Flea in Her Ear” When: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 8 Where: Woodland Opera House Tickets: $7 to $25 Information: 530-666-9617 or www.woodlandoperahouse.org There’s a whole lot of laughing going on at the Woodland Opera House by an audience enjoying George Feydeau’s […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

The show must go on for Citizens Who Care

Volunteers band together to plan ‘Decades of Love’ show after possible cancelation Check it out What: “Decades of Love,” a benefit for Citizens Who Care When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $35 general, $25 for students; call 530-758-3704 When […]

February 06, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Joseph’ production a fun, lively, energetic show

Check it out What: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Jan 27 through Feb 1 Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater Tickets: $22–$89 More information: http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/ Andrew Lloyd Webber was only 19 years old when he was asked to write a piece for a […]

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Ideation’ a funny, dark, thrilling farce — and more

Check it out What: “Ideation,” by Aaron Loeb When: Through Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $28-$34; capstage.org or 916-995-5464 When Aaron Loeb’s “Ideation” premiered at the San Francisco Playhouse in 2013, critics called it everything from “a […]

January 27, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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