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‘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 ,

Jack Gallagher digs deep for riffs on ‘5 Songs’

That’s the ticket What: “5 Songs,” with Jack Gallagher 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 March 1 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $25-$35; www.bstreettheatre.org, 916-443-5300 Jack Gallagher is the busiest Renaissance man whom […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trouble at the convent in ‘Nunsense’

Dan Goggin apparently enjoyed his Catholic school upbringing so much that he decided to honor those wacky nuns of whom he was so fond. He penned a cabaret show called “The Nunsense Story,” which opened for a four-day run and was so popular it was extended to 38 weeks. Encouraged, he expanded his original concept […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Stop Kiss’ a compelling show, relevant to every community

That’s the ticket What: Acme Theatre Company’s presentation of “Stop Kiss” When: 7 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 11, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general, $8 students/seniors; http://acme.brownpapertickets.com or email [email protected] Acme Theatre Company has never shied away from controversial material, and with its production of […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s lively production of ‘Anything Goes’ simply sparkles

That’s the ticket What: “Anything Goes,” by Davis Musical Theatre Company When: Through Jan. 25, at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors; www.dmtc.org or 530-756-3682. A $2-per-ticket facility fee also is charged A patron stopped […]

January 06, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a beautiful Christmas show

Check it out What: “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical” When: Through Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays (plus a special 7 p.m. performance Sunday, Dec. 22) Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$40; 916-443-6722, www.sactheatre.org […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Santaland Diaries': rollicking good fun (but just for adults)

Check it out What: “The Santaland Diaries” When: Through Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $28-$40; 916-995-5464 or capstage.org Capital Stage has brought back David Sedaris’ popular “The Santaland Diaries” as its holiday gift to Sacramento […]

December 10, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Fantasticks’ is a delightful, engaging and intimate show

Check it out What: “The Fantasticks” When: Continues Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Where: Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Tickets: $15. Email [email protected] or call 530-752-1133 between noon and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A small number of lucky people had the good fortune to attend […]

December 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘My Fair Lady’ is letter-perfect

Check it out What: Davis Musical Theatre Company’s “My Fair Lady” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors plus a $2 facility fee; www.dmtc.org They could have danced all night. In the capable hands of […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actress doesn’t just PLAY Kate, she IS the indomitable star

Check it out What: “Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn” When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 14. Where: Pollock Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38; 916-443-6722 or www.sactheatre.org There is a moment in theater that I just love. It doesn’t […]

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House works miracles with production

Check it out What: “The Miracle Worker” When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 9, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 1 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 students/seniors, $12 youths 17 and under; www.woodlandoperahouse.org or 530-666-9617 I will admit to having some concerns when […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hope endures in STC’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

That’s the ticket What: “The Grapes of Wrath” When: Through Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38, with discounts for students, seniors and groups; 916-443-6722 or wwwsactheatre.org John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” is […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Flying Machine’ soars with entertainment for all ages

Check it out What: “The Flying Machine,” a family show recommended for ages 5 and older When: Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m., through Nov. 9 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 children; http://bstreettheatre.org, 916-443-5300 The B Street Theatre opened its Family Series with a production of “The […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC makes musical theater accessible to everyone

The Davis Musical Theatre Company, now in its 30th year, is the longest-running, year-round, non-professional musical theater company in California. Its mission is “to produce quality, affordable, family-oriented theatrical musicals open to all people. DMTC will provide a proving and training ground for amateur theatrical performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and technicians. DMTC will strive to […]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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