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‘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 ,

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 ,

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