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Song and Dance Shows That Keep Everyone on Their Feet

Few Broadway musicals can boast as many hit songs as “Mamma Mia!,” now at the Music Circus. The thing is, the songs were hits before anyone ever thought of making the musical. Conceived by Judy Craymer with a book by Catherine Johnson, the play pulls together the popular songs of...

Arts Things to Do

Walk on the Artsy Side in Midtown on Second Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits...

Two Plays: One Historical, One Hysterical
Arts Review

Two Plays: One Historical, One Hysterical

Two plays currently on Sacramento stages take very different approaches to the early days before the United States was born. One — the historical one — is “1776,” about the Constitutional Convention that resulted in our Declaration of Independence. The other — the...

Arts Events

The End of an Era, But Not the End of It All

It’s the end of an era at the Sacramento Ballet. The 30-year reign of Ron and Carinne Binda Cunningham as artistic directors of the city’s only professional dance company, concludes with the final performance of “The Genius of Balanchine” on June 17. Next season, the reins of artistic director will...

I Love "Paris" in the Springtime
Arts Review

I Love “Paris” in the Springtime

“An American in Paris,” the new musical at the Community Center Theater, is one of the most dazzling, entertaining pieces of theater in…well, a long, long time. With music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, it features some of the best tunes in the American songbook, songs such as “The Man I...

Arts Theater

STC Ends One Season, Announces Another

The two final productions of the Sacramento Theatre Company’s 73rd season perfectly represent the year’s theme: Fate, Fantasy and Forgiveness. The first play – “Mothers and Sons,” which closes Sunday – is all about forgiveness (learning how to give it) and the second show – “Man of La Mancha,”...

Photo courtesy of Falson's Eye Theatre
Arts Review

Classics Shine Contemporary Light Through The Past

Two classic plays – one from the 1890s and one from the 1960s – are on local theater stages, and each is excellent. Neither is frequently performed, so this offers a rare opportunity for theatergoers. The plays are Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” and the musical “Hair” by Gerome Ragni and James Rado...

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