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This High School Musical Ranks No. 1

What’s a kid to do these days? High school has become so cutthroat that perfect isn’t good enough. The saying these days is 5-point is the new 4-point. Do more. Test higher. To get into a good college these days, you almost have to beg, borrow and steal your way in. “Ranked,” a new musical...

ballerinas
Review Theater

It’s Slipper Time for Ballerinas and Genies

The Sacramento Ballet will end its first season under new artistic director Amy Seiwert with a series of performances this weekend at The Sofia arts complex. The program will include a world premier dance created by Seiwert and accompanied by live music composed and performed by violist Christen...

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Review Theater

A Weekend Full of Dance on Local Stages

Continuing a three decade tradition of dancers creating dances for each other, Sacramento Ballet‘s “Beer and Ballet” program — the first under new artistic director Amy Seiwert — reaches its final performances this weekend. As a sort of choreographer’s apprentice...

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Review Theater

Modern Women Take Spotlight in Two Local Productions

We see two very different versions of modern women in “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at B Street Theatre and “Reborning” at Big Idea Theatre this month. In the former, Nora, the heroine of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” returns after 15 years to...

whipping man
Review Theater

‘The Whipping Man’ Leaves a Mark

The subject of Jews in the Southern United States is rarely explored in theater. Sure, we know there were Jewish members of communities there — we’ve seen “Driving Miss Daisy” — but such plays are few and far between. “The Whipping Man,” on stage at...

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Arts Theater

This Weekend: Classic Irish Drama and “Hamlet” on Stage

There are many tragedies of war. More than enough to go around. They are on the battlefield, of course, but those who fight and live return with wounds both physical and psychological. Meanwhile, other effects of war, including disillusionment, distrust, anger and angst, affect everyone. In Sean...

Holiday Magic to Light Up Old Sacramento Waterfront
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Holiday Magic to Light Up Old Sacramento Waterfront

This holiday season, DOCO (Downtown Commons) proudly presents the 10th Anniversary “Macy’s Theatre of Lights,” an electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition. Taking place on K Street between Front and 2nd Streets, the ever-popular (and FREE) performances will return to dazzle guests to the...

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Review Theater

Dreams & Nightmares on Local Stages

The Crucible One of the darkest days of America came before it was even a country, just a string of colonies. Accusations, lies and hysteria resulted in lives lost, reputations ruined and families destroyed.  People who came here for religious freedom enforced their version of belief on everyone...

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