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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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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...

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‘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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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,”...

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Review Theater

‘Family Cabins’ is Not Only Good, It’s Important

Mental illness is a tough and touchy subject. Like shoes, it comes in many styles, from “simple” depression to full-blown schizophrenia. Anyone who doesn’t have the disorder—or know someone who does—has no way of knowing the fear, frustration and (frequent) failure of dealing with...

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