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With Summer Comes Some Hot Theater

The calendar has finally caught up with the weather. It’s hot, it’s summer — and with summer comes theater festivals. It’s play time, outside and in. Belle of the Ball Though not technically a festival, Music Circus is a seasonal tradition just as “The...

God, the Devil and 'Deadly Sins' on local stages
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God, the Devil and ‘Deadly Sins’ on local stages

Questions of sin and salvation — or damnation — are up for discussion as God, the Devil and the biblical Seven Deadly Sins are topics of two theatrical programs on local stages. The Sacramento Ballet concludes its 2016-2017 season this weekend with four performances of “Modern...

Old vs. New on Local Theater Stages
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Old vs. New on Local Theater Stages

“Phantom of the Opera” versus “Stupid F**king Bird” — Sacramento stages feature a battle of old vs. new plays this week and guess who wins? Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom” is turning 30 years old and holds the title at the longest-running production...

bodyguard
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‘The Bodyguard’ rocks Community Center Theater

“The Bodyguard,” now rocking the stage at the Community Center Theater, starts with a bang and ends with a rousing, glitzy encore befitting a superstar such as the one portrayed in the musical. Unfortunately, this upbeat addendum detracts somewhat from the bittersweet and more realistic...

Photo courtesty B Street Theatre
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Two World Premiere Plays Worth the Watch at B Street Theatre

Two world premiere plays are now on stage at the B Street Theatre, and each is outstanding. Perhaps the most surprising of the two is “Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad,” a humorous but educational look at westward expansion during the late 1800s. Greg Alexander and...

Cast of STC musical
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STC Musical is Not ‘Perfect’ But It’s Good

Even in its prime — the late 1990s — “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” was hardly cutting edge. But it was pleasant enough, with likable characters and a variety of musical styles that won it a nomination as best Off-Broadway musical of 1997. And it entertained...

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Two Plays More Than Worth Your Time

This is an especially good weekend for theater fans in Sacramento. Two plays — “Trevor” at Big Idea Theatre and “August: Osage County” at Capital Stage — offer more than just superficial entertainment. Beneath the humor (and both are quite funny) is a compelling...

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