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A Howling Good Mystery at STC

The Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) has a good track record with Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. John Watson, having put on a production of “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” in 2011. And now William Elsman and Michael RJ Campbell, who played Holmes and Watson respectively...

The Amazing Journey of 'Tommy'
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The Amazing Journey of ‘Tommy’

It’s hard not to gush when you review “The Who’s Tommy,” now on stage at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College. The Falcon’s Eye Theatre production of the musical that primarily features a cast of college and high school students (plus some older and a few younger)...

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STC Goes Old-School with ‘The Fantasticks’

I don’t know why “The Fantasticks” is the longest-running show in American theater history, or the longest-running musical in the world. I kind of agree with those who think the show is over-rated, but I have to admit that the production now on the Pollock Stage at Sacramento...

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B Street Comes Close to a Masterpiece

Setting your sights high is a good thing, but announcing your goal in the title of your new play may not be such a good idea. What if you fail to hit the mark? Luckily, Robert Caisley’s “A Masterpiece of Comic…Timing,” now receiving its world premiere at B Street Theatre, comes close to...

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Hats off to Big Idea Theatre’s ‘Hat’

If having a provocative title were all it took to be a success, Big Idea Theatre‘s “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” would have to turn away audiences. It is, in fact, for some shows, but not because of the name. It’s for the uniformly excellent performances by its five-person...

'Pippin' Brings the Magic to Sacramento's Community Center Theater

‘Pippin’ Brings the Magic to Sacramento’s Community Center Theater

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I draw your attention to the center ring of the Sacramento Community Center, as California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Sacramento Series presents: The dazzling…dizzying… Tony Award-winning… not-to-be-missed, Musical Extravaganza… National Touring Company...

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‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ is Scary Good

What’s better than a good scary story for the Halloween season? Probably nothing. And Big Idea Theatre’s production of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is very good, indeed. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Jekyll/Hyde” not only...

big idea
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Another Great ‘Big Idea’

Two men and one woman: It’s a potential recipe for disaster. And in “Three Days of Rain,” now at Big Idea Theatre, there’s a double batch of trouble. The story involves two generations of friends – contemporary siblings Walker (Eric Baldwin) and Nan (Beth Edwards) and friend Pip (Ryan Snyder) and...

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