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'The Behavior Of Broadus' A Mixture Of Fact, Fantasy

December 21, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

For the first time in its ten-year history, Sacramento’s Capital Stage has mounted a musical. “The Behavior of Broadus” is a sassy mix of stylish song-and-dance numbers, bawdy humor and serious psychology, making for an unusual night out.

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'Mr. Burns,' A Futuristic, Unconventional Show

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

The title of this show at Sacramento’s Capital Stage gives you a clue as to its unconventional nature. “Mr. Burns” is a reference to the Simpsons, and “post electric” refers to life in the aftermath of a vast technological breakdown.

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Theatre Review: Uncanny Valley

July 8, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

If you transfer a complete set of human memories into a robot that looks just like a human, should we regard that robot as a person? That question is central to this futuristic, thought-provoking play at Capital Stage.

Charr Crail

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Theatre Review: The Homecoming

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize, but his plays are rarely seen in Sacramento. Now Capital Stage is mounting Pinter’s bleak and controversial comedy “The Homecoming.” It remains as edgy and impressive as ever.

Charr Crail

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Theatre Review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

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Theatre Review: A Trio Of Holiday Shows

December 18, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

Three of Sacramento’s professional theater companies have rolled out their holiday shows, which combine a bit of the new with a healthy helping of the tried and true.

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Theater Review: Anna Karenina

November 13, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Capital Stage is staging an adaptation of a literary classic: Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “Anna Karenina.” CapRadio's Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson says the elaborately-staged show is a feast for the eye and ear.

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Theatre Review: Tribes

September 26, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

The latest show from Capital Stage is about stormy family relationships, newfound romance, and deafness. Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says it's is one of the best plays he's seen all year.

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Theatre Review: Maple & Vine

July 3, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

In today's world you can spend all day on the Internet, working online and shopping for anything. But the couple at the center of this new Capital Stage show has unplugged and moved into a secluded community that emulates Middle America, circa 1955.

Kevin Adamski

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Theatre Review: Good People

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

When you grow up in a tough neighborhood and become a wealthy professional, are you obligated to return and help the struggling community you left behind? That question underlies “Good People,” a probing play now at Capital Stage.

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