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Sacramento Theatre Company Presents The Saga Of The Donner Party ... As A Musical

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The Sacramento Theatre Company is premiering a new show based on California history – a musical about the Donner Party’s famously ill-fated journey in 1846. The show is an impressive production about a long trip that culminated in tragedy.

David Wong / Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra

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Asian-American Theater Company In Nevada City Stages Ancient Chinese Fable

April 20, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Asian American theater productions are not common in the Sacramento area. But a plucky group known as Community Asian Theater of the Sierra is staging “The White Snake,” an elaborate show based on an ancient Chinese fable.

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Theater Review: 'Guards At The Taj' Takes Hard Left From Absurd Comedy To Grim Change Of Luck

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Capital Stage is presenting “Guards at the Taj,” a two-character play about a pair of sentries at the newly built Taj Mahal.

Capital Stage

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Theater Review: California Stage's 'The Whale' Is Eccentric But Captivating

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s California Stage is presenting a decidedly odd play about a 600-pound recluse, trying to sort out his troubled life. The play is called “The Whale,” and the script picked up several awards in New York.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capital Stage Offers 'August: Osage County' Experience

November 7, 2016

On Capital Stage is running the play "August: Osage County" until Nov. 20. Joining us are actors from the play to talk about what to expect from director Benjamin Ismail.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Puppet Show Aims To Serve As Fundraiser For Sac Prep Music Academy

September 9, 2016

Coming to Sacramento is a play for all ages titled “Green Glass Door.” With us is director Christopher Carlson who will talk more about the parallels in the play and how the proceeds will go toward the Sac Prep Music Academy.

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Theatre Review: 'The Last Lifeboat' Examines Drama Behind The Sinking Of The Titanic

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson is staging this drama about the Titanic. It raises the morally challenging question: if you were on a crippled ocean liner about to go down… what would you do?

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Theater Review: Well-Told Romance 'Constellations' Also A Mind Expanding Meditation

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

This unusual play at the B Street Theatre starts as a boy-meets-girl encounter then develops into a series of different outcomes in alternate universes, a mind-boggling scenario and a surprisingly appealing show - also a big challenge for the actors.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

"A Revolutionary Mind"

June 28, 2016

The world premiere of a play from acclaimed playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind is playing at CalStage. She joins us to talk about the show. We'll also talk with actor Berman Obaldia, who plays a role in the production.

Gabby Battista

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Davis Shakespeare Festival

June 21, 2016

Summer has officially arrived and so has the annual Davis Shakespeare Festival. Rob Salas and Gia Battista, join Insight to talk about what audiences can expect to see.

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