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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.

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Topical Jokes Highlight Women's Issues In 'Waist Watchers The Musical!'

July 18, 2016

Coming to Insight are cast members of "Waist Watchers The Musical!" This show tackles real-women issues in a comedic approach. We'll hear details about the musical and also preview some of the laughs to come.

Arts and Lifestyle

Review: 'Bells Are Ringing' Revives Forgotten 50's Musical And Its Very Memorable Songs

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival also produces neglected Broadway shows. This season they’ve revived a 60-year-old musical which probably hasn’t been staged locally since the Music Circus did it in 1959. It's almost like opening a time capsule.

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Davis Shakespeare's 'Cyrano' Delights With Irresistible Energy And Acrobatic Wordplay

July 8, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Hear the name “Cyrano de Bergerac,” and you'll probably think of the French swordsman with the long nose. Cyrano is also long on witty wordplay and just plain fun, as this production from the Davis Shakespeare Festival amply demonstrates.

Gabby Battista

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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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"Legally Blonde" Review

June 15, 2016

Capital Public Radio’s arts & theater critic Jeff Hudson and the drama critic for the Davis Enterprise Bev Sykes join Insight to chat about Music Circus' 2016 season.

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Motown The Musical

May 25, 2016

Today on Insight, we'll meet actors from "Motown the Musical" Chester Gregory and Loren Lott. Gregory plays Berry Gordy, Jr. and Lott takes on multiple roles, including Gordy's sister Esther and singer Gladys Knight.

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Sacramento's Young Actors Stage: 'Les Misérables'

May 24, 2016

Young Actors Stage founder and artistic director Liorah Singerman joins Insight host Beth Ruyak in the studio with a live performance by 'Les Misérables' castmembers.

Arts and Lifestyle

Theatre Review: 'Mud Blue Sky' Offers Aimless But Honest Slice Of Life

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Some plays tell a structured story that builds to a climax. Others explore quirky characters in a free-form situation. The B Street Theatre's “Mud Blue Sky” falls into the latter category, but the show does have an oddly appealing, if aimless charm.

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One Act Musical '[title of show]'

March 18, 2016

Director Mariana Seda and Actors Nephi Speer and Brian Bohlender join us in the studio to talk more about the one act musical "[title of show]"

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