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A New Meaning To 'Driving Miss Daisy'

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Many people fondly recall “Driving Miss Daisy.” The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and the movie received four Oscars. Now, some three decades later, This Sacramento Theatre Company revival carries a new kind of resonance.

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Handle With Care: A Charming Twist To The Holiday Play

December 16, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is presenting this romantic comedy about a man and woman from different continents, who discover shared family connections. It's a charming alternative to the more traditional, holiday fare.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

"Of Kites And Kings," A Founding Father And His Son At The Sacramento Theatre Company

November 18, 2015

"Of Kites and Kings" is now playing at Sacramento Theatre Company until December 13. It is a historical play about Benjamin Franklin, his son, and grandson.

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'Elf The Musical' A Kitschy Collage Of Christmas Clichés

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

Broadway Sacramento is hosting this touring musical based on a holiday film from a dozen years ago. The stage version comes with an additional 40 minutes of song-and-dance numbers. It should also come with a discreet parental advisory.

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'Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche' Full To The Brim With Farce

October 22, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

With it provocative title, “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” you might wonder what the current show at Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is about. Jeff Hudson says this over-the-top comedy falls somewhere between "Dumb and Dumber" and The Three Stooges.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

'A Doll's House' Opens At Capital Stage

October 20, 2015

Stephanie Gularte, founding director of Capital Stage, is back in Sacramento. Her adaptation of A Doll’s House opens Wednesday night. Gularte, along with Janis Stevens and Michael Stevenson, talked with Insight about the production.

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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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Brotherly Bond Drives B Street's 'Bars And Measures'

September 1, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is premiering a new show by rising playwright Idris Goodwin. The play addresses tough, societal issues through the story of two brothers who have taken remarkably different paths in life.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Music Circus Wraps Up Season With Rock Musical "Hair"

August 19, 2015

The rock musical "Hair" is opening at the Music Circus Wednesday night. Insight will chat with cast members Danielle Mone Truitt and James Michael Lambert

Joy Strotz / Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Theatre Review: "The Fantasticks" Shows Its Age

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is pairing Shakespeare’s tragedy about teenage lovers “Romeo and Juliet” with "The Fantasticks,” a small musical from fifty years ago. It offers a lighter look at romance but hasn't quite stood the test of time.

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