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Theatre Review: A Novel Musical Twist On Hugo's Classic 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame'

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Music Circus is staging a Disney musical based on the Victor Hugo classic, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame." It features a talented deaf actor and a classically-trained singer sharing the title role.

credit: Barry Wisdom

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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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Review: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' Offers Great Song And Dance, Not Much More

August 12, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

This nostalgic musical at the Music Circus blends 1920's Gershwin tunes with a script from 2012 involving Prohibition-era bootleggers. Critic Jeff Hudson says the high energy dancing is great fun but the characters are cliché, the story cartoonish.

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Theatre Review: 'Comedy Of Errors' A High Energy Hit At Tahoe Shakespeare Fest

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Shakespeare's popular mistaken identity farce is done up "big box" style in this rousing production by the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, set in Rio de Janeiro and featuring lots of colorful costumes and samba dancing.

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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.

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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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