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'On The Town' Dazzles With Leonard Bernstein's Original Score

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

For the first time in 56 years, Sacramento’s Music Circus is staging “On The Town,” a sassy musical from 1944 with a landmark score by Leonard Bernstein.

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Irreverent B Street Comedy Offers God's Take On The Bible

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a satire called “An Act of God,” in which the Almighty takes the form of a sardonic gay comedian, telling joke after joke in a nighclub routine.

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Davis Shakespeare Festival Features 'Three Musketeers' With Lots Of Swordplay

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival is celebrating summer with a fast-paced adventure-comedy with lots of swordplay, “The Three Musketeers," in a recent adaptation by an American playwright. The show features a mind-boggling amount of dueling onstage.

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Davis Shakespeare Revives Rarely Staged Leonard Bernstein Musical

July 7, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival is staging “Wonderful Town,” a 1953 musical comedy with a score by Leonard Bernstein. Our critic Jeff Hudson says several songs in “Wonderful Town” still sound good after 60-some years.

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In Raucous Comedy “Bad Jews,” Patriarch's Death Triggers Fight For Family Heirloom

July 5, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The new comedy at Capital Stage is titled “Bad Jews,” and it explores the nasty things relatives say to each other following the death of a family patriarch.

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B Street Theatre's 'Hand To God' Is An Outrageous Dark Comedy

June 26, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The B Street Theatre is staging “Hand to God,” an outrageous dark comedy that mixes desperately anxious teenage characters and puppets.

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Two-Character Play "Lungs" Comes To B Street Theater

May 30, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theater is staging “Lungs,” a clever play about an environmentally-aware young couple trying to make good choices as they move into adult life.

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Capital Stage Offers Gritty, Gripping Update Of Russian Literary Drama From The 1890s

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Capital Stage is hosting a contemporary update of a Russian literary classic. Raucous comedy and perceptive monologues about the difficulty of everyday life go hand-in-hand in “Stupid F***ing Bird.”

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Theatre Review: B Street Actresses Hatch Original Campy Comedy About A Women’s Camping Trip

May 3, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is premiering a new comedy called “Treatment,” about three women camping in a state park. What begins as noisy satire develops a bit more depth as the story unfolds.

Kyle Stoner as Romeo, Gabby Battista as Juliet, Photo by Evan Clayburg

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Theatre Review: Davis Shakespeare Breathes New Life, And Death, Into 'Romeo and Juliet'

October 7, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival – until now a summer event – has expanded into the fall with a production of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says the company’s first foray beyond summer is a real winner.

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