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Charr Crail

Arts and Lifestyle

Provocative Take On Race And Identity In "An Octoroon"

September 13, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Capital Stage's current show takes an innovative look at a loaded topic: the racism and slavery that are part of our country’s history, and the degree to which some old racial attitudes persist today.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sound Advice: Fall Concerts Preview

September 7, 2017 | Chris Remington

Music and theater reviewer Jeff Hudson looks ahead to the fall concerts hitting Sacramento including classical musicians, blind jazz performers and a Spanish bagpiper.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Marcus Crowder Explores The Relationship Between Arts And Media Organizations

September 6, 2017 | Jen Picard

Longtime media critic, Marcus Crowder, no longer writes for the Sacramento Bee, but has plenty to say about arts and media in Sacramento.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

"SHREW!" A Jazz-Age Retelling Of Shakespeare

August 29, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Bob Irvin passed away last year preparing for this summer's Shakespearean adaptation "SHREW! A Jazz Age Musical Romp," and his collaborators share memories of him and preview the show.

Charr Crail

Arts and Lifestyle

Theatre Review: Disco-Dancing Nuns Sing “The World’s Your Oyster When You’re Locked in the Cloister”

August 24, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Music Circus is getting nostalgic for the 1970s this week with its season finale, “Sister Act.” The show serves up an abundance of toe-tapping dance numbers and powerful singing, despite its less than compelling storyline.

Jason Harper Photography

Arts and Lifestyle

Theatre Review: Timely Revival Of “The Crucible” Glows In Outdoor Night Staging

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says the Main Street Theatre Works production of “The Crucible” is a small-but-sturdy staging of Arthur Miller’s durable classic.

Kevin Graft

Arts and Lifestyle

“Damn Yankees” Offers a Devilishly Clever Musical Take on Life in the 1950s

August 10, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson says the Music Circus production of “Damn Yankees” doesn't pack many surprises, but is still a pleasant way to pass a warm summer evening.

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Arts and Lifestyle

Bloomsday: Beguiling Story Of Youthful Love Mingled With Splash Of Retrospective Regret

August 7, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre stages a play set in Ireland several decades ago, invoking Dublin as described by noted writer James Joyce. The play is a romance, and it’s very alluring.

Joy Strotz

Arts and Lifestyle

Love More Tempting Than Library In Tahoe Shakespeare's “Love’s Labour's Lost”

August 2, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's rendition of “Love’s Labour's Lost” depicts a witty battle-of-the-sexes where the women always come out on top.

Arts and Lifestyle

"Backwoods Barbie" Romps In Music Circus Revival Of "9 to 5"

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Critic Jeff Hudson says Sacramento’s Music Circus’ nostalgic musical “9 to 5,” based on the 37-year-old Dolly Parton film, may charm those with fond memories of the 1970s but have limited appeal for folks under 50.

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