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Joy Strotz / Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Tahoe Shakespeare's 'Beehive' Long On Music, Short On Story

August 16, 2018 |

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is staging “Beehive,” a retro musical that has nothing to do with The Bard. Critic Jeff Hudson says the music’s appealing, but there isn’t much of a plot.

Kevin Graft / Music Circus

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'Gypsy' At Music Circus Features A Tony-Nominated Broadway Star In Sacramento

July 25, 2018 |

"Gypsy" is one of the great American musicals, with an absorbing story, and memorable songs. For the first time in years, Music Circus is staging the 1959 classic, and the show is a revelation for those who only know the film versions.

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Davis Shakespeare Takes A Musical Ride ‘On The Twentieth Century’

July 24, 2018 |

Theater critic Jeff Hudson says this lively production is a welcome summer surprise.

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‘Newsies’ Strikes The Right Notes In Music Circus Production

July 13, 2018 |

Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says the show’s David and Goliath plot is studded with impressive, athletic choreography.

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Tension Boils Over In Davis Shakespeare Festival's ‘Mary Stuart’ — A Tale Of Dueling Queens

July 12, 2018 |

Critic Jeff Hudson says this tense, well-staged production is a gripping night of theater.

Photo by Charr Crail / Music Circus

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See 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers' at Sacramento’s Music Circus For The Dancing

June 28, 2018 |

There isn’t much in the story department, but it’s got square dancing, waltzes and even a polka, as well as acrobatic flips, lifts, cartwheels and somersaults.

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Capital Stage's Wickedly Satirical ‘Thanksgiving Play’ Skewers Turkey Day, Political Correctness

June 27, 2018 |

"The Thanksgiving Play" continues through July 22.

Yarcenia Garcia / Davis Shakespeare Festival

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hark! The Davis Shakespeare Festival Returns

June 27, 2018 |

The Davis Shakespeare Festival is back for its ninth summer season with two plays featuring strong female characters. Directors and actors from both casts join Insight to preview this season’s performances.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

'The Duchess of Malfi' Rules The Forgotten Theatre Company

June 20, 2018 |

The Forgotten Theatre Company presents "The Duchess of Malfi," a play written by John Webster during Shakespeare’s time about a family torn apart by greed and jealousy, still resonates today.

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