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‘Newsies’ Strikes The Right Notes In Music Circus Production

July 13, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

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 | Jeff Hudson

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

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

June 28, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

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 | Jeff Hudson

"The Thanksgiving Play" continues through July 22.

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Hark! The Davis Shakespeare Festival Returns

June 27, 2018 | Bert Johnson

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 | Jen Picard

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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B Street Air Guitar Comedy ‘Airness’ Is Breezy Fun, But A Bit Thin

May 17, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

B Street Theatre likes to begin summer with a comedy on the lighter side. Its new show, “Airness,” is a pop culture confection featuring a mix of eccentric characters dressed as superheroes, pretending to play rock guitar anthems from decades past.

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Near-Future Drama ‘Marjorie Prime’ Poses Probing Questions About Impact Of Artificial Intelligence

May 11, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Capital Stage is presenting “Marjorie Prime,” a near-future drama about an elderly widow, whose family provides her with a holographic version of her late husband, equipped with artificial intelligence and capable of conversation.

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Sacramento Theatre Company Highlights Strengths Of Old-School Musicals In 'Man Of La Mancha'

May 3, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

It's a loveable chestnut, holding up rather well despite the passing decades.

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New Production Of 'South Pacific' Puts Focus On Race And Romance

April 26, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

Community Asian Theater of the Sierra is reviving the classic musical, but the show by the region’s only Asian American theater group raises points that were surely important to Rodgers and Hammerstein when they wrote the show nearly 70 years ago.

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