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Sacramento Theatre Company's 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Shows How Much Fun Shakespeare Can Be

March 14, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

Critic Jeff Hudson says the Sacramento Theatre Company's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of the liveliest and funniest renditions of this classic comedy you’re likely to find this year.

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‘Slowgirl’ At Capital Stage Finds Stressed-Out Americans In The Costa Rican Jungle

February 7, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

It’s a solid piece of theater, and well worth seeing.

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New Play ‘Abolition’ At Sacramento’s Celebration Arts Is An Intense Profile Of Two Pivotal Civil War Figures

January 25, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

This historically informed play is very much worth your attention.

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‘Times Like These’ At California Stage In Sacramento Is At Once Wickedly Funny And Scary As Hell

November 12, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

The unusual show is about a pair of prominent actors in Berlin as the Nazis are seizing power.

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Capital Stage’s 'Sweat' Is Unique, Outstanding

November 9, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

Playwright Lynn Nottage won the Pulitzer Prize last year for her gritty drama about manufacturing workers in a Pennsylvania factory that’s soon to close.

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Sacramento Theatre Company’s 'Crucible' A Powerful Take On The Classic

October 5, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

CapRadio Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson says the Sacramento Theatre Company's production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is a reminder of the play's lasting impact.

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The Bard Goes Broadway

October 3, 2018

Davis Shakespeare Festival’s fall production of “As You Like It” has so much music written into the script, it could almost be a musical.

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Cap Stage’s 'The Wolves' Makes For An Unusual Theater Experience

September 6, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

There are many plays about tough, athletic guys, but not many about a competitive female soccer team, bound for a national championship.

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

August 16, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

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.

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

July 25, 2018 | Jeff Hudson

"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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