Stories related to: Davis Shakespeare Festival
October 1, 2018 | Jeff Hudson
Traditional productions hark toward Elizabethan-style melodies. But this contemporary interpretation nods to the British folk rock of the 1960s and ’70s.
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.
July 11, 2016 | Jeff Hudson
The Davis Shakespeare Festival also produces neglected Broadway shows. This season they’ve revived a 60-year-old musical which probably hasn’t been staged locally since the Music Circus did it in 1959. It's almost like opening a time capsule.
July 8, 2016 | Jeff Hudson
Hear the name “Cyrano de Bergerac,” and you'll probably think of the French swordsman with the long nose. Cyrano is also long on witty wordplay and just plain fun, as this production from the Davis Shakespeare Festival amply demonstrates.
June 21, 2016
Summer has officially arrived and so has the annual Davis Shakespeare Festival. Rob Salas and Gia Battista, join Insight to talk about what audiences can expect to see.
July 17, 2015 | Jeff Hudson
Audiences have been laughing at Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" since the 1600's, partly because this comedy has people falling helplessly in love and partly because of the shenanigans of Sir Toby Belch, played masterfully in this Davis production.
July 10, 2014 | Jeff Hudson
There’s a new summer theater series in the Sacramento region – the Davis Shakespeare Festival. They’re staging an evergreen Shakespeare comedy, and a small Broadway musical from 1963. Critic Jeff Hudson says this new venture is off to a strong start.