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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.
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.
July 13, 2017 | Jeff Hudson
For the first time in 56 years, Sacramento’s Music Circus is staging “On The Town,” a sassy musical from 1944 with a landmark score by Leonard Bernstein.
August 25, 2016 | Jeff Hudson
Sacramento’s Music Circus is staging a Disney musical based on the Victor Hugo classic, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame." It features a talented deaf actor and a classically-trained singer sharing the title role.
August 24, 2016
Glenn Casale, director of the Music Circus production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, joins Insight Wednesday to talk about the Northern California premiere of this Victor Hugo-inspired piece and how Quasimodo is played by deaf actor John McGinty.
August 12, 2016 | Jeff Hudson
This nostalgic musical at the Music Circus blends 1920's Gershwin tunes with a script from 2012 involving Prohibition-era bootleggers. Critic Jeff Hudson says the high energy dancing is great fun but the characters are cliché, the story cartoonish.
August 6, 2015 | Jeff Hudson
When West Side Story premiered in 1957, with courtship scenes set on fire escapes, critics said the show was contemporary and provocative. After three Music Circus runs in the 60's, it faded from fashion. Now it's back and more relevant than ever.
August 21, 2014 | Jeff Hudson
Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.
July 24, 2014 | Jeff Hudson
Sacramento’s Music Circus is reviving the classic musical “South Pacific,” a show that despite its age remains popular with audiences. This old favorite endures in part because it offers a fascinating confluence of musical styles.