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03/26/2015 9:03 AM
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In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Comedy Bandidos will perform on Jackson Rancheria’s Grand Oak Ballroom stage Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

The Comedy Bandidos began their career at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club over nine years ago. What first started as stand-up quickly became one of the hottest shows in town. In 2008, the group released their first comedy special and the 95-minute comedy routine went international.

Although all three comedians perform individually, The Comedy Bandidos reunite to bring a unique comedy...

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03/26/2015 8:57 AM
Get A Clue! Murder Mystery featuring Giles Turner and others. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Local Playwright Beth Barnard has created an original script full of drama, comedy, mystery, and just maybe, a murder. Local actors makeup the cast of this dinner theater evening performance that will turn into a mystery right before your eyes. With a combination like that, it is almost certain that a rollicking good time will be had by all. In addition to all the laughter and surprise, by attending this event, guests will also be supporting the nonprofit organization, AmadorArts. The Murder Mystery Dinner takes place on Sunday,... [Read more]
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03/19/2015 10:25 AM
Kate Hicks and Arleen Kingston as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Volcano Theatre Company is pleased to announce the kick-off of its 2015 season with the opening of,”The Miracle Worker,” by William Gibson. Set in the post-Civil War South, the play tells the story of a young, blind and deaf Helen Keller and her working-class teacher, Annie Sullivan, who gives Helen the miracle of language. Emotional and intellectual conflicts drive the story as Annie battles Helen, her family and Annie’s own demons to unlock Helen from her prison of darkness and silence. Annie’s and Helen’s ultimate triumph ushered... [Read more]
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03/19/2015 10:20 AM
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Up-Country Drama, comprised of actors from both Pioneer Elementary and Pine Grove Elementary schools, presents, “We’re Off To Save The Wizard,” a fantasy-adventure for children of all ages by Craig Sodaro, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s, “Tik Tok of Oz,” the eighth in the series of more than 40 Oz stories.

The Wizard of Oz has been kidnapped. The evil Nome King Ruggedo is demanding that he be made king of the world, and he’s holding the Wizard and his apprentice hostage until Ozma, Queen of Oz, agrees to step aside. Ozma sends...

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03/05/2015 1:15 PM
Do you recognize the disguised man in the hat? Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

What happens when a local playwright creates a comedy, and local actors have fun turning it into a mystery that unfolds before your eyes? A rollicking good time. Last year, AmadorArts’ inaugural fundraising event sold out, leaving many feeling culturally neglected. In late March, you’ll have the opportunity to be at two Murder Mystery Dinners.

You are invited to attend AmadorArts’ Murder Mystery Dinner on Thursday, March 26, at Clark’s Corner, in Ione, and on Sunday, March 29, at the Imperial Hotel, in Amador City.

At both, doors...

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03/05/2015 10:26 AM
Mary Poppins (Megan Buzzard), Jane Banks (Kara Tangenberg), Michael Banks (Joseph Fitzgerald) and Bert (Dan Reardon). Photo by Rich Miller Photography
“Mary Poppins” is a magical delight from start to finish. Sierra Repertory Theatre’s production of this well-loved, childhood story will effortlessly whisk you away to the magic and merriment on Cherry Tree Lane, to the home of the Banks family in twentieth century London. The storyline of “Mary Poppins” is based on books by P.L. Travers and the Disney film, with music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman and additional music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Julian Fellowes, creator of the BBC television show “Downton Abbey,”... [Read more]
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02/26/2015 9:55 AM
Tempest costuming goes Steam Punk. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador High School Advanced Drama is presenting, “The Tempest,” during the first two weeks of March.

William Shakespeare’s romance is a moving masterpiece of magic, spells, revenge, intrigue and forgiveness. Scholars believe that this was the last play that Shakespeare wrote himself, while others believe that the character of Prospero is autobiographical as Shakespeare departs from the world of theater. After Shakespeare’s death, his 36 plays were collected and published in the “First Folio,” in 1623, with ”The Tempest” honored as...

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02/26/2015 9:39 AM
Stephanie Stidger, Elyssia Maysee, Bailey Mitchell, Jennifer Jess and Ryan Albiani. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Argonaut Beginning Drama is pleased to continue what has become a yearly tradition with a presentation of, “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a half-hour show geared toward preschool and early elementary school audiences.

Performances will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, at Argonaut High School, on Friday, Feb. 27, at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 5, at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

The half-hour show features three skits: “Cinderella Outgrows the Glass Slipper,” in which Cinderella does not dream of going to the ball, but of becoming a...

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02/19/2015 12:55 PM
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Argonaut Advanced Drama made a good showing at the Lenaea Theatre Festival last weekend, an event attended by nearly 1,300 drama students from over 60 California high schools. Argonaut’s one-act, a long-form improv guest-directed by Scott Coleman (pictured), received a standing ovation from a capacity audience of 300 people. Students Tanner Heard and David Maysee both earned Bronze medals for their duo scene in competition. [Read more]
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02/19/2015 12:34 PM
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Honoring “short attention spans” everywhere, Main Street Theatre Works presents its 3rd Annual One-Act Festival. This three-day-only fundraising event features some of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes, Julie Anchor, Georgann Wallace, Cynthia Drumbor, Brandon Rapoza and Carissa Meagher, to name a few, plus others new to the company. In just 90 minutes, you’ll see these talented actors perform nine different one-act plays, including several written by Sacramento playwrights Leo McElroy, Jeri Weiss and Allen Pontes, as... [Read more]
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02/12/2015 6:51 AM
Students re-enact the iconic photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
Amador High School Senior Patrick Burns is the writer, director and narrator in the One-Act play, “Harry The Horse.” The play follows the life of Brigadier General Harry Liversedge, whose military regiment is believed to be associated with the historic and iconic photo of the raising of the American Flag on Iwo Jima, in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. Although the private life of the general is largely unknown, all involved in the play have attempted to respectfully create a production to honor the life of General Liversedge, and also tell a... [Read more]
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02/05/2015 10:12 AM
Volcano Theatre Company invites you to audition for its upcoming original play. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Auditions

Volcano Theatre Company invites you to audition for its upcoming original play, “The Great Amador Carnival of 1886,” or “What’s a Damsel to Do?” written by Rolf Hein and Dana Hein, directed by Rolf Hein. This melodrama is a rollicking romp through the old days of Amador. Acting, singing and dancing parts are available for men, women and children of various ages. Come join us for all the fun on the following dates: Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, Feb. 18,...

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01/29/2015 7:34 AM
From left: Kevin Donovan, Michael Scarr, Paul Cram and Tim Blankenship. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

You may have noticed a camera crew and actors on the streets of Sutter Creek and Jackson this past week. Local Jackson resident Michael Scarr has been in the process of directing and acting in his debut, short buddy-comedy film, “A Piss In The Rain.”

In addition to Scarr, the film stars actor Paul Cram, who originally hails from the Mid-west of the US and has made a career of working across the country in indie films. For a list of Cram’s previous films, search his name on IMDB.com.

The two met while working in Hollywood,...

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01/23/2015 9:55 AM
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Plymouth Elementary held a special program called “The Best Show of our Lives!” Talent Show featuring dancing, singing, skits, hula hoops, speed drawing, instrument solos, poetry and so much more. This year, there was an extra added bonus to the event.

As Principal Donna Custodio welcomed everyone to the evening event with Chairperson and Plymouth Elementary parent Tracy Dehn, they announced that a recent fundraiser hosted by Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, had raised funds for the music and arts...

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01/16/2015 11:26 AM
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Are you a comedian, singer, dancer, magician, ventriloquist or musician? Do you have a talent nobody else has? Then join us this Friday, Jan. 16, or next Friday, Jan. 23, and show us what you’ve got. Operation Care needs your talent.

Operation Care is preparing for the third annual “Amador’s Got Talent” spectacular slated for Saturday, March 28, at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Ballroom, from 6 to 10 p.m. We want it to be the best show ever, so we need lots of great acts of all ages.

If you are interested...

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01/16/2015 11:11 AM
The Stray Birds. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Stray Birds bring their CD release tour to Sutter Creek on Saturday, February 7 at Sutter Creek Theatre. Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle) and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) made their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine.

Following the band’s 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/America...

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01/16/2015 10:52 AM
“Easy Rider” will be showing at the Jackson Rancheria on January 30. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Dinner and a Movie Series returns to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Ballroom in a spectacular three-month installment.

Dinner and a Movie begins on Jan. 30, with the feature film, “Easy Rider.” Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star as bikers who travel across the United States in search of America. The Feb. 27 installment features 1980s hit, “The Breakfast Club,” where five high school students from different cliques spend a day in detention together. The critically acclaimed sports drama, “Hoosiers,” featuring...

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01/09/2015 10:38 AM
Miss Irene Adler and Mrs. Hudson. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

Beth Barnard and Linda Hein are the eccentric creators of Amador County’s Sherlockian Society, called Holmes’ Hounds. What began as two long-time friends discussing their favorite books and authors, has transformed into a community of whimsical individuals with a fascination of the most re-written character in history: Sherlock Holmes.

After Barnard and Hein had “set the cogs in motion,” they, and their husbands, became the four founding members of the society. One of the many unique aspects of Holmes’ Hounds, is that every...

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01/09/2015 10:25 AM
The beloved author and humorist, Mark Twain. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Samuel Langhorne Clemens is returning to Northern California’s Gold Country. The acclaimed American author and humorist, best known by his pen name, Mark Twain, who spent nearly three months in this historic Gold Country town during the winter of 1864 to1865, will reappear via the world film premiere of, “88 Days in the Motherlode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice.”

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sam Clemens’ visit to Angels Camp, This ‘n That Films, in partnership with Greenhorn Creek Resort and CAMPS Restaurant, will present...

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12/26/2014 11:08 AM
Aaron Lewis coming to Jackson Rancheria. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is happy to welcome country star Aaron Lewis back to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Aaron Lewis released his country debut EP, Town Line, in 2011. His gold selling single “Country Boy,” featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, helped bring his EP to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #7on the Billboard Top 200.

Lewis’ newest album, The Road, came to be while balancing his up and coming solo run, with the help of his award-winning...

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