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Caitlyn Schaap
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Last weekend, Volcano Theatre Company premiered its second summer amphitheatre show, Alice Chadwicke’s “Anne of Green Gables,” directed by Paula Bibby. The classic coming-of-age tale tells the story of redheaded orphan Anne Shirley, who is sent to Green Gables by mistake. Marilla and her brother, Matthew Cuthbert, had intended to adopt a boy to help on the farm, so when a spirited girl arrives they don’t know what to think. But soon, the Cuthberts and the village of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, grow fond of Anne, despite her... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
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Volcano Theatre Company’s very own Marty Brifman appears in a prominent spot on the list of Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance 2016 Elly Award nominees. Brifman was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Drama for his performance as George in Volcano Theatre Company’s presentation of Edward Albee’s classic 1962 play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

A familiar face on the VTC stage, Marty has performed in various roles, including Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” Henry Ford in “Camping with Henry and Tom” and, most recently, as...

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Caitlyn Schaap
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Eric Craig and Scott Taylor bring the Titanic tragedy to life. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch by Barry Wisdom

Last weekend, Main Street Theatre Works opened the second show of its summer season, Luke Yankee’s “The Last Lifeboat.” The show, directed by Julie Anchor, is a drama about the sinking of the Titanic. That being said, this isn’t the Titanic story you know. It follows the semi-fictionalized real life of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner and builder of the ship, chronicling his life before the disaster, his experience during the sinking and the tragedies that befell him after it sank.

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Caitlyn Schaap
2 weeks ago

Sierra Repertory Theatre takes a look at the 1960s through song in its presentation of “Beehive: The 60’s Musical Sensation.” Taking place on a set that looks like the inside of a giant classic jukebox, a diverse cast of six women with incredible voices sing their way through the decade, one iconic piece of music at a time.

In the tradition of musicals like “Cats,” “Beehive” doesn’t have much of a story. It has little dialogue and relies largely on song and dance, as well as the occasional vignette. But, despite its lack of a...

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2 weeks ago

Dancin’ in the Street

Dancin’ in the Street returns to Amador City for the last time this summer on August 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. with The Full Circle Band playing rock and roll. More information is available on amador-city.com. The merchants and the restaurants will be open late during the event. Come early to shop and dine, and then stay for the music. Don’t forget your chairs and dancing shoes.

“Beehive: The 60s Musical Sensation”

Six rocking women, sizzling hit music, outrageous costumes from poodle skirts to...

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Caitlyn Schaap
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The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) has released its 2016 Elly Award Nominations for excellence in theatre. This year, three of those nominations went to Amador’s newest theatre company, The Baker Street Players, for their inaugural production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the American Twins.” The Baker Street Players, who perform at Baker Street West, in Jackson, were nominated for Best Costume Design in a drama. Nominated were costume designers Linda Hein, Beth Barnard and Makayla Balesh, who worked... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago

The Junior High Drama Club is about to start its fifth year.

The club meets every Thursday after school from 3:30 to 5 at Amador High, starting August 18. The full-year program is highlighted by three performances: Improv Theatre in the fall, Acting Scenes during the winter and a One-Act Play in the spring.

“The club is friendly, fun and enjoyable,” said Amador High Drama Club president Ethan Custodio, who serves as one of the club’s student interns. “We are looking forward to another great year. The junior high kids love...

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Paula Bibby as Marilla Cuthbert and Alyssa Beuving as Anne Shirley in VTC’s “Anne of Green Gables.” Photo courtesy to the ALD
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/28/2016 12:52 PM
Tickets are on sale for the Taste of Amador on August 27
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/21/2016 1:34 PM
"State Fair" continues to run at the Fallon House through August 7.
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
07/14/2016 12:29 PM
Don’t miss the Knight Rider Car Show this Saturday, July 16 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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07/07/2016 12:32 PM
MSTW's "The Explorers Club" runs through July 23. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair” June 17 to August 7 at The Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, “State Fair” travels with the Frake family as they leave the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Set to the magical strains of an Oscar-winning score, including “It Might as Well Be Spring,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and the title song, “State Fair” is the kind of warm-hearted family... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
06/30/2016 12:44 PM

Sierra Repertory Theatre once again dazzles audiences with Rogers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair.” The classic musical is presented at the Fallon House Theatre, and, despite the tiny venue, is a performance fit for the large stages of Broadway.

The show takes place in 1946 Iowa, with the Frake family leaving the farm in Brunswick and journeying to the State Fair in Des Moines in search of a few blue ribbons, and maybe a little bit of romance. With a dynamic set complete with twinkle lights, the stage is set for scene after scene...

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06/30/2016 1:10 PM
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre through July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14. The show... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
06/30/2016 12:42 PM
Scott Divine as Luigi and Amber Lucito as Phyllida Spotte-Hume in “The Explorers Club.” Photo by Barry Wisdom Photography

Last Friday, Main Street Theatre Works kicked off its 22nd season with Nell Benjamin’s “The Explorers Club,” directed by Allen Pontes. The show, which takes place in London in 1879, follows a group of Victorian adventurers and scientists who belong to The Explorers Club, an exclusive club for men who enjoy pondering the mysteries of science while enjoying a stiff drink. The club members recoil in horror when one of the younger members, Lucius Fretway (Christopher Celestin) wants to admit the capable and

smart Miss Phyllida...

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06/23/2016 12:44 PM
Jeff Applebaum will be at the St. George on June 26. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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06/23/2016 12:42 PM
Main Street Theatre Works kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with “The Explorers Club,” by Nell Benjamin. “The Explorers Club” is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers? “The Explorers Club” runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24 through July 23. Doors open at 6:30... [Read more]
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06/16/2016 12:08 PM
"State Fair" opens at Sierra Rep this weekend. Photo courtesy of SRT

Tom, Dick & Harry

Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Amphitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students...

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Caitlyn Schaap
06/16/2016 12:02 PM
Marty Brifman delivers his knockout performance as Andreas. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Volcano Theatre Company kicked off its summer amphitheatre shows with a bang last weekend with the opening of the uproarious comedy “Tom, Dick and Harry.” The farce, by Ray Cooney and Michael Cooney, takes place in London, England, on the day that Tom and Linda Kerwood are meant to meet with an adoption agency representative to adopt a baby. It seems as if nothing can go wrong, until Tom’s trouble-making brothers, Dick and Harry, arrive and chaos ensues.

The rapid dialogue, outrageous situations, and physical comedy leaves...

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Caitlyn Schaap
06/09/2016 11:42 AM
"State Fair" begins at Sierra Rep on June 18. Photo courtesy to the ALD
Take three brothers, a confused wife, an efficient adoption agent, one nosey cop and an illegal Croatian couple who can’t speak English, stir well ... come and see this hilarious, fast-paced farce and be prepared to laugh ’til your sides hurt. “Tom, Dick & Harry” will be presented by Volcano Theatre Company in the Volcano Ampitheatre from June 10 to July 9, Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:30 for picnicking and curtain is at 8 p.m. General admission is $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16 and students 18 and under are $14.... [Read more]
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