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Bodega ballads

Before Hamilton, before Bring It On: The Musical, there was In the Heights. By Jim Carnes It’s easy to see where Hamilton came from. He was born In…


Season of the Wiz

Music Circus’ The Wiz leaves a brilliant, green-tinted impression. By Jim Carnes You’ve only got until Sunday afternoon to follow the Yellow Brick Road, so…


Hitting the jackpot

Old school gangsters bet on horse races and love in Music Circus’ latest show. By Patti Roberts Guys and Dolls, a classic Tony-award-winning American musical,…


Catching a few winks

Bruce Vilanch shows us what a real musical theatre fan looks like. By Jim Carnes You’d have to be seriously sleep-deprived to get drowsy during…


Cowboy capers

Music Circus celebrates the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma! By Bev Sykes The 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein show that redefined American musical theater recently won a…


Students insist: Not Goodenough

Elk Grove drama teacher resigns the same week SN&R reports student claims of repeated mistreatment An Elk Grove teacher accused of tormenting her drama students…



REVIEW: 'Once'

photo by Joan Marcus —by Jeff Hudson Decades ago, major musicals originated as Broadway shows, and later morphed into movies. And that still happens—Les Miserables,…


2014 Elly nominees announced

Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance announced its 2014 Elly nominees at a party last night at the West Sacramento Community Center. The annual Elly Award…