Several Nights at the Opera

The Shasta College Theatre presents opera performances this week, including Puccini’s comedy “Gianni Schicchi” and scenes from “Rigoletto” and “I Pagliacci.”

The operas are presented fully staged by Robert Waterbury, accompanied by Elizabeth Waterbury, and Ellen Southard on piano.

The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets ($10 general/$7 for seniors and students) sell at the door.

  • Mark Your Calendars for next Saturday, when the Friends of the Library host their regular book sale. The sale runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Redding Library’s community room. Hardcover books are 50 cents each, paperbacks are a quarter each. What a deal!
  • Sports: The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named its All-Decade Team for the 2000s, and it’s no surprise that quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady top the selections. Lots of familiar names on the roster, which you can see here.
  • Rules for Successful Living #30: Jay-walking and tap-dancing don’t mix.

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  1. Avatar frankz says:

    Nor do jaywalking and lap-dancing.