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Grant School presents Disney’s Mulan (Jr.) playing this weekend only

Grant School is proud to present Disney’s Mulan (Jr.) playing this weekend only, Friday, March 23 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 and 7:00. Performances happen in Grant School’s Watson Gymnasium, up on Swasey Drive in Redding,… Continue Reading

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Redding’s Talent Unmasked

Well, I could just say “Redding’s got talent” and there you have it, end of story. And not all of it comes by way of a tour bus. Like the amazing k. d. lang. Transcendent talent. I hope you were one of the fortunate 1,000 who saw her Friday night at the Cascade. Just incredible, yes? But I want to write about the talent that lives right here in River City and a showcase of that talent presented by Westside Performing Arts at the McLaughlin Auditorium on Saturday. Continue Reading

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Stage Manager: Actor Karen Fox Lives Her Own Cindy Ella Story

Being adrift in the entertainment doldrums of summer – Westside’s Broadway revue a couple of weeks off, Riverfront’s “Cheaper By the Dozen” not quite open (it starts Saturday, July 16), and the school year not even on the horizon –… Continue Reading

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The Redding Musical That Never Was

Once upon a time there was a summer theater program at a quaint community college. This theater had the biggest, best equipped stage in the kingdom. The directors had great plans to produce a magical summer musical and bring happiness… Continue Reading

Everybody Dance Now! Studios Showcase End-of-Year Talent

This is the month when all the training and rehearsal of the area’s dance companies comes to fruition and explodes onto stages like wild blossoms. This past weekend saw the major dance revues from Redding Dance Centre and Modern Gypsy. This… Continue Reading

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A Wrong Turn on the Way to the Forum?

Comedy isn’t easy. And making it look easy takes of great deal of careful preparation. It is, as they say, all in the timing.

Mounting a full-scale musical is a daunting task for any theater and the enormous cost for performance rights and music royalties this type of show demands can hamper a community theater’s ability to do all they envision. Even so, the biggest challenge Riverfront’s … Continue Reading