University Preparatory School Presents “Cinderella”

  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music” with a witty contemporary take on the classic tale.  This beautiful production features magical transformations and all the moments… 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

Thursday’s ‘Off the Hook’ Offers Unique Glimpse Behind Bars

Wanted: Actors. No theatrical experience necessary.

Required: Incarceration experience. Don’t bother applying if you haven’t done time behind bars.

Welcome to the bravely innovative Poetic Justice Project, a 2-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parolees reintegrate into society through the arts … Continue Reading

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Shasta High’s Cast of 70+ Presents ‘The Music Man’

Shasta High School’s music department presents five-time Tony award-winning “The Music Man.” This beloved family musical will be held May 4th-7th and May 12th-14th at the beautifully restored David Marr Theater in Redding. The production includes a cast of over 70 students and a live orchestra.

All performances are assigned seating … Continue Reading