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Youth actors put it all on the line to win a spot in ‘Cinderella’

For decades Turlock Youth Performing Arts has been showcasing the talents of the area's youth by bringing a multitude of plays and musicals to the stage. Each production is an undertaking that requires a mountain-sized supply of determination, hard work and patience, as well as a cumulative creative streak about a mile long. Unbeknownst to many, there is an equal amount of drama and theatrics happening behind the scenes as there is on the stage. The Turlock Journal will be following and documenting the course of TYPA's "Disney's Cinderella," from the nerve-racking auditions to the thrill of ...

January 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

‘Nutcracker’ brought to life by Backstage dancers

Backstage Academy of Dance will present "The Nutcracker," a timeless Christmas ballet, for its 26th year on Dec. 17 and 18. After all of those performances, Backstage still finds a way to make the performance feel new and exciting.

December 06, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

Play is blast from Turlock’s past

The Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries will take a journey to Turlock Christmases past with their performance of "Old Tyme School Christmas," an original CUPS production. Over 200 dancers, actors and singers are involved in the Christmas production, which is set to a backdrop of downtown Turlock, complete with a bakery sign that looks very familiar.

November 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

MJC Theatre brings ‘Dracula’ to stage

A classic monster will get new life this month as the Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents "Dracula," written by Steven Dietz and directed by Professor of Theatre, Lynette Borrelli.

October 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Theatre

Drama students pay tribute to 9/11 through production

A select number of students are experiencing a unique lesson on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as they prepare for roles in a stage play about one of America's greatest tragedies.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

TYPA presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The senior ensemble of Turlock Youth Performing Arts is going to the dark side with a more mature subject matter – death by plant. TYPA will present their rendition of "Little Shop of Horrors" this weekend at the Turlock Community Theatre, and the musical ventures where no TYPA production has gone before.

August 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

Season opens for Turlock theatre

The Turlock Community Theatre has announced the line-up for the 2011-12 season and started selling tickets.

July 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Denair theatre tackles Grimm stories

The Denair Gaslight Theatre, a booster of children's theater in the community, is expanding their theatrical reach with the staging of "Into the Woods."

July 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Off to see the Wizard

The Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory's Starmites Program is bringing the classic story of "The Wizard of Oz" to their stage.

May 17, 2011 | | Theatre

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at university

The feud between the Capulet and Montague families with its tragic consequences will be played out on the stage at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 26, 2011 | | Theatre

University drama production chosen for national festival

The California State University, Stanislaus staging of "Debris," an unflinching drama dealing with the consequences of lifelong abuse, has been selected for a performance in the national spotlight.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Turlockers help bring fairytale to Merced stage

Turlock resident Kelsey Verschelden is making her stage debut in the Playhouse Merced production of "Cinderella."

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Death By Chocolate

The theater arts are once again thriving at Denair High School as the newly-formed drama club debuts their inaugural play "Death By Chocolate."

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Turlocker brings new life to Joseph and his colorful coat

Playhouse Merced is opening their new season with a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," starring Turlock native Keaton Williams.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

TYPA tells the story of Annie Oakley

Turlock Youth Performing Arts Senior Company will revive the classic story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley this weekend with their production of "Annie Get your Gun."

August 24, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

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