Heike Hambley is promising a few beatings, a theft and even a possible demonic possession at Merced's Applegate Park on Saturday. However, park-goers need not worry since it will all be happening up on the stage as the Merced Shakespearefest stages "A Comedy of Errors.""It's going to be a lot of fun to watch," said Hambley, the founder and director of Merced Shakespearefest. "This is one of the funniest of Shakespeare's comedies.""A Comedy of Errors" was one of Shakespeare's first plays. The story centers around two sets of twins who were separated at birth ...
The story of little orphan Annie and her faithful canine companion Sandy is opening at the Denair Gaslight Theatre Friday night.The well-known musical stars 12-year-old Mary Curry as Annie; former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide as the billionaire tycoon Daddy Warbucks; Esther Herrera as Miss Hannigan, the miserly matron of the orphanage; Carly Berich as Grace, Warbuck's secretary; and Henry, the golden retriever and border collie mix who is playing the role of Sandy.The musical is directed by John Armes and features a cast of 27 actors.The Gaslight's version of "Annie" is based on ...
The Turlock Community Theatre is bringing in some headlining shows for the upcoming season that managing director Kit Casey says, "Hit all the bases."
Summer is here, but the kids aren't done with the books yet … well, at least when it comes to scripts.
The Center for Urban Performance and Service will bring the biblical story of Jonah to the bright lights and big stage of the Turlock Community Theater this weekend.
The popular Shakespeare under the stars show is returning to California State University, Stanislaus with the upcoming production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream."
The Turlock Youth Performing Arts is opening the curtain on their production of "Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.," on Friday for a three-day run.
Some gifts truly do keep on giving, no matter the passage of time. For Turlock's Brittnie Cudo, 21, a gift she received as a little girl has opened a door of possibilities for her and helped her identify a lifelong dream.
For the second time in his short musical theater career, Turlock's Aleq Bateman is taking on the role of the quick-witted and unruly Huckleberry Finn.
Young actors from Stanislaus County will have money for costumes, sets, and props this summer thanks to a grant from Newman's Own Foundation. Stanislaus County Office of Education's Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Company received a $35,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation for the second year in a row.
Modesto businessman Dan Costa and his family have made a $1 million donation to the Gallo Center for the Arts for the purpose of increasing access to the arts among low income children and their families.
The wildly well-received country drama "Always ... Patsy Cline," is returning to the Playhouse Merced with the opening show on Friday.
The seemingly impossible and gravity-defying acts of the New Shanghai Circus Acrobats of China will be taking the stage at the Turlock Community Theatre Saturday evening.
Two major contributors to the Gallo Center for the Arts have made a large donation to the performing arts center and a challenge to the community.
The classic Christmas story of "It's A Wonderful Life," is being retold in a new format at California State University, Stanislaus. The College of Arts Theatre Department production of "It's A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play" moves the timeless tale of Christmas' true meaning into the venue of radio dramas from bygone days.