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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turlock Community Theatre has announced the line-up for the 2011-12 season and started selling tickets.
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."
The Denair Gaslight Community Conservatory's Starmites Program is bringing the classic story of "The Wizard of Oz" to their stage.
The feud between the Capulet and Montague families with its tragic consequences will be played out on the stage at California State University, Stanislaus.
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.
Turlock resident Kelsey Verschelden is making her stage debut in the Playhouse Merced production of "Cinderella."
The theater arts are once again thriving at Denair High School as the newly-formed drama club debuts their inaugural play "Death By Chocolate."
Playhouse Merced is opening their new season with a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," starring Turlock native Keaton Williams.
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."
Bayard Stryker, a 1996 Turlock High graduate, was nominated for a 2010 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Short-Form Picture Editing."
Stryker's nomination was entered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of a three-minute montage - a "Horror Tribute" - he prepared for the 82nd Academy Awards. The montage, which begins with the ominous, pulsating cellos of "Jaws," is an overview of nearly a century of horror films and consists of shots from more than 50 films.