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Playhouse highlights upcoming season

Playhouse Merced's "Season Preview Party and Show" will be presented on the Playhouse Merced Mainstage, at 7:30 p.m. April 6.

March 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Classic rock opera tells story of the last days of Jesus Christ

"Jesus Christ Superstar," the rock opera that tells the story of the last days of Jesus Christ, begins a three-weekend run on the Playhouse Merced mainstage Friday.

March 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Profanity takes center stage

With a title like "American Buffalo," spectators would most likely be expecting a corny western, but in reality, they'd be introduced to an adult feature that professes profanities just as easily as blinking.

February 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Theatre


‘Annie’ opens ‘Tomorrow’

The sun will come out tomorrow and the curtain will rise on Dutcher Middle School's production of the classic musical "Annie."

January 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Merced Arts showcases 'Dearly Departed'

"Dearly Departed," a two act comedy about an eccentric Southern family gathering together for the funeral of the patriarch, begins a two-weekend run at the Merced County Arts Council Friday.

January 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Holiday cheer on offer through cinematic classics

Still not quite in the holiday spirit? The State Theatre in downtown Modesto has just the thing; two traditional Christmas films - one modern and one classic.

December 18, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


CUPS takes on 'City Lights, Country Nights'

This year Christmas is coming into town with a little bit of twang, as the Center for Urban Performance and Service and Westside Ministries stages "City Lights, Country Nights."

November 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Magic comes alive in Sierra Rep's 'Cinderella'

The beloved classic fairy tale of a beleaguered maid who became a princess is coming to life on the stage as the Sierra Repertory Theatre performs Rodger and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia through Dec. 22.

November 13, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


'Angels!' gives insight into life after death

What originally started as a basic workshop in Los Angeles has now reincarnated into a production that portrays a sensational, comedic manifestation of life after death. California State University, Stanislaus' Theater Department will present "Angels!" an original musical written by the visionary veteran of the stage, Sean Abley.

November 06, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Theatre


Theatre troupe plays tribute to Day of the Dead

A night of the dead was brought to life on Friday as performers from Teatro Los Hijos Del Campo (The Sons of the Field) delivered an emotional performance in memory of the Mexican celebration, Day of the Dead at the California State University, Stanislaus Event Center.

November 03, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Theatre


'Double, double toil and trouble'

Three witches, a prophesy and murder. Sounds like any modern horror tale, but this "Scottish play" has been fascinating audiences for at least 400 years.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Theatre


YES Kidettes to stage Winnie the Pooh

More than 90 children from the Stanislaus County area are in the midst of their final rehearsals as the Youth Entertainment Stage Kidettes get set to perform Disney's "Winnie the Pooh, Kids!"

October 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


History ‘through comic strip’

Thorton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning American play "The Skin of Our Teeth" is coming to the Merced College Theater stage this weekend.

October 02, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Prospect opens new season

Since its onset more than a decade ago, the Prospect Theater Project has been brining compelling and challenging works to the stage. They have brought audiences classics from Aristophanes to Shakespeare and Moliere; modern masterpieces of world theater including Ibsen, Brecht, Shaw; the work of American masters like Albee, O'Neill, and Miller; and classic Americana with productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Grapes of Wrath."

September 25, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Rock, Blues and lots of laughs in TCT season line-up

The Turlock Community Theatre's long-standing tradition of bringing top-notch performers to town is about to add another year to the list as the 2012-13 season features a stellar line-up of musicians, comedians and entertainers.

August 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


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