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.
The sun will come out tomorrow and the curtain will rise on Dutcher Middle School's production of the classic musical "Annie."
"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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
Thorton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning American play "The Skin of Our Teeth" is coming to the Merced College Theater stage this weekend.
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."
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.
"He never forgets and he never forgives."
The partnership between the Prospect Theater Project and the Gallo Center for the Arts is bringing another classic play to the stage with their production of "Tartuffe."