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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2010|