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Valley native and Broadway star Colleen Hawks comes home for ‘Anything Goes’

Colleen Hawks can remember vividly the moment she got bit with the acting bug.

June 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Youth actors prepare for opening night of ‘Cinderella’

With less than two hours before the curtain rises on Turlock Youth Performing Arts production of "Disney's Cinderella," the activity behind the scenes is at a monumental level.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


On with the show

Turlock Youth Performing Arts is just days away from rolling out their production of "Disney's Cinderella." Brooklyn Boice as Cinderella and Jacob Sylvester as Prince Charming lead the 40-plus cast in the musical version of the classic fairy tale. Hannah Friesen and Eliana Roberts portray the mean stepsisters and Natalie Tout is the evil stepmother. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Turlock Community Theatre. Additional shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


‘Comedy of Errors’ set for outdoor venue

Shakespeare under the stars is once again returning to Turlock as the California State University, Stanislaus Theatre Department stages "The Comedy of Errors."

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Denair High brings 1940s radio show to stage

The behind the scenes look at staging a high school play will take center stage during the Denair High School Drama Club's production of "Our Miss Brooks."

April 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Hughson student ready to play Cinderella

When Brooklyn Boice was a little girl one of her favorite pastimes was to pretend to be a Disney princess. One day she would wake up and be Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and the next day she might feel more like Snow White. But her favorite princess and the one that she would play most often was Cinderella.

April 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Bollywood in Turlock

Six local college students of Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus merged together to create Tashan, a Bollywood dance group in November 2011. These six multiethnic students come from an array of educational backgrounds that include communications, biology and liberal studies; but they all share a colloquial interest for Bollywood dance. Bollywood is a slang term used in the Hindi film industry derived from "Bali" and "Hollywood," that describes the song and dance sequences in Indian cinema.

March 13, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre


Broadway classic comes to Sonora stage

A burst of trumpet opens the musical classic "Gypsy" and instantly marks a masterpiece.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre


Missoula Theatre Company comes to Chatom

Ross Egan and Morgan Briggs, actors from Detroit and Washington D.C. never dreamed they would visit Turlock - until they were hired by the Missoula Children's Theatre based in Montana.

February 14, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Theatre


Students benefit from professor’s costume design expertise

Dunya Ramicova's costume designs have enchanted audiences for decades, but some of her biggest fans now sit in UC Merced classrooms.

January 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre


Final ‘Cinderella’ auditions bring out nerves, talent

For years Turlock Youth Performing Arts has been showcasing the talents of the area's youth by bringing a multitude of plays and musicals to the stage. Each production is an undertaking that requires a mountain-sized supply of determination, hard work and patience, as well as a cumulative creative streak about a mile long. Unbeknownst to many, there is an equal amount of drama and theatrics happening behind the scenes as there is on the stage. The Turlock Journal will be following and documenting the course of TYPA's "Disney's Cinderella," from the nerve-racking auditions to the thrill of ...

January 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Youth actors put it all on the line to win a spot in ‘Cinderella’

For decades Turlock Youth Performing Arts has been showcasing the talents of the area's youth by bringing a multitude of plays and musicals to the stage. Each production is an undertaking that requires a mountain-sized supply of determination, hard work and patience, as well as a cumulative creative streak about a mile long. Unbeknownst to many, there is an equal amount of drama and theatrics happening behind the scenes as there is on the stage. The Turlock Journal will be following and documenting the course of TYPA's "Disney's Cinderella," from the nerve-racking auditions to the thrill of ...

January 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


‘Nutcracker’ brought to life by Backstage dancers

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.

December 06, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre


Play is blast from Turlock’s past

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.

November 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre


MJC Theatre brings ‘Dracula’ to stage

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.

October 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Theatre


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The 'voice of entertainment' touches down in Turlock

Winning Season 2 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" was a life-changing moment for Terry Fator. The one-man-show performer will soon bring his multiple talents to the Turlock Community Theater and also share his experiences competing on the popular television program now in its ninth season.

October 17, 2014 | BY VIRGINIA STILL Turlock Journal | Theatre


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