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Turlock High grad nominated for Emmy

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 | Staff reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Theatre

Merced Shakespearefest opens ‘A Comedy of Errors’

Heike Hambley is promising a few beatings, a theft and even a possible demonic possession at Merced's Applegate Park on Saturday. However, park-goers need not worry since it will all be happening up on the stage as the Merced Shakespearefest stages "A Comedy of Errors.""It's going to be a lot of fun to watch," said Hambley, the founder and director of Merced Shakespearefest. "This is one of the funniest of Shakespeare's comedies.""A Comedy of Errors" was one of Shakespeare's first plays. The story centers around two sets of twins who were separated at birth ...

August 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

The sun is coming out for Denair’s ‘Annie’

The story of little orphan Annie and her faithful canine companion Sandy is opening at the Denair Gaslight Theatre Friday night.The well-known musical stars 12-year-old Mary Curry as Annie; former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide as the billionaire tycoon Daddy Warbucks; Esther Herrera as Miss Hannigan, the miserly matron of the orphanage; Carly Berich as Grace, Warbuck's secretary; and Henry, the golden retriever and border collie mix who is playing the role of Sandy.The musical is directed by John Armes and features a cast of 27 actors.The Gaslight's version of "Annie" is based on ...

August 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

TCT brings diverse line-up to upcoming season

The Turlock Community Theatre is bringing in some headlining shows for the upcoming season that managing director Kit Casey says, "Hit all the bases."

July 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Local youth theatre programs offer a variety of shows

Summer is here, but the kids aren't done with the books yet … well, at least when it comes to scripts.

June 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

CUPS dancers bring Jonah’s tale to life

The Center for Urban Performance and Service will bring the biblical story of Jonah to the bright lights and big stage of the Turlock Community Theater this weekend.

May 18, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

Shakespeare returns to outdoor amphitheatre

The popular Shakespeare under the stars show is returning to California State University, Stanislaus with the upcoming production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream."

April 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Follow the White Rabbit to TYPA’s newest production

The Turlock Youth Performing Arts is opening the curtain on their production of "Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.," on Friday for a three-day run.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Turlock woman makes strides toward ballet dream

Some gifts truly do keep on giving, no matter the passage of time. For Turlock's Brittnie Cudo, 21, a gift she received as a little girl has opened a door of possibilities for her and helped her identify a lifelong dream.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Turlock teen takes on iconic character for second go around

For the second time in his short musical theater career, Turlock's Aleq Bateman is taking on the role of the quick-witted and unruly Huckleberry Finn.

February 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Youth theatre group receives much-needed grant

Young actors from Stanislaus County will have money for costumes, sets, and props this summer thanks to a grant from Newman's Own Foundation. Stanislaus County Office of Education's Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Company received a $35,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation for the second year in a row.

January 20, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Theatre

Donation to expand arts access

Modesto businessman Dan Costa and his family have made a $1 million donation to the Gallo Center for the Arts for the purpose of increasing access to the arts among low income children and their families.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Playhouse brings back popular Patsy Cline show

The wildly well-received country drama "Always ... Patsy Cline," is returning to the Playhouse Merced with the opening show on Friday.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Chinese acrobats tumble into town

The seemingly impossible and gravity-defying acts of the New Shanghai Circus Acrobats of China will be taking the stage at the Turlock Community Theatre Saturday evening.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Local company and philanthropists give Gallo Center a much needed financial boost

Two major contributors to the Gallo Center for the Arts have made a large donation to the performing arts center and a challenge to the community.

December 22, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

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