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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

TYPA takes a walk on the dark side with ‘Sweeney Todd’

"He never forgets and he never forgives."

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

Prospect brings new twist to comedy classic ‘Tartuffe’

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."

July 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre

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

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