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Sierra Rep to present famed musical Cabaret in Sonora

Opening Sept. 20 at the East Sonora Theatre, we are thrilled to bring you the Sierra Rep premiere of Cabaret, book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret opened on Broadway in 1966 and ran for 1,165 performances (in three different houses: The Broadhurst, The Imperial, and The Broadway). The show is a musical…

Free Summer Shakespeare!

Merced Shakespearefest continues its 18th season this summer at Applegate Park with a unique version of “The Comedy of Errors." The raucous, farcical comedy, directed by Andrew Burkum, features aliens, interplanetary merchants, strange technology, and costuming like none ever seen before on the local Shakespearian stage. It aims to bring…

Playhouse Merced begins new Theater Conservatory

By Yanira Ledezma Playhouse Merced, located at 452 W Main St., is happily welcoming back its theater arts conservatory program. The conservatory focuses on teaching kids aged 6 through 18 theater art skills in voice, acting, jazz, tap, and acrobatics. Beth Christensen has returned to the Playhouse theater as the educational director, and…

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