Monthly Archives: May 2019

Intensive Scene Study with a True Master

An Intensive Scene Study with Elly-award winning Janis Stevens!

Coaching and direction for the course will be based on the tools of Stanislavski and focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness). Scenes will be selected by Ms. Stevens. Class size is a maximum of 10 students.

Janis StevensJanis Stevens is well-known in Sacramento for the many roles she has played with various theatres throughout the area as well as receiving much acclaim for the productions she has directed at Capital Stage, California Stage and the Sacramento Theatre Company.

Janis received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. She received her MFA from Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program and began her professional career at the Old Globe in San Diego. She worked in the English-speaking theatres of Vienna, Austria for ten years. Continue reading

California Stage Presents: Radio Drama with Third Age Onstage

Enjoy live radio drama presented on stage!

Third Age Onstage, a radio drama group, will perform Alive in the Grave and Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz this month in the Wilkerson Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, home of California Stage.

In the first story, Alive in the Grave, a wife’s ultimatum to her unemployed husband results in the robbery of a dead man and the grave he now occupies.

The next story, Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, is a fantasy considered one of his best short stories. In it, a young man accepts an invitation from his new classmate to spend the spring break with his family “out west.” Expecting it to be a typical rugged ranch, he finds instead a palatial setting, and even falls in love before he finally realizes that his very life is on the line.

Both are performed each day:
Saturday, May 18, 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm.

In the Wilkerson Theater:
1725 25th Street, 95816 Continue reading