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Margery Bailey and Megan Cooper Reunite for “Porch Time – A Cabaret” at California Stage

Two friends from high school reunite after many years in “Porch Time – A Cabaret”  – One night only, Sunday, August 6th!

California Stage playCome join Margery Bailey and Megan Cooper, two friends from Sacramento High School, at California Stage as they reunite after many, many years and discover the life the other has led. On August 6th at 5pm, take a break from the heat and enjoy the cool sounds of Bailey and Cooper.

Grab a glass of wine or cool beverage and join Margery Bailey and Megan Cooper as they relax, sing, and recount stories of their pasts, hopes for the future, set the world to rights, with maybe a little “pontifidrinking” thrown in there.

Margery Bailey has performed regularly in Northern California, where she has sold out cabarets in San Francisco and Sacramento and was a regular at The Plush Room in San Francisco and Max’s Opera Café in Sacramento.  Favorite shows include: Falsettos with Lambda Players here in Sacramento, Night of the Iguana in Berkeley and Serenity an original rock musical in San Francisco.  Ms. Bailey has also taught yoga all over the world, including: Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oregon, Seattle, Chicago, Hawaii, New York, Tel Aviv, and Mexico. Continue reading

California Stage Offers Intensive Scene Study

Janis Stevens is a world-class professional acting coach and trainer

Janis Stevens
Janis Stevens

Janis Stevens will conduct a “Scene Workshop Intensive” at the R Street Arts Complex, 25th and R Streets, on Sunday and Monday nights for 5 weeks from 6:30-9:30 pm each night.  Dates are consecutive Sunday and Monday nights from July 23rd through August 21st.  Cost is $250.00 for all 5 weeks ($25.00 per session), and class size is maximum of 10 students (two slots have already been taken).

Scenes will be assigned by Ms. Stevens.  Coaching and direction will be based  on the tools of Stanislavski and Focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness).

Janis 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.  She received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. Continue reading

Closing Sunday, August 10th: Come See MARAT/SADE!

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Time is running out to see the heralded play, MARAT/SADE: It ends this weekend

“MARAT/SADE is a Rocky Horror Show for intellectuals and other unsocial beings,” says director Kent Johnson. How so?

The play flings audiences into the French Revolution to rediscover mob theory on the angry streets of Paris. Guillotine blades are quickly dulled by the flying heads of the old aristocracy, while a new ruling class has spawned out of the old revolutionary leaders. JEAN-PAUL MARAT is deadly crazed about it.

March on to 1808 near Versailles, a madhouse called Charenton houses a playwright by the title of Marquis de Sade. He decides to present a play starring the inmates to retell the story of MARAT. The play morphs into a bloody dream sequence that takes us from the Great Terror to the new France of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

A veritable buffet of history, philosophy and politics to be served Saturday night — don’t miss out!

More on Marat/Sade here.