A “Bright Star” is shining over San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, casting a warming glow over the city with its rich brew of Americana, bluegrass and nostalgia. Banjos and fiddles aren’t the only instruments plucked rather hard by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s unabashedly sentimental new musical. Heart strings get tugged on something fierce as this 1920s North Carolina yarn unfurls in bluegrass harmonies and tear-stained melodies. The soul of the musical is Carmen Cusack’s incandescent turn as the rebellious Alice, a free spirit with a Cheshire Cat grin and a keen mind who falls into love and trouble with the son of the mayor of her hometown of Zebulon. Her brush with the brash Jimmy Ray Dobbs (the suitably dashing Patrick Cummings) will shadow her the rest of her life. The electric chemistry between Cusack and Cummings gives these courtship scenes a depth charge of zing.
Meanwhile, 11-year-old Isabella Story has appeared in seven CMT shows, starting with Guys and Dolls, The River Glen pupil says dancing is the best part about acting, but Julie Andrews ballerina wall art, little girls room, little ballerina, baby girl nursery, polkadot nursery, ballet slippers, set of 3, custom is her favorite actress “because she has such a great voice and is so graceful.”, Nolan Atterbury, 15, standing patiently alongside his sibling Quintin, 10, has lost count of how many CMT shows he’s been in–“at least 16,” he guesses, There is one thing returning stars do lack, and that is any trace of timidity or stage fright, Most of the these troupers, on this day at least, appear supremely confident in their ability to sing, dance and act up a storm, Which means CMT, in its 46th season, is achieving a critical stated goal of fostering a lifelong love of the theater..
For tickets and group rates, call 925-427-1611 or go online at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. World Music and Art Fair set for May 17. PITTSBURG — The STS Arts Education Program, in partnership with the Pittsburg Unified School District After School Program, will host the sixth annual Pittsburg World and Art Fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at Small World Park, 2573 Harbor St. The event will feature performances by East Bay Karate Do, Wilson’s Dance Studio, Pittsburg High School Show Band and PHS Flag Twirlers. There will also be performances by the Pittsburg Unified School District After School students. Enjoy the music, dance, history and crafts of Mexico, Hawaii, Brazil, Barbados and more. The event is sponsored by the city of Pittsburg and Supervisor Federal Glover.
MUSIC Series, California Pops Orchestra, All shows begin at 3 p.m, March 29: Swing it!; tribute to the Big Bands, with guests Black Tie Jazz, May 17: Spies, Heroes, Comedy and Mayhem; featuring music from “The Untouchables,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Lone Arranger” (with apology to Rossini) and more, Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, $15-$42, Free parking in lots 5 and 6, 650 856-8432 or www.calpops.org, Music at Kohl Mansion, Sundays, through May 3, March 22: Classical Jam, Roussel, E, Dohnányi, Handel-Halvorsen, Glass, J.S, Bach, April 12: Borromeo String Quartet, Beethoven, Shostakovich, May 3: Alexander String Quartet, ballerina wall art, little girls room, little ballerina, baby girl nursery, polkadot nursery, ballet slippers, set of 3, custom Mozart, Brahms, Heggie, Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, $15-$48, www.musicatkohl.org or 650-762-1130..
“I don’t want people to misunderstand that we’re only doing those three styles,” Woo says. “In the future, [we’ll have] any style, as long as we have enough masters of that art form.”. Gold, silver and bronze prizes, and a Grand Prix of $3,000 cash, will be awarded in each division. The event will also award one prize each for best choreography and best costume. During the final gala competition, the audience will also have a chance to vote for their choice for Audience Favorite Award. The final gala features the 12 dancers from both age divisions who have earned the highest scores during the preceding rounds. Woo says that the final will have more formal atmosphere–more like a stage production–than other rounds of the competition.