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Harada presents ‘Jesus Christ’

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Chris Harada Productions, Inc. will present “Jesus Christ Superstar” from Nov. 15 to Dec. 8 at City Centre Playhouse in Grass Valley.

Music and lyrics of the rock opera, which debuted on Broadway in 1971, were written respectively by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The musical looks at Christ’s last week on Earth, leading up to his crucifixion.

Carolyn Mommi is director, David Lynn is musical director, and Dusty Moore is choreographer. Lynn is cast as Jesus, Moore as Judas and Marya Hicks as Mary.



Admission is $15 general, which includes dessert and a beverage. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more individuals.

Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.




The playhouse is at 127 Bank St.

For reservations and information, call (916) 780-4931.

The Nevada County Poetry Series reading on Nov. 15 will be an all-night open mike at Center for the Arts.

Anyone can read after signing up at the door.

The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. Past annual open mikes have run until 1 a.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Complimentary refreshments are included.

The center is at 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for information.

Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will perform at the Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Paul has received 12 Boston Music Awards and won the Acoustic Underground Competition in Boston (1991) and Kerrville, Texas, “Best New Folk” Award (1993). USA Today named him a “Best Bet for Stardom”; Dirty Linen magazine called him “one of contemporary folk music’s most influential voices.” His records have climbed to the top five of the CMJ and Gavin Triple-A radio polls.

Paul’s music has also been heard on movie soundtracks.

The Farrelly Brothers used “Sweet Mistakes” in their “Shallow Hal” film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black (20th Century Fox). His song “The World Ain’t Slowin’ Down” was featured in the Farrellys’ “Me, Myself, & Irene,” starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger.

His song, “If You Break Down,” was featured on the NBC show “Ed” Wednesday.

Admission to the Grass Valley show is $14. Tickets are at Herb Shop Records, BriarPatch, Book Seller and at the door; or by calling 274-8384 or 1-800-594-8499.

The DeadBeats’ annual acoustic show will be Nov. 15 at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Joining the group in its Grateful Dead covers will be pedal-steel guitarist Pete Grant, formerly of the New Riders of the Purple Sage and pedal-steel guitarist on the Dead’s album, “Aoxamoxa.” Grant appeared at last year’s acoustic show and the annual Jerry Bash in August.

Doors open 8 p.m.; the band takes the stage a half hour later. The Foundry is at 325 Spring St., Nevada City.

Admission is $12 general, $10 for students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the door or by calling 265-5040.

Call 478-6307 or visit the Web at http://www.netshel.net/deadbeat for show information.

– Carol Feineman


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