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Local actor breaks into B St. Theatre

Before January, Nevada City actor Richard Winters had never appeared at B St. Theatre in Sacramento.

It’s not even two months into the new year, and it’s already a different story for Winters.

The actor is currently in the four-star production of “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which opened Jan. 26 and runs through March 17. And he was just cast in “Red Herring,” which opens March 23 at the B St. Theatre.



A Sacramento Bee review two weeks ago stated that Winters as Ira (The Allergist) “is a gem as the subtly effective straight man in the uniformly strong cast.”

According to Winters, the current show is B St. Theatre’s best-selling show.




“We are selling out. I’m really jazzed, especially since I can drive home at night to my family here in Nevada City,” Winters said.

Call the B St. Theatre box office at (916) 443-5300 for tickets.

Although Winters also does work in Los Angeles, he will direct a new comedy show, “Pleasant Valley Television,” at the new Off Center Stage behind the Center of the Arts in Grass Valley this spring.

Arts institute debuts at UC-Davis

The University of California at Davis is accepting applications for a new arts institute from July 20 through Aug. 3 for youth interested in composing and performing music.

Students will be encouraged to form partnerships with each other while developing performance and composition skills through private instruction, workshops and master classes. Professional artists such as composer Steve Mackey of Princeton University and eighth blackbird, a contemporary music ensemble of new music, will be on hand.

In addition, the new Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts will be used for rehearsals and performances.

The summer institute is divided into two sections. High school and college students ages 16-22 already preparing for a musical career can compete for 80 apprentice-artist positions. The second section is the Junior Scholar Program for anyone ages 10-16 seeking a fun musical experience on a college campus.

The application deadline for the apprentice artist program is March 15. Audition materials will be required and scholarships are available. For the Junior Scholar Program, the application deadline is June 1.

For more information or for applications, check the Web at summerarts.ucdavis.edu/or call the Summer Arts Institute office at (800) 823-5003.


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