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August 25, 2010 Carmichael Times Page 3

A handful of the 120 performers in the Best of Broadway

strut their stuff during rehearsals. A Sacramento

tradition for 37 years, the show begins an eight

performance season in Fair Oaks on September 17.

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Front page photo is of performer Kathryn Skinner

Photos and Article by Susan Skinner

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Something to Sing About:

Best of Broadway Veterans Kick Off

2010 Season in Fair Oaks Village

Sacramento – From gradeschoolers

to semi-pros, the 120plus

cast of Sacramento’s enduring

Best of Broadway show all

have something in common.

The stars in their eyes outshine

sequins on costumes sewn for

the show’s September 17th

opening at the Fair Oaks Village

amphitheater (7991 California

Ave, Fair Oaks).

Previously staging his 37-year

old show in high school auditoria

and community theaters,

founder/director David L.

MacDonald is sanguine about

this year’s production (titled

“Shining On”) debuting under

the stars. “We face new challenges

in doing such a big, fastmoving

show in the open air,”

he says. “But we love the village

atmosphere of our new location.

Being in a community that

shows such support for the arts is

a breath of fresh air for the whole

production.”

The Fair Oaks Theater Festival

organization is co-producing the

rhinestone behemoth. Its eight

performances of Broadway song

and dance hits will close the

2010 festival season at the community

amphitheater.

Director MacDonald promises:

“If you like ‘America’s

Got Talent,’ wait till you see

Sacramento’s undiscovered

talent burst on stage.” Indeed,

several national stars first

found their singing chops under

MacDonald’s aegis. Movie star

Molly Ringwold went straight

from this production to the San

Francisco spotlight in “Annie.”

Teal Wicks, the recent lead in

Los Angeles and San Francisco

productions of “Wicked” was a

former Best of Broadway singer.

What MacDonald launched 38

years ago as a fundraiser for a

local boys’ home is now a muchlauded

Sacramento tradition. A

massive curtain call for volunteerism,

the series owes its existence

to thousands of donated

hours. Only the orchestra gets

paid. Box office profits go to

local charities.)

Tickets are $20 per person.

For booking information, call

(916) 436-6344 or visit www.

bestofbroadway.org

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