Weekend Showcase

We talk with director and cast of Axiom Repertory Theatre's current production in Redding, "Next to Normal," the Tony-and-Pulitzer-winning musical. We also visit Chico's Blue Room Theatre to hear from the director of "TheTwilight Zone." And we talk with the owner of Chico's Vagabond Rose, about the exhibit of works by revered local artist Sal Casa (pictured here).

We take you to Theatre on the Ridge in Paradise to hear from director & cast of the charming comedy "Enchanted April" about four restless Englishwomen revitalized by their stay in Italy. We also talk with the curator of the Sutter County Museum in Yuba City about the current exhibition of photos showing everyday Native American tribal life. And we talk with the new concert promoter for the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico.

We talk with director and cast from Chico Theater Company's current production, "Footloose the Musical." We also talk with two of the sixty women artists who are showing their works in the exhibit called "Persistence" at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico.

We visit Chico's Blue Room Theatre to talk with directors and actors from "Fresh Ink 2018" which presents (this weekend only) three freshly-written one-act plays all set at the same hotel. We also talk with two representatives from the Snidle Gallery in Chico. They'll tell us about the artwork on display for June, including Lynn Criswell's exhibit "Clowns and Portraits."

Our guest is one of the northstate's favorite singer-songwriters, Hannah Jane Kile. She'll talk about her songwriting & performing career, about the two new albums she's about to release and about her northstate concerts to celebrate the albums' release. Hannah & members of her band will be performing for us in the NSPR/KCHO studio, singing three of her new songs.

We talk with representatives from exhibits at Art Centers in both Chico and Paradise. We visit with dance anthropologist Fleur Williams, one of the jurors for "Bodies in Motion," a photography show at Chico Art Center, featuring artistic photos of a variety of different kinds of dance. We also chat with Nancy Sowarby, one of the artists contributing works to June's "Water Media" exhibition at Paradise Art Center.

We talk with artists from Chico's big visual-art event of the spring season, Art at the Matador. We also talk with director & cast from the Blue Room Theatre's production of "Glengarry Glen Ross" by David Mamet. And we talk with maestro Scott Seaton about the North State Symphony concerts this weekend in Redding & Chico.

We talk with two artists who are creating magical miniature doors for enchanted fairy-folk, doors which will be on display at three upcoming events in Chico. We also talk with Catherine Sullivan, curator of CSU Chico's Turner Print Museum, about the current juried Student Print Museum Show.

   

We visit Butte College to talk with director and cast from Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" set in America in the 1970s when soldiers home from Vietnam meet groovy hippies -- and love blooms. We also talk with director and actors from the musical "Oliver!" at Redding's Cascade Theatre, and we talk with one of the organizers of "Keeping Dance Alive" in Chico.

We visit Old City Hall in Redding where Axiom Repertory Theatre is presenting the play "W;t." It's a dark comedy about a a woman who, with resolve and lots of humor, faces the final weeks of her life. We talk with the director and cast. We also talk with Reta Rickmers, art teacher at Chico's Pleasant Valley High, about how her students creatively use recycled materials of many types to create wearable art which they'll be showing off in a unique fashion show. caption: Reta Rickmers and some of her art students.

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