Yolo Stage Company offers musical theater workshops in summer

The City of Woodland’s Yolo Stage Company and Community Services Department are offering a musical theater workshop this summer.

The five-week summer camp will feature Disney’s The Lion King Jr. and includes acting, singing and dance coaching. Each actor gets a role in the musical and a chance to shine on stage.

The camp is open to youth ages 7-17 and will be held at Rhoda Maxwell Elementary School at 50 Ashley Ave. held in Woodland. The workshops will take place from Monday 27 June to Friday 29 July, weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (expected to be 4 July). Additional rehearsals will take place during Tech Week, July 25-29.

Performances are July 28th and 29th at 7pm and July 30th and 31st at 2pm at Maxwell Elementary.

The cost of the workshop is $400.00 for Woodland residents. If you live outside of Woodland, non-resident fees apply. A cast T-shirt, costumes, plays and crafts are included.

To register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/woodland-ca/catalog or register in person at the Woodland Parks Recreation and Community Services desk at the Woodland Community and Senior Center at 2001 East St., Woodland .

For more information, contact producer Kathy Trott at [email protected] (530) 312-0100.

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The John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis is now showing new exhibitions for parishioners to visit this summer.

The first new exhibition features the work of painter Boyd Gavin, whose career has produced expressive and expansive works. Gavin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Cruz and his master’s degree from Sacramento State.

Gavin uses loose brushstrokes and a bright color palette well suited to painting small, easily recognizable objects, drawing inspiration from the whimsical shorthand style of artists like Fairfield Porter and David Park.

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According to the John Natsoulas Gallery website, Gavin’s currently exhibited work was largely inspired by the gardens, pools and neon lights of West Sacramento’s once-iconic motels. The exhibition will be on view at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st St. through July 23.

Also on display are works by Gail Ritchie, who use porcelain to celebrate the environment and nature.

Ritchie’s delicate sculptures often feature animals as the mainstay of her work, but she is also known for using people who are intertwined with the intricacies of nature. From a bird perched on a chair overgrown with plants to a child happily watching a frog leap into a pond, Ritchie’s porcelain creations offer a thoughtful look at the organic shapes and forms that nature can provide.

Ritchie’s work will also be on view at the gallery through July 23.

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From now through the end of June, parishioners can visit the Pence Gallery in Davis to see Still Life in Color, featuring paintings by Carrie Ceniseroz.

Ceniseroz’s paintings experiment with acrylics and mediums to create learning and glazing with a colorful palette. Ceniseroz, who took classes with Pence Gallery instructor Elio Camacho, said in a press release that she had relearned how to observe how light touches objects, thereby affecting the color around them.

The paintings by Ceniseroz are on display at the Pence Gallery at 212 D St. until June 30th.

Center Stage is a column exploring the arts in and around Yolo County.

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