by Sam Bauman
No need to go to Reno or Vegas for entertainment this weekend, we've got plenty going on here in Carson City.
At the Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center, the Proscenium Players present "I Say Nevada!" a musical revue in which the cast makes fun of just about everything having to do with Nevada, from pronunciation to our governor and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The show has been sold out for much of its run so get there early.
On the other side of town at the Carson City Community Center, the Western Nevada Musical Comedy Company presents Rogers and Hammerstein's classic "South Pacific." Director Stephanie Arrigotti and choreographer Gina Kaskie-Davis team up again for another spectacular show.
As any actor will admit, sometimes your performance suffices but doesn't sparkle. Last Friday was a night when Sarah Pennebaker as Nellie Forbush had one of those golden nights when everything is a joy to behold as she simply took over the stage. Alice Sady, a regular with the company, offered subtle but lovely dance moments.
Both shows close this weekend, but there's more out there.
"Disney's 101 Dalmatians" by the Brewery's BAC Stage Kids runs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the performance hall. Andie Andersen directs the cast of local moppets in this entertaining event.
From Dec. 5-7 the Wild Horse Children's Theater will bring "Seussical Broadway Jr." to the Children's Museum.
Who would have thought the area has so many young actors?
Carson this weekend
n "101 Dalmatians" is performed by BAC Stage Kids at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City. Admission, $8 general, $5 students, seniors and BAC members.
n "I Say Nevada," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center Black Box Theater, 449 W. King St., Carson City. The Proscenium Players perform a cabaret-style musical comedy revue. No late admission. $15 general, $12 for BAC members, students and seniors.
n The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Co. production of "South Pacific" is 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Admission, $18 general, $16 students and seniors, $14 youth age 17 and younger.
Information, (775) 445-4249.
n The Pinkerton Ballet Theatre presents its 20th annual production of "The Nutcracker" ballet, 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Carson City Community Center. General admission is $22, seniors and students, $18. Tickets are available at Sugar Pine Cove gift shop, 1087 S. Carson Street, Carson City, or by phone with credit card at (775) 884-4603.
Information, (775) 841-4232.
n Carson Performing Arts Capitol Stars and BAC Stage Kids present "Babes in Toyland" at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 449 West King St., Carson City.
Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 6 and Dec. 12 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.
Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for BAC members and children. Information, 883-1976.