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“North Star” is a heartfelt retrospective of black history and the civil rights movement

American River College Theatre Department presents “North Star”, starring Audrey Booth, Fetalaiga Faga and Felicity Johnson (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

Colin Bartley

March 16, 2020

The American River College Theatre debuted its latest musical production of “North Star,” by Gloria Bond Clunie on Feb. 28 and ran through March 8. It is an inspiring, coming of age story of a young African American girl, Relia, growing up in 1960s North Carolina at the peak of the civil rights mo...

North Star offers an in depth look at the civil rights movement

American River College Theatre Department prepares for their production of “North Star” (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

Colin Bartley

February 19, 2020

“North Star” is the upcoming, full-length, production by American River College’s theater department, with the first showing starting on Feb. 28, 2020. Written by Gloria Bond Clunie, “North Star” follows the story of a young African-American girl, Relia, living in North Carolina during ...

ARC’s “Little Shop of Horrors” features the biggest puppet you’ve ever seen

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Ariel Caspar

October 22, 2019

“Little Shop of Horrors” started as a film released in 1960, hit Broadway by 1982 and was developed into another film in 1986 with an all-star cast. It’s been running in theaters all over the world ever since.  This show is a classic example of a dark comedy with elements of absurdity and a...

Little Preview of Horrors: ARC Theater brings puppets to the main stage

Ethan Mack, who plays Seymour Krelborn in the American River College production “Little Shop of Horrors,” rehearses a scene where he shows the place on his arm where her feeds his blood to the plant monster Audrey II, puppeteered by Fetalaiga Faga at the ARC theatre on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

October 8, 2019

One minute you are head over heels for your co-worker who is unhappily taken and you’re a klutz at a failing business, the next you are feeding people to a giant man-eating plant whose size and growth is the talk of the town.   Is it worth it? “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Nancy Sylva ...

ARC production wins national and regional awards

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Nathan Bauer

October 3, 2017

American River College’s production of “Cabaret,” won regional and national awards for its performance during the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February. The show was one of three others chosen from 200 submissions in the northwestern United States. Lead actor Elio Guti...

ARC theater heats up with “Cabaret”

American River College's production of

Jared Smith

October 11, 2016

The R-rated show “Cabaret” opened at American River College last Friday which showcased many great musical numbers accompanied by dances where the women even danced in heels. Opening night for plays is usually a sort of trial run. It’s the first time that the ensemble performs for an audience,...

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