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The American River College theater department preparing for “The Christmas Carol Rag” which opens on Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kimberlee Wilson)

ARC theater department set to perform holiday classic with a twist

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

American River College’s Department of Theatre Arts & Film will perform “The Christmas Carol Rag,” a musical comedy by Norman Allen. “The Christmas Carol Rag” is a jazz-infused rendition...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

ARCs Little Shop of Horrors features four different sized plants that gradually get larger as the show progresses. (Photo courtesy of Brian Williams)

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

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...

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)

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

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...

The cast of West Side Story pose on stage, some students atop various stage props, during rehearsals on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by  Itzin Alpizar)

“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

American River Colleges production of Cabaret won both regional and national awards at the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February.


Left to right: Rayana Wedge, Supatchaya Sunpanich, Kyra Britto (as Sally Bowles), Emmanuel Jimenez and Alysia Samba pose in costume. The musical Cabaret opened at ARC October 7, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Brian Williams)

ARC production wins national and regional awards

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...

American River Colleges production of Cabaret won both regional and national awards at the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February.


Left to right: Rayana Wedge, Supatchaya Sunpanich, Kyra Britto (as Sally Bowles), Emmanuel Jimenez and Alysia Samba pose in costume. The musical Cabaret opened at ARC October 7, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Brian Williams)

ARC theater heats up with “Cabaret”

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...

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