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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...

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

ARC musicians use jazz to put a twist on the Beatles

Clifton Bullock March 11, 2020

“Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Penny Lane” and “Kansas City,” all notable songs from the leaders of the British invasion, The Beatles, the mega group that steamrolled into the American...

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...

The Symphonic and Concert Bands performs at the  “Rip-roarding Band Classics” at American River College on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Concert and Symphonic Bands rock ARC Theater

Hameed Zargry December 13, 2018

American River College Concert and Symphonic Band presented ‘Rip-roaring Classics,’ the second concert together with the band Joyous Brass, directed by Susan Hamre and Founder Mike Welling on Nov....

Photo courtesy of American River College Theatre website.

ARC debuts new play, “In Love and Warcraft”

Gabe Carlos November 29, 2018

On Nov. 29, American River College theatre department will present the romantic comedy, “In Love and Warcraft.” The play is set to run for three weeks at ARC, until Dec. 9. “In Love and Warcraft”...

Actor Branden Price runs through a scene during a rehearsal of Beauty and the Beast on Oct. 4 at American River College. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Actor uses the magic of theater to find inner ‘Beast’

Brienna Edwards October 26, 2017

A great monster bounds across the stage, each step is labored. Each breath heaving. His clothes hang upon his frame, hair hanging long down his shoulders obscuring his face. His very essences cries...

American River Colleges American College Theater Festival competitors Michelle Pollack (left) and Joel Burnitzki perform their routine for the ARC theater commission panel on Jan. 29, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. ACTF begins Feb. 15 and ends on Feb. 19, 2016 and is being held in Denver, CO. (Photo by Timon Barkley)

ARC theater students prepare for regional competition

Itzin Alpizar February 11, 2016

On Jan. 29 on stage two of the Theatre Department at ARC, the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominees presented their work to a jury of professors in preparation for their performance at the American College...

Gumbo is a variety theater production that will be hosted by the American River College theater program today and tomorrow. All proceeds will help students raise money to fund travel to a local competition.
(Photo by Sharriyona Platt)

ARC hosts fundraiser performance of ‘Gumbo’

Shiavon Chatman and Sharriyona Platt February 5, 2016

By Sharriyona Platt and Shiavon Chatman American River College’s theater program is hosting a performance of ‘Gumbo’ to help students raise money to fund travel to a regional competition.   The...

On February 2, 2013, Adjunct-Faculty member Tracy Martin Shearer is counseling a student about the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (Photo by Robert Aguilar)

“Cinder-Ella” slips into ARC Theatre for limited engagement

Jonathan H. Ellyson and Jonathan Ellyson February 13, 2013

Production head dishes about what makes this rendition of a classic unique The Current speaks with Tracy Martin Shearer, an adjunct faculty member in Theater Arts department and director of the children’s...

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