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Bakersfield Community Theatre will be singing “Bless Our Show” this weekend when it opens “Sister Act.” The lively musical is the first in some time for the South Chester Avenue theater.

Some might say it takes an artist to find the beauty in a Bakersfield summer, so it's a good thing the Bakersfield Museum of Art had one with a fantastic idea on how to use nature to transform the gallery space.

It takes a village when it comes to "The Nutcracker." Although Civic Dance Center is the driving force behind the show coming this weekend to Mechanics Bank Theater, the annual production gets a boost from other dance organizations as well as local musicians for the live orchestra.

This year, Bakersfield Community Theatre went a less-conventional route for its holiday offering opening Friday. "The Lion in Winter" is set in the holiday season and may have audiences breathing a sigh of relief that their families aren't as dysfunctional as this royal family.

Great things often start as something small. In the case of "The Gifts of the Magi," opening this weekend at Stars Playhouse, it was a meeting of minds over an entirely different show.

Much like snow, into every life a little showbiz must fall. At least when it comes to a former showman who thinks he can settle into life in the Connecticut countryside in "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn." The musical, based on the popular movie, opens this week at Stars Theatre Restaurant.

December is a busy time when holiday shopping and social commitments dominate schedules. Take a break before the real hustle and bustle begins by enjoying some art and other entertainment this First Friday in downtown Bakersfield.

While many shows distance audiences from the actors, "Flowers for Algernon," opening this weekend at Stars Playhouse, invites them into the action. The immersive experience allows viewers to feel the struggles of the protagonist Charlie, who undergoes an experimental procedure to improve his…

For this First Friday, the Bakersfield Museum of Art will be abuzz with not only galleries of exceptional art but a one-of-a-kind film festival.

Ovation Theatre has brushed up its Shakespeare this year. First in the spring with "Something Rotten," about rivals of the Bard, and now it's "Shakespeare in Love," which opens this weekend.

One might think a play involving seances, exorcisms and ghosts this time of year would be a drama but "Blithe Spirit" couldn't be more different in tone. 

After 12 years of performances, it's not surprising that young actors from Tonicism Productions are headed to college (or already there), including Josephine Dethlefson, daughter of the children's theater group founder, Guinevere PH Dethlefson.

Kneeling on asphalt to create chalk art would be a fool's errand now but cooler temperatures will return and with them the Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival.