Multiple plays aired throughout Yolo County

Woodland High School Performing Arts is set to perform Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” live on the main stage later this month.

This timeless fairy tale tells the story of Beast (Mateo Casas), a vain young prince trapped by a curse by a powerful enchantress, who must until the last petal falls on an enchanted rose to learn to love and be loved back and Belle (Avalon Carlson), a headstrong beautiful villager who ventures into the Beast’s castle.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film of the same name, the stage version of “Beauty and the Beast” has captivated audiences for nearly three decades with its lively choreography and classical music by Alan Menken.

“Beauty and the Beast” will play over two weekends, with the show scheduled to begin Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and end Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Woodland High School Little Theater. Other performances will take place on May 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at the WHS Student Store or at the door. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults.

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Be sure not to miss the first Friday of the upcoming month in Downtown Woodland, scheduled for May 6th.

Celebrate Woodland’s 150th anniversary by heading downtown for art, live music, history, food and local shopping. The monthly event takes place on the first Friday of each month from 6-8 p.m.

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The City of Davis is seeking an artist to create a new piece of public art for the Neighborhood Park Improvement Project in N Street Park.

The City of Davis Civic Arts Commission invites qualified artists or collaborative teams to submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. to design the public work as part of community effort to renovate and enliven N Street Park.

Davis and his partner, the Davis Manor Neighborhood team, will hire an artist or team to create a work that will visually and functionally enhance a small performance area and should consist of two elements: an open-form metal superstructure for lighting and the theatrical armature and an open form metal screen for backstage definition. A combined budget of up to $45,000 is available for these two elements through the city’s Municipal Arts Fund.

The artist or team will be free to explore their own artistic vision in partnership with a team of resident visionaries.

“The city’s partnership with the Davis Manor neighborhood team has been a model of collaboration and community engagement,” Mayor Gloria Partida said in a news release. “We look forward to experiencing this unique and intimate performing arts venue as part of our efforts to enhance our existing park spaces, as well as provide more places to experience the arts in Davis.”

Interested candidates wishing to respond to this RFQ should apply before Friday, June 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. to: The full Application for Qualifications and other supporting documents can be viewed on the N Street Park Public Art Quote Application website at under Artist Opportunities or by contacting the Manager of Arts and Culture, City of Davis, Rachel Hartsough at 530-747. -5640 or [email protected]

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Davis’ Acme Theater Company is set to present a free and loud adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” this Memorial Day weekend.

Based on Jane Austen’s novel, the show will feature two casts performing alternately in the evenings. The comedy begins in Regency England at the Bennet family country house where Mrs Bennet dragged her husbands into her battle to marry her four daughters – the outspoken Lizzy, the kind Jane, the gothic Mary and the flighty Lydia.

Heroine Lydia is determined never to marry, but as her “war of wits” with Mr. Darcy escalates, her family drama begins to spin out of control.

“This adaptation distills what we love about Austen and brings a fun new rhythm to the story,” director Emily Henderson said in a press release.

Performances will take place May 27-30 at 7 p.m. on the Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage, located at 1919 F St. Audience members are invited and encouraged to bring their own blanket or lawn chair. For community safety, all members of the public are required to wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking and to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 last hours.

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The Davis Musical Theater Company will perform “EVITA”, the story of the ambitious and charismatic Eva Duarte, affectionately known by the people of Argentina as “Evita”.

Che Guevara acts as narrator throughout the story, telling the story of the unlikely, albeit real, drama of Eva, a woman of questionable virtue who became the wife of fascist Juan Peron who became dictator. from Argentina. The story follows Eva from the time she is 15 as she makes her mark on the entertainment scene, meets and marries Peron and pushes him to supreme power and establishes the Eva Peron Foundation.

The show will run through May 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center located at 607 Pena Drive in Davis.

General tickets are $18 and $16 for students and seniors 55 and older. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (530) 756-3682.

Center Stage is a column exploring the arts in and around Yolo County.