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BIG spRing Guide Summer in Wine Country Sparkles With “Broadway Under the Stars” by Kim Taylor •

oughly Modern Millie,” “Mary Poppins,” “42nd Street” and “Mamma Mia.”


The “Broadway Under the experience


pre-show picnicking at 5 p.m. in park’s sprawling vineyard and meadow. Audiences are invited to enjoy musical en- tertainment before the main performance with homemade picnics or gourmet picnics pur- chased at nearby stores. At the venue there are pre-show pic- nic options include a variety of food from local gourmet food trucks and vendors and fine wine representing eight So- noma County wineries at each performance. Performances begin at 7:30

SONOMA, CA. ~ The award- winning Transcendence The- atre Company, lauded by au- diences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway in-

spired productions, announces its 2018 “Broadway Under the Stars.” The summer series of main stage productions will be presented June 15 to Sept.

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9, 2018 at the unique, open-air venue of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California. Transcendence Theatre Com- pany dazzles audiences of all ages staging original musical spectaculars with high-quality production

values, an eclec-

tic mix of popular music and Broadway songs and a diverse, multi-talented

professional artists who have appeared


cast featuring Broadway


ductions including “Wicked,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Thor-

p.m. With live orchestration, music and dance performed under a star filled sky in the Valley of the Moon, each per- formance in this annual sum- mer series becomes a magical, memorable night of entertain- ment. The event location is Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, California. For more information


Transcendence Theatre Com- pany and to purchase tickets for the “Broadway Under the Stars” 2018 summer series vis- it or call 877-424-1414, Ext. 1.

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First, accept sadness. Realize that without

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Weird Facts & Trivia - 5

The first record of the word in English was as ‘catsup’ in 1690; in 1711 the

spelling ‘ketchup’ appeared, and finally in 1730 the spelling ‘catsup’ appeared.

In the 18th and 19th century, ketchup was a generic term used for various sauces whose only common ingredient was vinegar.

Haagen Dazs ice cream was created in 1959 by Polish born New York businessman Reuben Mattus. The Danish sounding name was also invented by Mattus, and the premium ice cream had a map of Scandinavia on the carton.

A man once sued Warner Bros, and won, after he was injured while fainting during a 1974 screening of ‘The Exorcist’.

‘I Gotta Feeling’ by The Black Eyed Peas sold more copies than any Elvis Presley single when it was first released.

Mickey Mouse has a sister named Amelia Fieldmouse.

Marge Simpson was originally supposed to have bunny ears underneath her blue hair.

Enter Your Stuff in the Sonoma-Marin Fair

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feeling of joy and accomplish- ment that you felt when you made something creative for the first time? Now is your chance to relive that wonder by participating in the Sonoma- Marin Fair’s Competitive Ex- hibits. There are hundreds of categories to choose from, it’s really easy to enter, and there is no limit to your imagination. Whether your talent is bak- ing, sewing, painting, welding,

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