THIS IS THE '60s Plays Three Stages, 10/15-17

The 1960's was an exciting, innovative decade in the history of popular music. Through a creative blending of live music performance, film, dance, lighting, computer-generated imagery and high-concept stage design- THIS IS THE '60s, offers an evening's immersion into the pop culture of the 1960s. Utilizing everything from TV commercials, retro dance numbers, vintage fashions and historic newsreel footage, seven performers will faithfully recreate a wide range of music from the period. The company will perform for three shows in Stage One.

Executive Director Dave Pier noted that "this will be a fun evening, especially for those went through the '60s and '70s-it's a great family event and a good opportunity to bring the kids and share some of the sounds and sights of an important time in American history."

THIS IS THE '60s will perform in Three Stages on Monday, October 15, 2012-- 7:30 pm; Tuesday, October 16, 2012--7:30 pm; and Wednesday, October 17, 2012--7:30 pm. Tickets are $35-$49, Premium $55 & $59; they may be purchased online at or from Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, Calif., facing East Bidwell Street.

The unique show is the brainchild of producer/director Jim Duffy, an Emmy Award-winning television producer/writer/director who began his career as a CBS news cameraman and producer in 1972 and who has created programming for Discovery Networks and other national media outlets. "I combined the two elements I love most: music and storytelling," explains Duffy. "THIS IS THE '60s takes the audience on a journey-one that's designed to entertain, educate, and stimulate."

THIS IS THE '60s, features the music of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Mamas & The Papas, The Fifth Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Three Dog Night, Jefferson Airplane, and many more-35 songs in all. Performed live with no pre-recorded samples, the two hour-plus show features the skill and versatility of seven seasoned performers; interspersed with the music and dance are vintage film clips featuring major news events, pop culture fads, and vintage TV commercials.

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College presents touring artists from around the world; partners with the best regional arts organizations, and supports productions by FLC students and faculty.

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is a $50 million performing and visual arts center that opened in February 2011. Located on the campus, Three Stages includes three intimate performance venues (850, 200, 100 seats), an art gallery, a recording studio, ample rehearsal and classroom space, a full service ticket office plus all the amenities of a state-of-the-art performance venue. Parking is free on weekends and for those buying tickets in advance.

A renaming of Three Stages is currently under way. The new name, The Harris Center for the Arts, honors Dr. Brice Harris, Chancellor Emeritus of the Los Rios Community College District, for his many contributions to the Capital Region, including providing the vision and leadership that lead to the opening of this regional arts center.

What: THIS IS THE '60s
When: Monday, October 15, 2012-- 7:30 pm; Tuesday, October 16, 2012--7:30 pm; and Wednesday, October 17, 2012--7:30 pm.
Where: Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
Tickets: $35-$49, Premium $55 & $59. Tickets are available online at or from Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 (Monday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, and two hours before show time)

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