Cellist Susan Lamb
Cellist Susan Lamb Cook performs with accompanist Gayle Blankenburg March 10 at St. James Anglican Church ("The Red Church") in Sonora as part of the St. James Concert Series.
The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will feature works by Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and more. Cook is an artist affiliate in cello and chamber music at the University of California at Davis and regularly performs with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra.
The St. James Anglican Church is at 42 Snell St. Tickets are $20 adults and $5 students under 18. Call (209) 536-0825 or visit www.sjconcertseries.org.
Center Stage Conservatory presents David Lindsay-Abaire's 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Rabbit Hole," March 8-24 at its Lower Level Studio theater in downtown Modesto.
The play is recommended for mature audiences only and is about a couple who have everything a family could want until their lives are shattered by the death of their child. The 2010 movie version starred Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 student rush (10 minutes before showtime with valid student ID). Center Stage Conservatory's Lower Level Studio is at 948 11th St., Suite 1. Call (209) 846-0179 or visit www.centerstagemodesto.com.
The Serenades on Sundays concert series is returning to the McHenry Museum auditorium in Modesto on March 10.
The concert, titled "Rising Stars of Stanislaus," begins at 3 p.m. and features top vocal students from California State University, Stanislaus. The program will feature operatic arias and Broadway favorites.
The cost is $5 general and $1 for students and children; refreshments are included.
The McHenry Museum is at 15th and I streets; call (209) 577-5366.
'Thelma & Louise'
The Modesto Film Society Cinema Club presents the 1991 classic film "Thelma & Louise" for its March selection.
The film will be screened Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for non-Cinema Club members.
The post-film discussion will be led by Eva Mo, professor of history at Modesto Junior College, where she teaches courses on women's history and women's studies.
In the film, Geena Davis plays Thelma, an Arkansas housewife married to a cheating, verbally abusive salesman named Darryl (Christopher McDonald), whom she began dating when she was 14. Susan Sarandon plays Thelma's pal Louise, a waitress who is pushing 40 and fed up with waiting for her musician boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), to stop roving and commit. Louise organizes a weekend fishing trip for herself and Thelma, but as they head off in Louise's '66 T-Bird convertible, the friends are turned into unwitting outlaws following a near rape in a parking lot.
The R-rated film runs two hours, 10 minutes.
The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto. Call (209) 527-4697 or see www.thestate.org.
Playhouse Merced presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" from March 8-24.
Directed by Rob Hypes, the musical tells the biblical story of Jesus Christ's final days of life. More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ is being hailed as the Messiah of Judea. Nervous about losing their power, the Romans, with the help of Judas, find and arrest Jesus and crucify him. The story is told mainly from the perspective of Judas, the disciple who eventually betrays Jesus and turns him in to the Roman authorities.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" was first produced on Broadway in 1971 and became a movie in 1973.
Playhouse Merced's show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. The theater is at 452 W. Main St., Merced. For tickets, $8-$20, call (209) 725-8587.
The children's classic tale of "Charlotte's Web" will be staged March 10 in the Foster Family Theatre at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
The story of a magical barnyard world where animals talk and miracles happen is ultimately about courage and friendship. It's based on E.B. White's touching novel of a lovable pig named Wilbur and a kind spider named Charlotte. The show is recommended for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Performances are at2 and 4 p.m. March 10. Tickets are $12-$15. The Gallo Center is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Call (209) 338-2100 or see www.galloarts.org.