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Spotlight Theory: A Local Band Profile

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



If you search the term “spotlight theory” online, you’ll find that not only is it the name of Fresno’s alternative rock duo, but that it’s an actual theory as well.

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Bonnie & Clyde On Stage in Visalia

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



Everyone knows the story of Bonnie & Clyde and how they died. But add music and the story becomes even more compelling and meaningful. Frank Wildhorn, who wrote the music of another great musical called Jekyll & Hyde, also wrote Bonnie & Clyde, so of course the music is wonderful.

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Little Mermaid Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This weekend we went to see Little Mermaid Jr. presented by Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT) in Fresno. I had never seen a Jr. production of a show before, nor had I seen one of CMT’s productions where the cast ranges in age from 13 to 18 (I have only seen their Underground shows), so I didn’t know what the expect. What followed was a lovely evening with a show presented by some very talented kids.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Introducing one of the most fascinating Shakespeare characters you’ve probably never heard of–Christopher Sly. He’s a scoundrel, a drunk and dominates the beginning of The Taming of the Shrew, but he doesn’t appear in most productions (You won’t find him in the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor film version or the musical Kiss Me, Kate, which is built on the play). Well, the Woodward Shakespeare Festival production isn’t like most productions. Christopher Sly is back!

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by Nancy Holley



Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical premiered in La Jolla, CA in 2009 and since that time has literally taken the world by storm with performances in Japan, South Korea, London, and Broadway. The Visalia Players are proud to present its Valley premiere at the Ice House Theatre beginning August 8.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut August 8 in Visalia. Check out these fun video interviews with the actors playing Bonnie and Clyde–Jonathon Wheeler & Becca Coffey-about the show, and watch for a preview article this week along with a ticket discount for the show, and a review of the show next week!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently KRL had the chance to chat with R.S. Scott, one of the founders of Fresno Soap Co., a new venue and non-profit dedicated to the arts. Fresno Soap Co. is a non-profit branch of Jump Right In Productions.

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by Heather Parish



Have you watched beautiful costume dramas like Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice and wondered what it would be like to go to a dance back then? Well, there is a terrific opportunity to do just that at Mrs. Parks’ Regency Rout on Saturday, August 2. The event is hosted by Period Entertainments and Recreational Costuming, Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut in August in Visalia. Check out this fun video interview with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, about the show, and watch for some more video interviews with cast members between now and the show’s opening on August 8!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Sharks and Jets. Street gangs. Turf war. Romeo & Juliet in the streets of New York City. “Tonight.” “Somewhere.” Mambo. Yep, it’s West Side Story, and it’s a Good Company Players production at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, playing through September 14.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love big, old-fashioned musicals, you will want to go see CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre’s production of The Music Man.

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by Tom Sims


It started on a Friday afternoon. I was in charge of our grandson, Kaibian until time for Vacation Bible School.
I had an hour to use up and I happened to pass Aerosports Fresno.

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Anchor City, a Band of Four

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson



When a love of music is born in childhood, it has the tendency to stick around. And the members of Fresno’s alternative band Anchor City know a thing or two about this.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



One would expect a musical named after a beauty product to be silly and fluffy, and while the musical Hairspray is filled with a lot of fun, energy, and laughter, it also has an amazing message–this is why it is one of my favorite shows. Hairspray opened this past weekend at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Co., and I must say they have definitely done this show justice!

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