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Previews, reviews & profiles of local musicals, plays, literary events & concerts posted Wednesday evenings at 7.Click on article titles to see full articles.

The King And I At Roger Rocka’s

IN THE April 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It has been a month of classic musicals for us at KRL, ending now with another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The King and I, currently on stage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno.

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South Pacific On Stage in Selma

IN THE April 9 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



If you’re looking for Some Enchanted Evening, go to the Selma Arts Center for South Pacific, that wonderful old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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Grease On Stage At Reedley High

IN THE April 2 ISSUE

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Most people are familiar with the musical Grease, whether it is because of the John Travolta movie, or the stage musical. This week Grease will be hitting the stage at the Reedley High School Performing Arts Theatre.

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The first thing that struck me when I walked into the Ice House in Visalia to see Little Shop of Horrors this weekend was the amazing set! It was all done in gray tones like a black and white movie! So it already set the scene for me to enjoy the evening.

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Tarzan Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE March 26 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Children’s Musical Theaterworks likes a challenge. Tarzan Jr., an adapted, simplified version of the Broadway musical, with book by David Henry Hwang, based on the Disney film with music and lyrics by Phil Collins, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1910 novel Tarzan of the Apes, is a challenge.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend I had the opportunity to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by the College of the Sequoias Theatre department in Visalia. I must say I had no idea what to expect, but was drawn in by the title and the cast. It turned out to be a delightful evening of theatre.

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by Nancy Holley



Think you know Little Shop of Horrors based on the movie or high school productions you may have seen? Think again! Symbolism and nuances abound in the Corey Ralston directed version at the Ice House.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love good, old-fashioned musicals, you need to head out to the Reedley Opera House this month and catch the Reedley River City Theatre Company production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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The 39 Steps On Stage At 2nd Space

IN THE March 5 ISSUE

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This weekend in the midst of catching Rogue Festival shows, I went to see The 39 Steps at 2nd Space in Fresno, and it was the perfect ending to a long, fun day!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



The Main Street Theatre at 307 E. Main in Visalia has a wondrous ceiling curving over the audience, crisscrossed with a lattice of wooden beams. It’s a fitting home for The Enchanted Playhouse, a company enjoying its twenty-second season of plays geared to young audiences, and now Sleeping Beauty takes the Main Street stage.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



2012: Reedley’s River City Theatre Company presented Legends, a tribute show of look-alike/sound-alike performers in blasts from the past that played the old Ed Sullivan Show on television. It was really good.
2013: RCTC presented Legends Too, another compilation of Sullivan performances. It was really good, too.
2014: You have one more weekend to get to the Reedley Opera House for RCTC’s Legends Viva Las Vegas. You don’t want to miss it!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you’re looking for a comedy, not a tragedy, then you might want to head to Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater in Fresno where you will currently find the musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum.

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Respect On Stage In Visalia

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

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Looking for fun? Let the Visalia Players entertain you with Respect, a musical journey through 20th century America. Director Leeni Mitchell describes Dorothy Marcic’s history of cultural change from 1900 to 2000 through American songs as continually evolving.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and Fresno’s Good Company Players have staged a revival of the Frank Galati adaptation. Directed by Patrick Tromborg (who also designed the settings), the production rips the emotions raw and offers no easy solutions for the audience’s minds. You will talk about it, argue about it, and wonder about it, but you will not forget it.

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by Tom Sims


When I stroll, I am aware that the things I see along the way are only a small part of the picture of the neighborhoods through which I walk. On the surface, I see the faces of people passing by, the facades of buildings, traffic in the streets and whatever landscape is presented. Everything seems to be working in one way or another.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Frog and Toad are back on stage! Rejoice, but don’t croak! (Oh, good! I got that joke out of my system.) StageWorks Fresno has brought back their wondrous production of A Year With Frog and Toad, and it is lighting up the Cal Arts Severance stage…again.

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