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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.

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



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 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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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This weekend I saw [title of show] presented by StageWorks Fresno. StageWorks first produced this show as their debut show in Fresno a few years ago. I loved it then, and loved it now.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


We have families. We love them…and they drive us crazy. Isn’t that wonderful? Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, is now onstage at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre. It’s about families. Isn’t that wonderful?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


It comes across a black expanse fissured with jagged cracks of blood red, peopled with refugees from a Halloween Haunt and a martial arts studio. It is a violent, unsettling version of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the first play in the Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s tenth season in Fresno’s Woodward Park.

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by Nancy Holley




Zany and hilarious describes Moonlight and Magnolias, a delightful romp through the screen play rewrite of Gone with the Wind. Strange as it may seem, the production of Gone with the Wind so familiar to many of us almost did not happen. The original screen play was deemed too long and underwent several revisions. The original director was fired and replaced.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This August another Valley premiere will be hitting the stages! The Bonnie and Clyde musical will be on stage at the Visalia Ice House presented by the Visalia Players. They are currently in rehearsals and we thought it would be fun to take some time to chat with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, and give our readers a heads up on this great show headed our way. Watch for some behind the scenes video interviews coming your way next month!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



You don’t expect a 134-year-old musical to rock a theatre, but the Good Company Players’ production of The Pirates of Penzance rocks Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater…with laughter.

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Lost In Yonkers On Stage In Hanford

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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Lost In Yonkers presented by the Kings Players opens in Hanford opens May 30. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Jennifer Toledo.

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by Nancy Holley



Steven Dietz’ Last of the Boys flows seamlessly between reality and illusion as his characters attempt to control their lives. In a 48-hour snapshot, Dietz’ skillfully depicts the comfort and strain of relationships between Vietnam vets (Ben and Jeeter); mother and daughter (Lorraine and Salyer); and lovers (Salyer and Jeeter).
Relationships are built on memories, and memories are tricky. Some are here one minute gone the next. Others never fade, frequently causing us to churn them over and over and over. Last of the Boys explores the pain and anguish memories can inflict.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you enjoy princesses, comedy and fun music you should head out to see Once Upon A Mattress at the Reedley Opera House, being presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Company through May 25.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you are in the mood for an exciting tale of intrigue and revenge set in 18th century France, then rush on over to see Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 2nd Space in Fresno.

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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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