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Theatre

by Jaguar Bennett


How satisfied are you with your current job? Are you really earning your full potential, or are you, like most of us, just slaving and struggling, hoping that someday you’ll get that “big break?”

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by Terrance McArthur



A jukebox musical is a stage show put together from previously released material from a singer (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Musical), songwriter(s) (Mama Mia!—songs by ABBA), or era (Rock of Ages—80s glam rock). River City Theatre Company fills the Reedley Opera House with Ring of Fire: the Songs of Johnny Cash through February 26.

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by Tony Imperatrice


So, what is it like to be a professional musician? What is it like growing up studying to be a classical pianist? Do parents ever really support there children’s life choices? And, what exactly IS a real job? I will explore these questions, and many more, in my new show I’m a Musician; Do you Want Fries with That. At each performance you will enjoy humorous stories from my many varied life experiences and you will get to hear and see me performing some amazing music.

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by Sandra Murphy


Charlotte is the costumer for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. It sounds like a peaceful job: sewing, repairing, and making sure costumes are ready for quick changes. Not so in real life. It’s hectic as this year it also involves a wedding. Once a year, the company performs for one night only as a fundraiser at Paula Van Dusen’s estate. This year her daughter, Belinda, is marrying Adrian, hardly her mother’s first choice as a husband.

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by Terrance McArthur



Before his death in a 1935 airplane crash, Will Rogers was the original King of All Media: stage (vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies), his newspaper column, radio, and film (silent and talkie), a combination of Dave Barry, Jeff Foxworthy, and Stephen Colbert. Even though he died more than 80 years ago, many of his political and social jokes still ring true.

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Blithe Spirit On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur



Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that, and Noel Coward borrowed it in 1941 for the title of his play Blithe Spirit. Now, Coward’s play is at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre through February 26.

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

IN THE January 17 ISSUE

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An inauguration night performance of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Holder and Andrew Hobgood will be staged by The Motley Fools at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Fresno this coming Friday evening.

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A Look Back at Theatre in 2016

IN THE January 14 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Another wonderful year of Valley theatre is behind us, and it is time again to take a look back. 2016 was filled with Valley premieres, musical classics, and amazing performances–too many to mention them all, but here are a few.

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Doublewide, Texas On Stage in Visalia

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Doublewide, Texas is a hilarious comedy by the writing trio of Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Jones Hope Wooten, as they are collectively known, are famous for their well written laugh-out-loud scripts. Other works include The Dixie Swim Club and Always a Bridesmaid.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Peter and the Starcatcher made its Fresno debut last weekend, presented by StageWorks Fresno at the Fresno Art Museum in the Bonner auditorium. I did not realize that it was based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson–had I known that, I would have realized what a crazy and fun ride it would be!

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by Terrance McArthur



A young girl sings about bluebirds flying over the rainbow, and you know there’s a twister just around the corner. The Wizard of Oz has landed at the Reedley Opera House for the River City Theatre Company, and it’s a smooth landing for everyone but the Wicked Witch of the East (By the way, kudos to director Joseph Ham for staging a ruby slipper transfer worthy of a David Copperfield magic special.).

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently, Scott Hancock became the new Artistic Director for CenterStage Clovis. While new to the position, Scott is definitely not new to theatre. KRL sat down with Scott to chat about the new position.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I grew up watching the movie version of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and still watch it every once in awhile-it was always a holiday favorite in my family. It is a fun Christmas musical with great songs, a sweet story, and a great cast, which includes Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. This past weekend the stage version of the musical opened at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and it did not disappoint.

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A Christmas Carol Fundraising Event

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Watching A Christmas Carol is a part of our Christmas tradition, whether we are lucky enough to see it on stage, or we watch Patrick Stewart’s version on DVD. It has been one of my favorite stories ever since I played the Ghost of Christmas Past at my elementary school’s annual production when I was in sixth grade. One of the best performances of this story I have ever seen was Chris Mangels one-man show and I am thrilled to share that he will be presenting a reading of that show on December 6 at 2nd Space in Fresno.

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