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Theatre

by Jaguar Bennett,
Tracy Teran, & Paula Balekian


The Rogue Festival will be here soon-it opens on March 1! Here are 3 more local performers coming to the Rogue Festival this year, sharing about their shows-2 in guest articles, and I had the chance to interview Jaguar Bennett about his show!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center. It is a play based on the YA novel of the same name written by Mark Haddon. The play premiered in London in 2012 and I had the pleasure of seeing it in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. I was very excited to get to see it again in Selma.

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by Kathleen Denny


Every single time Kat looks up from her machine, she sees that pinup calendar with a gal who is NOT demonstrating ANY kind of mechanical technique! And it is just the start of her eight hour shift. But is it really worth the trouble? Kat is the first woman machinist that an airline hired since the 1970s. It’s years before Anita Hill tells the world about Clarence Thomas and Long John Silver, and most people have never even heard the term “sexual harassment.” What happens when Rosie the Riveter meets #MeToo?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Beginning Friday, February 22, the Kings Players will present A. R. Gurney’s famous play, The Dining Room at the Temple Theatre, 514 E. Visalia St. in Hanford. The play is a humorous and touching piece of Americana, taking place in different dining rooms through the years.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Rent comes through Fresno this week for two performances at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno on February 6 and 7. We were recently able to chat recently with one of its stars, Deri’Andra Tucker, who plays Mimi.

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We Are Monsters Presented by Shine! Theatre

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Shine! Theatre Company is presenting this weekend an original musical called We Are Monsters, written by Fresno native Denver Casado. According to their press release, it is a musical about diversity, friendship, and ultimately, acceptance.

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Grey Gardens Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Grey Gardens is unusual in a number of ways, but perhaps most notably for being the only musical based on a documentary. Thus, the show has an historical perspective uncommon in musical theatre.

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My Rogue Story

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by Mallory Moad



The Rogue is headed this way, look out! This annual nine-day, fringe-style festival showcases the work of independent artists from around the world, and Fresno’s Tower District becomes a hub of theater, dance, music, spoken word, puppetry and just about anything else you can think of.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Terrance McArthur


In the Spring of 2018, the Good Company Players presented Mamma Mia!, the ABBA musical, at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. It was a great show, and it was a big hit. Guess what? They’re at it again! If you missed it before, see it now. If you saw it before, a lot of the stars have returned, and their familiarity with the material makes it even stronger.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the High School Musical movie came out in 2006 on the Disney Channel my 13-year-old daughter was obsessed with it, and I enjoyed it too! We even eventually talked her brother into watching it. Through the years we watched all three movies many times, and even now she and I are big fans of Zach Efron and Lucas Grabeel, two of the stars of the movies. So when we heard that the Selma Arts Center’s Teen theatre group was doing a production of the stage version, well of course we were going to be there.

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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The King and I comes through Fresno next week for two performances at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Angela Baumgardner, who plays Anna Leonowens.

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