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Theatre

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Something Rotten is coming to Fresno next week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theater on April 16 and 17. We got the chance to chat recently with on of the actors from the show, Emily Kristen Morris, who plays Bea. Emily is a California girl from San Francisco.

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by Terrance McArthur


“Good Morning, Baltimore!”
Those words mean that the Good Company Players have time-traveled back to 1962 and the good old days of racial segregation on teenage dance shows in the musical Hairspray on stage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through May 19. What a joyous blast from the past it is!

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Wicked On Stage at the Saroyan

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham


To this day, Wicked is one of my all-time favorite musicals. I saw it for the first time when I was thirteen, and I have been hooked ever since. The grand music and powerful, emotional storylines and characters grab you instantly. I started bawling the second the first song started, that is how much I love this musical.

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by Larry Ham


Evita is a musical that tells the rags to riches to premature death story of Eva Peron, who captured the hearts of the people of Argentina as First Lady in the late 1940s. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the lyrics and book were written by Tim Rice. Evita was one of the most successful musicals of the late twentieth century, and won the Tony award for best musical in 1979. It’s currently being presented by the College of the Sequoias Performing Arts Department.

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Honky Tonk Angels Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE March 20 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



If Honky Tonk Angels sounds familiar to you, you may be remembering a 1993 album released by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. However, the only similarities between the album and Ted Swindley’s Honky Tonk Angels are three female singers and a single song “Sitting on the Front Porch Swing.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend FPU’s production of Emma opens. We took a moment to chat about the show with the show’s director, Brooke Aiello, who is an adjunct professor and the Staff Costume Designer/Shop Foreman at FPU.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens this weekend presented by the Tollberry Community Theatre in Tollhouse, CA. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Tina Galfo about the show. Tina has been a volunteer with the theatre co. for 30 years.

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by Terrance McArthur



A Shot in the Dark
? Oh, yeah! The one about the blind lady, and she doesn’t know the bad guys are in her apartment with her! No, that’s Wait Until Dark. This is A Shot in the Dark.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Wicked comes through Fresno next week performing at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno from March 20-31. We have a rather different interview for this show, we are interviewing the Elphaba Standby, Cecelia Ticktin. And if you don’t know what a standby is, keep reading!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I think most people are at least somewhat familiar with C.S. Lewis’ book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It has been a popular book for decades, and has even had some of its lore borrowed for other fantasy stories like The Magicians. I was thrilled to take my ten-year-old niece to see this play, and she was equally thrilled to be going.

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by Larry Ham


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is one of the most honored musicals to ever run Off Broadway. In fact, it is the second longest running musical Off Broadway, and has garnered several prestigious awards. The book and lyrics were written by Joe DiPietra, and the music was written by Jimmy Roberts. The show is currently being performed by the River City Theater Company at the Reedley Opera House.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Centerstage Clovis Community Theatre is putting on a fun cabaret event on March 9 called Duets–it is a part of their Encore! Cabaret Series. We took a moment to chat with their President of the Board Brandon Crane about the details.

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