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Theatre

by Terrance McArthur


Once upon a time in the ’50s, a white guy named Huey wandered into a Black music club in Memphis, Tennessee, because he was captivated by the sounds he heard.

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Summer Fun in Reedley

IN THE July 7 ISSUE

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by Brissa Reyes



Summertime is here, and with our triple-digit weather it’s time to break out those flip-flops and have some fun in the sun. There are various things to do in the World’s Fruit Basket. Here are just a few.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


StageWorks Fresno’s production of Fun Home opened this past weekend and is the regional premiere of this amazing show! It will be playing at the Dan Pessano Theatre through July 15. Fun Home is a musical adapted from cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

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by Terrance McArthur


In mathematics, a proof is a way of verifying a hypothesis by building on known facts and theorems. When I tried to explain to two separate people that David Auburn’s Pulitzer-winning play Proof is about mathematics and mental illness, each asked, “Aren’t they the same thing?” The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre hosts this study in family and prime numbers through August 12.

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New Mystery Podcast Up!

IN THE July 4 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The second episode of our new podcast is up! This one features a mystery short story written by Joan Leotta and read by Fresno actor Julia Reimer.

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by Terrance McArthur


Shakespeare’s Othello—Whose play is it, anyway?
Othello’s…or Iago’s?
That’s the question I had after watching the Woodward Shakespeare Festival production (the first of its 14th summer season), which plays through July 7.

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by Terrance McArthur


“Luck Be a Lady Tonight”…..and you’ll be lucky if you travel to Sanger for the Blossom Trail Players’ production of Guys and Dolls, playing through June 30.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Another Valley premiere is arriving in July-the musical Memphis will be opening at the Reedley Opera House on July 6! I took a moment to chat with director, Joseph Ham about this amazing show.

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A Few Good Men Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE June 13 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



A Few Good Men may be remembered best as an iconic movie, but it was originally an outstanding play which has been translated into many languages and performed world-wide. The Visalia Players are closing their sixty-first season with this powerful courtroom drama.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Good Company Players, opened at Roger Rocka’s on May 24 and continues through July 15.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The first episode of our new mystery podcast is up! We are pretty much learning as we go as to what is the best method for people to listen to it so I hope you will all be patient with us.

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by Danielle Bellwood


The Kings Players’ newest production, Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church, is a heart-warming comedy by playwright Linda LaRocque, about two down-on-their-luck conmen who stroll into a small mid-Texas town one hot July afternoon, and decide to con the friendly folk out of their hard-earned cash by posing as a big city preaching team.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Disney’s The Little Mermaid is currently on stage at the Selma Arts Center through May 26. If you are a fan of the movie, or even if you have never been “Under the Sea”, you shouldn’t miss this production!

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by Terrance McArthur


Take an 1880 short novel by Henry James, filter it through a 1947 script by Ruth and Augustus Goetz (who also wrote the 1949 screenplay that starred Olivia de Haviland and Montgomery Clift), and fill the stage with a Victorian richness and intense performances, and you have the latest 2nd Space offering by the Good Company Players, The Heiress, which runs through June 17.

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