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Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Neil Simon play Brighton Beach Memoirs opened in Selma at the Selma Arts Center this past weekend, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of old musicals from the 1920s and 1930s then you won’t want to miss the Reedley River City Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone! While the Drowsy Chaperone actually debuted in 1998 as a parody of the old musical comedies, it brings back memories of those fun musicals I used to watch on Channel 26 when I was a kid.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Visalia. We took a moment to chat with owner Kirk Vossler. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL’s Halloween Fun in the Valley article. Also, in each issue this Halloween season you can find Halloween mystery short stories, and other Halloween fun.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Halloween season again and there are so many places in the Valley to go have fun! One of which is Frightmare Farms. We took a moment to chat with one of their owners to learn a bit more about this haunt in Merced. You can also find more fun Halloween things to do in KRL’s Halloween Fun in the Valley article.

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Robin Hood On Stage At Enchanted Playhouse

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This last month has been a time of swords and heroes for us here at KRL–first we had Camelot at Roger Rocka’s, and this weekend we saw Robin Hood at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It’s another October and time for Halloween fun for all ages! Here you will find some of the many different options that will be taking place from now until Halloween–there’s something for everyone. Also watch for full articles on some of these events throughout the month, along with other Halloween fun here at KRL!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been in love with the story of King Arthur and Camelot for as long as I can remember. I grew up with the movie, and have seen the show on stage three times now. It is a story and world that I adore, and a musical full of fun songs and characters. When I heard that the Good Company Players were producing the show this season, I couldn’t wait to see it! Camelot is based on the book The Once and Future King by T.H. White. It is a classic Lerner and Loewe musical.

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For the Love of Spock

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On September 8, 1966, the first episode of Star Trek premiered. No one would ever have predicted what a phenomenon that this show would turn out to be, especially since it was canceled after three seasons.

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The Ladies of Intrigue one day mystery conference will be taking place at the Hotel Huntington Beach on October 2 and will feature an awesome group of female mystery writers. It will also be the career event finale of award winning mystery author Carolyn Hart, where she will be interviewed by Rhys Bowen. We took a moment to chat with Carolyn, and with Debbie Mitsch, owner of the Mystery Ink Bookstore, who is sponsoring the event this year.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A Maiden Weeping is the ninth medieval noir mystery by Jeri Westerson featuring tracker Crispin Guest. The disgraced former knight has made a life for himself as a Tracker, finding lost items and solving crimes.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been an Agatha Christie fan ever since I was a teenager, so when I saw that Good Company Players were going to be performing the Agatha Christie play Witness For the Prosecution, I couldn’t wait! We were front and center opening weekend for this show that plays at 2nd Space until October 9.

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The San Joaquin Valley is filled with an incredible amount of talent and we enjoy giving our readers a chance to get to know more about these talented people here in KRL. This week we are profiling local director J. Daniel Herring who just finished the 115th fully mounted theatrical production that he has directed!

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Flameout is set in Melbourne, Australia and is the third book in the Souls of Fire series by Keri Arthur. There is a plague in the city called the Crimson Death which turns people into a new sort of vampire/zombie type creature called Red Cloaks. Most of those infected become a part of a hive that is run by someone from Emberly Pearson’s past–the brother of her former love Sam.

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My Fair Lady On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

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The classic Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady opened at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater on July 21, but I wasn’t able to make it to the show until last Thursday. This show was well worth the wait!

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Heathers The Musical On Stage In Selma

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Heathers the Musical opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players, and it runs through August 20, and is a Valley premiere of this musical.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In June I went to my first VidCon in Anaheim and it was amazing! For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s kind of like an online content convention–some people call it a YouTube convention, but there’s so much more out there now than just YouTube.

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Fresno Filmmakers Alliance

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Many people may not realize how much talent and creativity are in this Valley. KRL has covered theatre and music from the beginning, but only now and then have we written about the local film industry. Our hope is to start covering more local film, and to start that off we chatted this week with Jeff Meacham about the Fresno Filmmakers Alliance. Jeff is the Administrator of the FFA Mixers.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been a fan of Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone series from the very beginning–they were some of the first mysteries I ever read as an adult, and 33 books later they are just as good! Marcia Muller not only writes a great mystery, but she writes great characters. After all of these years I feel like I know Sharon, and the secondary characters are just as interesting and diverse.

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