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Terrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance McArthur


It started as a Christmas card for friends. It found its way to Hollywood, where Frank Capra turned it into a movie that didn’t make much money. Years later, it was picked up by television stations, and it suddenly became a Christmas classic, one of America’s most-beloved films…..It’s a Wonderful Life. Reedley’s River City Theatre Company has mounted an adaptation on the Reedley Opera House stage through December 16. It’s light fun and some great moments.

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Footloose On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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Come with me, back to the blissful eighties, when Kevin Bacon was cool enough to overturn a theocracy and bring dance back to the children—It’s the stage musical of Footloose, the Good Company Players production on the Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre stage until January 13.

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Two couples get lost in the woods and run afoul of supernatural creatures. Sounds like a horror movie, right?
Wrong.

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Feeling threatened by the onset of Santas and elves on the shelves of every store? Does your mind turn to Grinch-y thoughts every time you see a Hallmark display?

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Porterville Ghost Society

IN THE October 27 ISSUE

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It’s late October. The wind comes cold, yet there is something else that chills you. You look over your shoulder. Could there be…a ghost?

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When George Mc Arthur was a little boy, he went to the Kern County Fair and saw a sideshow in the carnival: the fire-eater, the sword swallower, and other acts. “I was fascinated,” he says, “by what the human body can do.” He has always remembered that day.

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Oklahoma! was a tuneful musical of cowboys and farmers. Fiddler on the Roof created music out of Jewish life. A Chorus Line sang and danced about the lives of performers auditioning for a Broadway show. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street…..

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When someone you love is in the hospital, you want to be near them. When you’re near them, you still have to eat…and you shouldn’t steal food from a sick person. At Fresno’s St. Agnes Hospital, one of the options is the One Main Café & Grill.

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by Terrance McArthur


Time goes forward, and we go with it. Imagine if one person in a relationship went forward in time from the then to the now, like everybody else, but the other person went from the now to the then. What would it look like? Probably a lot like The Last 5 Years, a two-person musical from StageWorks Fresno, at the Fresno Art Museum’s Bonner Auditorium until September 16 (or is that from September 7?).

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Steel Magnolias On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE August 29 ISSUE

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Robert Harling graduated from law school and decided to become an actor. He made a number of commercials. His sister Susan, who had encouraged him, died of diabetic complications. He wanted her to be remembered, so he started to write. He wrote a play.

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It’s summertime in Reedley, time for the River City Theatre Company to trot out another edition of their Legends series. This year, it’s Legends: Icons, where a group of 10 performers honor famous singers and groups, with some sweet touches of humor added to spice up the tributes.

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It’s a happy day on the beach in Long Beach, California, when the fleet returns in 1944 in the Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s light-hearted season closer, Much Ado About Nothing, playing on the Festival Stage in Fresno through August 25.

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Do you remember School of Rock with Jack Black, where he pretends to be a substitute teacher and transforms his class of fifth-graders into a rock band? Well, they turned it into a stage musical, including a bunch of new songs with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber—yeah, the Cats and Phantom of the Opera and JC Superstar guy—and a script by Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey.

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What happens after the fairytale is over? What happens after the slipper fits, after the wolf is dead, after the giant falls off the beanstalk?

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Look out, Jacques Cousteau! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is back in the Valley, this time in CenterStage Clovis’ production at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre through August 4.

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In November 1963, it was the first pizzeria in Reedley. Now in its fifty-fifth year, Valentino’s Italian Restaurant is still boiling, baking, and dishing out the good stuff.

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