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Little Mermaid Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This weekend we went to see Little Mermaid Jr. presented by Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT) in Fresno. I had never seen a Jr. production of a show before, nor had I seen one of CMT’s productions where the cast ranges in age from 13 to 18 (I have only seen their Underground shows), so I didn’t know what the expect. What followed was a lovely evening with a show presented by some very talented kids.

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The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut August 8 in Visalia. Check out these fun video interviews with the actors playing Bonnie and Clyde–Jonathon Wheeler & Becca Coffey-about the show, and watch for a preview article this week along with a ticket discount for the show, and a review of the show next week!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently KRL had the chance to chat with R.S. Scott, one of the founders of Fresno Soap Co., a new venue and non-profit dedicated to the arts. Fresno Soap Co. is a non-profit branch of Jump Right In Productions.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical Bonnie and Clyde will be making its Valley debut in August in Visalia. Check out this fun video interview with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, about the show, and watch for some more video interviews with cast members between now and the show’s opening on August 8!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Last week we reviewed Marcia Muller’s latest Sharon McCone mystery, The Night Searchers, and this week we had the privilege of interviewing her.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Last week MCC Cafe in Reedley celebrated their one year anniversary. Check out the photos from this fun event, and check out our video interview with Cafe manager Debbie Tingley to see what’s up for the future of MCC Cafe!

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If you love big, old-fashioned musicals, you will want to go see CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre’s production of The Music Man.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone mystery series were my introduction to contemporary mysteries– before that I’d only read Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes in my mid teens. I can’t believe her 32nd book in the series, Night Searchers, has just come out!

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One would expect a musical named after a beauty product to be silly and fluffy, and while the musical Hairspray is filled with a lot of fun, energy, and laughter, it also has an amazing message–this is why it is one of my favorite shows. Hairspray opened this past weekend at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Co., and I must say they have definitely done this show justice!

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This weekend Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened in Fresno, presented by Artists Repertory Theatre (ART). We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Brad Myers.

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This weekend I saw [title of show] presented by StageWorks Fresno. StageWorks first produced this show as their debut show in Fresno a few years ago. I loved it then, and loved it now.

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This Valley is filled with an amazing amount of creative talent and every now and then we like to give our readers a chance to get to know some of that talent offstage. This week we are profiling one of the younger actors in Fresno, Tyler Branco. You may have seen this 22-year-old actor’s wonderful performance as Shrek, in Shrek the Musical at Roger Rocka’s, and later this year you will get to see him there in West Side Story and Addam’s Family.

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Night Owls By Lauren M Roy

IN THE June 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This is the first book in a new series, and what grabbed me right away was that it was set in a bookstore that was open at night to accommodate supernatural beings–such as its owner, Val, who happens to be a vampire.

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This August another Valley premiere will be hitting the stages! The Bonnie and Clyde musical will be on stage at the Visalia Ice House presented by the Visalia Players. They are currently in rehearsals and we thought it would be fun to take some time to chat with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, and give our readers a heads up on this great show headed our way. Watch for some behind the scenes video interviews coming your way next month!

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