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Terrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance McArthur


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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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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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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Twice upon a time, there was a restaurant called Sanger’s Shawarma Express. The first time, it was convenient, fast-food, Mediterranean food. Two years ago, George and Stella took it over, and things changed.

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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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“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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Jane is older than she looks, and far more dangerous. She was a child on the Trail of Tears, taught to kill, and made a shapeshifter by her Cherokee grandmother.

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Last month, The Great Food Search brought you milkshakes, but this month, we bring you—
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Yes, more milkshakes!

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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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Milk Shakes—The Pursuit Begins
What do you want on a hot summer’s day in April? What do you expect in the Valley? Ice cream.
What do you want if you want a LOT of ice cream? A milk shake.

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