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by Lorie Lewis Ham


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown opens this weekend presented by the Tollberry Community Theatre in Tollhouse, CA. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Tina Galfo about the show. Tina has been a volunteer with the theatre co. for 30 years.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Wicked comes through Fresno next week performing at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno from March 20-31. We have a rather different interview for this show, we are interviewing the Elphaba Standby, Cecelia Ticktin. And if you don’t know what a standby is, keep reading!

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by Larry Ham


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is one of the most honored musicals to ever run Off Broadway. In fact, it is the second longest running musical Off Broadway, and has garnered several prestigious awards. The book and lyrics were written by Joe DiPietra, and the music was written by Jimmy Roberts. The show is currently being performed by the River City Theater Company at the Reedley Opera House.

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We Are Monsters Presented by Shine! Theatre

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Shine! Theatre Company is presenting this weekend an original musical called We Are Monsters, written by Fresno native Denver Casado. According to their press release, it is a musical about diversity, friendship, and ultimately, acceptance.

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Grey Gardens Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Grey Gardens is unusual in a number of ways, but perhaps most notably for being the only musical based on a documentary. Thus, the show has an historical perspective uncommon in musical theatre.

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by Terrance McArthur


In the Spring of 2018, the Good Company Players presented Mamma Mia!, the ABBA musical, at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. It was a great show, and it was a big hit. Guess what? They’re at it again! If you missed it before, see it now. If you saw it before, a lot of the stars have returned, and their familiarity with the material makes it even stronger.

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Footloose On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur


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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Lion King comes through Fresno next week and will be performing at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno from November 28-December 9. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Nick Cordileone, who plays Timon.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


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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Q & A with Kevin Clay from The Book of Mormon

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Book of Mormon comes through Fresno next week for seven performances at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Kevin Clay, who plays Elder Price.

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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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by Terrance McArthur


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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