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Oliver! On Stage in Oakhurst

IN THE April 24 ISSUE

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by Michael Van Buren



Consider yourself at home as you join us in Oakhurst at the Golden Chain Theatre for its newest upcoming production, Oliver! The Tony and Olivier Award winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Something Rotten is coming to Fresno next week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theater on April 16 and 17. We got the chance to chat recently with on of the actors from the show, Emily Kristen Morris, who plays Bea. Emily is a California girl from San Francisco.

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by Terrance McArthur


“Good Morning, Baltimore!”
Those words mean that the Good Company Players have time-traveled back to 1962 and the good old days of racial segregation on teenage dance shows in the musical Hairspray on stage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through May 19. What a joyous blast from the past it is!

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Wicked On Stage at the Saroyan

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham


To this day, Wicked is one of my all-time favorite musicals. I saw it for the first time when I was thirteen, and I have been hooked ever since. The grand music and powerful, emotional storylines and characters grab you instantly. I started bawling the second the first song started, that is how much I love this musical.

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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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