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musical

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

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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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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by Terrance McArthur


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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by Terrance McArthur



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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New Teen Theatre Company in Selma

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center in Selma, CA has been providing the Valley with some awesome theatre (check our review of Bring It On), and now it has started a brand new theatre adventure-they have created a special theatre company just for teens.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In my review of Bring It On this week, I talked about the wide variety of shows on stage in the Valley right now, which includes the irreverent and hilarious Urinetown presented by StageWorks Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bring It On: The Musical is loosely based on the movie of the same name, which focuses on the world of competitive high school cheerleading. The music was written by Tim Kitt and the very well known Lin-Manuel Miranda, with lyrics by Amanda Green and Miranda.

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by Terrance McArthur


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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


StageWorks Fresno’s production of Fun Home opened this past weekend and is the regional premiere of this amazing show! It will be playing at the Dan Pessano Theatre through July 15. Fun Home is a musical adapted from cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

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by Terrance McArthur


“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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Good Company Players, opened at Roger Rocka’s on May 24 and continues through July 15.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Disney’s The Little Mermaid is currently on stage at the Selma Arts Center through May 26. If you are a fan of the movie, or even if you have never been “Under the Sea”, you shouldn’t miss this production!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno Pacific University’s spring musical is the classic musical Guys and Dolls, and it is being presented at the Selma Arts Center. It opened last night, and is only playing this weekend.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a feel good show that the whole family can enjoy, then head over to the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum and see The Fantasticks, presented by StageWorks Fresno through April 22.

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