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musicals

by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL tries to cover as many theatre companies in the Valley as possible, this week we interviewed one just a bit further way than usual that has been around for quite some time, Playhouse Merced. We chatted with Shawn Overton, who is their Box Office Associate, and whose duties include running the box office, media communications, and photography. She has also written an original play for Playhouse, and teaches playwriting courses for the Conservatory.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of old musicals from the 1920s and 1930s then you won’t want to miss the Reedley River City Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone! While the Drowsy Chaperone actually debuted in 1998 as a parody of the old musical comedies, it brings back memories of those fun musicals I used to watch on Channel 26 when I was a kid.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Valley theatre always seems to be bringing us something new to see, and this summer has been no exception! Right now the Valley premiere of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is on stage in Reedley, and next month the Valley premiere of Heathers the Musical is coming to Selma, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Dominic Grijalva about the show!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This has been a slow month for Valley theatre. If you have already seen the shows at Roger Rocka’s and 2nd Space, there’s not much else to see in January. Well the Reedley River City Theatre Co. has a cure for that–a way to see pieces of a ton of different shows all at once–Legends: Lullaby of Broadway opened this past weekend!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley has an abundance of great theatre, and this year a new theatre company was added to the group, the Blossom Trail Players in Sanger.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again, we are pointing the spotlight on one of the Valley’s many talented actors. This time we are profiling Fresno actor Brian Pucheu, whom we recently had the pleasure of seeing on stage at COS as Jekyll & Hyde.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This Valley is blessed with so much talent and one of my favorite features in KRL is our local actor profiles–introducing our readers to the people behind that talent. Most of the actors/directors we have profiled have been in theatre for years, but once in awhile we decide to feature a young talent that has caught our eye–one of those was Benjamin McNamara, and this week we are profiling another–Daniel Hernandez, who can currently be seen on stage at Roger Rocka’s in Singin’ In The Rain.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Valley has been blessed by the talented presence of Mark Norwood within its theatre community for many years and it seemed past time to do a local actor/director profile on a man who has influenced many of the actors we see on our local stages today.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Last Thursday I had the privilege of being at the opening night of [title of show], produced by StageWorks Fresno. When I first heard about this show, I had to admit I was unfamiliar with it. I can now say it’s one of the most clever and funny shows I have ever seen! I haven’t laughed so much in a long time.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This Valley is filled with more than its share of talented performers. Here at KRL we would like to spotlight some of these actors, directors, writers, singers, etc and give them a moment to be recognized for their abilities and successes. We would also like to let our readers know about some wonderful talent in their own backyards that they have the chance to enjoy.

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