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Raisin’ Cain Players

Big Fish on Stage At Selma Arts Center

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are in need of something to help you forget the political craziness that has been going on, head over to the Selma Arts Center this weekend and see Big Fish. This show will lift your spirits and take you out of the real world for awhile!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Neil Simon play Brighton Beach Memoirs opened in Selma at the Selma Arts Center this past weekend, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players.

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Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, On Stage in Selma

IN THE September 21 ISSUE

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by Destiney Warren



If you’re looking for something weirdly awesome to do this weekend, I suggest going to see the Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play play at the Selma Arts Center. As an avid Simpsons fan, I was really excited to go see a play that was loosely based around one of my favorite pop-culture icons. This play definitely surpassed my expectations. However, a word to the wise, this is not a play to take your children or grandparents to, unless your grandparents are cool with some occasions of violence, weapons, and cursing.

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Heathers The Musical On Stage In Selma

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Heathers the Musical opened this past weekend at the Selma Arts Center, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players, and it runs through August 20, and is a Valley premiere of this musical.

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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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Shrek the Musical on Stage in Selma

IN THE April 27 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


I keep trying to write a clever opening for my review of the Selma Arts Foundation production of Shrek the Musical, but I can’t seem to come up with anything. Instead, I’ll tell you the truth—the show is funny, the production really works, the cast is energetic and impressive, and you’ll be glad you went. I know that’s not an exciting way to review a play, but that’s what I’ve got.

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12 Angry Men on Stage in Selma

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you enjoy a good mystery, or are fascinated by the judicial system, don’t miss 12 Angry Men currently on stage at the Selma Arts Center, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


“Have fun at your play group.”
That’s what my wife says when I leave for rehearsals, on my way to the Selma Arts Center. I was asked to understudy the part of the bad-guy anvil salesman, Charlie Cowell, in the Raisin Cain Players production of The Music Man, and fill in for one performance on Saturday, November 21.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


I’m going to start wearing makeup again.
I’m not changing my lifestyle, I’m just going back onstage for a full-scale musical comedy, which I haven’t done for almost 20 years. I’ve done shows, but they were mostly one-man programs at libraries, or they were in smaller venues where I had no need to alter or enhance my face with bases or liners.

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October Theatre At the Selma Arts Center

IN THE September 30 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


There always seems to be a lot of theatre going on in this Valley! Selma Arts Center and the Raisin’ Cain Players have already given us some great theatre this year. They have a couple of shows coming in October which will each run just one weekend, so we took a moment to chat with Arts Center Coordinator Nicolette Anderson about those shows.

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In the Heights On Stage in Selma

IN THE July 22 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



In the Heights opened at the Selma Arts Center this past weekend, presented by the Raisin’ Cain Players, and this show is amazing.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The San Joaquin Valley is very rich in great theatre all year long and we at KRL enjoy covering it and sharing our finds with our readers. As part of our 5th anniversary celebration, it seemed a perfect time to highlight some of the great shows coming to the Valley this summer! We are also giving away tickets to four of these shows so you can celebrate with us.

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