A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


River City Theatre Co.

by Terrance Mc Arthur


If someone comes off as a really nice person, but suddenly turns mean and nasty, we call him a “Jekyll and Hyde,” all because of Robert Louis Stevenson and a bad dream. That dream, of a man physically turning from good to evil, became the 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Over the last 133 years, the story has appeared on stage, on movie screens, and on television countless times (I actually wrote script and lyrics for a musical comedy version presented when I was in high school in 1969), and in varying degrees of adaptation (Remember Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)?).

{ 0 comments }

by Terrance McArthur


It started as a Christmas card for friends. It found its way to Hollywood, where Frank Capra turned it into a movie that didn’t make much money. Years later, it was picked up by television stations, and it suddenly became a Christmas classic, one of America’s most-beloved films…..It’s a Wonderful Life. Reedley’s River City Theatre Company has mounted an adaptation on the Reedley Opera House stage through December 16. It’s light fun and some great moments.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham



KRL has been covering Valley theatre for over eight years now and we have profiled local actors, directors, set designers, and more. We know that every piece of a show is vital, from the last bit of paint, to the costumes, the make-up and the hair.

{ 2 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are a fan of popular music from the ’50s and ’60s then Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the show for you. It is currently on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the River City Theatre Company.

{ 0 comments }

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.

{ 0 comments }

Summer Fun in Reedley

IN THE July 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andCommunity,
andMovies,
andReedley News,
andTheatre
SECTIONS

by Brissa Reyes



Summertime is here, and with our triple-digit weather it’s time to break out those flip-flops and have some fun in the sun. There are various things to do in the World’s Fruit Basket. Here are just a few.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Another Valley premiere is arriving in July-the musical Memphis will be opening at the Reedley Opera House on July 6! I took a moment to chat with director, Joseph Ham about this amazing show.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a show that will have you laughing all the way through, check out Noises Off on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the River City Theater Co., until May 12.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2017 was another amazing year in the Valley. There were way too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

{ 1 comment }

by Terrance Mc Arthur



And it came to pass in 2012 that Reedley’s River City Theatre did bring forth Legends, a remembrance of famous performers, and it was good.
And in the year of 2013, it came to pass that it did bring forth Legends Too!, and it was good…too.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


As KRL celebrate’s their third anniversary, we thought it appropriate to touch base with what’s happening at Reedley’s River City Theatre Company since our very first issue had a story about them and we have continued to cover their shows the past three years. So we sat down to chat with Mark Norwood, RCTC’s artistic director, about two shows they have coming up this summer-Legends Too! which opens May 31, and Les Miserables opening July 12.

{ 4 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you love reality shows like America’s Got Talent, or better yet love to make fun of them, then The Great Talent Challenge is the show for you! It is currently on stage at the Reedley Opera House for the next two weeks.

{ 0 comments }

by Lorie Lewis Ham



Grease, presented by the River City Theatre Company, opened at the Reedley Opera House this past weekend to a packed house, and from what I’m hearing the shows are selling out quickly–having been there opening night, I’m not surprised.

{ 1 comment }

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food Fun

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales