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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Christmas shows and celebrations have begun! This week we took a moment to interview Kristeina Wolfert, the co-director of A Little Country Christmas, opening this weekend in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players.

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Twelfth Night On Stage at Fresno Pacific

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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Twelfth Night is one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare. It is a comedy that is believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. So it seems appropriate that it be the fall play presented by Fresno Pacific Theater.

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by Brissa Reyes



Every year the Reedley High School drama department never ceases to bring energy and enthusiasm in the form of arts. Each year hard-working students and staff come together to bring delightful performances to the public and local community. From their fall show to their musical in the spring, many great things are in store for the program. Here are some of the things that are underway, be sure to attend a show!

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Hold This Stone at Fresno Soap

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

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by Jerry Palandino


CURTAIN 5 TheatreGROUP is proud to present Hold This Stone, an evening of original poetry, performance art, and dialogue by Nikiko Masumoto and Brynn Saito, on Thursday and Friday, November 9-10, 7:30 p.m., at Fresno Soap Co. Stage, 1470 North Van Ness Avenue in the Tower District.

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by Sarah A. Peterson-Camacho


“So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Up on the Roof,” “Natural Woman”–all of these songs famously sprung from the pen of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical charts her meteoric rise, from love-struck teen songwriter to world-renowned musician.

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Driving Miss Daisy Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE October 25 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players are proud to present Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy. The play and film made popular by such stars as Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Angela Lansbury, and James Earl Jones depict the twenty-five year relationship of a Jewish woman raised in the segregated South and her African-American chauffeur, a product of the same era.

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by Terrance McArthur


Long, long ago, in a gas station far, far away, you drove up to the pump and a bell rang. A squad of smartly uniformed young men scurried out, and the work commenced. They pumped your gas, checked your water and oil, washed and squeegeed your windshield, and checked the air in your tires, while you relaxed in your car. You didn’t have to lift a finger.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The touring production of Beautiful: the Carol King Musical will be coming to Fresno next week, so KRL took some time to chat with the lead actress, Sarah Bockel, who plays Carole King. Beautiful is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King.

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The Haunted Yard

IN THE October 14 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As we continue to cover fun things to do this Halloween, the latest one is The Haunted Yard, put on by the City of Fresno’s P.A.R.C.S., and a Production of The Ted C. Wills Community Theater, a free drama program for youth ages 8–17. We chatted with Wendi Danyluk, a Recreation Specialist with the city, and she runs the Rec. and Drama program at TCW’s.

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by Terrance McArthur


Take a book of fairy tales (Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), rip out the pages, put them in a blender, add three scoops of puns, and flip the switch. When you’re finished, you might have A Walk in the Woods, the Enchanted Playhouse production now playing at the Main Street Theatre in Visalia through October 21.

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Little Shop of Horrors Presented by StageWorks Fresno

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Joseph Ham


What do you get when you cross a man-eating alien plant with a hapless, lonely flower shop worker? Nothing good. Just ask Seymour Krelborn, he can tell you.

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by Terrance McArthur


There’s a storm a-brewing at the Fresno Soap Co., a veritable “Tempest.”
I love Shakespeare, and I’m super-fond of The Tempest, one of his last plays. As a child, I remember watching Roddy McDowell on the television as an ice-crystaled Ariel, the airy, positive servant of Prospero, the magician and ruler of the island.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have to admit that up until this weekend I had never seen a Sam Shepard play, but I had heard a lot of great things about them. So when I saw that Fresno State was performing the Sam Shepard play A Particle of Dread, I was eager to see it.

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Q & A With Local Actor William Bishop

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL covers a lot of theatre both local and in other parts of California, and we have taken our readers behind the scenes many times to get to know actors, directors, and others involved in putting a show together. This week we are doing something just a bit different, we are doing a Q and A with local actor William Bishop, whom I have enjoyed seeing in several productions!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for something fun to take your mind off the craziness going on in the world right now, The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno is the perfect choice!

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Mothers and Sons Presented by StageWorks Fresno

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I can always count on StageWorks Fresno to bring something to the Valley that will move and challenge you, that makes you think and feel deeply, and addresses subjects that need to be addressed. That’s what they have done this year not only with Mothers and Sons which opened this past weekend, but also with The Christians, and The Full Monty.

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by Terrance McArthur


Fog and mist from the windswept moors rolling in through an open door.
A howl in the night.
Red, glowing eyes.
Sherlock Holmes.
It must be…The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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by Terrance McArthur


In the land known as Reedley, there is a gem of a theatre, the Reedley Opera House. That theatre is home to a gem of a theatrical troupe, the River City Theatre Company. The RCTC is now presenting a little gem of a show, Legends: One Hit Wonders, onstage until September 10.

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