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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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by Nancy Holley



Nana’s Naughty Knickers, a delightful farce, bursts onto the Ice House stage on Friday, April 13, with gaiety for all. Even the title makes you smile, and that’s just the beginning.

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by Terrance McArthur


This has become my year of changing opinions. I always hated the song “Tomorrow” from Annie because I associated it with small children singing loudly off-key…until I saw the Good Company Players’ production, and now I love it. Now, I have to admit something I never expected to say…Mamma Mia! is a great show!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I saw the Woody Allen movie Bullets Over Broadway many years ago, and I really enjoyed it. So when I saw that COS in Visalia was doing the musical stage version I couldn’t wait to see it.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The classic musical The Sound of Music comes through Fresno in a couple of weeks for two performances at the William Saroyan Theater. We sat down with Mike McLean, who plays Captain Georg von Trapp, in this touring production to learn more about his background and what it is like playing such a well known character.

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by Terrance McArthur


In 2000, while we were all paying attention to other things, a musical called Swing! ran for 461 performances on Broadway and picked up five Tony nominations. Reedley’s River Theatre Company has picked up this blast from the past and put it on stage through March 13 at the Reedley Opera House.

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by Joshua Ryan Taylor



The Outdustrial Theatre Company is producing an unusual show this year at the 17th Annual Rogue Festival. Titled ASS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bong, it’s already making waves in the scene.

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Mothers and Sons Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Family relationships are complicated. The storyline of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, which opens Friday, March 2, at the Ice House Theatre in Visalia, is no exception. Director Peg Collins identifies the play as “a deeply compassionate and touching look at the transformative nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



We always enjoy the opportunity to get to know members of the arts and entertainment community better, whether it be through local actor/director/artist/musician profiles or q and a’s. It is fun and interesting to get to know each performer as more than just some person on a stage entertaining us.

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Rogue Performer Preview: Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

IN THE February 24 ISSUE

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by Áine Donnelly



Who, me? Complain? Why, whatever for? Just because I had just taken yet another job I should never have even considered? But, just look at me now! I get to ride a nice, free shuttle to my job where I have my very own office in the swankiest environment I have ever worked.

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Too Soon For Daisies Presented by the Kings Players

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


This English comedy follows the adventures of three elderly English ladies who have escaped from a retirement/detention home in a rowboat. They drift down the coast and finally reach the shore near a coastal village in Suffolk.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I think it is safe to say that almost everyone is familiar with the classic children’s story, Charlotte’s Web. It is the story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider–a friendship so strong that Charlotte the spider would do anything to save the life of the silly little pig named Wilbur.

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by Cynthia Chow


At first, Ivy Meadows is delighted to receive a call from her friend and fellow actress Candy MoonPie. The love of MoonPies gave her the nickname, somewhat better than the actual name she received from her parents with a sense of humor, Candy Treat.

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