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Tony Awards

by Ashley Taylor



I first saw A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder just a few nights before it opened. I went in knowing NOTHING about it. (Literally, nothing. I thought I was about to watch a play until I heard the orchestra tuning up. In my defense, I had not lived in New York very long).

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by Ashley Taylor



It should be noted: I don’t cry in public. I do not like crying at the theater, and since I seldom do, I’m never prepared for it. There is a moment in Bridges where I started crying early on in a song, and by the middle, I realized I just needed to let myself weep. There are rare moments when art and music combine in ways that fill your soul to the brim and the only release is through tears. That’s what this show does.

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by Ashley Taylor


At intermission, I tweeted, “Okay, this show is basically perfect.”
But let me qualify that. Growing up, this was one of my very, very favorite musicals. I rented the Leslie Ann Warren version from our grocery store more times than I could count. I know every single note, and I can’t ever remember not knowing them.

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by Ashley Taylor


I feel like I was just hit in the face with glitter and feelings.
That’s literally what I said as I left the theater.
I went into Kinky Boots not really knowing what to expect. I’d read a very minor plot synopsis, but decided to just experience the show completely raw, with no research or “online previews,” (since it’s so rare anymore that I get to do that). I am SO glad I did. This show is electric.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


July is overflowing with incredible theatre including many Valley premieres of Tony award winning shows, and while we will be reviewing many of them, here’s an overview of several of them up so you can plan ahead and get your tickets now!

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Spring Awakening: On Stage In Fresno

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend the first of several Valley Premieres of Tony Award winning musicals coming to the area this summer hit the Fresno Memorial Auditorium Stage. Spring Awakening, presented by The Underground @ CMT, opened to enthusiastic crowds and some local criticism for its content.

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by Lana Rotan



When my sisters and I planned our trip to New York City a couple months ago, my first trip there ever, the first thing we did after booking our plane tickets was book our tickets to Newsies on Broadway.

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by Heather Parish



As we inch our way toward the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, check out this article on one of the nominees this year!
There’s a reason you should know about Clybourne Park. The address 406 Clybourne Street has a special resonance in the American theater.

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by Ashley Taylor



The Tony Awards are almost here and, personally, it’s my favorite awards show. Yes, many people don’t know or care about this show. But for my people, it’s Christmas in June.
The nice thing about the Tonys is the organizers realize that most of the people watching haven’t seen these shows. I mean, yes, we’re familiar with what’s opening on Broadway but unless you live in New York and have a nice amount of disposable income, you probably haven’t had a chance to swing by every new show.

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by Margaret Mendel


With the Tony Awards upon us this Sunday we have the great treat of being able to enjoy a review of one of the Tony Award nominated shows thanks to KRL’s writer in New York. While only our New York readers will have the chance to see this show for now, hopefully many of us will be able to enjoy it sometime in the future and now we can enjoy the Tony Awards with just a bit more knowledge of one of the great plays that is nominated.

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