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Visalia Ice House

Baby with the Bathwater Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




Christopher Durang’s Baby with the Bathwater demonstrates the truth of the proverb that one needs to be able to distinguish the important from the unimportant, particularly when parenting. “It’s absolutely hilarious,” notes Director Elicia Russell with excitement. “It is so far-fetched and yet realistic.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This August another Valley premiere will be hitting the stages! The Bonnie and Clyde musical will be on stage at the Visalia Ice House presented by the Visalia Players. They are currently in rehearsals and we thought it would be fun to take some time to chat with the show’s director, Corey Ralston, and give our readers a heads up on this great show headed our way. Watch for some behind the scenes video interviews coming your way next month!

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Love, Loss and What I Wore: On Stage in Visalia

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles SECTIONS

by Nancy Holley



If you are a woman or ever had a woman in your life, Love, Loss and What I Wore is for you. The play’s storyline of memories evoked by clothing is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as stories associated with friends of the playwrights Nora and Delia Ephron.

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by Nancy Holley



Want a wonderful way to celebrate our nation’s anniversary? Join the cast and crew of G. I. Jukebox in a delightful patriotic evening reminiscent of the World War II USO shows with stars such as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

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by Nancy Holley



Edward Albee’s Tony award winning play is being presented by the Visalia Players. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf has the unity of time, place, and action associated with Greek theatre. The story unfolds and resolves in a single evening at the home of George and Martha.

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Doubt On Stage In Visalia

IN THE January 16 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Situations are not always as they seem, but sometimes they are. When the safety of children is at stake, the price is too high to take chances. The Visalia Players production of Doubt presents such a circumstance.

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A Tuna Christmas On Stage At The Ice House

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




Are you and your family ready for a great time that puts you in the holiday spirit? We have the perfect answer – A Tuna Christmas presented by the Visalia Players. The eccentric residents of Tuna, Texas will have you rolling in the aisles with their hilarious antics.

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by Nancy Holley



Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney had no idea that their actions, rooted in ignorant fear, would cause a community to unravel and send waves of shock and disbelief across a nation. The Laramie Project is a docu-drama created by the Tectonic Theater Project in search of answers. Why was Matthew Shepard savagely attacked? Was Laramie, WY a town filled with hate? What could have been done to prevent the actions of Henderson and McKinney?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’re looking for a fun, and very funny, night at the theatre you should head over to the Ice House in Visalia and check out The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
I had the pleasure of following this show behind the scenes for several weeks from beginning to end doing a series of videos and video interviews. It was a lot of fun, I learned a lot I didn’t know, and it reminded me just how much work goes into putting a show together. All that hard work definitely paid off.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week seven we are talking with stage manager Elicia Russell about her job with the show and also about lights and sound, and one more cast interview with Cristian Duran. Opening night keeps inching closer but we still have more great interviews coming your way including more cast & touching base again with the directors. We might even get a sneak peek at the goings on backstage during dress rehearsal! Keep coming back each Sunday morning until the show opens August 17 & one final post on August 19!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week seven we are talking with set builder Louis Emery and another of the cast members, Henry Gonzales. Opening night keeps inching closer but we still have more great interviews coming your way including Stage Manager, more cast, band members & touching base again with the directors. We might even get a sneak peek at the goings on backstage during dress rehearsal! Keep coming back each Sunday morning until the show opens August 17!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week six we are talking with the choreographer Bethany Reynolds. Keep coming back each Sunday morning until the show opens August 17!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Visalia Community Players are presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Ice House Theatre this August 17 through September 2 and Kings River Life Magazine is going to follow them on their journey to produce this fun musical. This will be a brand new adventure for KRL as we follow the production of this show from beginning to end and we are taking you our readers on the journey with us.

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Humble Boy On Stage in Visalia

IN THE April 21 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



What do a biologist, a physicist, an aging model, a strong-willed mother, an alcoholic lover, a “nervous Nellie”, and a gardener have in common? Humble Boy! Charlotte Jones weaves these diverse characters into an exciting tale about typical and dysfunctional relationships told with humor and pathos. Humble Boy opens this weekend at the Ice House Theater in Visalia, presented by the Visalia Community Players.

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