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Visalia

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Kelly Ventura will be performing a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on December 7 and 8 for only 2 performances in Visalia at the Main Street Theatre. The show is a fundraiser for The Enchanted Playhouse. We sat down to chat with Kelly about the show.

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by Nancy Holley



Escanaba in Da Moonlight gives theatregoers a night of rollicking merriment and an opportunity to glimpse life in Upper Peninsula, Michigan — heavily forested, often a bit strange, and perfect for deer hunting.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I couldn’t have seen two more polar opposite shows in one weekend if I had tried! Falling at Fresno Pacific, while amazing, was very serious (review also up tonight). Picasso at the Lapin Agile on the other hand was just plain crazy fun! It will have you laughing all evening—which I suppose is what you would expect from a show written by Steve Martin.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you have ever seen MacBeth on stage, I guarantee you that haven’t seen a production like the one currently on stage at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. This is a multimedia production unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


I love Halloween and this Valley knows how to do it up right! There are Halloween events all over-some for kids and some for adults-some free and some cost. Some of them are even fundraisers for a good cause. This week I sat down with Katy Young, Executive Director at ImagineU, to learn about their annual Village Halloween in Visalia!

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by Evelyne Vivies


Do you remember the days of good old-fashioned table-top board games or video games that you played side-by-side with friends and family? Game Qore owner C.B. Thompson is bringing everything back, right here in Downtown Visalia.

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Dixie Swim Club Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




Dixie Swim Club, as its title suggests, is set in the south and revolves around members of a swim club. To be exact, it is a delightful comedy that occurs in North Carolina involving members of a college swim team, who meet each year to reminisce, catch-up, and support each other.

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by Nancy Holley



Shakespeare in Love, as the opening show of the Visalia Players sixty-second season, is no accident. Based on a movie that won seven Academy awards, Shakespeare in Love is a light-hearted romantic comedy with themes familiar to all.

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Save The Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE July 14 ISSUE

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by Evelyne Vivies


Some not-so-enchanting changes are on the horizon for The Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company, a charming little theater company that has been bringing family-friendly live theatre to Visalia from its location inside the Main Street Theater since the ’90s.

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A Few Good Men Presented by Visalia Players

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by Nancy Holley



A Few Good Men may be remembered best as an iconic movie, but it was originally an outstanding play which has been translated into many languages and performed world-wide. The Visalia Players are closing their sixty-first season with this powerful courtroom drama.

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by Evelyne Vivies


Barrelhouse Brewery is a rogue, dynamic, small business created by young entrepreneurs who started making craft beer in their garage five years ago.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Last weekend was a weekend of contrasts for me-I saw the farcical comedy Noises Off in Reedley, and the very dark and serious play, The Crucible, in Visalia at the College of the Sequoias.

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Peter Pan at Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE April 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Peter Pan opens at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia this weekend. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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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 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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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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