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Visalia

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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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 Terrance Mc Arthur


Kings River Life’s The Great Food Search sends me (and sometimes my family and/or friends) eating across the San Joaquin Valley. In 2017, the series featured a baker’s dozen (that’s 13) of eating establishments featuring from tamales to killer burgers, from quesadillas to Tandoori pizzas. It was quite a year, and now I am asked to choose my favorites? Oh, the horror!

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Look Back at Theatre in the Valley in 2017

IN THE January 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2017 was another amazing year in the Valley. There were way too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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Boys of Broadway Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Ring in the New Year with a creative experience at the Ice House Theatre as the Visalia Players presents Boys of Broadway,”a musical revue written and directed by Leeni Mitchell. Regulars at the Ice House will recall our box office smash opener for the 2015-16 season Broads of Broadway, also directed by Mitchell.

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The Soup Quest

IN THE January 6 ISSUE

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by Tom Sims



Sometimes, I eat alone. When I do so, my options are broader, brighter, and easier. But I do not always eat alone. When I eat with others, it is not necessary for my health that I eat. I have other ways of getting nutrition, but it is more pleasant and more of a celebration if I can order and savor something from the menu.

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by Kristine Acopian


It’s that time of year again: hot chocolate, the bright shiny lights, spending time with our loved ones and friends, and of course, the spirit of shopping. With our hustle and bustle lifestyles, we need a one-stop shop for our loved ones.

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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


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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I am excited this week to have a chance to chat with Brian Poth, the Founder and Executive Director and Nick Vargas, the Founder and Board Chair, of The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia. I have been wanting to learn more about them and what they do for awhile after seeing all of their posts on Facebook, and I’m happy to be able to share that chat with you!

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