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Theatre

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Community theatre is a very important part of any community and the Valley has been blessed with a multitude of community theatre companies. A few weeks ago we sat down with Jim Kleigl, who is the current theater manager of the Lindsay Community Theater, to learn more about theirs. While their current shows have been canceled or postponed like all others in this time of crisis, they eagerly await being able to perform again. If you would like to help support local theatre during this difficult time, consider purchasing a gift certificate that can be used when theatre is able to return.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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Stupid F***ing Bird On Stage at COS

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Stupid F***ing Bird opened this past weekend at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia produced by their performing arts department. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, written by American playwright Aaron Posner.

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Mary Poppins at Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst

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by Michael Van Buren


The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, California, kicks off its 2020 season with the practically perfect, iconic musical: Mary Poppins. With a cast of over fifty and a large production crew making Mary’s magic come to life, this show promises to charm and enchant audiences with a story that they are familiar with and yet will bring surprises. Seasoned performers Caroline McDonald and George Rich take on the roles of Mary and Bert; both bringing something fresh to these well-known characters.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Suppose you were an Englishwoman in 1922, vaguely unsatisfied with your marriage, and you saw an ad for an Italian castle for rent for the month of April? Wouldn’t that intrigue you?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Chicago is coming to Fresno this week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theatre on March 3 and 4. KRL had a chance to chat with one of the actors recently about the show, here is our interview with Sam Hartley who plays Billy Flynn.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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Enchanted Playhouse Presents Cinderella

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The Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting Cinderella at the Fox Theatre in Visalia next week. I had a chance to chat with one of the show’s directors, Kay Whistler recently about the show. She is directing the show together with Rob Meier.

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by Christa Van Gemert


The Kings Players open their 2020 season with the hilarious, family-friendly comedy The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt at Murder. Written by popular playwright Pat Cook, this show is filled with eccentric characters, fast-paced, witty dialogue, and of course, a delightful plot twist.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Did you ever end up in “Heartbreak Hotel” when you were trying to “Follow That Dream?” Did a “Devil in Disguise” you thought was a “Teddy Bear” turns out to be a “Hound Dog?” Do you want “A Little Less Conversation” from that “Burning Love?” Well, “It’s Now or Never!” Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and spend “One Night” with Reedley’s River City Theatre Company’s production of All Shook Up, a jukebox musical that blends the songs of Elvis Presley with bits and pieces of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

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by Candice Holdorf,
Les Kurkendaal, & Steve Budd


“The first time Jesus made love to me, I was twelve years old.”
This was the original opening line of my new solo performance show, Portrait of the Heretic as a Young Woman, debuting at the Rogue Festival this year. And while this line now makes its appearance two-thirds of the way through the show, it still encapsulates the driving force behind my journey in Portrait.

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Puffs on Stage at Selma Arts Center

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Harry Potter fans rejoice, we may have to drive all the way to San Francisco to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child but we can still enjoy some Harry Potter fun on stage right here in the Valley! Puffs, which is a Harry Potter inspired comedy, opened on the Selma Arts Center stage this past weekend and it is so much fun!

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Rogue Performer Preview: The Jewish Wife

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by Tracy Hostmyer
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Roust Theatre Company is based in New York City, and we are very excited to be part of The Rogue Festival for the first time as it celebrates its eighteenth anniversary. We have always had a strong and special connection with Fresno. Roust’s co-founder, Tracy Hostmyer, grew up here, went to Fresno State with one of Rogue’s founders, Marcel Nunis, and started her acting career with Good Company Players & Second Space.

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