While Reedley High School has been well known for its theatre productions for quite some time, I recently became aware that theatre was happening at some Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) K-8 schools in Reedley, so I set out to learn more. Little did I realize that this actually began last year and somehow slipped under KRL’s radar, with the first show, a production of High School Musical Jr., performed by TL Reed students at Silas Bartsch.
This week we continue our series of interviews with the current board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC)--many of whom are also local actors themselves who have been on the RCTC stage many times over the years. This time we are chatting with Co-Treasurer Jacob Alvarado.
As winter approaches and temperatures drop in the Valley, Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) is bringing warmth and vibrancy to the community through its Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) programs. From elementary schools to high schools, the district's commitment to fostering creativity and artistic expression is evident in the diverse offerings that make up the VAPA umbrella.
Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the eastern Central Valley of California, Reedley College is home to a unique and thriving agricultural endeavor that is allowing students to gain hands-on experience in the world of business and marketing. Agriculture Business students at the college are taking the olives grown on campus and turning them into bottled, marketable olive oil, offering a taste of entrepreneurship and marketing prowess.
Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC), has seen a lot of changes over the last few years. Recently, they hired local actor Peter Allwine as their new General Manager. KRL thought it would be interesting to get to know some of the current RCTC board members a little better—many are also local actors themselves who had been on the RCTC stage many times over the years. We are starting off with Stevie Barnett, who is their current board secretary.
This week we have an interview with local author and former Reedley College Instructor David Borofka and information on his upcoming book event at Book Barn in Clovis.
It has been a while since KRL interviewed any local teachers, so we thought it was about time. This week we are chatting with the new choir director for KCUSD, Calista Domingcil. She began this August. Calista says that her job as Choir Director is to teach students how to sing, read music, and work well with others.
Local woman, KateLyn Peters, is the owner of one of Reedley’s newest businesses. Peters is a Reedleyite, Reedley High School grad, Reedley College grad, and Fresno State grad, who jumped at the opportunity to provide printing services based here in Reedley. While she didn’t exactly set her sights on owning a printing business, let alone a printing business in Reedley, way back in college when she was a business student at Reedley College, she did latch onto opportunities that eventually positioned her to acquire and relocate a thriving business to her hometown.
Once upon a time, there was a place called the 1960s. There was music, and there were girl groups, and there was big hair, especially . . . . . Beehive Hairdos. Journey with me now to the Reedley Opera House, where the River City Theatre Company presents . . . . . Beehive, the ‘60s Musical through July 30.
Earlier this summer KRL made several trips to the Reedley Farmers Market taking place at Reedley College and made several delicious discoveries—from food trucks covered in our Great Food Search column, to great local coffee and bakeries! My personal favorite finds were Graceful Bakes, Zolú Café, and Butter Me Up Bakery! This week we are interviewing the owner of Butter Me Up, Leslie Valadez from Dinuba, California.