Terrance V. Mc Arthur

Young Frankenstein On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance McArthur


Do you remember the first time you saw the Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder movie Young Frankenstein? It was so different than anything you’d ever seen, and you laughed . . . a lot. Now, imagine seeing it live on stage, with people up there . . . singing and dancing! The laughter level in your brain must be going off the chart! You can have that feeling now at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, thanks to the rollicking Good Company Players production of Young Frankenstein (the musical) playing through November 6.

Great Food Search “Fresno Street Eats” Are Hard to Beat

by Terrance McArthur



Earlier this year, Lorie Lewis Ham, our editor, wrote about Mike Osegueda, creator of the Taco Truck Throwdown for the Fresno Grizzlies baseball games, and his brainchild, Fresno Street Eats, which brings groups of food trucks and food wagons to Valley malls, breweries, sporting events, churches, festivals, and any place where hungry people gather.

Arsenic and Old Lace: A Deadly Comedy Presented By Reedley’s River City Theatre Company

by Terrance McArthur


Once upon in Brooklyn, two elderly sisters rented out a room in their house. They welcomed lonely bachelors into their home . . . and the men were never seen again.
The Brewster sisters are at it again in Arsenic and Old Lace, a River City Theatre Company production at the Reedley Opera House through October 2.

Great Food Search: The Bethel/Jensen Connection

by Terrance McArthur


Put a pin in a map of Sanger on the intersection of Bethel and Jensen Avenues. Make it the center of a circle with a 1/4 mile radius. Inside that circle, you will find at least fourteen restaurants and places to eat. I have reviewed many of them in other Great Food Search articles. A few places are new, or ones I’ve missed in the past. Therefore, let me introduce…

Great Food Search—Here There and Somewhere Else

by Terrance McArthur


The typical Great Food Search of the month features a theme (Salads, Hot Dogs, The Tower District, et cetera) or a single restaurant (Mi Linda Tierra, Sunnyside Delicatessen). This month, it’s a little different: places I went to about the time I was reviewing something else, or it didn’t fit the theme for the month, or—"Hey! I haven’t been there in a Covid’s age!” Some of the pictures have been sitting in my photo file for a long time, so...it’s about time!

Sister Act On Stage Again At Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance McArthur


Sister Act returns to Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, with important parts and people from the 2017 Good Company Players production still intact. Camille Gaston is Doloris Van Cartier again, Ethel Birrell returns as a bubbly nun, and Laurie Pessano re-directs with style and strength. All of this against a background of Covid cancellations, substitutions, and understudies that underscore the depth and strength of the GCP casting pool.

The Addams Family on Stage at the Reedley Opera House

by Terrance McArthur


Have you ever tried to write a musical based on 150 single-panel cartoons?
That was the job faced by playwrights Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and songsmith Andrew Lippa, fifteen years ago, and it turned into The Addams Family. Now, the quirky musical is on the equally-quirky Reedley Opera House stage in a River City Theatre Company production through July 24.

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