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Due to Covid 19 most live theatre has been postponed until things are safe again. However, some companies are getting creative and providing virtual performances of different kinds.

Kings Players virtual Christmas show:

Kings Players of Hanford are continuing their work to provide entertainment to theater patrons of
the Central Valley, even though the Covid 19 pandemic has halted live performances at Temple
Theatre since late March. They will be releasing a new holiday virtual Readers Theatre series
called Christmas Comedies starting later this month. It will be available for viewing free on their
website www.kingsplayers.org starting after Thanksgiving. The line of the shows will be
Grandma Hit and Run?/Reindeer Rockettes, Christmas Mix-Up, Game Show-Pine Away No
More, and ’Twas the night Before Opening.
Writer and director Louella Moreland states, “After ending the popular Spooky Stories to Keep
You Six Feet Apart, Kings Players wanted to offer another virtual project for our actors and the
public. Many idea were put forward and out of the discussions it was decided to make our next
project a fun filled (slightly corny) holiday series. Thus Christmas Comedies was born. Kim
Spicer and Mary Catherine Paden were tasked with one part of an episode involving dancing
reindeer, while I worked with the other four episodes. All auditions and rehearsals were held via
Zoom, with actors recording their parts on cell phones. Kylee Robinson of Visalia pulled all the
pieces together, editing the clips into show format.”
The Players are hopeful they will be able to return to live shows sometime in the spring of 2021,
encouraging patrons to keep up with news and announcements via the website.
“We sincerely hope those watching will enjoy the stories as much as we did creating them.
Please share the link with your friends and neighbors. If you enjoy what we are doing,
Information for donating is on the website. We encourage you to think about the importance of
supporting the Kings Players so we can continue our work to provide fun, quality entertainment
to our community.”

University Theatre is pleased to present Detroit ’67, written by Dominique Morriseau and directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis. The production will stream online only December 4 – 12, 2020.
From the author of the hit Temptations musical Ain’t Too Proud, and the Obie award-winning Skeleton Crew, comes Detroit ‘67.
It’s 1967, Motown music rules, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by holding after-hours dance parties in the basement of their home. But when Lank shelters a battered white woman, the siblings clash over more than the family business and the riots burning the black neighborhoods of their city.
Detroit ‘67 is a redemptive story of family and survival, and was the winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
“Recently, the international community has seen and spoken out against the kind of social injustice still operating in America in 2020. ’Detroit ‘67’ is gives us a snapshot in time as we see these same divisions played out in the late 60’s,” says Ellis. “Hopefully, by looking at our views and norms of intolerance from the past, we can get a better handle on fixing this in the present.”
The production was rehearsed and filmed following strict Federal, State, and University protocols to ensure a safe, clean, and socially-distant production environment.
The cast includes Trey Jones, Alexis Myles, Madeline Nelson, Nwachukwu Oputa, and TJ Taylor.

You can purchase tickets here.

More information can be found on their website.

Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre

928 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: TBA

Thursday Shows 7:30 pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors
Friday & Saturday Shows 8 pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors
Sunday Matinee Shows 2pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors

To order Tickets call 559-266-0660 or 800-371-4747

2nd Space Theatre’s Upcoming Show

Reedley’s River City Theatre Company

Located in the Historic 1903 Reedley Opera House
1720 10th Street
Reedley, CA 93654

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: 2021

Thursday Shows 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday Shows 7:30 pm curtain
Sunday Matinee Shows 2pm
Tickets range from $10-$30

To order Tickets, call 559-638-6500 or 866-977-6500 or you can order them online.

Upcoming Show: TBA

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

1226 N. Wishon Avenue at Olive
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: TBA

To order Tickets call 559-266-9494 or 800-371-4747

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater’s Upcoming Shows

Woodward Shakespeare Festival

Summer performances take place on the WSF Stage in the North-east 12 Acres inside the Friant/Fort Washington entrance of Woodward Park in Fresno, California. (7775 Friant Road, Fresno, Ca, 93720). The area is a cool, grassy meadow, with trees offering shade from the Fresno sun. A map can be found on their website.

Current shows: Summer 2021

Thursday, Friday & Saturday Shows 8pm curtain FREE
$5 park entrance fee per car ($3 for Fresno residents)
Seating on a reserved or first come first serve basis
Bring a dinner or buy a snack at the park
Gates open at 7pm

Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Company in Visalia

Current show: TBA

Performances: TBA

Performance Location: Fox Theatre in Visalia

Evening Performances at 7 p.m.
Saturday performances @4:00 pm

For more information and a link to purchase tickets visit the event page for this show: www.facebook.com/events/474407910159332

Visalia Players

Ice House Theatre
410 E. Race Avenue (at Santa Fe Street)
Visalia, CA 93291
Reservations: (559) 734-3900
Theatre: (559) 734-3375


Performances: 2021

Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee’s Sunday’s at 2 p.m.

Individual General Admission $16; student $8 (tickets more at the door)

More information on the Visalia Community Players

Kings Players

Temple Theater
514 E. Visalia Street
Hanford, CA 93230
For Tickets Call 559-584-7241


Performances: TBA
Friday & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee’s at 2 p.m

Adults – $12 online and $14 at the door
Seniors & Students – $10

Children’s Musical Theaterworks

Children’s Musical Theaterworks mailing address
2425 Fresno St, #101
Fresno, CA 93721
For Tickets & Information Call (559) 442-3140

Performances at:
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
2425 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA, 93721

Current show: TBA

Performances: July 10-19
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinee’s at 2 p.m
Ticket Prices $14-$22

Selma Arts Center

Selma Arts Center
1935 High Street
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: (559) 891-2238

Current show: TBA

Performances: TBA

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinee’s at 2:00 p.m

Tickets are $13-$21. Tickets are on sale now at the Selma Arts Center Box Office, 1935 High Street, Selma. Tuesday – Friday, 1pm-6pm.

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