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University Theatre and The Contemporary Dance Ensemble are pleased to present “Covenants”. The annual spring dance concert is under the artistic direction of Kenneth Balint and features choreography from Balint, Farrah McAdam, Anandha Ray, and Zachary Segovia. The concert runs February 14 – 22, 2020 in the John Wright Theatre in the Speech Arts building on the campus of Fresno State.
Consisting of six new dance works the Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s spring dance concert, “Covenants”, represents the artistic work of four choreographers, fifteen talented dancers, and numerous behind-the-scenes artistic collaborators. Together they present an evening of contemporary dance steeped in passionate expression, self-reflection, and pathos in motion.
“This year’s fifteen-member ensemble will present dance works that examine the many different aspects of contemporary life,” says Balint. “Commitment, strife, understanding, contentment, and enjoying a great slice of pizza, to name a few.”
The concert includes choreography from Sonoma State University professor Farrah McAdam, Moving Arts Dance Artistic Director Anandha Ray, Fresno State professor Kenneth Balint, and student choreographer in residence Zachary Segovia.
The ensemble includes Nicholas Castro, Khalil Curry, Sahar Das, Megan Evans, Zachary Garcia, Sarah Holm, Jessica Lopez, Loretta Mimms, Cristian Perez, Fabian Perez, Jose Ruiz, Zachary Segovia, Dalaiah Towns, Robert Vaca, and Blia Xiong.
February 14 – 15 & February 18 – 22 performances begin at 7:30 p.m. February 16 performance begins at 2:00 p.m.
Latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion.

Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre

928 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

Performance Dates: January 3- February 23, 2020

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: All Shook Up

Performance Dates: Feb 21, 2020 – Mar 8, 2020

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: Big River

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

1226 N. Wishon Avenue at Olive
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: Something Rotten

Performance Dates: January 16 – March 15, 2020

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 2020

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: Cinderella

Performances: March 5-7

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

Current show: Beehive

Performances: January 24, 25, 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm
January 26, February 2, 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm

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

Current show: The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society First Attempt

Performances: February 29-March 22
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: Les Miserables School Edition

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: Puffs

Performances: February 14 – 29

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.

Sierra Rep Opens Their Legendary 2020 Season with Camelot

SONORA, CA – Sierra Repertory Theatre opens their Legendary 2020 Season with a different take on the classic musical Camelot. With book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, Camelot tells the story of the idealistic King Arthur who led Britain against Saxon invaders in the late fifth and early sixth centuries, a fable that was later adapted in T.H. White’s book The Once and Future King, which was later turned into the musical. This new small-cast version has been adapted by David Lee. While one could say that the piece was adapted to make the show more affordable for regional theaters, the reworking is brilliantly done, putting a sharp focus on the three main characters and transforming it to an intimate story of love, hope and leadership. With a rich score boasting such gems as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot,” Lerner and Loewe’s fantastical masterpiece triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that led to a film version and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Sierra Rep’s new production will be directed by the theatre’s founder Dennis Jones.
Idealistic King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. His ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Sir Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.
Camelot is still well-known as the wistful, inspirational musical about a leader of conscience and a commitment to the ideals of better, fairer government. Not to mention, a reminder of a bygone administration headed by John F. Kennedy that, at the time, adopted the musical as an avatar of its own aspirations. Camelot is a shining example of how a work of popular entertainment, when it comes along at the right time, can embed itself in the public imagination and acquire social resonance.
“When I read the sparkling new adaptation by David Lee, I couldn’t imagine another show I would be more excited about directing,” says Dennis Jones. “SRT’s first production of Camelot in 2001 (directed by Frank Latson) was a huge, lush, multi-set affair with a cast of almost thirty that ran over three hours. This adaptation has pared down the cast to eleven, a unit set and will run around two hours. At the heart of this play nothing has changed and that’s what makes this Camelot so exiting to direct. We are still engrossed by Arthur’s quest for his utopian society. And, throughout the journeys and travails of Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot, we are continuously enveloped by the romantic Lerner and Loewe score everyone loves. (In my opinion, their most romantic.)”
The role of King Arthur will be played by Jerry Lee* (SRT’s Cabaret, Route 66). Courtney Glass* (SRT’s Annie, White Christmas; Broadway’s The Woman in White) will return to play Queen Guenevere. Lancelot will be played by Brian Krinsky* (National Tour of Anything Goes), who will be making his SRT debut. The cast includes Lake Wilburn as Mordred, Brian Michael Henry as Sir Lionel, Christopher David Roché as Sir Sagramore, James Smith as Sir Dinadan, with Abigail Campbell and Laura Millar as Ensemble, all making their SRT debuts. Returning to SRT are Atticus Narron (Holiday Jukebox/SRT Jr), Fiona Mowbray (White Christmas) and Amy Mannon (Ring of Fire) who will be adding live percussion.

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