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Bye Bye Birdie

by Terrance McArthur

When people think of Bye Bye Birdie, the Blossom Trail Players musical playing at the Sanger High School Multi-Purpose Room through July 1, they think of Dick Van Dyke, who starred on Broadway and in the movie. The 1963 film version also starred Janet Leigh because the studio didn’t think Chita Rivera was a box-office draw, and propelled Ann-Margret to sex-kitten stardom. BTP found a worthy successor to Rivera in Marissa Sanchez.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here at KRL we like to share with our readers the lives behind the very talented actors that perform for us on the local stages. This month we are profiling local actress Danielle Jorn who has graced the stage of many of the shows we have reviewed here.


by James Garcia Jr.

This spring, Kingsburg High School will be doing a production of the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie. The stage musical is a satire on American society set in the late 1950s and inspired by the Army draft notice given famously to Elvis Presley in 1957.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

This weekend the Kings Canyon Unified School District spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie, hits the stage at the Performing Arts Center at Reedley High School with a cast of 50 fourth through twelfth grade students and RHS Alumni.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham

This Valley is filled with more than its share of talented performers. Here at KRL we would like to spotlight some of these actors, directors, writers, singers, etc and give them a moment to be recognized for their abilities and successes. We would also like to let our readers know about some wonderful talent in their own backyards that they have the chance to enjoy.


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