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CenterStage Clovis

by Terrance Mc Arthur


In the matter of CenterStage Clovis vs. Legally Blonde: The Musical, both parties came out the winner. An exuberant cast cheerfully brings the story of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy (based on Amanda Brown’s novel) to tuneful life on the Mercedes Edwards Theatre stage. It’s funny, brisk, and there are a few delightful casting surprises.

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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2017 was another amazing year in the Valley. There were way too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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Plaid Tidings Presented By CenterStage Clovis

IN THE November 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Christmas shows are popping up all over the Valley, including CenterStage Clovis’ production of Plaid Tidings, performing the first weekend of December in Clovis, CA. Plaid Tidings is a fun and different sort of Christmas show–KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director, Scott Hancock, about the show.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently, Scott Hancock became the new Artistic Director for CenterStage Clovis. While new to the position, Scott is definitely not new to theatre. KRL sat down with Scott to chat about the new position.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The San Joaquin Valley is very rich in great theatre all year long and we at KRL enjoy covering it and sharing our finds with our readers. As part of our 5th anniversary celebration, it seemed a perfect time to highlight some of the great shows coming to the Valley this summer! We are also giving away tickets to four of these shows so you can celebrate with us.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love big, old-fashioned musicals, you will want to go see CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre’s production of The Music Man.

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Forever Plaid On Stage In Clovis

IN THE September 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing like four guys singing four part harmony! Last night I saw Forever Plaid on stage in Clovis and I found myself in four-part heaven! There are only two performances left of this show–both today, Saturday, September 21, and you don’t want to miss it!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


There’s nothing quite like four guys singing together in four-part harmony! It’s a beautiful sound and one you will hear plenty of if you go see the musical Forever Plaid this weekend presented by CenterStage Clovis.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



I have been a fan of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat longer than almost every member of the CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre production’s cast has been alive, and I love what Scott Hancock and his cast have done with it.

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Big River: On Stage In Clovis

IN THE July 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur,
andTheatre
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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Mark Twain created Huck in 1884, and the boy reached the Broadway musical stage in 1985 as Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller (“King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd” — Yes. That Roger Miller). Centerstage Clovis Community Theatre has staged a lively version at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre that bounces along with enthusiasm.

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