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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Pride this month we wanted to interview a local LGBTQ+ performer, so we chatted with one who does a little bit of everything in the theatre community, Michael C. Flores. Michael was born and raised in Madera, CA and has been very involved with Selma Arts Center since 2015.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Since theatre on stage is on hold right now, it seemed like a good time to feature some local actors who have also been acting on our podcast, Mysteryrat’s Maze. This week we chatted with local actor and director Kelly Ventura who has been the voice of several of our episodes. Mysteryrat’s Maze features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors.

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by Steven Sanchez



Filmmaker, editor, musician, producer, these are the many titles that shape Robert J. Thissen’s identity. This Central Valley artist has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his work as a television and associate editor on several TV shows ranging from Hart of Dixie, Life In Pieces, Rizzoli and Isles, and that’s just naming a few. He’s become a go-to from the big studios in Tinseltown, maybe you’ve heard of them, the selection being Warner Bros. Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Disney, along with others. But now he’s shifting gear and his focus to another craft…music.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The San Joaquin Valley is filled with an incredible amount of talent and we enjoy giving our readers a chance to get to know more about these talented people here in KRL. This week we are profiling local director J. Daniel Herring who just finished the 115th fully mounted theatrical production that he has directed!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This Valley is filled with some amazing talent and we enjoy giving our readers a chance to know more about the people that they see on stage. This week we are profiling local actor, director, and choreographer Greg Grannis, who is currently performing in Crazy For You at Roger Rocka’s in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Due to a crazy summer, it has been awhile since we’ve had a local actor or director profile, so this time we have someone who does pretty much everything–Greg Taber is both an actor and director, along with being a major force behind the Woodward Shakespeare Festival, and running his own theatre company.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Because the Valley has so much talent in it’s local theatre community, we like to profile local actors and directors and let people get to know the people they see on stage, and others behind the scenes that make these shows happen. After a break for the holidays we are back with a new profile, but this time we thought we’d do things a little differently–this time we have an interview with local actor/director Heather Parish who is also the founder of The New Ensemble theatre company in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



At KRL we enjoy putting the spotlight on some of the wonderful local talent we are blessed with in this Valley. Because it is Father’s Day weekend, we decided to profile someone who is not only an actor and director, but someone who has worked many times locally with his actress daughter–local actor and director Joel Abels.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Here at KRL we love to put the spotlight on the tremendous amount of talent in Valley theatre. This week we are profiling Fresno boy Brent Moser, who has been acting and directing locally for many years.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, this week we wrap up the videos as they head into Hell/Tech week starting Monday and opening night on Friday!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week six we are talking with the choreographer Bethany Reynolds. Keep coming back each Sunday morning until the show opens August 17!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week five we are again talking with Director Corey Ralston–touching base on what they’ve been doing and what’s coming up such as choreography (which we will cover next week), props, set building, blocking & more and continuing our cast interviews.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week four we are talking with Assistant Director Jennifer Toledo about designing the set.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week three we are talking to Vocal Director Merina Amos, sitting in on vocal warm ups and chatting with more of the cast!

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