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Enchanted Playhouse

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 Lorie Lewis Ham


This has been a difficult time for everyone. Not only are businesses closed that aren’t essential, but all events have been canceled as well. Many of those events have found creative ways to happen virtually, providing mostly free entertainment for those of us stuck in our homes. Community theatre has been hit particularly hard, canceling their shows has not only been disappointing for everyone, but they also don’t have those ticket sales coming in to help pay the bills.

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Enchanted Playhouse Presents Cinderella

IN THE February 26 ISSUE

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The Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting Cinderella at the Fox Theatre in Visalia next week. I had a chance to chat with one of the show’s directors, Kay Whistler recently about the show. She is directing the show together with Rob Meier.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend the Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting the play, Prince Caspian, at the Fox Theatre in Downtown Visalia. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I think most people are at least somewhat familiar with C.S. Lewis’ book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It has been a popular book for decades, and has even had some of its lore borrowed for other fantasy stories like The Magicians. I was thrilled to take my ten-year-old niece to see this play, and she was equally thrilled to be going.

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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


Kelly Ventura will be performing a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on December 7 and 8 for only 2 performances in Visalia at the Main Street Theatre. The show is a fundraiser for The Enchanted Playhouse. We sat down to chat with Kelly about the show.

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Save The Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE July 14 ISSUE

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by Evelyne Vivies


Some not-so-enchanting changes are on the horizon for The Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company, a charming little theater company that has been bringing family-friendly live theatre to Visalia from its location inside the Main Street Theater since the ’90s.

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Peter Pan at Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE April 25 ISSUE

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Peter Pan opens at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia this weekend. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I think it is safe to say that almost everyone is familiar with the classic children’s story, Charlotte’s Web. It is the story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider–a friendship so strong that Charlotte the spider would do anything to save the life of the silly little pig named Wilbur.

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by Terrance McArthur


Take a book of fairy tales (Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), rip out the pages, put them in a blender, add three scoops of puns, and flip the switch. When you’re finished, you might have A Walk in the Woods, the Enchanted Playhouse production now playing at the Main Street Theatre in Visalia through October 21.

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Robin Hood On Stage At Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This last month has been a time of swords and heroes for us here at KRL–first we had Camelot at Roger Rocka’s, and this weekend we saw Robin Hood at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, right? A big bad wolf huffs and puffs and blows their house down–or is that the real story? This weekend at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia, they presented a very different version of the story told from the perspective of the “Big Bad” Wolf.

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Rumpelstiltskin at The Enchanted Playhouse

IN THE February 17 ISSUE

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If you have kids and you would like to introduce them to theatre, or you have kids that already love theatre, I highly recommend attending a show at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia. They produce shows that are great for the whole family to see together, and especially fun for kids. It’s also a great place for kids to get a taste of being in theatre.

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