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Hanford

by Lorie Lewis Ham




The comedy play The Foreigner just opened in Hanford. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director, Corey Ralston.

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Lost In Yonkers On Stage In Hanford

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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Lost In Yonkers presented by the Kings Players opens in Hanford opens May 30. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Jennifer Toledo.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



2013 has been another interesting year of theatre in the Valley. While there weren’t as many new and edgy shows, there were a lot of really good ones.

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The Bus Stop On Stage in Hanford

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This weekend The Bus Stop opens in Hanford presented by the Kings Players. KRL chatted with the show’s director Lindsey Surratt about the show.

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50 Years of Broadway On Stage in Hanford

IN THE September 11 ISSUE

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If you enjoy musical theatre then you don’t want to miss the Kings Players production of 50 Years of Broadway, currently on stage at the Temple Theatre in Hanford. This show was put together in honor of the Kings Players 50th year of producing plays.

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Everybody Loves Opal, and you should too!

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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To celebrate their 50th Anniversary season The Kings Players have decided to take a trip back to where it all began and produce the very first show that was ever performed by the players in 1963, Everybody Loves Opal, by John Patrick.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Recently Hanford band Poor Mans Poisons won the title of best new act in country music at the prestigious Texaco Country Showdown in Nashville, Tennessee with a prize of $100,000. They were chosen as the best of five finalists by an accomplished panel of judges. Past participants in this contest include superstars Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, and Martina McBride.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past week we took a look at the awesome theatre that graced this Valley in 2012, and recently KRL chatted with several local directors about their thoughts on theatre in 2013.

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Looking Back At Theatre in 2012

IN THE December 26 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



2012 has been an exciting year for Valley theatre. We have seen Valley premiere’s of shows like Next To Normal, Ave. Q, Spring Awakening and Ordinary Days. Fun classic shows like Fiddler On The Roof and Singing In The Rain. Fun newer shows like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Thought provoking shows like Assassins and Baptized To The Bone, and family friendly shows like Beauty and the Beast and A Year With Frog and Toad.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you are looking for a unique tea shop experience, you have to check out the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium located at No. 1 China Alley, in Hanford California’s China Alley Historic District. Not only is this place charming, but it offers over 100 different teas, good food and awesome coffee!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This weekend the latest installment of the Throttlebottom series, Throttlebottom’s Salute to Early Television, opens in Hanford presented by the Kings Players. This weekend the latest installment of the Throttlebottom series, Throttlebottom’s Salute to Early Television, opens in Hanford presented by the Kings Players.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend Cat On A Hot Tin Roof opened in Hanford at the Temple Theater, presented by the Kings Players. If you’re looking for a night of serious theatre that takes you to another time and place, this is the play for you.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



At KRL we like to profile local actors and directors to spotlight some of the incredible talent that is in our local theatres. This week we are profiling Corey Ralston from Hanford who is an actor and director who works primarily with the Kings Players who perform at the Temple Theatre. Corey is also on their board of directors.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend The Curious Savage opened in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players, and I had the pleasure of seeing it. It was a nice change of pace after all of the musicals I’ve seen lately to catch a straight play, and this one was a perfect blend of comedy and drama.

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