Drop into 1944, via Tennessee Williams’ classic drama, The Glass Menagerie and visit a time when war is ending, the economy is shaky, and a family is attempting to maintain relationships without understanding.
Steven Dietz’ Force of Nature dramatizes how our best laid plans often go awry and emphasizes the sameness of the power of life forces regardless of the era. From the present to the 1800s and back, Force of Nature describes the struggles of human nature against forbidden desires.
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.
As Kings River Life continues to follow the Visalia Community Players production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical, for week two we are on a costume hunt with Bee costumer Milinda Shelby and director Corey Ralston and we have the first of our cast interviews!
Patsy Cline burst onto the musical scene in 1956 at age 24 with “Walkin’ After Midnight”. “Walkin’ After Midnight” made history as it crossed over to score on both the country and pop charts. In the spring of 1963, when Patsy was just 30 years old, her skyrocketing career ended with a tragic plane crash. In six short years, her numerous accomplishments included performing at Carnegie Hall (unheard of for country singers and in particular a woman) and headlining her own show in Las Vegas (another first for a woman country singer).
Steel Magnolias, a witty comedy/drama by Robert Harling, is set in Louisiana in Truvy Jones’ beauty salon, which serves as a gathering place (think Starbucks) for women, more family than friends. Truvy (Leeni Mitchell) employs her magic wand and pixie dust making these women feel particularly special.
When Leeni Mitchell committed to direct Our Town for the Visalia Community Players, she realized that she needed to know more about Thornton Wilder’s message and reason for writing the play. In her research, she found that the play had layers to be peeled away.
Spend a laugh-filled evening at the Ice House Theatre in Visalia enjoying the Visalia Community Players’ current production of the uproarious comedy, Greater Tuna, which runs for through this weekend.