Ice House

Force of Nature On Stage At The Ice House

by Nancy Holley

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.

On The Road To A Musical–The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-Directing Part 2

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.

Always … Patsy Cline: On Stage In Visalia

by Nancy Holley

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 on Stage in Visalia

by Nancy Holley

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.

Our Town, At Visalia Ice House

by Nancy Holley

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.