Mary Poppins Presented by Lindsay Community Theater

by James Kliegal

The smash Broadway hit, Mary Poppins, is the spring musical for the Lindsay Community Theater. Show dates for Mary Poppins are April 19, 20, 26, & 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 & 28 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are adults $15 ($10 online in advance) and students $5. Get tickets at Mary Poppins is directed by Jim Kliegl, and the choreographers are Chelsea Cusack, Linda Jarrett, and Haley Brummet.

Olivaia’s OLA Award Winning Olive Oil

by Lorie Lewis Ham

This year Olivaia's OLA in Lindsay, CA won Best of the Valley in the Big Fresno Fair San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition. We decided to reach out to them and learn more about this locally grown olive oil. Recently we chatted with Giulio Zavolta, who is cofounder of Olivaia’s OLA together with his wife Rachelle Bross. Giulio is educated and trained in architecture, and Rachelle is a PhD trained dietitian.

Theatre in the Valley During Shelter-In-Place

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.

Lindsay Community Theater: The Biggest Little Theater in Central California

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Community theatre is a very important part of any community and the Valley has been blessed with a multitude of community theatre companies. A few weeks ago we sat down with Jim Kleigl, who is the current theater manager of the Lindsay Community Theater, to learn more about theirs. While their current shows have been canceled or postponed like all others in this time of crisis, they eagerly await being able to perform again. If you would like to help support local theatre during this difficult time, consider purchasing a gift certificate that can be used when theatre is able to return.

The Arts Consortium: Art & Music

by Irene Morse

The members of the Arts Consortium are many and varied. They range from organizations whose presence in this area has been felt for many years to individuals and/or groups just embarking on careers or avocations in the arts. Here are two such members.