The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance McArthur

Spelling bees—some people love them; some people hate them. It all depends on how well you did. But no matter how you finished in your school’s event—win or lose—you’ll find a moment that resonates in the Good Company Players’ musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through May 15.

Sister Act On Stage at the Reedley Opera House

by Terrance McArthur

Remember the Whoopie Goldberg movie “Sister Act?” You know, the one where a Vegas club singer witnesses a murder, and has to go into witness protection in a convent full of nuns? They made a musical out of it, and Sister Act is currently playing at the Reedley Opera House as a River City Theatre Company production through December 19.
The stage version, transplanted to a Philadelphia setting, sports music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Glenn Slater (School of Rock), and a script by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, and Douglas Carter Beane.

All Shook Up On Stage at the Reedley Opera House

by Terrance Mc Arthur

Did you ever end up in “Heartbreak Hotel” when you were trying to “Follow That Dream?” Did a “Devil in Disguise” you thought was a “Teddy Bear” turns out to be a “Hound Dog?” Do you want “A Little Less Conversation” from that “Burning Love?” Well, “It’s Now or Never!” Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and spend “One Night” with Reedley’s River City Theatre Company’s production of All Shook Up, a jukebox musical that blends the songs of Elvis Presley with bits and pieces of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

Beehive Presented By Visalia Players

by Nancy Holley

Join the Visalia Players for Beehive, the musical, a trip down memory lane, or for those who are younger, a peek into a time that was turbulent, jubilant, and by some, considered innocent. The 1960s was a decade that for women encompassed a transition from homemaker of the 1950s, picture June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) to the freedom of making their way in the world, envision Janis Joplin (Me and Bobby McGee).



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