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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As we see more and more local theatre companies and schools presenting shows online, one more theatre company has taken the leap this holiday season with their second virtual show! Lindsay Community Theater will be presenting A Christmas Carol online December 19 and 20! We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Alli Smith to learn more. She has been directing shows for Lindsay since 2016.

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Christmas is Alive and Well with The Kings Players

IN THE December 5 ISSUE

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by Louella Moreland



What happens when a worldwide pandemic closes the doors to live theaters? After recovering from the initial shock, creative minds of organizations, writers, directors, and actors go virtual!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As theatre continues to be presented online, University Theatre at Fresno State will be presenting its latest show, Detroit ’67, streaming December 4-12. The cast includes Trey Jones, Alexis Myles, Madeline Nelson, Nwachukwu Oputa, and TJ Taylor. We chatted with the director of the show, Thomas-Whit Ellis, Professor of Theatre Arts, Department Chair, Africana Studies, to learn more.

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Stupid F***ing Bird On Stage at COS

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Stupid F***ing Bird opened this past weekend at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia produced by their performing arts department. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, written by American playwright Aaron Posner.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Suppose you were an Englishwoman in 1922, vaguely unsatisfied with your marriage, and you saw an ad for an Italian castle for rent for the month of April? Wouldn’t that intrigue you?

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Puffs on Stage at Selma Arts Center

IN THE February 19 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Harry Potter fans rejoice, we may have to drive all the way to San Francisco to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child but we can still enjoy some Harry Potter fun on stage right here in the Valley! Puffs, which is a Harry Potter inspired comedy, opened on the Selma Arts Center stage this past weekend and it is so much fun!

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by Jamie Letwinch


Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14-16, one weekend only performance, of the interactive, comedy dinner-show, Contempt of Court, by David Landau.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Recently Lindsay Community Theater in Lindsay, CA reached out to us about their upcoming production of A Shot in the Dark so we took a moment to char with the show’s director Jan Owens.

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Buyer & Cellar Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Keith Lindersmith brings a bit of the exotic to the Ice House through his role as Alex Moore in Jonathan Tolin’s Buyer & Cellar, which opens Friday, November 8.

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Kings Players Presents Paradise Lost and Found

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by Christa Van Gemert


The lost and found department of the Paradise Bus Company deals with a wide variety of misplaced items, but none so unusual as some of those seen in Pat Cook’s Paradise Lost and Found.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend the Enchanted Playhouse will be presenting the play, Prince Caspian, at the Fox Theatre in Downtown Visalia. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Clue—the board game was developed in 1943 by Anthony E. Pratt in England, where it was known as Cluedo, and first marketed in 1949. The murder mystery game challenged the players to deduce the weapon, location, and killer.

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Four Weddings and an Elvis Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The play opening at the Ice House Theatre on September 20 has an intriguing title: Four Weddings and an Elvis. One might chuckle a bit at its absurdity, and its content does not disappoint. Filled with wacky characters and surprising twists, laughs abound from beginning to end.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


All the world’s a stage…To be, or not to be…a pound of flesh…Lord, what fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare, right?
If nobody remembered his work, it would be like if nobody remembered…the music of the Beatles (Hmmm, isn’t there a movie…?)

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