Raisin’ Cain Players

Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, On Stage in Selma

by Destiney Warren

If you’re looking for something weirdly awesome to do this weekend, I suggest going to see the Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play play at the Selma Arts Center. As an avid Simpsons fan, I was really excited to go see a play that was loosely based around one of my favorite pop-culture icons. This play definitely surpassed my expectations. However, a word to the wise, this is not a play to take your children or grandparents to, unless your grandparents are cool with some occasions of violence, weapons, and cursing.

Valley Premiere of Heathers the Musical Coming to Selma

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Valley theatre always seems to be bringing us something new to see, and this summer has been no exception! Right now the Valley premiere of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is on stage in Reedley, and next month the Valley premiere of Heathers the Musical is coming to Selma, presented by the Raisin' Cain Players. We took a moment to chat with the show's director Dominic Grijalva about the show!

Shrek the Musical on Stage in Selma

by Terrance Mc Arthur

I keep trying to write a clever opening for my review of the Selma Arts Foundation production of Shrek the Musical, but I can’t seem to come up with anything. Instead, I’ll tell you the truth—the show is funny, the production really works, the cast is energetic and impressive, and you’ll be glad you went. I know that’s not an exciting way to review a play, but that’s what I’ve got.

The Charlie Chronicles, Part One: How I Got Here

by Terrance Mc Arthur

I’m going to start wearing makeup again.
I’m not changing my lifestyle, I’m just going back onstage for a full-scale musical comedy, which I haven’t done for almost 20 years. I’ve done shows, but they were mostly one-man programs at libraries, or they were in smaller venues where I had no need to alter or enhance my face with bases or liners.

October Theatre At the Selma Arts Center

by Lorie Lewis Ham

There always seems to be a lot of theatre going on in this Valley! Selma Arts Center and the Raisin' Cain Players have already given us some great theatre this year. They have a couple of shows coming in October which will each run just one weekend, so we took a moment to chat with Arts Center Coordinator Nicolette Anderson about those shows.