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Reedley Opera House

by Lorie Lewis Ham



The musical West Side Story opened last weekend at the Reedley Opera House, presented by Reedley’s River City Theatre Co. This cast has the distinction of being made up primarily of high school and college students, making them closer to the actual age of the characters they are playing, giving this show an extra bit of realism.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



West Side Story opens at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Co., this weekend! Check out this fun trailer for the show and get your tickets now!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you are looking for a shave and haircut I wouldn’t recommend the barber Sweeney Todd, but if you are looking to see a good musical, I do recommend you going to see Sweeney Todd the musical now on stage at the Reedley Opera House.

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by Jim Bulls


Let me begin by rectifying a long-held belief by some and perpetuated by others: Jesse Janzen was not an old Danish sea captain. Even though many people will say Jesse retired from the sea and ships, it was actually his father who was the captain. That being said, let’s get back to our story about the Opera House.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Reedley’s River City Theatre Co. has been doing Legends shows for a few years now. What started as a novel idea that could have just been a one time thing, has blossomed into a yearly event for RCTC and for good reason! Local performers take the stage performing as some of the big musical Legends, and sometimes comedy ones, of the last few decades and it’s always a lot of fun.

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by Jim Bulls


Reedley was just a teenager of 15 years when Jesse Jansen raised the curtain on opening night in 1903 at the brand new Opera House. But in just those few short years leading up to this gala event, so much had happened that it warrants a look further back into Reedley’s history.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Everyone knows the famous story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It tells of a greedy old man named Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas and is mean to everyone. Then one night he is visited by three ghosts who change him forever.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This weekend we had the pleasure of seeing a fun musical that I’d never seen before, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, featuring the music of Neil Sedaka. It opened this past weekend at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Company.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



One would expect a musical named after a beauty product to be silly and fluffy, and while the musical Hairspray is filled with a lot of fun, energy, and laughter, it also has an amazing message–this is why it is one of my favorite shows. Hairspray opened this past weekend at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the Reedley River City Theatre Co., and I must say they have definitely done this show justice!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend The People Vs. Mona opened at the Reedley Opera House. The People Vs. Mona is a courtroom musical comedy set in the tiny town of Tippo, Georgia, starring an eclectic and crazy group of characters.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Les Miserables opened Friday night at the Reedley Opera House and runs until the beginning of August. We wanted to share with you a great promo video that was made for the show–below the video is all the basic info you need! Hope you go out and support local theatre and enjoy this fun show. Watch for a review here at KRL on Wednesday!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This year Reedley’s River City Theatre Company is celebrating their 10th anniversary and bringing back some of their earlier shows. One of those shows is a play entitled The Valentine, which opens this week at the Reedley Opera House.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur




The Reedley Opera House is an old-fashioned building. It’s the perfect place for old-fashioned musical “mellerdrammers.” The River City Theatre Company, for its tenth anniversary, has brought back the 2005 show that started the Fanny series of plays, Blossoms Up!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




With Blossoms Up! opening at the Reedley Opera House this next weekend, it seemed the perfect time to take a look at the man behind its main character, Fanny Feastyoureyes, Matt Wiebe.

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