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Stephen Sondheim

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Oklahoma! was a tuneful musical of cowboys and farmers. Fiddler on the Roof created music out of Jewish life. A Chorus Line sang and danced about the lives of performers auditioning for a Broadway show. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street…..

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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



This is the second production of Into the Woods that I have seen in the last few weeks. I know I can always count on a StageWorks Fresno show to be well done, and their production of this Sondheim musical is no exception.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Into the Woods Jr. opens in Fresno this weekend, presented by Children’s Musical TheaterWorks. KRL took a moment to speak with some of the cast, Chris Ortiz-Belcher who plays the Baker and Claira Broach who plays the Bakers Wife, and the show’s director Brandon Delsid.

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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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Side By Side By Sondheim At The Ice House

IN THE November 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue of some of the many songs written by famous Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The show includes songs from such popular shows as A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Company, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, West Side Story.

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Company On Stage at COS

IN THE November 19 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Company is the story of Robert (played by Valley actor Terry Lewis), and all of his married friends. Robert is in his mid thirties and still single, and his friends keep trying to tell him how great marriage is and that he needs to be married too.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend A Little Night Music opened in Fresno at the Cal Arts Severance Theatre presented by StageWorks Fresno. As usual, StageWorks Fresno never disappoints. It was a wonderful show filled with incredible talent.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Who is more American? Abraham Lincoln or John Wilkes Booth? John F. Kennedy or Lee Harvey Oswald? The Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical Assassins looks at those questions by prying into the souls and psyches of the people who have killed—or tried to kill—Commanders-in-Chief.

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