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Visalia Players

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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The Odd Couple Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE July 31 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players open their sixty-third season with a classic comedy, The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon. The original Broadway production starring Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Ungar won several Tony awards including Best Actor and Best Author.

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The Humans Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE June 5 ISSUE

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by Irene Morse



The final production in the Visalia Players 62nd Season is The Humans. If you are a fan, as I am, of the novel The Humans by Matt Haig, it will be understandable that you are excited about this play. If you are a fan of the British TV series The Humans, you will probably get excited all over again.

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Honky Tonk Angels Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE March 20 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



If Honky Tonk Angels sounds familiar to you, you may be remembering a 1993 album released by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. However, the only similarities between the album and Ted Swindley’s Honky Tonk Angels are three female singers and a single song “Sitting on the Front Porch Swing.”

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Grey Gardens Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Grey Gardens is unusual in a number of ways, but perhaps most notably for being the only musical based on a documentary. Thus, the show has an historical perspective uncommon in musical theatre.

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Janka Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Portraying a person you have known is an opportunity and challenge afforded few actors. Janice Noga is one of the select few as she embodies Janka Festinger in the Visalia Players’ production of Janka, which opens at the Ice House Theatre on January 11, 2019.

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by Nancy Holley



Escanaba in Da Moonlight gives theatregoers a night of rollicking merriment and an opportunity to glimpse life in Upper Peninsula, Michigan — heavily forested, often a bit strange, and perfect for deer hunting.

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Dixie Swim Club Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




Dixie Swim Club, as its title suggests, is set in the south and revolves around members of a swim club. To be exact, it is a delightful comedy that occurs in North Carolina involving members of a college swim team, who meet each year to reminisce, catch-up, and support each other.

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by Nancy Holley



Shakespeare in Love, as the opening show of the Visalia Players sixty-second season, is no accident. Based on a movie that won seven Academy awards, Shakespeare in Love is a light-hearted romantic comedy with themes familiar to all.

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A Few Good Men Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE June 13 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



A Few Good Men may be remembered best as an iconic movie, but it was originally an outstanding play which has been translated into many languages and performed world-wide. The Visalia Players are closing their sixty-first season with this powerful courtroom drama.

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by Nancy Holley



Nana’s Naughty Knickers, a delightful farce, bursts onto the Ice House stage on Friday, April 13, with gaiety for all. Even the title makes you smile, and that’s just the beginning.

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Mothers and Sons Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Family relationships are complicated. The storyline of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, which opens Friday, March 2, at the Ice House Theatre in Visalia, is no exception. Director Peg Collins identifies the play as “a deeply compassionate and touching look at the transformative nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2017 was another amazing year in the Valley. There were way too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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Boys of Broadway Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Ring in the New Year with a creative experience at the Ice House Theatre as the Visalia Players presents Boys of Broadway,”a musical revue written and directed by Leeni Mitchell. Regulars at the Ice House will recall our box office smash opener for the 2015-16 season Broads of Broadway, also directed by Mitchell.

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