As the title implies, “Guys and Dolls” is all about the pairings, and there are a lot of fun and lovable pairings to choose from in this production of the show presented by Fresno Pacific University this weekend – from lovers quarrels to male bonding and female solidarity, it’s got something for everyone in the […]

To see the list by region, go here.  JANUARY Sense And Sensibility. January 4 – February 25, 2018 Good Company Players – 2nd Space Theater – Fresno http://Gcplayers.Com/   Nevermore. January 5 – 21. Playhouse Merced http://Www.Playhousemerced.Com/   Boys of Broadway. January 12 – February 4. Visalia Community Players http://visaliaplayers.org/   Annie.  January 18 — […]

To see this list by month, go here.    Merced and Madera Counties Playhouse Merced Nevermore: The Imaginary Life And Mysterious Death Of Edgar Allan Poe. January 5 – 21. The Pillowman. January 31 – February 4. Suessical. February 9 – March 4. Next To Normal. March 16 – April 1. Jane Eyre. April 21 […]

Twelfth Night at Fresno Pacific University is definitely a festive production. There’s Feste, the fool, various choristers called “Festivities”, a festive title, and a festively decorated mantle piece front and center. It is only missing a Festivus for the Rest of Us, although Malvolio’s litany of complaints in the final act would definitely qualify as […]

So as not to bury the lede, let me just get to the announcing: I’m going to do an experiment in theater reviewing on this blog this year. I hope those of you who produce theater will help me out with it. For the next year, I will be open to reviewing your productions in […]

While there are so many terrific moments that come to mind after seeing The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday night, including drop-dead gorgeous Camille Gaston singing in a truly drool-worthy silver sequined bomber jacket (just let that image sink in), the moment both my husband and I have mentioned several times this weekend involves a PowerBar. […]

If you receive my almost-monthly newsletter, you got this in your inbox early. Yay, you! To sign up for my newsletter in which I give recommendations and shout-outs for area theater, go here: http://eepurl.com/crErF5 In order of opening dates! RUNNING/OPENING IN SEPTEMBER StageWorks Fresno Mothers and Sons – Final Weekend, September 15 – 17. (Play, Drama) Playhouse […]

A few months back I wrote a blog post entitled POST-MORTEMS, PRODUCING ROGUE, AND PREPARING FOR MOM’S DEATH. It was about how I found out that my mom could go at any moment just a few weeks prior to Rogue Festival, my biggest event of the year. Well, as is the case with my mother, […]

One of the things about making comedy work is that to get to the truthful emotion beneath the comedy, you have to play it straight. You can’t goop up the joke with obvious pandering and knowing winks to the audience. You have to commit. My favorite moment in Stageworks Fresno’s production of the hilarious The […]

A bit over a week ago, we started rehearsals for “Hedda Gabler” for The New Ensemble. It’s a great cast, scene work has been cooking along, and we’re headed into our first long rehearsal tomorrow. But I’ve been strangely social media shy on this one. Not normal for me. I’m more accustomed to sharing little […]