Big List of Summer Shows 2018

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Here’s the Big List for the summer shows, as far as I can make it out! The Central SJV listings are for Fresno County and northward. The South Valley listings are Tulare/Kings Counties and southward. Shows are listed in order of their opening and closing dates.

Central San Joaquin Valley.

On The Road To Broadway. New Wrinkles. Through June 10. Senior Performing Group – Musical/Variety.

June Openings

On The Road To Broadway. New Wrinkles. Through June 10. Senior Performing Group – Musical/Variety.

The Heiress.  Through June 17. Good Company Players/ 2nd Space Theatre. Drama.
Read The Munro Review’s preview

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. May 24 – July 15. Good Company Players/Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. Family Musical.

Glengarry Glen Ross . June 1 – June 17. Playhouse Merced. Drama.

Circle Mirror Transformation. June 8 – 17. Vista Theatre At Fresno Music Academy. Contemporary Play.

Egad, A Woman In White! June 8 – 24.. Golden Chain, Oakhurst. Melodrama.

Othello. June 15 – July 8. Woodward Shakespeare Festival. Shakespearean Tragedy.
Read the season preview at Kings River Life. 

Guys And Dolls. June 21 – 30. Blossom Trail Players, Sanger.

Proof. June 21 – Aug 12 Good Company Players/ 2nd Space Theatre. Drama.

Fun Home. June 29 – July 15. Stageworks Fresno. Musical.

July Openings

Memphis. July 6 – 29. Reedley’s River City Theatre. Musical.

Sister Act . July 13 – July 29. Playhouse Merced. Musical.

The Yes! Project – Youth Engage Shakespeare. July 18. Woodward Park Festival Stage.

Bring It On The Musical. July 19- July 28. Selma Arts Center. Musical.

Into The Woods. July 19 – Sept 16. Good Company Players/Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. Musical.

Urinetown. July 20 – Aug 5. Stageworks Fresno. Musical.

The Little Mermaid. Jul 27 – Aug 4, 2018. Centerstage Clovis. Family Musical.

Start a Religious Cult for Fun and Profit. July 28. Jaguar Bennett, stand-up comedy/solo theater.

August Openings

Much Ado About Nothing. Aug 2 – Aug 25. Woodward Shakespeare Festival. Shakespearean Comedy.
Read the season preview at Kings River Life. 

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. August 3 – 12, 2018. Children’s Musical Theaterworks

Oklahoma! Aug 10, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018. Golden Chain, Oakhurst. Musical.

Mansplaining. Aug 11. Jaguar Bennett, stand-up comedy/solo theater.

Steel Magnolias. Aug 16 – Oct 14. Good Company Players/ 2nd Space Theatre. Comedy/Drama.

Baggage Check. Aug 23 – 25. FCC Theater Arts. Original play written and directed by Chuck Erven. (Link not yet available.)

Titanic. Aug 24 – Sep 16. Playhouse Merced. Musical.

South San Joaquin Valley

Assassins. May 18 – June 9. Empty Space Theatre, Bakersfield. Musical.

Pippin. May 25 – June 15. Stars Theatre Restaurant. Musical.

June Openings

A Few Good Men. June 15 – July 1. Visalia Community Players.

Hedwig And The Angry Inch. June 22 – July 7.  Empty Space Theatre, Bakersfield. Musical.

James And The Giant Peach. June 29 – July 14. Encore Theatre, Tulare. Musical.

1776. June 29 – July 22. Ovation Theatre, Bakersfield. Musical

July Openings

Singin’ In The Rain. July 6 – 28. Stars Theatre Restaurant. Musical.

Art. July 20 – 28. Empty Space Theatre, Bakersfield. Contemporary Play.

Little Women. July 27 – August 19. Kings Players, Hanford. Classic.

August Openings

Shakespeare in Love. August 3 – 19. Visalia Community Players. Comedy-drama, based on the movie of the same name.

The Marvelous Wonderettes. Aug 10 – Sep 1 .  Stars Theatre Restaurant. Musical.

Rock of Ages. Aug 17 – 18. Fourth Wall Theater, Visalia. Concert-style musical benefit.

Dancing At Lughnasa. Aug 24 – Sept 8. Empty Space Theatre, Bakersfield. Drama.

(Just a reminder, I don’t typically list high school or children’s theater productions unless it is an exceptional circumstance. There’s just too many to keep track of!)

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