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Local Voice Acting Opportunity – Kings River Life launches mystery podcast

The folks at Kings River Life have always had diverse interests. Owner-editor Lori Lewis Ham has always emphasized local events, arts, and fiction authors throughout her coverage. She has recently launched a new podcast called Mysteryrats Maze Podcast  where she features the opening chapters of a mystery novels, read by area actors. The first podcast features The […]

The Heiress closes this weekend at 2nd Space

I had the pleasure of seeing The Heiress at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theater last month and it is a beautifully rendered production of one of my favorite novellas. Henry James’ “Washington Square” is one of the best pieces of characterization and tight domestic plotting in 19th century literature, and The Heiress‘s adaptation does it justice. The […]

Circle Mirror Transformation at ViSTA Theater

Fresno’s ViSTA Theater is a little-known fledgling company connected to the Fresno Music Academy. Owner-operators John Alden and Debi Ruud have enlisted local theater veteran Kate McKnight to spearhead their theatrical endeavors in the small, black-box space next to the music school. In so many ways, Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker is designed for […]

Big List of Summer Shows 2018

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 […]

The End of the Trail for me as Rogue Festival Executive Director

Official statement-like stuff: Yesterday was my last day as the executive director of the Rogue Festival. I gave the board of directors notice in January and my term finished with the second quarter board meeting last night. When I was brought on board to guide the festival in May of 2016, I promised the board […]

Just a Moment: “A Streetcar Named Desire” at University Theater Fresno State

It is very difficult to write about a single moment or scene in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” without giving away spoilers. Although I don’t know how you can spoil a 70-year-old American Classic, but hey . . . There are people out there who have never experienced “Streetcar” and that’s just the world […]

Just a Moment: “Guys and Dolls” from Fresno Pacific University Theater

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 […]

Big List of Spring 2018 Shows in the San Joaquin Valley – Month by Month

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 — […]

BIG LIST OF SPRING 2018 SHOWS BY SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY REGION – NORTH TO SOUTH

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: A festive night with students and Shakespeare

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 […]