Category Theater and Events Listings

New indie theater company in Bakersfield: Theatre in the Black

Filling the need for challenging black-box theater in Kern County, Theatre in the Black launches in Bakersfield.

On Valley Stages in January

Here’s the fast-and-dirty list for those of you who want to know what your options are after you come up from your sugar-induced December coma. 

Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Fresno

What’s My Call Time Holiday Theater Picks for Your December Calendar

A Cocoa Cabaret, Austen for the Holidays, and Broadway Dickens.

Newsletter Links and ‘God Sees Dog,’ a student production that may be under your radar. (It was under mine!)

My November What’s My Call Time Newsletter listing this month’s shows in the area went out this morning at 5:30 a.m. (Here it is, if you missed it!) After about 12 hours, I like to look at the report to collect some data. The data can often tell an interesting story, if you know how […]

BIG LIST OF FALL SHOWS 2018

Once again, here’s as big a seasonal theater list as I can compile with the information readily at hand. From Merced to Bakersfield, all of the areas are listed together this time so you can see everything that’s playing.  I make no distinction between smaller companies, independent productions, community theater, professional companies, and “semi-pro”. They tend […]

All-female “1776” at Ovation Theatre in Bakersfield

In an incredibly busy July, I was excited to get the chance to make a run down to Bakersfield to check out an almost-new theatre company in the South San Joaquin Valley. Ovation Theatre is the new iteration of the Spotlight Theater, which years ago had me traveling down to see some stellar productions, including […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 — […]