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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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight’s HAMLET gets all-noir on Bakersfield– and succeeds.

As a theater practitioner, you know you’re watching someone else’s good production when you start thinking, “Yeah, I’m gonna steal that. .. “.     Not borrow.  Not “ be influenced by”. Full on STEAL. While sitting in the Sunday matinee of the Spotlight Theater’s production of HAMLET, the impulses to thieve became too many […]