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Opening May 2 – 4, 2019 in the Fresno area: Carmen Jones This University Theatre production at Fresno State is based on Meilhac & Halevy’s adaption of Prosper Merimee’s “Carmen”, written by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Georges Bizet. This Fresno premiere is directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis and runs May 3 – 11, 2019 in the John […]
A couple of upcoming theater listings that may not be in your regular feeds this month: Hanford Multicultural Theater Company Waiting Women, an original play A female-western stageplay about the notorious stage coach robber Pearl Hart. In vaudeville storytelling, Pearl recounts her life in a prison with colorful women at the Yuma Territorial Prison in […]
Filling the need for challenging black-box theater in Kern County, Theatre in the Black launches in Bakersfield.
Reading recommendations, theatre rituals, and more from Brad Myers, professor of theater at Fresno State.
I first met Sergio Garza when I cast him as Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues at the Ice House Theater, home of the Visalia Community Players (VCP), nearly 20 years ago. (Although I have a vague notion that we knew each other before? Folks go back so far in Visalia, it is hard to say. […]
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 […]
I’m a tad tipsy today due to my sewing project (don’t ask, long story!). But I’m happy to give you five slightly tipsy thoughts about StageWorks Fresno’s Fun Home, which runs two more weekends. (It’ll probably be sold out so get tix in advance.) In fact, I’ll think I’ll make a new blog category for it. […]
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 […]
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 […]