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"Seminar" show #875

Teresa Rebeck’s riveting living room drama, Seminar, is being given a collegiately capital treatment at Fresno State University, which...

"Once," show #874

CenterStage Clovis has an impeccable production of Once, the musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, on its hands....

Mini-Rogue Review Round-up Day 2

Titillated Donna Kay Yarbough has brought a new title to Fresno audiences, Titillated, a journey of comedic erotica through the mediums...

Mini-Rogue Review Round-up Day 1

Day 1 brought two featured shows and one special event to the LAByrinth Art Collective venue, and the house was filled audiences ready...

"Noises Off," show #870

When the Municipal Theatre presents their love story-gone-wrong, Nothing On, audiences are treated to a tech rehearsal—but it might be a...

"Les Miserables" show #869

The sweeping, epic presentation of Les Miserables is still prevalent and powerful when done with the right company of musical theatre...

"Jersey Boys," show #868

Oh, what a show! Sierra Repertory Theatre is gifting audiences with a pitch-perfect premiere of Jersey Boys, the bio-musical of Frankie...

"On Your Feet!" show #867

There is something to be said about a musical which successfully portrays its central figure in a streamlined, engaging way that honors...

"Next to Normal," show #865

In Laramie Dawn Woolsey’s director’s note, she writes, “My hope is that our audiences find pieces of themselves reflected in this show…”...

"Men on Boats" show #864

Jaclyn Blackhaus’s Men on Boats re-imagines the 1869 government-sponsored expedition to the Grand Canyon by putting a female lens on the...

"Hairspray" show #863

The current touring production of Hairspray packs a mighty punch of energy and talent, led by a dynamite Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad,...

Rogue 2023 Round-Up

I had one day to enjoy as much Rogue Festival 2023 as I could, so I loaded up the schedule and took in five stellar shows. Below are some...

"She Kills Monsters," show #860

An epically enjoyable campaign is happening at Selma Arts Center in the form of Qui Nguyen’s poignant and entertaining play, She Kills...

"The Phantom of the Opera," show #856

The reason for the trip. When I started going to New York (2012) I was always asked, “Why haven’t you seen Phantom… yet?” My reply was...

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," show #858

I went into Los Altos Stage Company’s production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile completely cold to the script. I’d heard about it, I...

"A Strange Loop" show #855

In easily the most vulnerable piece of musical theatre writing I’ve witnessed grace a Broadway stage, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer and...

"MJ: the Musical," show #854

I’ll be honest: I was not totally looking forward to seeing MJ: The Musical. I’m, at best, a moderate appreciator of the late pop icon’s...

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