Jim Gunn, Madera High’s drama teacher and director of the school’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” calls this play “an old-fashioned, silly and unpretentious story.”
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During one three-day period in the middle of a hot summer, three generations of Latino immigrants try valiantly to hold onto their culture in the Manhattan barrio of Washington Heights, which is threatened b
After three months of intense planning, set building, casting, and rehearsing, over 40 student actors, singers and dancers gave new meaning to the tautology, “I have to be me,” in Madera South Theater Compan
Six million murders is a statistic we can’t truly fathom, but the killing of a teenage girl, her family and others feels far more tangible after spending even 90 minutes with them.
Madera South High School’s play “Museum” ends with a cacophony of voices. Though I could see the actors and sense the words, I could barely pick out phrases from the flood until it eased.
Steele (Sarah Folsom) startled me when she suddenly sang lyrics from a 1969 Motown song by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong: “War … what is it good for?
The Greatest Show on Earth is back in the Valley, and there are a few new acts that make the trip to Fresno’s Selland Arena worthwhile.