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Local Drama Club Tackles A Tricky Task In Ashland

By Rebecca Townsend —  O’NEALS — The Minarets Drama Club recently returned from their annual field trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, organized by drama teacher Kayla West and Spanish teacher/dance coach Karen Urrutia-Polnitz. Our students joined others from Sanger and Clovis to watch five productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, Othello, The Way the Mountain ...

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Shakespeare Comedy “The Merry Wives Of Windsor” In The Art Park

MARIPOSA, CA –– The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, present an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor by Merced Shakespearefest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre. In this raucous, farcical comedy directed by Colton Dennis, the roguish Falstaff sets his ...

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Auditions for Squirrel Cage Theatre’s Fall Follies

NORTH FORK – It’s time for auditions for the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co.’s annual Fall Follies. This year’s show will includes various musical acts and the melodrama “Alaska or The Secret of Yonder Mountain,” written by Robert Fulton Kennedy. Auditions are being held at the North Fork Studio (the building next to the North Fork Library) on Sunday, Aug. 26, ...

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Teens Take The Stage At Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — The Golden Chain Theatre’s teen summer workshop students will take the stage for three nights, in a rousing performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. The performing arts workshop for students in grades 7 – 12 began on June 25, and the talented young thespians have worked tirelessly since then to mount the performance set for this weekend. “These ...

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SCT Play Features Hijinks And History Of Madera County

NORTH FORK – History will be made – or rather recreated – at this year’s Spring Fling as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. (SCT) presents the story of how Madera became a county. This year, SCT is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Madera County with an original play written by long-time local thespian, LaRetta Roope, presented at the North Fork ...

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It Really Is A Wonderful Life (The Musical)

OAKHURST — Looking for a perfect way to share the wisdom of the holiday season with the entire family and friends, too? Heather Sconce is directing a production of It’s A Wonderful Life — the Musical — at Sierra Pines Church. Written and scored by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, the show opens on Friday, Dec. 1 for eight performances ...

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Mariposa’s History Comes Alive on Stage

By Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — At long last, Mariposa has its history play. Actually, The Story is intended by its author to be the first play in a cycle of theatre pieces about Mariposa’s past. Written and directed by Les Marsden, The Story stars an 11-member cast of local actors: Audrey Davis, Harve Dearing, Tina Dearing, Greg Dunn, Matty ...

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The Story of Mariposa Brought to Life on Stage

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Mariposa Theatre Alliance will present a live multi-media theater piece titled The Story, written and directed by Les Marsden. Featuring local acting talent, The Story will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 – 28, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 – 4 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, Nov. ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents “Seven Brides For Dracula”

NORTH FORK — This year’s Fall Follies will be a hilarious musical adaptation of the classic horror story transformed into a spoof titled “Seven Brides for Dracula.” The Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. first performed this popular comedy in 1985, and they are excited to bring it to the stage once again. Dracula takes up residence close to a sanitarium “For ...

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