Reviews are by Donald Munro; NR = not reviewed.
The Addams Family: Playhouse Merced presents the musical inspired by the TV show and comic classic. Through Oct. 30. (NR)
Brighton Beach Memoirs: The Selma Arts Center opens the nostalgic play by Neil Simon. Closes Saturday, Oct. 22. (NR)
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But Why Bump Off Barnaby?: Tulare’s Encore Theatre presents a farce about a man murdered at a family gathering. Closes Saturday, Oct. 22. (NR)
Camelot: The Good Company Players production at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater is a fine showcase for a classic, gorgeously melodic score that comes from a time when Broadway tunes still played on the radio. But the musical’s book (about Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Round Table) is creaky and old-school, and Elizabeth Fiester’s direction and the design of the show feels passive. Jeff Dinmore is a standout as Pellinore, the harumphing older acquaintance who moves into Arthur’s castle. Through Nov. 6.
The Rocky Horror Show: Porterville’s Barn Theatre presents the October favorite. Closes Saturday, Oct. 22. (NR)
OPENING NEXT WEEK
The Music Man: There’ll be trouble in Oakhurst when the Golden Chain Theatre opens the classic Meredith Willson musical. (Opens Friday, Oct. 28)
Tar Beach: Tammy Ryan’s semi-autobiographical play at Fresno State is an exploration of marriage, family dynamics and adolescence. J. Daniel Herring directs. (Opens Friday, Oct. 28)