Reviews are by Donald Munro; NR = not reviewed. For performance information, see calendar listings on Page 19.
Vuelos and Necromancin’ Around: CURTAIN 5 TheatreGROUP presents two playwriting winners from Roosevelt School of the Arts at the Fresno Soap Co. (Opens Friday, Jan. 29)
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9 to 5: Good Company Players performs the Broadway musical based on the popular 1980 movie at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. Through March 13.
Lullaby of Broadway: Reedley’s River City Theatre Company presents a musical revue featuring favorite songs. Through Feb. 6. (NR)
Moonlight and Magnolias: The “mostly true story” about rewriting the screenplay of “Gone With the Wind” in five hilarious days continues its Good Company Players run at the 2nd Space Theatre. The goofy premise works for a while, thanks to Denise Graziani’s whip-fast direction and solid performances from Gordon Moore as screenwriter Ben Hecht and Eric Estep as director Victor Fleming. But the one-note hilarity is hard to sustain because of the wobbly script, and Henry Montelongo offered a too-blustery performance on opening night. Through Feb. 21.
Ten Nights in a Bar Room: Porterville Barn Theater presents a 19th-century temperance melodrama demonizing the use of alcohol. Through Feb. 6. (NR)
NEXT WEEK’S OPENINGS
Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang: The town of Prairie Dog is the setting for this Wild West comedy at the Tulare Encore Theatre Company. (Opens Friday, Feb. 5)
Dogfight: The Visalia Players opens this poignant musical set in the Vietnam War era. (Opens Friday, Feb. 5)
Hairspray: Playhouse Merced sings “Good Morning, Baltimore” in the popular musical. (Opens Friday, Feb. 5)