Reviews are by Donald Munro; NR = not reviewed.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Playhouse Merced opens the musical favorite. (Opens Nov. 18)
9 Parts of Desire: Fresno Pacific University presents Heather Raffo’s play about Iraq and America through the eyes of nine women. Closes Nov. 19. (NR)
A Christmas Story, the Musical: Good Company Players brings back last year’s popular holiday title. Through Jan. 8.
Farragut North: Fresno City College opens Beau Willimon’s political thriller loosely based on Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic presidential primary election campaign. Closes Nov. 19. (NR)
The Gin Game: The Curtain 5 TheatreGROUP and Fresno Soap Co. open a fundraising production at the Fresno Art Museum about two lonely senior citizens at a retirement home who strike up an acquaintance. Closes Nov. 20. (NR)
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play: This Good Company Players production at the 2nd Space Theatre re-creates the classic movie. Through Dec. 18.
The Last 5 Years: Visalia Players presents the two-character Jason Robert Brown musical. Closes Nov. 20. (NR)
OPENING NEXT WEEK
White Christmas: College of the Sequoias opens the Irving Berlin musical based on the 1954 film. (Opens Friday, Nov. 25)