Theater & Arts

Tyler Perry, his play head to Fresno

TV, movie and theater impresario Tyler Perry is coming soon to a Fresno stage.

\Perry’s play "Madea's Big Happy Family" will stop at Selland Arena on Jan. 12.

Tickets cost $60 and $70 and go on sale at noon Monday. They’ll be available at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center box office, online at or by calling (800)-745-3000.

Perry is a man who wears many hats. He's a writer, director, producer and actor — with matriarch Madea being one of his most famous characters. His movies include "Why Did I Get Married?" and the "Madea" franchise. He also created TV shows "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns."

Most of his movies are based on plays — "Madea's Big Happy Family" being the latest. It'll be Perry's first time touring with a play in five years.

"I needed to get away from Hollywood for a second ... clear my head," he wrote on his Web site. "There is no better way to do that than to come out and see your faces and be reminded of where this all started."