Reviews are by Donald Munro; NR = not reviewed.
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Anything Goes: Reedley’s River City Theatre Company presents the classic Cole Porter musical. Closes Saturday, March 26. (NR)
The Glass Menagerie: Amelia Ryan offers an excellent performance as a memorable Amanda Wingfield in this Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre production of the Tennessee Williams classic memory play about a family living in 1937 St. Louis. Director J. Daniel Herring, using distinctive freeze-frame staging at times, weaves a freshness and subtlety throughout the production, drawing restraint and passion from his cast, including Alyssa Gaynor in an aching performance as Laura, the daughter who can’t even imagine small dreams being fulfilled. Through April 17. Highly recommended.
The Little Mermaid: Good Company Players go under the sea with the Broadway adaptation of the popular Disney tale at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. Through May 15
The Wizard of Oz: Tollberry Theatre presents the musical classic at the Sierra High School Presentation Center in Tollhouse. Through April 2. (NR)
Through the Looking Glass: Playhouse Merced presents a musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Closes Sunday, March 27. (NR)
NEXT WEEK’S OPENINGS
The Outgoing Tide: Nancy Holley directs a Visalia Players production of Bruce Graham’s dark comedy about a couple married 50 years. (Opens Friday, April 1)