Season 14: 2021 / 2022

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 In The Next Room Or The Vibrator Play

by Sarah Ruhl

It is the 1880s, and Dr. and Mrs. Catherine Givings live in a beautiful, seemingly sensible Victorian home, where Dr. Givings also runs his private medical practice. Electricity is still a novelty, and as the intelligent and free-spirited Mrs. Givings cares for her new child under the bright glow of a floor lamp, something else is buzzing in the next room. Dr. Givings, a kind -- if overly analytical -- scientist, has invented a device to relieve “hysteria” in both men and women. The brilliant new device is a vibrator (though Dr. Givings refers to it euphemistically as a “machine”). When Elizabeth, a grieving wet nurse, is brought in to care for the Givings’ baby, and Mrs. Sabrina Daldry, an anxious, depressed patient arrives for treatment, the Givings are forced to confront the realities of their marriage, their love for one another, and the nature of intimacy-- all without the help of an electrical current. Provocative, moving, and utterly charming, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room is a comedy about passion, true love, and orgasms.

PG 13

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 13 The Musical 

by Jason Robert Brown

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. 13 is the only Broadway musical ever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers.

Auditions will be held on Saturday 14th at 6:00pm at

The New Hope Community Church

4620 Nees Ave

Clovis CA 93611

Please bring 13-32 bars of music memorized and ready to sing. You should also be prepared to dance.

Rehearsals will begin the week of August 16th and will be Monday through Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am -2:00 pm. Days and times are subject to change. Shine! will do its best to work with school schedules. 

 

Renegade Fest: the only fringe festival solely dedicated to Student Artists... and it's a Fresno original! Last year we showcased musicians, poets, actors, stand-ups, choirs, an improv troupe and a solo theater artist! All amazing and all students! And this year, we've grown! We are adding a second day! So, make plans to see the very best in young talent that the Valley has to offer

Bare The Musical 

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What would you do if you had all eternity?

"...this is an intimate family story of love, loss and the purpose and power of storytelling in the American folk tradition of Twain and Wilder." 

       -  Variety

"Tuck startles with its emotional resonance and theatrical force! A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical!"

      - The New York Times

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck's unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

Based on the best-selling classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted fot the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Feder, featuring a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.

Rated PG

Interested in auditioning?