Season 13: 2018 / 2019

 @ The Tower Theatre

815 E. Olive Avenue / Fresno / 93728



Prince of Teeth 

Prince David must rescue the beautiful Princess from an evil monster. All goes well, but once she is rescued, the Princess rejects David’s marriage proposal because of his ugly teeth! She takes Prince David into his own mouth, but she is kidnapped by his cavities! Prince David must learn how to care for his teeth, and only then will he get his love back. Packed with energy and humor, The Prince of Teeth is an exciting, educational show for children of all ages suitable for kids ages 3+.




October 26th and 27th, 2018


Fri. Oct. 26th @ 9:00 School Show

Fri. Oct 26th @ 7:00PM

Sat. Oct 27th @ 2:00PM






It's back! Year Two! 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!

We are now accepting applications for performance slots!

March 16 &17, 2019


The Tower Theatre Lounge

815 E. Olive Ave.

Fresno, CA 93728


Tickets: Shine! Office - 559.549.4741




Hero or Hood?


A troubled, destitute kingdom, ravaged by greed, is left to the mercy of an unscrupulous Sheriff. From nearby Sherwood Forest, one man and his band of vowed compatriots (the Merry Men) choose to make a stand for good. He captures the imaginations of the downtrodden peasants, woos the beautiful niece of the missing King Richard, and dedicates his life to the freedom of the good people of Nottingham. 


In this comedic and compassionate musical adaptation, we explore the age-old legend of love, civil disobedience and the true meaning of HOME.


Originally produced and developed at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, shortly after 9/11, Sarto’s musical adaptation garnered stellar reviews for telling “a happy, hopeful and accessible take on good overcoming evil, always welcome in most uncertain times.”



Performances: Apr. 26, 27, 28, 2019

Friday, Apr. 26th @ 9:00 am School Show

Friday, Apr. 26th @ 7:00 pm

Sat., Apr. 27th @ 2:00 pm

Sat., Apr. 27th @ 7:00 pm

Sun., Apr. 28th @ 2:00 pm



Saturday, Feb. 23rd


Monday, Feb. 25th

the Robin Hood Musical

by Mark Sarto

(Miracle of 34th St. / Sleepy Hollow / Cindy!)

 WINNER! 2013 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC  


We Are Monsters

by Denver Casado

-a Fresno Native-


We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows humans into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meet the eye. Most importantly these monsters and humans discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique. We Are Monsters is very much an “ensemble show”. Although the Humans and Oozy Lumpa are the most featured characters, the majority of the show features the Werewolf and Vampire ensembles. Within the ensembles are many opportunities for speaking and singing solos. Shine! Theatre has the amazing opportunity to once again partner with FSU’s theatre art’s puppet class. Actors will be using puppets to represent the characters. We are open to all ages and genders for the majority of the characters.   




Friday, February 01, 8pm


Saturday, February 02, 2pm

Sensory-Friendly performance


Saturday, February 02, 8pm








For the student Artists who want more...We present the most comprehensive training program in the Central Valley. The ensemble meets once a week for training in all areas of performance. The students will perform for several community outreach organizations as well as Shine! Theatre events. This is a full scholarship program. We are looking for 12 student artists ages 10-17. Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of music. Please provide sheet music for the accompanist at the time of the audition.


Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller

Book by William Hauptman adapted from the

Novel by Mark Twain


Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

Interested in auditioning?

Performances: July 19 & 20, 2019

Friday, July 19 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday,  July 20 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 20 @ 8:00 pm


Saturday, May 18, 2019


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Auditions will be held at Big Picture Elementary located at 735 N. Glenn Avenue (South of Susan B. Anthony Elementary)



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