Now streaming: the January episode of ‘The Munro Review’
A special thanks to the cast of Selma Arts Center’s “Spring Awakening” for being my January guests on “The Munro Review,” produced by the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC). I interview director Dominic Grijalva and actors Kindle Lynn Cowger and Kai DiMino about the production, which opens Jan. 26, and host two musical performances from the entire cast. They sound great. You don’t want to miss it.
Plus, I recap my coverage of Good Company’s “A Christmas Carol,” Fresno State’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” CMT’s “Annie,” Good Company’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” and Audra McDonald’s upcoming concert with the Fresno Philharmonic. And I preview Good Company’s “Sense and Sensibility” and “Annie,” tell you about a quirky little show called “Calculus: The Musical,” discuss the upcoming national tour of “Kinky Boots,” and give a shout-out to the Fresno Art Museum’s winter exhibitions.
You can watch the episode on demand on YouTube (above). And you can see it on broadcast TV on CMAC 1 (Comcast 93, AT&T 99) the following dates:
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 3 – 8:00 pm
Friday, January 5 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, January 7 – 12:30 pm
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1. Dominic Grijalva is amazing. Just some kid who found a couple ounces of gumption and said “I think I can.” He has taken the smallest of towns and the little arts center that could and has made it destination theatre for every young talented performer in the Valley.
2. It’s amazing to me how much the person at the top influences the company. Mark Norwood topped the charts in Reedley with daring choices and talent flowed. Mark left and there was young Dominic and the current turned his direction.
3. I can’t say enough about CMAC. This broadcast is evidence. The sound for the two numbers is stellar, better than any of the news networks ever provide. They’re training future broadcast professionals using the highest standards and equipment. Again, just another amazing place started with a few people who said “Why not?”
I’ve been in Fresno since 1985. This little raisin capital just keeps churning out young talent year after year after year. It was Audra then, it’s Kindle Lynn now. The future is secure.
And through it all, you’ve been there to cover it. Thanks, Donald.