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Win tickets to StageWorks Fresno’s final cabaret performance

You can win a pair of tickets to what is sure to be one of the most popular (and most poignant) events of the Fresno theater season. StageWorks Fresno will bid adieu to Fresno with a final cabaret performance (festivities begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre in downtown Clovis). Here’s a description:

Join us for one final CELEBRATION as we take a bit of a stroll down StageWorks Fresno’s memory lane with many of the performers and performances you have come to know and love over the years including Taylor and Daniel Abels Rodriguez, Meg Clark, Amalie Larsen and Terry Lewis along with MANY others as well as some surprises along the way.

The company announced it is disbanding after 10 years of providing a high level of theater in the Fresno area. Here’s my story on the closure and my list of Top 10 favorite productions over the years.

The event was originally planned at the Fresno Art Museum, but ticket demand was so high it quickly sold out. The cabaret was moved to the Mercedes Edwards, but seats are still limited. Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward paying some of the many costs associated with closing a longtime theater company. Tickets are $50, but a lucky member of The Munro Review will receive a free pair.

The contest is open only to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: What was your favorite StageWorks Fresno production? Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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Comments (26)

  • Anjali Kapoor-Davis

    I loved all of the shows but my favorite is Light in the Piazza. Thank you for ten amazing years Stageworks Fresno!

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  • Karan Johnson

    Going back always…A Year with Frog and Toad. So imaginative and a perfect way to introduce children to theatre.

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  • Lnda Ramirz

    Light in the Piazza

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  • Jennifer

    My favorite StageWorks Production was The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! 🐝

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  • Kbalfour

    Book of Will because it gave me the opportunity to work with the wonderful folks who created and sustained Stageworks. Though the company is shutting its doors I am so grateful for the level of theatre they brought to this region and the lasting friendships I have made by being a small part of it.

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  • Burrola Gloria

    I have loved so many Stageworks productions but I have to say that my all time favorite was La Cage aux Folles! Everyone did such a spectacular performance! I had no idea that Stageworks was ending this year. It brings tears to my eyes.

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  • Paige Addington

    I will start with my heart is broken that we lose another piece of culture in Fresno. Yes 10 years has been amazing but still…..so if I have to pick a favorite…. and this may sound crazy but I loved Momma Mia.. it was just great escape at a time when I needed a smile.

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  • Madeline Lynes

    Loved and moved by so many of the Stageworks productions. One of my favorites was, “Into the Woods.”

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  • Cathy Dunlap

    La Cage Aux Folles!!

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  • Julie Saldana

    La Cage Aux Folles. And the fact that my husband loved it as well made it extra special.

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  • Janet Baker

    I was really taken with The Last Five Years. I wish I could have seen it twice.

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  • Caty

    Fun Home

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  • Danielle Seaberg

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was one of my favorite Stageworks shows!!

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  • Amelia Romero

    The first stageworks production I got to see was Funhome and I’m so lucky to have had such a good first show to go to! That summer was just fantastic.

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  • Lisa Maria Boyles

    It’s really hard to pick just one. But if I can go with two, I’d say “Next to Normal” and “The Normal Heart.” I saw both with my daughter.

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  • Mary K Vaux

    I loved Casa Valentina. I was able to see a high school classmate in the starring role..Great play

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  • Julie

    25th Annual Spelling Bee!

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  • Kelley

    Beauty and the Beast

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  • Patricia La Mont

    It’s hard to pick just one. I have seen almost every show but Casa Valentina was certainly one of my favorites.

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  • Shannah

    I’m partial to Ragtime but picking a favorite is so difficult. Stageworks gave us more than just an enjoyable theatre experience. We were blessed with art that made us think about the human experience and our connections to others. ❤️

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  • Gail Marshall

    Without a doubt, “Next to Normal.”

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  • Silvia Fisher

    Grey Gardens and Dogfight

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  • Jennifer

    I loved The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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  • Sandi Moore

    My number one pick is La Cage aux Folles, with I Am My Own Wife as a close second. I will miss SWF!

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  • Rose Peralta

    Sadly I have never been able to attend a performance, but have followed Stageworks through the years. Would love to see the final performance!

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  • Barbara Mecca

    So many great plays and performances! Into the Woods was one of my favorites. Will miss Stageworks!

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