Weekend pick: In its 35th season, ‘New Wrinkles Presents America, Sing!’

From the sound of it, the hottest ticket in town this weekend — especially if you prefer matinees — is the latest edition of the much-loved “New Wrinkles” franchise at Fresno City College. The show opened with a fundraiser benefit performance on Friday, June 2, and the box office announced this morning that the Saturday, June 3 matinee was sold out. “New Wrinkles Presents America, Sing!” runs through June 11.

Now in its 35th season, “New Wrinkles” is performed by a talented volunteer cast aged 55 and older. Shows offer a distinct blend of music, dance, comedy and more. The director is David Bonetto.

Arts lover Jackie Ryle was there last night and loved this year’s show:

Here’s a 2018 interview I did with Bonetto about directing the show.


There are only eight performances in total, which is half of what used to be offered pre-Covid. Sellouts are common. You have to plan ahead.

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.

Comments (1)

  • Jackie Ryle

    Thank you for including my comments, Donald! It really IS a wonderful experience! David always brings out the best in everyone! There is so much talent, energy and joy in the group! I hope everyone had a chance to see New Wrinkles 2023!


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