On Stage in May

May, 2014

Time is running out
for your audience with the King
Good Company Players’ stirring production of The King and I is down to its final dozen performances at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.  It must end with the matinee on May 18 to make way for The Pirates of Penzance.

The King and I has been selling out, so don’t wait ‘till the last minute or you may not get tickets.  It’s a magnificent show with beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein music, a compelling story and great warmth.  Good Company Players’ outstanding cast makes The King and I a special treat for the whole family.

559-266-9494 or 800-371-4747, or
Buy online at Roger Rocka’s website.

It’s laughs ahoy when The Pirates of Penzance sets sail at Roger Rocka’s on May 22.  When buffle-headed scallywags kidnap a bevy of ditsy maidens, they are pursued by a cowardly constabulary and hilarity is at high tide!

Good Company Players’ production of this Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy treasure is fun for all and rated G.

559-266-9494 or 800-371-4747, or
Buy online at Roger Rocka’s website.



Sizzle on Stage at 2nd Space

The seductive tale of intrigue and revenge, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is heating up the stage at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre.

Set in 18th-century France, two wealthy, powerful and beautiful ex-lovers engage in amorous rivalries in an attempt to win each other back.  Rated PG-13.


Reserve at 559-266-0660 or 800-371-4747 or
buy online at  the 2nd Space Theatre website.




May is for Mom

Say thank you to Mom with a theatrical treat for Mother’s Day.  Buy Mom dinner-and-show Gift Certificates to Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.  She can use them for whatever shows she likes best, and we’ll give her the service and pampering she deserves.

Or bring Mom to see The King and I during Mother’s Day week.  Our box office has set up a theatrical one-stop-shopping page for Mother’s Day.  You’ll find it here.





Pasta and Pirates 

Fans of our occasional pasta nights will be glad to know we’re planning one for Wednesday night, May 28.  Enjoy a pasta dinner and The Pirates of Penzance on the 28th for $28.  There will also be a limited number of $16 show-only seats available.  Grab your mateys and climb aboard by calling the box office at 266-9494.


Good Company Players is accepting enrollment
for Spring/Summer Workshops now

The 2014 Performance Experience Workshop will present an All-Kids Production of The Pirates of Penzance, which begins rehearsals June 2nd.  Young people aged 8-17 will present their own performances in this zany operetta, full of swashbuckling pirates, ditzy fair maidens, bumbling policemen, lovable villains and confused heroes. Sign up deadline is May 21 and the class meets June 2nd through July 8th.

GCP’s popular 2-week Theatre Skills Workshop is scheduled for July 28 – August 8th.  This class is great fun and uses small scenes and excerpts of show songs to familiarize kids with classic theater and teach them to audition and perform with confidence.

Call 559-266-0211 to enroll or to be added to GCP’s mailing list. For more details, visit Good Company Players’ website.



Audra nominated

She has been knocking our socks off ever since Good Company Players’ Junior Company.  Audra McDonald goes for a record sixth Tony win this year for her leading actress turn as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”  That’s more than any performer ever.





Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for Good Company Players’ productions of West Side Story and The Addams Family will be held May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno.

The placement auditions for Good Company Players’ All-Kids Production of The Pirates of Penzancewill be held Saturday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. This audition is for those young people enrolled in the workshop and is not required to participate but will be used to assign speaking roles.  Everyone who signs up for the workshop is in the cast.

Auditions for Good Company Players’s renowned Junior Company are Saturday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.

Get complete audition information online here, or at 559-266-0211.

We’re going to make you more comfy

New chairs and new carpeting are on order for Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.  The carpeting will arrive first with installation scheduled for the first few days in June.  Around mid-June, the chairs will arrive.  We spent quite a bit of time testing different chairs and we think you’ll find the ones we finally chose quite comfortable.

Pop Quiz

True or False?  Student Rush tickets are available for $16 at all Good Company Players’ productions in Roger Rocks’a Dinner Theater and for $10 at GCP’s 2nd Space Theatre. (subject to availability).

Answer:  So very, very true!

How to get Tickets

Reservations for all Good Company Players’ shows at Roger Rocka’s can be made at 559-266-9494 or 800-371-4747, or online here.

Reserve for 2nd Space shows at 559-266-0660 or 800-371-4747, or buy online here.


Thursday – May 1, 2014

*Art Hop, 6:00P, Fresno Arts, Tower District & Downtown

*Jazz Hop, 6:00P, Fresno Arts, Tower District & Downtown

*Anthony Jeselnik, 7:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Friday – May 2, 2014-

*Carlos Mencia, 8:00P, William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, 800-745-3000

*Toad the Wet Sprocket, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

*TMI, 8:00P, The Broken Leg Theater, Fresno, 559-375-0320

*First Friday Art Hop, 5:00P, Downtown Mariposa, Mariposa, 559-760-9690

Saturday – May 3, 2014

*Auditions for Good Company Players productions of WEST SIDE STORY & THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 10:00A, Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, 559-266-0221, www.GCPlayers.com

*The Kentucky Derby, 3:00P

*Arts in Motion, 3:00P, Fresno State-College of Arts and Humanities, Fresno, 559-278-7082

Sunday – May 4, 2014

*The Fresno Philharmonic: Side By Side, 2:30P, William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, 800-745-3000

*Craig VonBerg Trio, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Wednesday – May 7, 2014

*Mall to Mall Bike Ride, 7:15A, Manchester Mall-near Sears, Fresno, www.FresnoBike.org

Thursday – May 8, 2014

*Taste and Toast of the Tower, 5:30P, Throughout the Tower District, Fresno, 559-497-8362, Stop By Roger Rocka’s booth in front of our theater, 1226 N. Wishon and say HI !

*Rock The Mall with Mr. Rude, 6:00P, Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis, 559-299-0660, Stop by Roger Rocka’s booth and say HI!

*Tim Mc Graw, 7:00P, Save Mart Center, Fresno, 800-745-3000

Saturday – May 10, 2014

*Investiture of Dr Joseph Castro- Fresno State, 2:00P, Save Mart Center, Fresno, www.fresnostate.edu/president code JCastro

*Asleep at the Wheel, 8:00P, Tower Theatre, Fresno, 559-485-9050

Sunday – May 11, 2014

*Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, Good Company Players, & 2ndSpace Theatre! A gift certificate for either Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater or 2nd Space Theatre makes a lovely (and easy) gift! 559-266-9494

*Richard Giddens Trio, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Monday – May 12, 2014

*Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos, 6:00P, Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, 93728,  559-266-9494

Tuesday – May 13, 2014

*Fresno City College Jazz Singers & Latin Jazz, 6:00P, Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, 93728,  559-266-9494

Wednesday – May 14, 2014

*Memphis-The Musical, 7:30P, William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, 559-445-8200

Thursday – May 15, 2014

*Art Hop, 6:00P, Fresno Arts, North Fresno

Friday – May 16, 2014

*The Fresno Pirate Festival, 10:00A, Roeding Park, Fresno, 559-392-0965

Saturday – May 17, 2014

*Milestone Jazz –A- Thon, 12:00P, The Landmark Restaurant, Fresno, 559-304-6924

Sunday – May 18, 2014

*FINAL PERFORMANCE- THE KING AND I -G, Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

*Mike Dana Trio, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Thursday – May 22, 2014


Saturday – May 24, 2014

*Comic Book Pub Crawl, 7:30P, Throughout the Tower District, Fresno, 916-508-7237

Sunday – May 25, 2014

*David Aus Trio, 6:00P, Tokyo Gardens, Fresno, 559-268-3596

Tuesday – May 27, 2014

*Bruno Mars, 8:00P, Save Mart Center, Fresno, 559-347-3401